EGG ROLLS AND EGG CREAMS BLOCK PARTY Celebrates the two cultures, Chinese and Eastern European Jewish, which make the Eldridge Street Synagogues block so unique. Music, dance, storytelling, folk-art demonstrations and kosher egg rolls and egg creams give a taste of the traditions and art forms of these two communities. Sun., June 5 from 12-4pm. Eldridge Street between Canal and Division Sts. 212-219-0888 x 302. Free.
LOWER EAST SIDE FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS Performing arts organizations, artists, poets, puppeteers, politicians and film makers will join together for a three-day, indoor and outdoor festival of theater celebrating the Lower East Sides contribution to the culture and tourism of New York City. Fri. Sun., May 27-29. Events will take place in and around the Theater for the New City, 155 1st Ave. at E. 10th St. 212-254-1109. Free.
REN AH, REN (YOU, O YOU HUMANS) A two-act drama adapted and directed by Joanna Chan based on the 1980 novel by Dai HouYing on recovering humanity after the Chinese Cultural Revolution. June 2-19, Thurs. Sat. at 8pm and Sun. at 3pm. Theater for the New City, 155 1st Ave. at E. 10th St. $15, $10 seniors/students. Call 212-254-1109 for tickets or 718-263-8829 for more information.
battery park city parks conservancy, Wagner Jr. Park, BPC at Battery Place, 212-267-9700: June 3-Gone Fishing! a relaxing lunch and hour of catch and release fishing, all ages and all levels of anglers welcome, rod, reels and bait provided, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., free.
eldridge street synagogue, 12 Eldridge St., 212-219-0888, x302: June 5-Egg Rolls and Egg Creams Festival, celebrating the two cultures of Chinese and Eastern European Jewish that make the Eldrige Street block so unique, noon-4 p.m., free admission; June 12-A Turn of the Century Bar Mitzvah, capturing immigrant Jewish coming of age ceremonies through music, readings, talk & food, for the whole family, 2 p.m., $10-$12.
housing works bookstore cafe, 126 Crosby St., 212-334-3324: June 4-Open Air Book Fair, a full day block party and book sale to benefit NYCs homless living with HIV/AIDS, with thousands of books, records and CD on sale $1 or less, also featuring outstanding music all day long, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., free admission.
orensanz arts center, 172 Norfolk St., 917-658-0885: June 14-19-Vision Festival X, the tenth consecutive year of world class, cutting edge music and arts festival of over 150 artists in over 36 different performing groups over 6 days, tickets for each night go for $25 each, or $125 for a festival pass covering all 6 nights, go to visionfestival.org or call for more information.
ramakrishnananda center, 96 Ave. B., 646-436-7010: Sat.-Festival of the Holy Names, live meditative music and chanting as an expression of spiritual devotion, 4 p.m., call ahead.
soho partnership, various locations in Soho, 212-274-0550, x15: June 4-The Summer Soho Stroll 2005, 7th annual neighborhood celebration a full day of food, fun, discounts and entertainment, various businesses in the neighborhood will be participating, call or go to sohonyc.org for a complete list, starts at 11 a.m. and runs all day, free.
yamuna studio, 132 Perry St., 212-633-2143: June 21-Free dancers workshop, body rolling to help heal and prevent injuries, offered the third Saturday of every month, 4-6 p.m., for professional dancers.
Neighborhood Hot Spots & Organizations:
collective unconscious, 279 Church St., 212-254-5277.
the kitchen, 512 W. 19th St., 212-255-5793.
lower manhattan cultural council, 120 Broadway, 212-219-9401.
salmagundi club, 47 Fifth Ave., 212-255-7740.
watson adventures, various locations, 212-726-1529: Scavenger hunts around the city.