A big day for Sara Curry and Little Missionary’s | East Villager & Lower East Sider

A big day for Sara Curry and Little Missionary’s

Photo by Joshua Bright
Photo by Joshua Bright

At the unveiling of the new Sara Curry Way honorary street co-naming sign in the East Village on Saturday, actress Kelly McDonald experienced some slight technical difficulties as the paper covering ripped instead of sliding off. (This seems to frequently happen at these street-sign unveilings!) Susan Stetzer, district manager of Community Board 3, at left, got a kick out of the momentary glitch. The ceremony, at the corner of First Ave. and St. Mark’s Place, was the highlight of an all-day block party on St. Mark’s in honor of Curry, who founded the Little Missionary’s Day Nursery on St. Mark’s in 1896. Curry started the school to give Lower East Side kids a safe space during the day while their impoverished, immigrant parents were off working in sweatshops.