SAT JULY 2
4pm • Free
COMMEMORATION & CONCERT: CELEBRATE EMANCIPATION DAY.
Weeksville Heritage Center will provide an alternative Independence Day celebration and commemorate emancipated African slaves in New York, as African Americans celebrated their freedom in 1827 on July 5, Emancipation Day, rather than July 4 because of threats. This festival will start at 4 p.m. with reading and discussion with Teju Cole, author of Open City. At 6 p.m. there will be a concert featuring Baloji and Pharoahe Monch.
Weeksville Heritage Center, 1698 Bergen St, Brooklyn
718-756-5250 • weeksvillesociety.org
6pm • Free
BIKE RIDE & MUSEUM VISIT: FREE RIDE TO FIRST SATURDAY!
Come ride with Time’s Up! to the Brooklyn Museum’s monthly free day and evening of arts entertainment and dances.
Union Square North
SUN JULY 3
2:30pm • Free
BOOK CLUB: FEMINIST BOOK CLUB DISCUSSION.
Join the Feminist Book Club in this month’s discussion on Virginie Despentes’ King Kong Theory. All are welcome regardless of gender, political persuasion, and familiarity.
172 Allen St
MON JULY 4
12pm • Free
ACTION: WHY WAR?: THE PEOPLE’S SIT-IN FOR PEACE.
People’s Sit-In for Peace is inviting all for conversation on the problems of the country and global community, and how to regain peace amid the ongoing wars.
Union Square, E 14th St
TUE JULY 5
6:30pm • Free
LECTURE: KNOW YOUR RIGHTS IN POLICE ENCOUNTERS.
Dawn Fuentes, Director of Community Relations of The New York City Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB) will present an overview on civilians’ rights in police encounters and the CCRB’s work to improve relations between the public and the NYPD. A question and answer session will follow the presentation.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 455 Fifth Avenue
212-340-0833 • nypl.org
9:30pm • $6/$7/$8/$9
SCREENING: SNEAK PREVIEW: ENEMY ALIEN.
NewFilmmakers presents a first-person documentary that shows the fight to release Farouk Abdel-Muhti, a detained Palestinian-born human rights activist. This film retells history as the Japanese filmmaker explores his own family’s history of internment during World War II, and makes connections with the post-9/11 entrapment of Muslim Americans.
Anthology Film Archives, 32 Second Avenue
212-505-5181 • nycal.mayfirst.org
WED JULY 6
7pm • $10 Sugg
SCREENING: FREEING SILVIA BARALDINI.
This film tells the story of Silvia Baraldini, an anti-war, anti-racist activist who was imprisoned for 43 years after trying to help release Black Panther Assata Shakur from prison. After the screening, there will be a question and answer session with the directors of the award-winning film.
Maysles Institute, 343 Malcolm X Boulevard
212-582-6050 • mayslesinstitute.org
FRI JULY 8
6pm-9pm • $10
PANEL: BLACK GIRL LOST: CHILD EXPLOITATION IN NEW YORK CITY.
ThRiVe presents a film screening and panel discussion exploring the issue of child prostitution in New York City, especially among African American females. The panel will feature the Youth Outreach Coordinator of G.E.M.S., a psychologist and teen expert, and survivors of sexual exploitation.
Brooklyn Commons, 388 Atlantic Avenue
SAT JULY 9
2pm • Free
MARCH: ANNUAL BUSHWICK LGBTQ PRIDE AND SOLIDARITY MARCH & BBQ.
GLOBE hosts this march and block party every year to recruit and attract neighbors to confront homophobia and transphobia. Marchers go down Knickerbocker and Myrtle avenues, ending at Make the Road New York’s Community Park for a block party and BBQ featuring live music and performances from GLOBE members and allies.
301 Grove St, Brooklyn
917-676-2559 • nyclu.org