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Notice of two events TONIGHT of interest to downtown cultural historians:

First, at the Ottendorfer Library (135 Seconds Ave.), a panel on preservation efforts on the Lower East Side, sponsored by the Lower East Side History Project. 6 pm.

Second, at Judson Memorial Church (Washington Square Park South), a memorial service for Harry Koutoukas, a cornerstone of the LES theater scene for decades. Start time unannounced, but more info about Koutoukas can be found at warholstars.org. At that site I found this memorial sermon, preached at Judson last Sunday, by one of the community ministers, Michael Ellick:

(h/t Carey Abrams)