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Weekly NYC Events Calendar: July 25 to July 31

Indypendent Staff Jul 24

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.

JULY 25–JULY 27
THUR–SAT, 12PM–10PM • FREE
EXHIBITION: Zero Likes Given
A showcase of photos that received zero likes on Instagram, calling on people to take social media a little less seriously.
198 Allen Street
198 Allen St., Mnhtn

FRI JULY 26
7PM–9PM • FREE
BICYCLING: Critical Mass for Safer Streets
A group bike ride to support safer streets for pedestrians and bicyclists.
Union Square Park
18th St. Btw Fifth & Park Avenues, Mnhtn

FRI JULY 26
7PM–10PM • $10
COMEDY: Paid Protest
A monthly comedy show fundraising for the NYC Democratic Socialists of America with the best comics in New York. Grab a friend, get a drink and support local activism.
Mayday Space
176 St. Nicholas Ave., Bklyn

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SAT JULY 27
10AM–6PM • FREE
MUSIC: Crate Diggers
Conceived from our desire to bring the record collecting community together, Crate Diggers provides attendees an opportunity to buy/sell records, listen to music, and dance alongside those that share a deep passion for vinyl. Come and dig for the rarest records and music collectables across all genres. After party performances from Roy Ayers, Method Man, Redman, Smif-N-Wessun, Funk Flex & DJ Red Alert, Black Moon and Mad Skillz.
PlayStation Theater
1515 Broadway, Mnhtn

JULY 27–JULY 28
SAT 11AM–7PM, SUN 11AM–5PM • FREE
LIT: The New York City Poetry Festival
Poetry organizations and collectives of all shapes and sizes to bring their unique formats, aesthetics and personalities to the festival grounds, which are ringed with a collection of beautiful Victorian houses and tucked beneath the wide, green canopies of dozens of century old trees.
Colonel’s Row
Governors Island, Mnhtn

SAT JULY 27
12PM–1:30PM • $12
WALKING TOUR: Environmental Justice Tour of Gowanus
Gowanus is an intensely contaminated community that is simultaneously undergoing multiple processes of environmental remediation and gentrification. The tour will explore these dynamics and the challenges and opportunities posed by the Gowanus Canal Superfund Clean Up, the rapid disappearance of commercial establishments and services that are affordable to low and moderate-income households and the recently announced housing authority plan to build market-rate apartments at Wyckoff Gardens. Ten percent of the proceeds go to Families United for Racial & Economic Equality (FUREE).
Union St. & 4th Ave, Bklyn

SAT JULY 27
12PM–6PM • FREE
FESTIVAL: Trans Fest for Diversity & Resistance
A celebration of the diversity of gender and a reinvindication of the rights of the trans/GNC community.
TRANScultural Intercultural Collective
3763 83rd St. Suite 1B, Queens 

JULY 27–JULY 28
SAT 1PM—10PM, SUN 11AM-4PM • $10–$30 a day
MUSIC: Hudson Valley Brassroots Festival
Enjoy brass music in a rural, accessible and family-friendly environment. This features 11 brass bands over two days, as well as local food vendors, drinks, farm tours, a bonfire, dancing in the open air and, for the first time, a “Meet the Musicians” workshop.
Seed Song Farm and Center
160 Esopus Ave., Kingston, NY

JULY 27–JULY 28
SAT 3PM–SUN 11PM • $15–$20
FESTIVAL: Home Away From Home: An Intimate Festival
A full weekend celebrating New Yorkers who self-organize culture at an otherworldly, multi-stage, outdoor wonderland in Bushwick. Over 100 dancers, musicians, comedians, sound baths and poets. Homemade food from chefs.
Location TBA upon RSVP
Bklyn

SUN JULY 28
12PM–7PM • FREE
FESTIVAL: Brooklyn Roots Festival
This folk arts festival celebrates Brooklyn’s traditional artists and immigrant communities through a daylong schedule of performances, workshops, interactive family activities, and more.
Prospect Park
95 Prospect Park W., Bklyn

SUN JULY 28
2PM–5PM • FREE
DANCE: Ballet Folklórico Mexicano de Nueva York Guelaguetza Festival
Immerse yourself in one of the most vivid expressions of Mexican culture. La Guelaguetza, whose name comes from the indigenous Zapotec word “to give” or “to offer,” takes place in Oaxaca City, Mexico every summer and showcases the dances, music, and traditions of Oaxaca. Each region brings to the festival and its participants something “to give” which is representative of that region, including the much-loved “Dance of the Pineapple.”
Socrates Sculpture Park
32-01 Vernon Blvd, Queens

JULY 29–JULY 31
8PM & 10:30PM • $20–$25
MUSIC: Keyon Harrold: Jazz for Reflection, Protest, Justice & Unity
Cited by Wynton Marsalis as the “future of the trumpet,” this St. Louis native is known for pushing musical boundaries through his compositions and improvisational style.
Blue Note Jazz Club
131 W. 3rd St., Mnhtn

TUES JULY 30
8PM–10:30PM • FREE
PARTY: Dem Debates Viewing Party
Come to Starr Bar, where the activists hang out, to view Round 2 of the Democratic presidential debates.
Starr Bar
214 Starr St, Bklyn