Sunday, August 29 The RNC Begins
9 a.m. Youth Feeder March to the United for Peace and Justice March and Rally Meet at Columbus Circle, Southwest corner of Central Park at 59th Street. Hosted by the Youth RNC Welcoming Committee.
Unauthorized Protest on the Great Lawn in Central Park This is a call from the Manhattan Libertarian Party to ignore the city's refusal to allow a rally at the park. DISCLAIMER: The Libertarian Party is a pro-capitalist group that believes in privatizing everything from welfare to schools. While their politics are at odds with the RNCNotWelcome.org collective, we respect their refusal to seek a permit and agree when they say, "If you ask the government for permission to protest it, you deserve to be told no."
3 p.m. (See 5 p.m.) Calls for Action Against Broadway Plays There has been a call for a "Mouse Bloc" and "Chaos on Broadway" to "Disrupt [the RNC delegates'] merry-making."
5 p.m. RNC Delegates attend Broadway Plays To be sure, the shows that they plan to see will not be Hairspray, Rent, or The Producers.
Monday, August 30
8:30 a.m. "Breakfast at Tiffany's" with Libby Pataki To be held at Tiffany's Fifth Avenue and 57th Street. (212) 755-8000
4 p.m. Poor Peoples's Campaign's March For Our Lives United Nations, 45th Street and First Avenue. Sponsored by Kensington Welfare Rights Union.
Big Tent Event, sponsored by the Republican Unity Coalition who wants to "make homosexuality a "non-issue" for the Republican Party." To be held at the Bryant Park Grill, 25 W. 40th St., between Fifth and Sixth Avenue. (212) 840-6500 or (212) 206-8815. Fax (212) 206-8841.
Hip-Hop Summit Action Network Mobilization to focus on ending Rockefeller Drug Laws in New York and other mandatory minimum sentences throughout the United States.
Poor People's March sponsored by Still We Rise, a large coalition of community-based organizations.
10 p.m. 1 a.m. Post-Convention Party for New York and New Jersey delegations At Cipriani's, 89 E. 42nd St. between Park and Vanderbilt avenues. (212) 973-0999.
Tuesday, August 31
One No, a Million Yeses! A call for direct action at the RNC by local anti-authoritarians. This day is meant as a day of creative action outside the pens that are too often called "free speech zones." Weekly spokescouncil meetings on Tuesdays.
9:30 a.m. Finance Roundtable, Sponsored by the Bank of America at the Tavern on the Green, Central Park at West 67th Street. For more information, call (212) 873-3200 or fax (212) 580-4265.
4:30 - 7:30 p.m. New York Delegation Reception Sponsored by Kodak at the Tavern on the Green Central Park at West 67th Street. (212) 873-3200 Fax (212) 580-4265
10 p.m. 1 a.m. Post-convention party, sponsored by the American Gas Association, at Noche, 1604 Broadway, between 48th and 49th streets. (212) 541-7070
Wednesday, September 1
1 p.m. Luncheon at the Central Park Boathouse, honoring House Speaker Dennis Hastert's wife, Jean. Sponsored by Burlington Northern Santa Fe, who stands to make a fortune with "freer" trade with Mexico.
4 p.m. Working for Working Families Labor Rally. Meet at Eighth Avenue and 30th Street.
6 p.m. Panty Performance Protest. A "Mass Flash" in Battery Park City, southwest Manhattan, to create a media spectacle that lays bare the shameful tactics of the Bush administration and boldly demands an end to political cover-up. More information at axisofeve.org.
7 - 9 p.m. Permitted rally by the National Organization of Women In the East Meadow of Central Park. More information at nownyc.org
8 p.m. St. Mark's Church, 131 E. 10th Street DEMO: A Demonstration in Words Featuring 20 poets, including Anselm Berrigan, Cornelius Eady, Bob Holman, Eileen Myles, Katha Pollitt, and Vijay Seshadri. Organized by Ram Devinini and Jen Benka. Free admission.
10 p.m. RNC Reception at Crobar. This event is sponsored by the American Gas Association, 530 W. 28th St. between 10th and 11th avenues. (212) 629-9000
10 p.m.- 1 a.m. Post-convention party, sponsored by the American Gas Association, at Noche, 1604 Broadway, between 48th and 49th streets. (212) 541-7070
10 p.m. 2 a.m. Copacabana, 560 W. 34th St. at 11th Ave. RNC "Hispanic Event" (those are their words, not ours. Sponsored by (ironically) Coca-Cola. (212) 239-2672
Thursday, September 2:
RNC Ends as a Total Failure!
Bush expected to receive the Republican nomination.
5 7 p.m. Madame Tussaud's, 234 West 42nd Street (between Seventh and Eighth avenues in the heart of Times Square). New York delegation reception, (800) 246-8872
10 p.m. 2 a.m. Water Club, 500 East 30th Street on the East River Post-Convention Party sponsored by the pharmaceutical giant, Novartis.
Party in Tompkins Square, Avenue A and Ninth Street. One People's Project (212) 479-7362
11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Planned Parenthood March March across the Brooklyn Bridge for Women's Lives. Check out www.ppnyc.org for more information.
Women Against War Event with music and spoken word at the Riverside Church. Get inspired the night before you protest the RNC! Sponsored by CODEPINK, the Global Fund For Women, and the Global Justice and Peace Ministry of The Riverside Church. Youll find more information soon at www.codepinkalert.org