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NYC Weekly Events Calendar: May 2 to May 8

Indypendent Staff May 1

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 2
8AM–9:30AM • $18
TALK: Breakfast with Champions — New York State Senator Julia Salazar
Join Workmen’s Circle for its ongoing series Breakfast with Champions, where you will have the opportunity to nosh, network and discuss important topics impacting New York with leaders who care about the issues. Socialist state Senator Julia Salazar joins Workmen’s Circle this week. Breakfast and coffee will be provided.
The Workmen’s Circle
247 W. 37th St., Mnhtn

THURS MAY 2
6:30PM–8:30PM • FREE
HISTORY: The Struggle Against Jim Crow North
Jim Crow is best known for its impact in the south, but institutional segregation and systemic inequality defined life for African Americans living in the north through racist policies in housing, schools, and policing. This conversation will feature Brian Purnell, Kris Burrell, Clarence Taylor, and James Forman who will examine the history of the Jim Crow North and its continued impact on the inequality of today’s educational and criminal justice systems.
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
515 Malcolm X Blvd, Mnhtn

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FRI MAY 3
9AM–6PM • FREE
GATHERING: A People’s Climate Action Plan for New York
A full day of collaborative planning, workshopping and discussion on climate justice in New York.
The CUNY Graduate Center, Rm 9204
365 Fifth Ave., Mnhtn

FRI MAY 3
6PM–10PM
PARTY: Reclaim Pride Nights at Nowhere: 1979!
Come celebrate queer culture, queer liberation and the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Rebellion. DJs Sugar Jr. and Blair will play rock, pop, soul and show tunes from 1979, the 10th anniversary of Stonewall. This is the second of six events showcasing music from the 10th,  20th, 25th, 30t, and 40th anniversaries of Stonewall. A portion of the bar proceeds will go toward the Queer Liberation March. Next event is Sunday, May 12th, 6–8 p.m.: 1989.
Nowhere Bar
322 E. 14th St., Mnhtn

FRI MAY 3
11PM–4AM • $5–$12
PARTY: Dance Yourself Clean — An Indie Dance Party
North America’s biggest Indie Dance Party. DYC is not just a party, it’s an experience.
Baby’s All Right
146 Broadway, Bklyn

SAT MAY 4
8PM–11PM • Donations welcome
MUSIC: Pete Seeger Centennial Celebration
It’s Pete’s 100th birthday! Have a rollicking good time singing along to Pete’s favorite songs. Performers include Piedmont Blüz, Bev Grant, Hudson Valley Sally, Lindsey Wilson, Mike Glick and Vincent Cross. This concert will be a benefit for the Peoples’ Voice Cafe.
Peoples’ Voice Cafe at the Community Church of New York
40 E. 35th St., Mnhtn

SAT MAY 4
10PM–2AM • $15 suggested donation
PARTY: Dance Dance Revolution
It’s that time of year! The sun is shining, the birds are horny, and everyone’s bursting with that big rev energy. Keep the May Day vibes going and help raise funds for the North Brooklyn chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America. On the bill: DJ Doctor Mister, drag performances by Comrade Barbie and Junior Mint and a live performance by Six Time Users. No one will be turned away for lack of funds,
Trans-Pecos
9-15 Wyckoff Ave., Queens

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SUN MAY 5
3PM–10PM • FREE
PARTY: Cinco de Mayo
Music by DJ Mickey Perez & Milagro Verde. Come as you are. Dress to dance. Just please do not wear Mexican culture as a costume.
House of YES
2 Wyckoff Ave., Bklyn

MON MAY 6
6:30PM–8PM • FREE
WORKSHOP: Capturing the Faces & Voices of Mom-and-Pop Storefronts
A photography, social media and oral history workshop focusing on the cultural significance of neighborhood stores and the impact they have on the pulse, life and texture of their communities. The workshops culminate in both online and public exhibitions of participants’ work at The Theater for The New City Gallery in the East Village this fall. Participants will learn to create their own powerful photographs of neighborhood storefronts as well as record oral histories with shop owners. Space is limited to 35 participants per 2-session workshop (70 participants total). Advance registration is required. When registering for this workshop you will be automatically registered for second on Monday, June 24.
East Village Community Coalition
143 Avenue B, Mnhtn

MAY 8–JAN 3
SUN–THUR 10AM–9PM, FRI 10AM–5PM • $16–$25
EXHIBITION: Auschwitz: Not Long Ago. Not Far Away.
Dedicated to documenting the historical significance of the notorious death camp with over 700 original objects and more than 400 images.
Museum of Jewish Heritage
36 Battery Pl., Mnhtn

THRU JUNE 7
WED, 6PM • FREE
DANCE: Bryant Park Dance Party
Top notch bands and dance instructors, an unforgettable outdoor dancing experiences. Explore a different dance genre each week, including salsa, cumbia, contra and more.
Bryant Park
Btw 40th & 42nd Sts. & Fifth & Sixth Aves., Mnhtn


Photo (top): Attend the “Capturing the Faces & Voices of Mom-and-Pop Storefronts” workshop and help preserve a bit of our vanishing city. Credit: Karla Murray.