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Weekly Round-up

Occupy Town Square: Astoria/Long Island City

Occupy these Actions and Assemblies

Wednesday, August 8th, 5:00pm

  • Occupy Gracie Mansion
    • Gracie Mansion, 1670 York Ave, New York
    • The Occupy Wall Street Disability Caucus invites you to a non-violent protest action open to all who wish to publicly show their dissent regarding Mayor Bloomberg’s policies against all marginalized groups.

Wednesday, August 8th, 9:00pm

  • 99 Pickets Justice for Jazz Artists March
    • Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, 10 Columbus Circle #5
    • Though an important part of NYC’s cultural heritage, even highly successful jazz musicians live precariously, often growing old in poverty. Musicians’ voices must be heard. See the Justice for Jazz Artists website for more information on the campaign.

Thursday, August 9th, 6:00pm

Thursday, August 9th, 7:30pm

  • Occupy Open Spaces
    • Zuccotti Park, Between Broadway & Liberty St.
    • A conversational space for continuing discussions of the NYC General Assembly.

Friday, August 10th, 2pm

  • 99 Pickets Wheels 4 Workers
    • Join 32BJ SEIU workers and their supporters for the RIDE FOR THE AMERICAN DREAM — a bike ride to protest real estate developers like T.F. Cornerstone who are denying their largely immigrant service workers the security, retirement, safety-training and advancement opportunities afforded to 55,000 building workers in NYC. For just $2/hour per worker more, Cornerstone could stop this destructive race to the bottom.
    • Meet us at the starting line for the send off! Or get on your bike and make the ride!
    • 2:00 – 3:30pm: Rally at Cornerstone’s HQ at 387 Park Ave South, Manhattan
    • 3:30 – 4:30pm: Ride to Long Island City
    • 4:30 – 6:00pm: Rally at Cornerstone: 4720 Center Blvd, Long Island City

Friday, August 10th, 2pm

  • Food for Thought Film Series
    • La Casita, 414 45th Street, Brooklyn
    • Occupy/Occupemos Sunset Park continues its series with two films on urban financial crises and how people fought back against them. "TIGHTEN YOUR BELTS, BITE THE BULLET," from 1981, and "PEOPLE'S FIREHOUSE #1" from 1979.

Saturday, August 11th, 11:00am-7:00pm

  • Occupy Town Square - Astoria/Long Island City
    • Astoria Park, 21 Hoyt Avenue North, Queens
    • Occupy Astoria LIC invites you to Occupy Town Square: a traveling celebration of free assembly. There will be a potluck picnic from 12-2pm, a swap-market, music, dance, teach-ins, storytelling and exchanging ideas about our neighborhood & our city

Saturday, August 11th, 11:30am

  • Broadcast of Occupy Brooklyn TV!
    • On the web and on TV: all NYC, Verizon: Channel 43; In Brooklyn: Time Warner channel 35, Cablevision channel 68, RCN channel 83
    • Don’t miss Occupy Public Access TV’s first show! News and views from the international people’s resistance will be available both online and on TV.

Sunday, August 12, 12:00pm-4:00pm

  • S17 Work Session
    • 33 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn
    • Got some work to do for S17? Join teams from across OWS as we work on all the exciting stuff that needs doing for S17: websites, volunteer coordination, calendar updates, prep for the Monday Spokes meeting and anything else.

Sunday, August 12, 4:00pm

  • The People’s Puppets of OWS Present: Jack and the Corporate Beanstalk
    • American Park in Greenpoint (Franklin St. between Milton St. & Noble St., Brooklyn)
    • Jack goes to college for a better future but realizes after being saddled with debt that she’s still at the mercy of the Corporate Giant. In this puppet music spectacle the audience is encouraged to get involved and help Jack take back the Golden Goose for the 99%.

Tuesday, August 14, 6:30 pm

  • American Autumn Film Screening
    • Church of the Redeemer, 30-14 Crescent Street at 30th Avenue
    • Occupy Astoria LIC presents the Occu-Doc American Autumn as part of their ‘Documentaries for the 99%’ series. This Occupy movie is a powerfully unique one, as described by David Swanson: “We now have a film of our own. This is not amateur hour. This is a movie as well made, in technical terms, as any Hollywood blockbuster with Pentagon funding. But this is a movie with us in it."

Friday, August 17th, Midnight Every Night until September 16th

  • #YesWeCamp 2.0 #PACAttack
    • Union Square
    • Join for a month of tactical #SleepfulProtests starting August 16th and culminating on the eve of Occupy Wall Street’s one-year-anniversary on September 16th. Assemble at #OccupyUnionSq for Eviction Theater to connect with sleeping groups each night at Midnight.

Saturday, August 18th, 2:00pm

  • 4th Feminist General Assembly
    • Harlem Meer, Central Park - 110th St.
    • This will be a Feminist General Assembly focusing on the struggles of People of Color. We will work on actions to combat racial and economic injustice. Everyone is invited, allies welcome!

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