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Friday, May 18, 2007

Issue #89 Weekend Plans

Friday, May 18th

Meet at the Book Store to make displays so we have a good impact over weekend at 9th Avenue Food Fair.

Talib Kweli
Highline Ballroom
431 W. 16th St. @ Ninth Avenue

Saturday, May 19

9th Avenue Food Fair
This is an annual event, since 1973, and their website says the fair draws over 1 million people each day. This is going on for Saturday and Sunday, and WE NEED FOLKS to join us, to make it possible to impact very broadly with the current issue of Revolution newspaper, the DVD/Subscription offer, and the flyers and info about the June 12 Revolution DVD event at the Shomburg. This is a major event, and a chance we don't want to miss to connect with so many people.

8AM both Saturday and Sunday
**CHANGE! (for those who saw the earlier post, we are not meeting Saturday morning at the bookstore)**: 8AM - Meet on south side of 57th Street just east of 9th Avenue.

If you can only make it later, call Flaco or Janet to hook up with the team
The Ninth Avenue International Food Festival in May has become a favorite weekend for New Yorkers since it began in 1973. From 37th Street to 57th Street, Ninth Avenue closes to cars and the festival takes over. More than a million people visit the festival each year. It's unique and amazing, celebrating the joys of ethnicity through food, entertainment and every kind of street fair stall.Most street fairs in New York all look the same but this one stands out. The food is the big draw, but the festival is a fabulous expression of the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood -- teeming with ethnic food shops and fine restaurants and offering an eclectic global smorgasbord of national and regional foods. Outside venders participate as well, but the Ninth Avenue merchants and restaurants and the community organizations of Hell's Kitchen are out in all their neighborhood glory.Come for Argentinian, Brazilian, Cajun, Chinese, Cuban, Dominican, Ethiopian, French, German, Greek, Haitian, Indian, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Mexican, Moroccan, Pakistani, Polish, Puerto Rican, Peruvian, Senegalese, Sicilian, Southern, Spanish, Thai, Trinidadian, Turkish, Ukrainian and Vietnamese food ? and more! Even at the Ninth Avenue Food Festival, there are the standards -- mozzarepas, zeppolis, funnel cakes, and egg creams -- but this is one street fair where they are outnumbered by fabulous foods that you actually don't see at other fairs.Around the middle area of the festival, stages are set up for live music and dancing. You will see Egyptian belly dancing, German folk dancing, and Arabian scarf dancing, Midori & Chad performing Lindy Hop, Charleston, Peabody, Blues and Salsa routines, the Mary Morrisson Dancers sharing the traditional dances and music of Scotland -- plus other performers and many local bands.There are also plenty of regular street fair vendors selling inexpensive clothes, sunglasses, accessories and socks. If you like jewelry, there are always rings, bracelets, earrings, and pendants available. You'll also find the Hell's Kitchen Flea Market vendors selling their various wares down 39th Street. Bring a big appetite, wear comfortable shoes and loose-fitting clothes. If you need to offset your gluttony-guilt, remember: the Ninth Avenue Food Festival is held to raise money for the community groups in Hell's Kitchen.The festival takes place each year the weekend after Mother's Day. There is no admission fee and the festival extends from 37th street to 57th street. It starts at 9:30 am and ends at 6:30 pm. You can miss most of New York's street fairs but you can't miss this one.

Harlem Team
Time and place to meet to be announced.

The Wedding march
Crossing the Bridge for Marriage Equality. Foley Sq. on the Manhattan side of the Bridge, proceeding across the Brooklyn Bridge to Cadman PlazaJoin Marriage Equality NY in NY's largest communtiy marriage rights action.

FORUM The Malcolm X Museum In celebration of the 82nd Birthday of Malcolm X, the Malcolm X Museum presents "Writing is Fighting: The Impact of Malcolm X Upon Black Writers."
A distinguished intergenerational panel of black writers will discuss the impact of Malcolm X on their writing, as well as on writers of his time and those of today. The panel will also discuss the influence that black writers had on Malcolm X El Hajj Malik El Shabazz. A reception will follow the discussion. For more information, call the Malcolm X Museum at (212) 650-8956.

Sunday, May 20

Out to the churches

The Bookstore
9th Avenue Food Festival
Call Flaco or Janet for more information

11 am-12:15 pm
Discussion: on Iraq war W/Demond Mullins (Iraq Veterans Against the War), Todd Ensign (Citizen Soldier).
Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
Meeting House main hall
53 Prospect Pk West (btw 1st & 2nd Sts),
Park Slope, Brooklyn
Mullins, featured in "Ground Truth: The Human Cost of War," will accept BSEC's 2007 Peace Site Award on behalf of IVAW. SUN platform series. . Free. Info: 718-768-2972, &

Irving Plaza
17 Irving Place

Tuesday, May 22

Alice Walker in Conversation with Gloria Steinem
Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street Y
Kaufmann Concert Hall
Alice Walker, known for her literary fiction, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Color Purple, has written many volumes of poetry and non-fiction. Gloria Steinem is a writer, lecturer, editor and feminist activist. In 1972, she co-founded Ms. magazine and remained one of its editors for 15 years. Price: $25.00 All Sections


Thursday, May 24, 2007

8:00pm. (sold out)
Understanding Our World: Al Gore with Charlie Rose.
Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street Y
Kaufmann Concert Hall
Al Gore served as the forty-fifth Vice President of the United States, having had a prior distinguished career serving in the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate. He is the author of the bestsellers Earth in the Balance and An Inconvenient Truth. He also stars in the Academy Award-winning film An Inconvenient Truth, where he passionately exposes the myths and misconceptions about global warming and offers practical solutions for what each of us can do to ensure the future of our planet. His most recent book is The Assault On Reason, a visionary analysis of how we can put the tenets of fact-based reasoning back into public discourse and politics at large. Tickets for priority seating are $50.

Saturday, May 26

8:30 am Protest: Dick Cheney West Point, NJ He speaks at West Point graduation. Meet at Veteran's Park, Main St, Highland Falls, NY; march to Thayer Gate & into West Point & then re-assemble for a rally. Info: Steve Greenfield, 845-532-0280,

Mos Def: 'Black Radio'
Highline Ballroom
431 W 16th
New York, NY 10011West Village


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