Monday, February 27, 2012

Occupy Town Square

This last Sunday, OWS held an Occupy Town Square event in Tompkins Square Park.  From the event site:
Whether you consider yourself a supporter of the movement or not, we want to meet you: come share your ideas and stories, learn about the movement, argue with us, debate with us, collaborate with us. If you're already active in OWS, this is a chance to exchange information, to coordinate between working groups, and to get to know our brothers and sisters in the movement.
What a beautiful day to gather in the park.

Occupy Town Square

There was minimal police representation, but they made their presence known.

Disagreement

Marsha, the Knitting Lady, was there... 

Occupy Town Square

And Ben & Jerry's dished out ice cream.

Occupy Town Square

Speaking of Jerry, here is Jerry the Peddler.  He makes awesome pins and is one of the nicest people in the neighborhood.  Buy a pin when you see him!

Jerry the Peddler

This event brought out the best musical talent yet.  Here's a clip of some of my favorite drummers, jamming with some great sax and trumpet:



See more photos of the event here.

Be sure to check out our friend, GammaBlog, who has some interesting interviews with occupiers.

Previously.

3 comments:

EV Grieve said...

It was a great day. A lot of positive energy. Made me feel good about the neighborhood...

Goggla said...

@Grieve - I thought so, too. I really enjoyed talking to people and seeing so many turn out and be productive. Aside from the one cop making a fist at that woman, I didn't witness any negativity. This event reminded me a lot of why I'm proud to live here.

Marty Wombacher said...

Sorry I missed that but your photos are great and I loved the video! Whenever I go to an OWS outing I always leave feeling hopeful. Hopefully I can make the next one.