The 16th annual FREE festival and dance party celebration in Tompkins
Sunday, MAY 5th 2002
The original old school founding father
of electro and hip-hop himself....
The Godfather of beats founder
of Zulu Nation....
Plus, one of the most notorious innovators
of NYC's dance music culture who has
been so deeply influential in shaping our
scene over the years..
Sonic Groove founder,
And from Hipstep Massive,
TC IZLAM (Zulu Nation)
Plus the crew that makes it all happen...
Grafitti art-show coordinated by HUSH
Art and info by WORLD WAR 3 MAGAZINE
Drug war/prison complex presentation by PRISON MORATORIUM
Dance performance by MELLIFLUOUS
Body painting by RHIANNON
Free newspapers courtesy of the INDYPENDENT
Record giveaways courtesy of BML
Circus, visual, and performance artists of all types, art showings,
booths, and the best crowd in the country
SUNDAY, APRIL 28TH, 2002
1 to 6 pm
Tompkins Square Park
(Ave. A, bet. 7th and 10th St.)
Lower East Side/East Village // NYC
(L train to 1st Ave, 4, 5, 6 to Astor Place,
F train to 2nd Ave)
This year promises to be the best
MAYDAY celebration ever for many reasons.
Firstly, because of the stellar
Second, Blackkat is just coming
best year ever for parties,
including the legendary Lunatarium series.
And, third we are hoping to
bring out a
lot more than just the music
such as performances, art shows,
info-booths and vending etc. to
increase the festival aspect of the event.
If you or someone you know is interested
in participating in any way in
this event, please contact us
and lets make this a historical
and inspiring festival.
BACKGROUND: This is the 16th annual Squatters Mayday Concert in
Tompkins Square Park, celebrating
the internationally recognized
workers holiday, Mayday. The TSP
event started as a 3 day festival in
1987, featuring rock, reggae, punk bands,
and speakers in Tompkin's
historic band-shell. It is a commemoration
of Chicago's famous anarchists the 'Haymarket Martyrs', whose
at the hands of Chicago police in the 1920s, helped to establish
of a national 8 hour work day. It's also a celebration of the
radical heritage of our vibrant communities of the Lower East
Side and a kick off for the coming summer season.
This is the fifth time the event has
focused on electronic music and culture
and the fourth year in a row that Blackkat
has hosted the event. This is a legal event dedicated to showcasing
some of NYC's most cutting edge youth
culture and ideas. It's also a good time
to hear some really fat bass in the park.
Special thanks to all those organizers who have kept this event
going over the years,
and especially to Jerry The Peddler and crew, without whom this
event would not be taking place.
Remember you are the continuum...
live life better than ever!!
Then after the Mayday party walk up
St. Marks for the
OFFICIAL AFTER MAYDAY
& more TBA
Plus, if you cheer loud enough
maybe some guest sets from our
6pm till late
18 to enter, 21 to drink
$10 suggested donation
@ historic punk club
Third Ave @ St. Marks