Photos: La MaMa 50 World Block Party

  • Photograph: Phyllis B. Dooney

    La MaMa 50 World Block Party

  • Photograph: Phyllis B. Dooney

    La MaMa 50 World Block Party

  • Photograph: Phyllis B. Dooney

    La MaMa 50 World Block Party

  • Photograph: Phyllis B. Dooney

  • Photograph: Phyllis B. Dooney

    La MaMa 50 World Block Party

  • Photograph: Phyllis B. Dooney

    La MaMa 50 World Block Party

  • Photograph: Phyllis B. Dooney

    La MaMa 50 World Block Party

  • Photograph: Phyllis B. Dooney

    La MaMa 50 World Block Party

  • Photograph: Phyllis B. Dooney

    La MaMa 50 World Block Party

  • Photograph: Phyllis B. Dooney

    La MaMa 50 World Block Party

  • Photograph: Phyllis B. Dooney

    La MaMa 50 World Block Party

  • Photograph: Phyllis B. Dooney

    La MaMa 50 World Block Party

  • Photograph: Phyllis B. Dooney

    La MaMa 50 World Block Party

  • Photograph: Phyllis B. Dooney

    La MaMa 50 World Block Party

  • Photograph: Phyllis B. Dooney

    La MaMa 50 World Block Party

  • Photograph: Phyllis B. Dooney

    La MaMa 50 World Block Party

  • Photograph: Phyllis B. Dooney

    La MaMa 50 World Block Party

  • Photograph: Phyllis B. Dooney

    La MaMa 50 World Block Party

  • Photograph: Phyllis B. Dooney

    La MaMa 50 World Block Party

  • Photograph: Phyllis B. Dooney

    La MaMa 50 World Block Party

  • Photograph: Phyllis B. Dooney

    La MaMa 50 World Block Party

  • Photograph: Phyllis B. Dooney

    La MaMa 50 World Block Party

  • Photograph: Phyllis B. Dooney

    La MaMa 50 World Block Party

  • Photograph: Phyllis B. Dooney

    La MaMa 50 World Block Party

  • Photograph: Phyllis B. Dooney

    La MaMa 50 World Block Party

  • Photograph: Phyllis B. Dooney

    La MaMa 50 World Block Party

  • Photograph: Phyllis B. Dooney

    La MaMa 50 World Block Party

  • Photograph: Phyllis B. Dooney

    La MaMa 50 World Block Party

  • Photograph: Phyllis B. Dooney

    La MaMa 50 World Block Party

Photograph: Phyllis B. Dooney

La MaMa 50 World Block Party

Theater troupes, dance groups and city officials gathered to celebrate an Off-Off Broadway staple's golden anniversary and its founder, Ellen Stewart, at the La MaMa 50 World Block Party. The Blue Man Group, Pua Ali'i 'Ilima o Nuioka Hula Dancers, Gypsy punk-rock band Bad Buka, and Silver Cloud Native American Drummers and Singers entertained crowds. The afternoon culminated as the stretch of East 4th Street between Bowery and Second Avenue was renamed Ellen Stewart Way in honor of the theater maven, who died in January. For shots from the event, check out our slide show.