The thousands who swarm the streets today in New York for Occupy Wall Street’s May Day will not just be Occupy followers and union members. Some will also be fans of the musical participants: Tom Morello, Dan Deacon, Immortal Technique, Ben Harper, Das Racist, and JD Samson / MEN.
First, Harper and Morello (of Rage Against The Machine and major-modern-protest fame) will help lead the Occupy Guitarmy in joint playing and marching.
Then, performances will take place in Union Square from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., with a Lower Manhattan after party kicked off by JD Samson & MEN at 7.
Here are all musical items from the official Occupy Wall Street May Day schedule:
Guitarmy: Guitar Workshop and Rehearsal with Tom Morello
Permitted Gathering Space for May Day Festivities
12pm, Bryant Park, Gertrude Stein Statue (east side), Manhattan
OWS Music working group
art events all day throughout NYC
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.
Meditation Flash Mob followed by Kirtan
1pm, Bryant Park (southwest corner), Manhattan
OWS Meditation working group
Day Without Workers/DĂa 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
Occupy/Ocupemos Sunset Park
MayDay on D-Block!!
2pm, Houston & Ave D, Manhattan
LES public housing residents & tenants take their struggle to the street! All invited!
Occupy Avenue D
Occupy Wall Street & Guitarmy March (unpermitted)
2pm, Bryant Park to Union Square, Manhattan
OWS Teach-in at Trinity Church
2-5:15pm, Trinity Church on Wall St
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)
4â€“5:30pm, Union Square, Manhattan
May First Coalition, Labor Unions and OWS
Impromptu General Assembly
5pm, Union Square by the Andy Warhol Statue (17th and Broadway)
May Day Choir Convergence
5:15pm, Madison Square Park (in front of the fountain), Manhattan
Occupy the Rent Guidelines Board: A Tenantsâ€™ General Assembly
5:30pm, 7 East 7th St. (outside Cooper Union), Manhattan
Real Rent Reform Campaign
JD Samson & MEN Perform
7pm, 2 Broadway
After the march concludes, more performances and speakers will start the after-party!
Occupy Wall Street Afterparty (unpermitted)
8pm, Wall Street area
Peopleâ€™s Assembly and Haymarket Martyrs Memorial Resistance Rager
Details to be announced. Check the #MayDay and #M1GS hashtags on Twitter up-to-the-moment info.
— Occupy Steve (@OccupySteve) May 1, 2012