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THURS & FRI 1PM–3PM • $35–$45
HISTORY: Chinatown’s Alleys: An Exclusive Historic Tour
Stops will include the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association (founded in 1883) building, Transfiguration Church, the Doyers Street Post Office, Huang Da Xian Taoist Temple, Jing Fong Restaurant and the usually off limits Confucius Plaza Inner Courtyard.
Chinatown Information Kiosk
At Baxter St. & Canal St., Mnhtn
THURS NOV 7
6:30PM–9PM • FREE
DISCUSSION: 500 New Subway cops? Let’s Talk About It.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is proposing to hire 500 more MTA police officers to patrol our subways and buses. But crime isn’t up. Riders don’t need more police. Instead, we need Gov. Cuomo to invest in more buses and trains to help us get where we need to go quicker and more reliably. The Governor’s proposal is part of a punitive approach to fare enforcement that criminalizes low-income New Yorkers — especially New Yorkers of color. What’s more, hiring 500 new cops would push the MTA’s operating deficit to over $1 billion in four years — making it that much harder to improve service. Riders Alliance will discuss this effort as well as provide updates on its other campaigns like Fair Fares, Fix the Subway and Bus Turnaround. Food and drink will be provided and a two-way MetroCards for those who need it.
New York State Nurses Association
131 W. 33rd St., Mnhtn
THURS NOV 7
7PM–10PM • FREE
LIT: Futures: A Science Fiction Series Box Set Launch
Radix Media launches a box set of its Futures series, containing all seven chapbooks previously available only as individual titles or through a monthly subscription. Futures explores critical contemporary issues in an imagined future. You’ll find stories about an embattled wind engineer struggling against personal and climatic disaster, a society on the brink of collapse, polar bear mutiny, and, of course, robots.
McNally Jackson Books
52 Prince St., Mnhtn
THURS NOV 7
7PM–10PM • $5 donation
SCREENING: ¡Las Sandinistas!
This feature documentary film tells the disappearing story of the women who fought in Nicaragua’s Sandinista Revolution and their continuing struggle for social change.
136 Lawrence St. Apt 2A, Bklyn
SAT NOV 9
6PM–10PM • FREE
PARTY: Waging Nonviolence 10-year Anniversary Party
Celebrate 10 years of Waging Nonviolence with some of the talented writers and inspiring organizers who have built the website into a vital movement resource.
214 Starr St. Bklyn
SAT NOV 9
10PM–4AM • $15
MUSIC: Brooklyn Dub Club: Iration Steppas
This popular dub series is back after a summer hiatus, featuring the one and only Iration Steppas all the way from Leeds, UK.
The Paper Box
17 Meadow St., Bklyn
MON NOV 11
1:45PM–3:30PM • FREE
PARADE: NYC Armistice Day Parade
Veterans for Peace members, family and friends will be marching in the only Peace Contingent at this annual parade marking the end of WWI. The Purpose of Veterans For Peace is to increase public awareness of the causes and costs of war; restrain our government from intervening, overtly and covertly, in the internal affairs of other nations: end the arms race; reduce, and eventually eliminate Nuclear Weapons; seek justice for veterans and all victims of war; and to abolish war as an instrument of national policy.
Assemble at 27th St. btw 6th Ave. & Broadway
TUES NOV 12
7PM–9PM • FREE
TALK: Ecologies of Transition Roundtable: Hydrological Ties that Binds
Hear from the Gowanus Canal Conservancy and Resilient Red Hook about the challenges facing their low-lying coastal neighborhoods and collaborate on shaping a Green New Deal for Brooklyn.
159 Pioneer St., Bklyn
TUES NOV 12
7:30PM–9:30PM • FREE
TALK: Arundhati Roy with Naomi Klein: On the Fate of the Earth
Join internationally-renowned author and activist Arundhati Roy for a rare U.S. appearance, in conversation with journalist and activist Naomi Klein, in which she will discuss life on earth at the brink of environmental collapse.
The Great Hall at Cooper Union
7 E. 7th St., Mnhtn
WEDS NOV 14
11AM–5PM • $11–$41
CONFERENCE: ArtsLink Assembly 2019: Global Warning — Artists and the Anthropocene
How can we all better support local and international artists in their vital work on the front lines of social change? ArtsLink Assembly advocates for local and international engagement, offers challenging examples, explores significant questions and proposes new thinking. Most of all, it seeks to inspire us all to energy and action. Amy Goodman of Democracy Now will give the introductory remarks.
Baruch Performing Arts Center
55 Lexington Ave., Mnhtn
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