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Today is May Day, and thousands of people across the country are going on strike to stand in solidarity with workers and immigrants. There are going to be protests all day long (and stretching into the night), so don’t worry if you aren’t able to go on strike. On Thursday, Trump is visiting NYC and will be greeted by thousands of protesters, and Cinco de Mayo celebrations in support of immigrants and Latinx groups round out the week. Without further ado:

MONDAY (today)

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Rise Up, NY! Take on Corporate Backers of Hate
Bryant Park, Manhattan
7:15am – 8:30am

Protesters are meeting outside the New York Public Library steps at 7:15am, then marching to “a nearby site.” This rally, organized by Make the Road New York, is a stand against Trump’s deportation machine and in support of the thousands of people who are threatened by his administration. It’s scheduled before regular work hours, too, so it’ll be accessible to more people and a the first thing the news covers on May Day.

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May Day with MuJew Antifa
Grand Central Terminal
87 E. 42nd St., Manhattan
9am – 6pm

MuJew, a group of Muslim and Jewish activists, is having a series of May Day events. At 9am there’s a protest at Grand Central Terminal, followed by a 12pm meeting at Washington Square Park, where they’ll meet up with the May Day Women’s Strike protesters. At 4pm, people will be marching from Union Square to Foley Square, and at 5pm there’s a rally at Foley Square.

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May Day Strike to Defend Migrants, Refugees & All Workers
Union Square, Manhattan
12pm – 6pm

Protesters are going on strike and gathering at Union Square at noon to demand an end to raids, deportations, and war. At 5pm there will be a march to Foley Square. Several groups will be meeting at the rally, including Cosecha NYC and other immigrant advocacy groups, an anti-facist bloc, a queer bloc, the DSA, and more.

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6th Annual Immigrant Worker Justice Tour
Washington Square Park, Manhattan
12:30pm – 5pm

Another protest, organized by several immigrant justice, labor, and activist groups like ICE-Free NYC, Coalition to End Broken Windows, and the International Women’s Strike, is kicking off with a rally at Washington Square Park at 12:30. At 2pm, they’ll start marching downtown to Foley Square.

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MAY DAY! Rise Up, NY! For Immigrant and Worker Rights!
Foley Square
111 Worth St., Manhattan
5pm – 7:30pm

Groups marching around the city will converge at Foley Square at 5pm for a May Day rally. There will be several speakers, including Linda Sarsour, Leticia James, and others, as well as musical performances.

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May Day Post-Protest Party
Starr Bar
214 Starr St., Bushwick
5pm – 11pm

Starr Bar is having an all-night happy hour to support the protests that will be happening throughout the city all day. Have a drink or two after a day of marching, where 10 percent of the profits go to Mayday Space (the place where many of these protests were organized in the first place).

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Fundraiser for Carlina Rivera, Diana Ayala, and Marjorie Velazquez
RSVP for Address
FREE

Three candidates are running as part of the Progressive Caucus Alliance, and you can meet them at this Monday night fundraiser. The address isn’t public, so if you want to attend the event you need to RSVP to info@progressivenyc.com.

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Mayday Noise Demo in Solidarity with Incarcerated Workers 
Columbus Park
67 Mulberry St., Manhattan
7pm – 10pm

There are tens of thousands of incarcerated people across the country who work either for prisons or companies that use prison labor, and whose labor rights are severely limited. This protest is a way of standing in solidarity with them, since many of us won’t be able to go on strike or protest on Monday.

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TUESDAY

Bringing Back Truth: Reporting Facts in a Post-Truth Era
Brooklyn Historical Society
128 Pierrepont St., Brooklyn Heights
6:30pm – 8pm
$10

Panel speakers including CNN’s Brian Stelter, Vox’s Laura McGann, and author of Messenger of the Right: Conservative Media and the Transformation of American Politics Nicole Hemmer, will discuss reporting on politics in the age of “alternative facts” and the future of reporting on Trump’s administration at this Brooklyn Historical Society event.

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Rise and Resist Meeting
Church of the Village
201 W. 13th St., Manhattan
7pm – 9pm
FREE

Rise and Resist organizes protests and direct actions throughout the city, and their next meeting is this Tuesday at the United Methodist Church. They send out an agenda ahead of time via email, and you can sign up for their newsletter here. People of all skills and interests are encouraged to attend!

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Gender, Power & Earth
Housing Works Bookstore Cafe
126 Crosby St., Manhattan
7:30pm – 9pm
sliding scale donation

Join Joy Ladin, Amy Butler, Garrad Conley, and activist Binyavanga Wainaina for a discussion about faith and LGBTQ rights at Housing Works. Ladin is the first transgender professor at an Orthodox Jewish institution, Butler is a senior minister at Riverside Church, and Conley, the son of a minister, is the author of Boy Erased, a book about going through conversion therapy.

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Sounds of Action
Starr Bar
214 Starr St., Bushwick
7pm – 11pm
$5 – $10 sliding scale

Starr Bar’s monthly concert series continues with a May show featuring Shilpa Anath and the Berger Sisters, who will perform songs about political struggles. There’s a $5 to $10 suggested donation, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds, and as always, 10 percent of proceeds go to Mayday Space.

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WEDNESDAY

Citizens’ Climate Lobby Brooklyn Meeting
Videology
308 Bedford Ave., Williamsburg
6pm – 7pm
FREE

Videology is hosting the Citizens’ Climate Lobby’s latest monthly meeting, where members will discuss what climate action policy should be pushed at the state and national level.

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THURSDAY

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Whose Streets? Our Streets! Keep Trump Out of New York
Trump Tower New York
725 Fifth Ave., Manhattan
8am – 8pm

Trump is coming home for the first time since his inauguration, and protesters aren’t going to give him a warm welcome. People will be gathering at Trump Tower all day long starting at 8am, so feel free to come and go at any point throughout the day.

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Trump and His Hate are not Welcome in NYC
Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Pier 86, W. 46th St and 12th Ave., Manhattan
12pm – 3pm

Another anti-Trump protest is being held at the Intrepid Museum, although the exact time is still tbd. People are encouraged to bring signs, noisemakers, and more to let the world know how New Yorkers feel about Trump and his policies.

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Protest Trump’s first presidential visit to NYC!
DeWitt Clinton Park
650 W. 54th St., Manhattan
2pm – 5pm

And another group is rallying at DeWitt Clinton Park, though the exact timing is also tbd. Protesters are encouraged to bring pots and pans for a cecerolazo, a Latin American style of protest where people bang pots and pans to make as much noise as possible.

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Protest Trump’s 1st Visit to NYC with Rise and Resist!
Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Pier 86, W. 46th St and 12th Ave., Manhattan
3pm – 10pm

Rise and Resist protesters are gathering across the street from the Intrepid Museum on Thursday, but their exact timing is tbd. They’re sending out a text alert about timing and more to people who sign up here.

Trump is having a private dinner at the museum at 7:30pm, so protesters will be staying until around 10pm, and people are welcome to come and go whenever they’re available.

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BMS Presents “East by Middle East” (ExME): A Night of Healing & Unity Celebrating the Sounds of the Middle East and North Africa
Brooklyn Music School
126 St. Felix St., Fort Greene
6pm – 10pm
$15 – $20

The Brooklyn Music School is launching their East x Middle East festival this year to highlight local talent and New York’s musical and ethnic diversity. The lineup includes the New York Andalus Ensemble Today, Zikrayat, and Vatan. There will also be a pre-concert workshop.

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Planned Parenthood Benefit
Baby’s All Right
146 Broadway
11:59pm – 4am
$10

Baby’s All Right is hosting a midnight show, presented by Ears to Feed, benefitting Planned Parenthood. The lineup includes Palberta, Weeping Icon, Straw Pipes, plus a DJ set by Guerilla Toss.

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FRIDAY

Anti-Trump Fiesta
Trump Tower New York
725 Fifth Ave., Manhattan
8am – 12am

Trump is probably going to be pretending to enjoy another Trump Tower taco bowl on Cinco De Mayo, and protesters are gathering outside his family’s home to show the world how they feel about his racism and anti-immigrant policies. This is both a protest and a Cinco de Mayo celebration, and organizers are trying to hire mariachis, eloteros, and more for the event.

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Rebel Women Remember the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire
City Reliquary
370 Metropolitan Ave., Williamsburg
7pm – 10pm
$5 – $10

The City Reliquary is showing a presentation on Robin Person’s Triangle Fire Memorial Quilt; plus readings by Bracha Nechama Bomze, Mary Anne Trasciatti, and Paola Corso; musical performances by Annie Rachele Lanzillotto and Phyllis Capello; and a brief theatre performance by LuLu LoLo. All the performances will focus on either the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire or its contemporary equivalents, including factories and sweatshops around the world.

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Shout Your Abortion: Zine Release & Film Screening
UnionDocs
322 Union Ave., Williamsburg
7pm – 11pm
$5 – $15

The Shout Your Abortion BK collective is hosting this film screening and zine release, benefitting the New York Abortion Access Fund, on Friday. They’ll be screening the feature-length documentary Trapped, followed by a panel discussion with a Planned Parenthood escort, the director of Names of Women, the government affairs and advocacy manager from the National Institute for Reproductive Health Action Fund, and the principal research assistant at the Guttmacher Institute.

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MASS ‡ part IX
Ceremony224
224 Manhattan Ave., Williamsburg
7pm – 4am
FREE

This party has no cover AND free tacos, and all bar proceeds will be going to the ACLU. The lineup includes Alex Cecil, Peter PONY Clement, Nico Kass, Ostro, Oliver, and Artem Artemov, also there are free tacos starting at 7pm and other yet-to-be-disclosed giveaways.

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A Weekend of Entertainment to Benefit the ACLU
Halyards
406 3rd Ave., Gowanus
8pm
$10

There are 13 artists performing at Halyards on Friday, including American String Conspiracy, Frederick Gubitosi, and more, plus a DJ set from Old Time Religion Radio late at night. All proceeds go to the New York Civil Liberties Union, and there’s another show on Saturday and yet another show on Sunday.

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SATURDAY

Bushwick: Bushwick Inlet Park Cleanup + Planting (Brooklyn)
86 Kent Ave., Williamsburg
10am – 1pm
FREE

Riverkeeper and Friends of Bushwick Inlet Park are cleaning up the river, gardening, and plating at the park. They’re asking all volunteers to wear sturdy shoes, boots, and clothing that can get dirty. Don’t forget to bring sunscreen, a hat, and a reusable water bottle and snacks!

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La Marcha De Mayo
1 Dag Hammarskjöld Plaza, Manhattan
11am – 4pm

Celebrate immigrants and the Latinx communities in the US/NYC with this Saturday afternoon rally sponsored by Mixteca Organization, CUNY DREAMers, Manhattan Young Democrats, and more. Protesters are gathering at 1 Dag Hammarskjöld Plaza at 11am, then marching to Trump Tower. If you feel like joining in at any point, follow @LaMarchaDeMayo on Twitter for updates.

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Municipalism 101: A Municipalist Hypothesis for NYC
Starr Bar
214 Starr St., Bushwick
3pm – 5pm
FREE

Cities like New York have been crucial in the fight against Trump (think of the JFK protests and how quickly the Muslim ban got overturned). This all-day event includes multiple sessions on municipalism and its relevance in NYC, a social and political mapping of the city, and next steps.

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A Weekend of Entertainment to Benefit the ACLU
Halyards
406 3rd Ave., Gowanus
8pm
$10

The Saturday lineup includes Alex Morris, Mike Cobb & the Crevulators, PINKY SWEARZ, a DJ set by DJ Spencer and Anna Copacabana, and more, with all proceeds once again benefitting the NYCLU.

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SUNDAY

A Weekend of Entertainment to Benefit the ACLU
Halyards
406 3rd Ave., Gowanus
12pm – 5pm

On Sunday,  Halyards is wrapping up its weekend of entertainment with music for children and their families. Beau Edmondson, Jamison Sevits, and Mike Cobb will be performing, and this final event is free to the public.

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