2019 Loisaida Festival Community Parade

Community Carnival Parade & Pageant: 11:00 a.m. Kick-off/Staging site: Avenue C and 12th Street at Dry Dock Park.


11:00 a.m. Kick-off/Staging site: 12th Street between and Avenue D on Dry Dock Park

Best viewing spot is on: East 11th Street and Avenue C

Parade Route:

Starts at 11:00 am on 10th Street and Avenue D, south on Ave D to 6th Street, west on 6th to Ave C, right on Ave C, north to 12th Street and ending at Festival’s Main Stage by 12:00 pm.


From May 6th through May 24, we are delighted to host again a team of professional artists, puppeteers and street performers, from around the country, once again descend upon the Loisaida neighborhood to work with the local residents, to create beautiful artwork to showcase at the annual Loisaida Festival Carnival Parade.

The artists will use recyclable materials or what is “at hand,” and whatever can be salvaged from NYC curbsides. Adam, Daniel, Pablo and Daniela are the lead artists dedicated to the mission of transforming the detritus of our lives and society into beautiful art works to show in our annual Carnival parade. The materials these artists use will include cardboard boxes, scraps of wood and fabric, used latex paint, foam, broken bicycle inner tubes, old cd’s, paper mâché, and whatever other surprise garbage we can find to inspire creativity.

Using locally sourced, free, cheap and available materials, by working with the local residents, and by focusing our theme on celebrating the unique local cultural legacy, and honoring the neighborhood’s own heroes; the artists, activists and gardeners who shaped it with the goal to inspire and empower the local community and young people, as they discover that they are powerful artists in their own right.

Their creations will debut in the 2019 Loisaida Festival Parade and it will not function without the participation of the community. We rely on the community, not only to be there as an eager audience watching the parade from the sidewalk as it passes, but also as collaborators.


Loisaida Inc. has again secured masters of street arts and street theater to develop and implement a 2 week intensive collaborative atelier for the first time at ChaShaMa – LES studio to kick-off the Loisaida Street Festival. Daniel Polnau and Adam Ende, Pablo Varona Borges and Daniela Fabrizi are veteran puppeteers, textile arts and distinct makers with extensive US and international experience coming together again to engage our surrounding community in an exploration of what is possible with humble and accessible materials. They will offer their skills and mentorship in diverse formats of inter-active public art aesthetics, messaging and celebration.

For any questions please contact: info@loisaida.org

The largest community pride event in Manhattan’s most historic neighborhood.

The Loisaida Festival