Marches in NYC
NYC has Quite a Few Marches
Last weekend Fogo Azul NYC Brazilian drumline samba band was invited to play at the Annual Honk Festival. Honk is an awesome annual 3-day free festival bringing brass bands and street bands from all over the United States and the world to Somerville, MA for a celebration of music, community and activism!
Fogo Azul NYC is part of worldwide drumming network called Grooversity lead by Salvador de Bahia native Marcus Santos. Hence, were honored to join them for a weekend of fun and learning.
Not only did Fogo Azul NYC play with Grooversity on Saturday afternoon, they attended a free event at the JFK Presidential Library and Museum for kids which sparked ideas in the mind of Stacy Kovacs for NYC school programs, as well as played a show with Grooversity at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum for their annual “Opening Our Doors Day”.
Read more about this and other marches in NYC.
Popular images of the protests currently ongoing in New York, Los Angeles, Minneapolis and around the country often tend to favor young adults, but that wasn’t the scene around Jane’s Carousel in DUMBO on Friday, June 19.
Thousands of women who traditionally participate in the Dyke March the day before the Heritage of Pride’s LGBTQ Pride March were joined by members of Rise and Resist, the Reclaim Pride Coalition, Gays Against Guns, and other activists in a Juneteenth Break the Chains With Love March.
Thousands of New Yorkers gathered in Brooklyn Bridge Park on Friday evening and marched into Manhattan in what was likely the city’s first ever Juneteenth event organized in collaboration with Dyke March. For about four hours, Black queer women along with many others took to the streets to demand justice for Black people killed by the police and a transformation of the criminal legal system.
RECAP: Juneteenth Break the Chains with Love March on the Brooklyn Bridge 06/19/2020 – Shunsuke Takino Photography
Juneteenth (6/19) is the celebration of the end of slavery in the USA on June 19th 1865. I’m glad to be a part of the protest at last. Black Lives Matter movement is very important for not only black people but also people of color, LGBTQs and so on.
The march began soaked in the thrill of being outdoors, near the water, in Brooklyn Bridge Park: Sun bounced off skin, and glances were exchanged over bicycle handlebars. Held annually since 1993 in New York, San Francisco, and many other hotbeds of queer sedition, the Dyke March is politically to the left of mainstream Pride™, accepting no corporate sponsors and ordinarily requesting no permits.