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Weekly NYC Events Calendar: Oct. 3–9

Indypendent Staff Oct 2

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 OCT 3
6PM–9PM • FREE
FOOD: Slice Out Hunger’s $1 Pizza Party
New York’s biggest pizza party gathers 50-plus of the city’s top pizzerias under one roof for a night of $1 slices. Di Fara, Lombardi’s, Sottocasa, Lucali, Emily, Two Boots, Keste, Valducci’s, and more. All proceeds benefit local NYC hunger relief organizations.
The Shrine Church of Saint Anthony of Padua
154 Sullivan St., Mnhtn

THURS OCT 3
6:30PM–8:30PM • FREE
WORKSHOP: Beating Apathy: Tech Workers Coalition
Hear success stories about how others have turned their workplaces around and turned apathy into action. Learn practical organizing tools for engaging your co-workers, taking action, and getting results.
Sixth Street Community Center
638 E. 6th St., Mnhtn

OCT 4–6
FRI–SUN, Times Vary • FREE
FESTIVAL: Downtown Brooklyn Arts Festival
Celebrate Downtown Brooklyn’s cultural community and the artists, writers, and performers who inspire the borough’s creative spirit. During the annual celebration, acclaimed local arts organizations will open their doors with exciting performances, classes, and tours, and offer a host of free outdoor programming at The Plaza at 300 Ashland located at Flatbush and Lafayette Avenues.
The Plaza at 300 Ashland
Flatbush Ave. & Lafayette Ave., Bklyn

SAT OCT 5
7PM–9PM • FREE
MEMORIAL: ACT UP Memorial for Andy Velez
Andy Velez, a founding member of ACT UP New York, died May 14 after three decades of inspiring activism in the LGBTQIA+, HIV, latinx, and social justice communities. Bid farewell to this beloved comrade.. All are welcome.
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center
208 W. 13 St., Mnhtn

SAT OCT 5
7PM–11PM • $20 donation
PERFORMANCE: Dissident Arts Festival
Free jazz, protest poetry, and post-punk rock performances. Rad words and sounds from beneath the underground. This year’s festival theme, #SilentNoMore, honors of the feminist cause with an emphasis on the voice of women. All proceeds will benefit the Dwelling Place of NY, a transitional facility and program for homeless women in midtown Manhattan.
17 Frost Theatre & Gallery
17 Frost St., Bklyn

SUN OCT 6
11AM–2PM • FREE
RECYCLING: Sunset Park Stop ‘N’ Swap
Bring clean, portable, reusable items you no longer need and take home something new-to-you. No one is required to bring something to take something. Books, toys, fashionable clothing, housewares, electronics and more.
558 59th St., Bkyln

SUN OCT 6
12PM–4PM • $25
HISTORY: Open Doors at Green-Wood Cemetery
An afternoon of exploring some of the cemetery’s most impressive and elaborate nineteenth-century mausoleums with exquisite stained glass and some curious surprises.
Green-Wood Cemetery
25 St & 5th Ave., Bklyn

SUN OCT 6
2PM–7PM • FREE
FESTIVAL: Community Harvest Fest
Delicious chicken and corn barbecue and great entertainment on our stage. Plus our famous neighborhood raffle with dozens of great prizes from local businesses. Drop by, have some food, listen to the entertainment, and buy a raffle ticket or two.
6th St. & Avenue B Community Garden
Corner of 6th Street & Avenue B, Mnhtn

TUES OCT 8
2PM–TBA • FREE
ACTIVISM: Rebel Fest
Teach-ins, workshops, art making, meditation, yoga, live music, talks and nonviolent direct action training hosted by Extinction Rebellion as part of XR Global Rebellion NYC. Civil disobedience protests will be taking place throughout the week.
Washington Square Park, Mnhtn

WED OCT 9
7PM–9:30PM • FREE
BOOK LAUNCH: Capital is Dead by McKenzie Wark
Join McKenzie Wark in conversation with Natasha Lennard around the launch of Capital Is Dead: Is This Something Worse? Wark argues that the all-pervasive presence of data in our networked society has given rise to a new mode of production, one not ruled over by capitalists and their factories but by those who own and control the flows of information.
Verso Books
20 Jay St., Suite 1010, Bklyn