Occupy Wall Street's NYC May Day Schedule

Gary Pini

Tomorrow is May Day, or International Workers Day, which has long been a day of protest for union labor groups and workers' rights organizations. Occupy Wall Street's using the day to revive their movement, calling for a nationwide strike in which students and workers take the day off to protest. They're also encouraging people not to buy anything in a move called "A Day Without the 99 Percent." Here's Occupy Wall Street's "full schedule of permitted and unpermitted May Day 2012 actions." (We've also copied the list with times and locations below). Plans includes 99 picket lines through out midtown Manhattan, marches and rallies. There are also performances scheduled in Union Square from Tom Morello, Dan Deacon, Immortal Technique, Das Racist, and Bobby Sanabria. JD Samson & MEN will be performing at 7 p.m. at 2 Broadway as well. 

Picket Lines
Midtown Manhattan
Community groups, unions, affinity groups and OWS
Pop-up Occupation with Mutual Aid (unpermitted)
8am-2pm, Bryant Park, Manhattan
Occupy Wall Street

May Day Morning Commute from Brooklyn
8:00am, Maria Hernandez Park, Brooklyn
Free Coffee + Breakfast! MARCH from Knickerbocker to Flushing to Broadway to Continental Army Plaza
Occupy Williamsburg, Occupy Bushwick

Sitting Meditation
8-11am, Bryant Park (southwest corner), Manhattan

Bike Bloc
9am, Union Square, Manhattan

The Free University: Lectures, Workshops, Skill-Shares and Discussions
10am-3pm, Madison Square Park, Manhattan

Occupy Brooklyn March over the Williamsburg Bridge and into Wall Street
10:30am, Continental Army Plaza, Brooklyn
Occupy Williamsburg, Occupy Bushwick

Building Community Alternatives to Capitalism Day
11am-10pm, LaunchPad, 721 Franklin Ave., Brooklyn

Teach-in: How to Keep Your Cool and Occupy...Understanding Aggression
11am, Bryant Park (southwest corner), Manhattan

High School Student Walkout Convergence
12pm, Fort Greene Park, Brooklyn

Guitarmy: Guitar Workshop and Rehearsal with Tom Morello
Permitted Gathering Space for May Day Festivities

12pm, Bryant Park, Gertrude Stein Statue (east side), Manhattan

art events all day throughout NYC

Wildcat March (unpermitted)
1pm, Sara D. Roosevelt Park (East Houston St. & 2nd Ave.), Manhattan

OWS Mutual Aid cluster
1pm-4pm, Union Square
OWS Mutual Aid cluster is hosting a free store, skill shares and workshops on a variety of subjects related to life outside the dominant capitalist paradigm.
3pm May Pole Dance with Movement for Change and the Puppet Guild.
Meditation Flash Mob followed by Kirtan
1pm, Bryant Park (southwest corner), Manhattan

Day Without Workers/Día sin los Trabajadores: May Day March and Speakout
2pm, 5th Ave. at 54th St. in Brooklyn, marching to 36th St & 4th Ave. to take subway at 3:30pm to Union Square rally in Manhattan

MayDay on D-Block!!
2pm, Houston & Ave D, Manhattan
LES public housing residents & tenants take their struggle to the street! All invited!

Occupy Wall Street & Guitarmy March (unpermitted)
2pm, Bryant Park to Union Square, Manhattan
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two-Spirit, Trans and Gender Non-Conforming Contingent!
3pm at Regal Movie Theatre, 50 Broadway (at 13th St.) - joining rally at Union Square after
Audre Lorde Project, FIERCE, Queers for Economic Justice, Streetwise and Safe and the Sylvia Rivera Law Project

Solidarity Rally with Tom Morello, Dan Deacon, Immortal Technique, Das Racist, Bobby Sanabria and special guests (permitted)
4-5:30pm, Union Square, Manhattan

May Day Choir Convergence
5:15pm, Madison Square Park (in front of the fountain), Manhattan

Occupy the Rent Guidelines Board: A Tenants' General Assembly
5:30pm, 7 East 7th St. (outside Cooper Union), Manhattan

Solidarity March (permitted)
5:30pm, Union Square to Wall Street, Manhattan

JD Samson & MEN Perform
7pm, 2 Broadway
After the march concludes, more performances and speakers will start the after-party!

Occupy Wall Street Afterparty
8pm, Wall Street area
details forthcoming...

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