Center for Art,
Research and Alliances
September 30, 2023

West Side Fest

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Join us and our neighboring cultural institutions for West Side Fest on September 30, 2023.

The West Side Cultural Network—a group of more than 18 museums, parks, performing arts centers, and cultural institutions located within a half-mile portion of historic New York—is presenting a day of free admission, special indoor and outdoor programming, crafts for kids, artmaking for all ages, an evening dance party, and more to welcome all New Yorkers to the culturally vibrant western edge of Manhattan. CARA will be hosting the opening of Ligia Lewis: study now steady, the first solo exhibition of artist and choreographer Ligia Lewis. The opening will feature live performances and more!

The neighborhood includes organizations that have been on the West Side for decades as well as newer arrivals with more to come. Many of our neighbors will be celebrating the West Side with events and activities.

Participants include: Atlantic Theater Company; Center for Art, Research and Alliances; Chelsea Factory; Dia Chelsea; the High Line; Hudson River Park; The Joyce Theater; The Kitchen; The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center; Little Island; NYC AIDS Memorial; Poster House; Print Center New York; Rubin Museum of Art; The Shed; Westbeth; West Village Rehearsal Co-Op; and White Columns.

West Side Fest
September 30, 2023

Free and open to the public. Learn more here!

We ask that visitors stay home if feeling sick, or have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 10 days. Testing before joining us at CARA if feeling symptomatic is strongly recommended. Masks will be available for free.

The closest wheelchair accessible subway is 14th St/8th Avenue station. The entry to CARA is ADA-compliant and our bookstore and galleries are barrier free throughout, with all gender, wheelchair accessible restrooms. CARA has wheelchairs available for guest use. Please request in advance via Service animals are welcome.