Friday, August 3, 2018

Breakdown and Choking Victim headline Tompkins Square Park police riot anniversary shows this weekend

Via the EVG inbox...

Come and commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Aug. 6, 1988 Tompkins Square police riot. This will be the first of a two-day event (Aug. 4-5), followed by another two day commemoration on Sept. 8-9.

After the Sunday show in the Park, there will be a multimedia presentation at the Museum Of Reclaimed Urban Space (MORUS), 155 Avenue C, starting at 7 p.m., linking two generations of resistance. Comic slide shows by Eric Drooker + Seth Tobocman, with music.

There will also be a screening of "By Any Means Necessary," a classic documentary on the Tompkins Square Movement. Additional speakers and performers to be announced.

Here's the lineup for the shows in Tompkins Square Park:

Saturday, Aug. 4
2 Jennifer Blowdryer
2:45 Professor Louie
3:30 Iconicide
4:15 Sea Moinster
5 Breakdown

Sunday, Aug. 5
2 Breed
2:45 Zero Content
3:20 Skitzopolis
4 David Huberman
4:20 Team Spider
5 Choking Victim

Guest speakers will include:

• Father Pat Maloney
• Activist attorney Norman Siegal (formerly of the N.Y. Civil Liberties Union)

Find more info and any updates here.

Ahead of the event at MoRUS on Sunday ... there's a sneak preview of their political punk exhibition tonight from 6-9. (The museum is between Ninth Street and 10th Street.)

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