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Weekly NYC Events Calendar: Jan. 16 to Jan. 22

Indypendent Staff Jan 15

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.

THUR JAN 16
6:30PM–8PM • FREE
PANEL: Still Spying on Dissent: A History of Political Policing
This January marks the 100th Anniversary of the Palmer Raids. A century after one of the most infamous civil liberties infringements in U.S. history, how much has changed? This panel will discuss FBI political surveillance today and how it is part of a larger historical legacy of abuse.
The People’s Forum
320 W. 37th St., Mnhtn

FRI JAN 17
7PM–9:30PM • FREE
BOOK LAUNCH: Among the Boat People: A Memoir of Vietnam
Nhi Chung and four other women writers read from Chung’s memoir, a story of Chung growing up in Saigon before and after the Communist takeover, her hazardous escape by boat, and life in the U.S., working with Amerasian refugees (Vietnamese mothers and American GI fathers) who suffered discrimination and alienation.
Bluestockings Bookstore, Cafe & Activist Center
172 Allen St., Mnhtn

JAN 17–JAN 18
FRI 7:30PM, SAT 6PM • $35–$55
FESTIVAL: Zlatne Uste Golden Festival
Music from the Balkans and beyond. A rowdy good time. Come dance.
The Grand Prospect Hall
263 Prospect Ave., Bklyn

SAT JAN 18
10AM • FREE
PROTEST: NYC Women’s Unity March & Rally: Rise and Roar 2020
Rally at Foley Square and then march to Times Square for reproductive rights, LGBTQIA+ equality, immigrant rights, disability rights, economic justice, civil rights, environmental justice and more.
Foley Square
111 Worth St., Mnhtn

SAT JAN 18
11AM–4PM • FREE
PROTEST: Women’s March on NYC
Continue the tradition of marching for justice and equality.
Central Park Columbus Circle 

SAT JAN 18
8PM–10:30PM • $12–$20
MUSIC: Trans-Atlantic Hoot
Based in Leeds, U,K,, Skinner & T’witch perform folk, flamenco and theater-style songs with driving rhythms, intense harmonies and inspiring lyrics. They will share the program with three eclectic musicians currently living in the New York City Borough of Queens — Mike Lee, Vincent Cross and Steve Suffet — for an evening of acoustic music at its finest.
Peoples’ Voice Cafe, Community Church of NY
40 E. 35th St., Mnhtn

SAT JAN 18
10PM–4AM • FREE
DANCE: NY Night Train Beauty & the Beat Dance w/Edan & Friends
The humble magnificent EDAN mixes and cuts up the vinyl as only he can for your dancing pleasure all night long.
TV Eye NYC
1647 Weirfield St., Queens

SUN JAN 19
1PM–3:30PM • FREE
SCREENING: We Cried Power MLK Day Sneak Preview
We Cried Power tells the story of a bold new social movement to end poverty in the United States, inspired by Martin Luther King, Jr.’s 1968 Poor People’s Campaign. Watch a sneak preview of this intimate account of a “season of resistance,” told through the eyes of the workers, mothers, veterans, preachers and students who are the voices and founding members of this new “fusion” movement. Food will be served.
The Riverside Church, Rm 20T
490 Riverside Dr., Mnhtn

SUN JAN 19
3PM–5PM • FREE
FORUM: Town Hall: Bernie Sanders & The Fight For Medicare For All
Learn how Medicare for All would change healthcare in America and why Bernie Sanders is serious about taking on the insurers, the drug companies and their lobbyists, and how you can help build the growing national movement for healthcare justice.
YWCA Brooklyn
30 3rd Ave., Bklyn

SUN JAN 19
5PM–7PM • FREE
TALK: Shane Bauer on the Autonomous Administration of Northeast Syria-Rojava
Journalist Shane Bauer will give a presentation on northeast Syria based on his extensive reporting on the region over the past two years. The Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria, formerly known as Rojava, is the most dynamic political project in the Middle East, yet it is widely misunderstood. Based on the communalist ideas of Kurdistan Workers’ Party leader Abdullah Ocalan, it has grown into a multi-ethnic project encompassing a third of Syria and includes a wide-range of political and social tendencies.
Woodbine
1882 Woodbine St., Queens 

SUN JAN 19
10PM–4AM • $16–$80
PARTY: Colombia Carnaval
Celebrate Barranquilla culture with an all-night dance party.
le poisson rouge
158 Bleecker St., Mnhtn

MON JAN 20
11AM–3PM • FREE
PERFORMANCE: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Storytelling & Music Celebration
This annual gathering celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy and fosters literacy and awareness of the Civil Rights Movement and social justice issues among youth and their families.
Grace Reformed Church of Flatbush
1800 Bedford Ave., Bklyn

MON JAN 20
11AM–4PM • FREE
FORUM: Who Keeps Us Safe? A Community Education Forum on MLK Jr. Day
A day devoted to envisioning community safety alternatives that address conflict resolution and mitigate harm through building strong communities and a culture of trust and accountability. This forum will consist of morning trainings, afternoon break-out sessions and a midday meal with neighbors to build bridges and strengthen bonds in the community.
Fourth Avenue Presbyterian Church
6753 4th Ave., Bklyn

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