FAB (Fourth Arts Block) is a non-profit organization founded in 2001 by cultural and community groups to establish and advance the East 4th Street Cultural District, between 2nd Avenue and Bowery. We provide a variety of services to local organizations and businesses including promotion, events, sustainability, development and conversion of 100,000 square feet of cultural space, discount ticketing and much much more!
We are home to more than a dozen arts groups, 10 cultural facilities and 17 performance/rehearsal venues. The district attracts an annual audience more than 250,000, serves 1,200 artists and provides more square feet of active cultural use than any other block in New York. The East 4th Street Cultural District is nationally recognized as an incubator for new work and diverse artistic voices by supporting experimental performances and cutting-edge productions and is proud of its outstanding records for racial and ethnic diversity, free and low cost programs, and training for emerging artists and youth.
Additionally, the East Village is home to more restaurants and bars than anywhere else in the city. We strive to ensure that our local businesses are supported and given the enormoud credit they deserve!