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SAT JULY 31 – SUN SEPT 12
Various times/locations • Free
PERFORMANCE: SUMMER STREET THEATER TOUR: GONE FISSION.
Join Theater for the New City’s award-winning street theater cast for their annual tour throughout the five boroughs. This year’s performance of Gone Fission features trap doors, giant puppets, smoke machines, masks and original choreography.
212-254-1109 • theaterforthenewcity.net/street.htm

MON AUG 2 – WED AUG 4
All day • Free
EXHIBIT: MODERN DAY SLAVERY MUSEUM TOUR.
The Florida Modern-Day Slavery Museum will visit historic landmarks, places of worship and community centers to explore connections between past and present slavery, and offer solutions to this human rights crisis.
julia@ciw-online.org • ciw-online.org/ museum/summer2010.html

THU AUG 5
7pm • $25 and up
FUNDRAISER: GET ON BOARD AND HELP SEND A BOAT TO GAZA. U.S. to Gaza is hosting a benefit to raise money for The Audacity of Hope, a U.S. boat scheduled to join the next freedom flotilla as part of the international effort to break the blockade of Gaza. Come enjoy Middle Eastern food, music and special guests including Chris Hedges and Ann Wright. Make reservations at nyboatevent@gmail.com.
The Marco Polo Marina, 23rd St & FDR Dr
ustogaza@gmail.com • ustogaza.org

6pm • Free
RECEPTION: URBAN ACTIVISM IN THE LES.
Join the Lower East Side Ecology Center and AMPLIFY! for an exhibition documenting urban activism initiatives in NYC. AMPLIFY! is a project of The New School working to make urban activism easier and more enjoyable through design.
Henry Street Settlement, 466 Grand St
212-477-4022 • lesecologycenter.org

FRI AUG 6
7pm–12am • $10
PARTY: OLDIES BUT GOODIES. Come enjoy good food and great music. Proceeds to benefit Picture the Homeless (PTH).
Picture the Homeless, 2427 Morris Ave, Bronx
646-314-6423 • picturethehomeless.org

SAT AUG 7
1:30pm • Free
DEMONSTRATION: HIROSHIMA DAY COMMEMORATION. Join a silent march to call for the termination of nuclear weapons worldwide. There will be a peace vigil at the end of the march. Participants are encouraged to wear dark clothing.
Assemble on 4th Ave btwn 96th and 97th St, Bklyn
718-680-2981 • infaithpeace.com

3pm • Free
RUN/WALK: RUNNING DOWN THE WALLS 2010.
The NYC Anarchist Black Cross will host a 5k run/walk/jog in solidarity with the political prisoners and prisoners of war held in the United States. Picnic to follow the walk at 5pm.
Brooklyn Public Library 10 Grand Army Plaza, Bklyn
nycabc@riseup.net • abcf.net

WED AUG 11
7pm • $10
FILM SCREENING: DIRT.
Nancy Savoca’s riveting drama tells the story of undocumented immigrants living a harsh existence in contemporary Manhattan. Talk back with the director to follow.
Revolution Books, 146 W 26th St
212-691-3345 • revolutionbooksnyc.org

WED AUG 18
7pm • Free READING: PAUL STREET.
Come listen to Paul Street speak about his new book, The Empire’s New Clothes. A sequel to Street’s Barack Obama and the Future of American Politics, this book compares Obama’s current record on domestic and foreign politics against his original agenda for change.
Bluestockings Books, 172 Allen St
212-777-6028 • bluestockings.com

TUE AUG 24
4-7pm • Free
INFORMATION SESSION: VOTING MACHINES. Try out the city’s new voting system before the September primaries in this hands-on demonstration and information session hosted by the NYC League of Women Voters.
NYC League Office, 4 W 43rd Street
212-725-3541 • office@lwvnyc.org

SAT AUG 28
7:30-10:30pm • Free
DANCE: AUGUST BARN DANCE. Join the Time Squares, the largest LGBT square dance group in the country, and learn modern western square dancing. You don’t need a partner, just come and make friends and dance.
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center
208 W 13th St
212-620-7310 • gaycenter.org

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