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THRU DEC 21
11AM–6PM • FREE
MARKET: ARC Holiday Record Sale
The ARC is not-for-profit music library dedicated to collecting, preserving, and providing information about popular music from around the world. For a few weeks a year, it becomes the largest record store in NYC with thousands of LPs, CDs, cassettes, videos — anything and everything musical for sale.
ARChive of Contemporary Music
54 White St., Mnhtn
THRU JAN 15
TUES, THUR–SUN 12PM–6PM • FREE
ART: No New Jails NYC — The Art & Design of a Movement
Design, art, movement, dance and cultural work have been critical to No New Jails NYC’s mission of imagining safety without prisons or police. Artists, filmmakers, poets and many more people have contributed their work to its campaign.
ABC No Rio in Exile at the Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space
155 Avenue C, Mnhtn
THRU DEC 14
Times vary • FREE
FESTIVAL: Encuentro Basura
Dance to the People, Hot Consumer Trash, and The Woods Performance Space invite you to a week-long Trash Festival. Reflect on the current changing social and environmental climate — popular uprisings, indigenous resistance, the destruction of the natural world. Explore the concept of trash and its unfortunate use as a manipulative stamp on things, ideas and people by a dominant culture and powers that be.
1826 Palmetto St., Mnhtn
DEC 12–JAN 16
THURS 6PM–7:30PM • $27–$55 sliding scale
LEARNING: Crises and Uprisings in Latin America Today
Take a closer look at the political and economic background of recent dramatic events in Latin America, where a tremendous struggle is taking place between popular movements opposed to neoliberalism and authoritarianism and capitalist elites determined to defend their profits and privileges.
The Brooklyn Commons
388 Atlantic Ave., Bklyn
THURS DEC 12
6:30PM–8:30PM • $5–$15
FOOD: Folding Flour: A Community Dinner Workshop
Folding Flour seeks to bring a multicultural community together in an experience of making and destroying edible sculptures out of flour. Explore the differences and similarities in how flour is used across cultures and enjoy a feast of our own making.
Sixth Street Community Center
638 E. 6th St., Mnhtn
THURS DEC 12
6:30 PM • FREE
LITERATURE: Sincerely, Ralph Ellison
An evening highlighting the literary and interior life of Ralph Ellison, novelist, scholar, critic, best known for the seminal work Invisible Man. The program will feature authors and historians reading letters from the new collection The Selected Letters of Ralph Ellison.
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
515 Malcolm X Blvd, Mnhtn
SAT DEC 14
7PM–10PM • $10 & up
PARTY: The Artist Co-op Hosts “TAC House Party” for NYC’s Artist Community
Celebrate and support the Artist Co-op, a shared workspace, uniting NYC’s actors, directors, dancers, playwrights, designers and more. Bingo, beer pong, food and dancing.
The Artist Co-op
500 W. 52nd St., 3W, Mnhtn
SAT DEC 14
8:30PM–12AM • $15–$20
PARTY: Reds Need Green Holiday Party
Celebrate the Democratic Socialists of America’s work. Live DJs, libations, lefty merch.
Church Street Boxing Gym (Chelsea)
153 W. 29th St., Mnhtn
SUN DEC 15
4:30PM–8:30PM • FREE, donations welcome
ART: No Art On A Dead Planet
Extinction Rebellion Youth NYC is raising funds. Local art will be available for purchase and there will be music too.
380 Broadway 4th Floor, Bklyn
WED DEC 18
6:30PM–9PM • FREE
FORUM: Our Progressive Future Town Hall
Come organize with young people and ask your elected officials questions prior to start of the 2020 legislative session in Albany. State Senator Robert Jackson and Assemblymember Ron Kim will be in attendance.
41 White St., Mnhtn