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Zyad H
Irving Avenue and Starr Street
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the project

Mayday Space is holding its annual Festival of Resistance, where live music will be at the center of a free, day-long family celebration!
This will give the local community a day of relaxing in the sun while they take a break from the pace of New York City living.

Our theme is rebellion, and we will be inviting an alliance of social justice groups to share resources with local families, while also holding activities for children and youth to partake in.

There will be art making, snacks, DJs, dancing, and live musicians from the Latinx and Black diaspora who will sing hopeful songs to families who are struggling against systemic racism and dispacement.

the steps

Our team of volunteers has put together a lineup of local Spanish speaking performers which we hope to solidify by March 15th, while artists will create materials to promote the event through flyers and social media. Outreach will be conducted regularly through social and in person. We hope to be in touch with the local community by posting up at major commercial arteries in Bushwick and Ridgewood to share the news, and we'll be flyering in restaurants, laundromats, schools, community meetings, and placing ads in local papers.

We are also communicating with the local parks department to secure the necessary permits by March 19th, and will have reserved tables along with tents and audio equipment for the day by March 23rd.
All of this is being done by volunteer teams meeting every week before May 4th to plan, while also conducting work between meetings.

why we're doing it

Mayday Space has been active in the Bushwick community for the past 4 years, and our mission has always been to support communities that are struggling for housing justice, racial justice, reproductive justice, disability rights, and fighting a variety of other battles for a better livelihood.

We hold these Festivals annually to engage the public and get them thinking critically about how to improve their situation. Mayday is made better through this outreach when local communities come to us to hold their family events (quinceaneras, weddings, birthdays) or small group get togethers (tenant meetings, skill workshops, cook nights).

Our goal is for local families to come together with social justice organizations, so that Bushwick can flourish and families can continue to live in this neighborhood despite the push factors that make life difficult here.



Updated budget 4.1.19:



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Original Budget 3.13.19

We want this event to be free to the local Bushwick community, so we are asking everyone to pitch in on the major expenses:

-Equipment rentals ($1500)

-POC Performers' stipends ($2000)

-Local Artists' stipends ($500)

-Art Materials and Promotional Materials ($500)

-Permits for celebrating in the park ($500)



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