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NYC Weekly Events Calendar: May 16–May22

Indypendent Staff May 15

The Indypendent’s curated events calendar comes out every Wednesday online and once a month in print. Sign-up for our regular e-newsletter and you won’t miss a thing. If there is an event you want others to learn about let us know.

THURS MAY 16
7PM–9PM • FREE
PANEL: The Politics of Abolition
Join authors James Forman Jr., Andrea Ritchie and Alex Vitale for a discussion of the political challenges facing police and prison abolitionists as well as ongoing campaigns that seek to replace police and jails with healthier communities.
The People’s Forum
320 W. 37th St., Mnhtn

THURS MAY 16
7PM–1AM • $12
MUSIC: HIRS Collective, Coherence, Choked Up, Material Support
Straight up anti-racist, queer-positive punk rock.
El Cortez
17 Ingraham St., Bklyn

MAY 16–MAY 26
TUES–SUN, 11AM–8PM • FREE
EXHIBITION: Erotic Feminism in the #MeToo Era
Through photography, oil paintings, skateboard art and fashion design, ten artists from around the world signify what eroticism means to them in the context of the #MeToo rebellion.
The Artist Outpost
501 E. 118th St., Mnhtn

MAY 17–MAY 19
7PM–11PM • $20–$40
MUSIC: Slackfest
Three nights with Brooklyn ska legends the Slackers and their friends. Fans can vote on the band’s playlists: theslackers.com/polls.
The Kingsland
269 Norman Ave., Bklyn

FRI MAY 17
8PM–12AM • $15
PARTY: Night at the Museum: Springtoberfest
A one-night-only beer garden at MoMA PS1, featuring Queens-based breweries and food vendors. Enjoy a live DJ set by JADALAREIGN, outdoor screenings and after-hours access to the galleries.
MoMA PS1
22-25 Jackson Ave., Queens

SAT MAY 18
11AM–6PM • FREE
DANCE: Dance Parade & Festival
Dance down Broadway and join over 10,000 dancers moving and grooving to over 80 styles of dance all day long.
Starts: Broadway & E. 21st St., Mnhtn
Ends: Tompkins Square, Mnhtn

Image may contain: one or more people and people sittingSAT MAY 18
11AM–6PM • FREE
MARKET: Brooklyn Flea Record Fair
Record hunt from dozens of vinyl vender stands while DJs spin live.
Smorgasburg
East River State Park, Bklyn

MAY 18–MAY 19
SAT & SUN 11AM–5PM • FREE
KIDS: Children’s Festival: Taíno, Taíno, Taíno
Enjoy the Museum of the American Indian’s annual Children’s Festival and explore the Taíno culture of the Caribbean. Arts and crafts, music, dancing and storytelling.
National Museum of the American Indian
1 Bowling Green, Mnhtn.

MAY 18–MAY 19
SAT & SUN 12PM–7PM • $23–$199
FESTIVAL: The World’s Fare
Over 100 vendors come together in New York City’s most diverse borough and unite through authentic food, drink and music curated by the city’s leading culinary advocates.
Citi Field
120-01 Roosevelt Ave., Queens

SUN MAY 19
12PM–6PM • FREE
FESTIVAL: Greek Jewish Festival
Featuring authentic kosher Greek foods and homemade Greek pastries, traditional Greek dancing, an outdoor marketplace full of vendors and educational activities for kids.
Kehila Kedosha Janina
280 Broome St., Mnhtn

TUES MAY 21
6:30PM • FREE
PANEL: Crisis for Mexican Journalists
Mexico is one of the most dangerous places in the world for reporters. At least five journalists have been killed in 2019 alone.This is not just a Mexican problem. Journalists are being killed all over the world. What can be done to stop the killings? Award-winning Mexican journalist Marcela Turati, Alexandra Ellerbeck of the Committee to Protect Journalists (Mexico) and Reporters Without Borders’ Daphne Pellegrino tackle the issue.
Hunter College–Lang Recital Hall, 4th Fl.
695 Park Ave., Mnhtn

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WED MAY 22
7PM–9PM • $15
SCREENING: Socialism: An American Story
A sneak preview of a film with a timely subject, followed by a Q&A with director Yael Bridge, producer Morgan Spector and Jacobin’s Bhaskar Sunkara, moderated by Virgil Texas from Chapo Trap House.
Kickstarter HQ
58 Kent St., Bklyn


Photo (top): Strut your stuff on Broadway at the annual Dance Parade and Festival this weekend. Credit: Steven Pisano.