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Weekly NYC Events Calendar: August 29 to September 4

Indypendent Staff Aug 28

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.

THRU SEPT 9
9AM–9PM • FREE
EXHIBITION: One Day, I Will
One Day, I Will portrays girls trapped in crises around the world. The girls, who range in age from 6 to 18 years, are photographed dressed up to show who they want to be when they grow up. The portraits are displayed on the outside fence of the UN Headquarters and in the UN Visitors’ Lobby.
UN Headquarters
First Ave. btw 42nd & 45th Streets, Mnhtn

THUR AUG 29
2PM–5PM • FREE
COMMUNITY: Back 2 School Supply Drive/BBQ
The NAACP will be accepting donations of composition notebooks, pencils, crayons, pens, markers, erasers, pocket folders, subject notebooks, binders, scissors and highlighters. There will also be speakers presenting mini-workshops for parents and students to know their rights within the NYC school system. Music and Food.
Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation
1368 Fulton St., Bklyn

THUR AUG 29
7:15PM–12:30AM • $32–$40
MUSIC: MC50
Featuring Kim Thayil (Soundgarden), Brendan Canty (Fugazi), Bill Gould (Faith No More), Marcus Durant (#ZenGuerrilla), and legendary MC5 founder Wayne Kramer.
(le) poisson rouge
158 Bleecker St., Mnhtn

Boukman Eksperyans

Credit: Lakay Photography

THUR AUG 29
7:30PM–9:30PM • FREE
MUSIC: Boukman Eksperyans
Boukman Eksperyans ushered in a musical revolution with its Grammy-nominated debut album, Voudou Adjae. This brilliant release introduced the world to the group’s high-energy sound that fuses traditional Haitian and Caribbean rhythms with rock and reggae. Since their emergence on the scene, Boukman has continued to produce critically acclaimed albums and mesmerize audiences around the world.
David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center
61 W. 62nd St., Mnhtn

FRI AUG 30
7PM–9:30PM • FREE
TALK: China’s #MeToo Movement and Beyond
China has seen the development of feminist activism and the rise of the #MeToo movement. However, activists have encountered challenges from both the state and the general public. Given this backdrop, international solidarity and awareness have never been more important. This event offers an opportunity for participants to discuss the problems the feminist movement is facing and to engage with activists and scholars about the current situation in China.
Bluestockings Bookstore, Café, & Activist Center
172 Allen St., Mnhtn 

FRI AUG 30
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. This month funds go to DSA’s NYC Health Care Working Group.
Mayday Space
176 St. Nicholas Ave., Bklyn

Paradise Garage Reunion

FRI AUG 30
8PM–4AM • $25, 21+
MUSIC: Paradise Garage Reunion
The mother of all underground dance music parties. Started as a private weekly party in SoHo 1976, under the watchful eye of the iconic DJ Larry Levan, it has since morphed into an annual event successfully running for over 25 years since the Garage closed in 1987.
Elsewhere
599 Johnson Ave., Bklyn

AUG 31–SEPT 1
SAT & SUN 7PM–4AM • $35–$85
MUSIC: A Murder of Crows Post-Punk Festival
A two-day event covering all 3 floors of Brooklyn Bazaar, featuring performances by Blacklist, Ash Code, Kælan Mikla, Twin Tribes and more. Plus, a costume ball and craft fair curated by Dark Market.
Brooklyn Bazaar
150 Greenpoint Ave., Bklyn 

SUN SEPT 110PM–4AM • $20–$30, 21+
DANCE: The Ritual with Anané & Louie Vega
A special dancefloor experience combining the unique talents of house music maestro and Grammy Award winner Louie Vega with the internationally renowned dj/producer/artist and Nulu Records label head Anané.
House of YES
2 Wyckoff Ave., Bklyn

MON SEPT 2
11AM • FREE
PARADE: West Indian Day Parade
More than a million spectators turn out annually to bump-it to reggae and calypso, chow down jerk chicken and fried plantains and admire the revelers in elaborate costumes at this annual celebration of New York City’s Caribbean culture.
From Schenectady Ave. to Grand Army Plaza via Eastern Pkwy, Bklyn 

TUES SEPT 3
7:30PM–9:30PM
SCREENING: Olivia
Shot in the 1950s and set in 1890, an innocent English teenager, Olivia, arrives at a small boarding school outside Paris. The majority of the pupils there are divided into two clans: those that are devoted to the headmistress, Miss Julie and those who follow Miss Cara, an emotionally manipulative invalid who is obsessed with Miss Julie. Olivia develops an infatuation for Miss Julie and their relation sets Miss Cara ablaze with jealousy. Directed by Jacqueline Audry. This screening is part of the Films on the Green series, which presents French films for free at NYC parks. This year’s focus is on female directors.
Columbia University, Low Memorial Library Steps
2960 Broadway, Mnhtn

WED SEPT 4
6:30PM–9PM • $10–$20 suggested donation
LIT: NYC Writers For Migrant Justice
Writers for Migrant Justice, Latinx in Publishing, and the Poetry Project host a benefit to support Immigrant Families Together, which posts bail bonds, provides pro bono legal representation, detention assistance and ongoing support after release to detained migrants.
The Poetry Project (St. Marks Church)
131 E 10th St., Mnhtn