La Plaza Cultural de Armando Perez (La Plaza Cultural) is an iconic community garden and public green space located in the Lower East Side/East Village of New York City. La Plaza Cultural is a unique open-air theater and green space, combining the functions of a community garden, park, playground, wildlife refuge, urban farm, community composting site, and performance venue.
Thousands of people from diverse cultures enjoy our space every year. We are a vital arena for local theater, dance, music, art and social gatherings, a well a locally produced food and agriculture. La Plaza Cultural is also utilized by local day-care centers, after-school programs and a growing number of parents with small children who rely on us for environmental learning and recreation.