Monthly Archives: June 2008

PUSH-BACK PICNIC

WEDNESDAY, JULY 2ND
6:00PM – UNION SQUARE
Inside the north end by the Abe Lincoln statue
FREE (as a park party should be!)

Friends and Neighbors,

Celebrate this year’s national nativity party ye olde fashioned way…

COME TO THE PUSH BACK PICNIC, JULY 2ND, 6:00PM, BY THE ABE LINCOLN STATUE (There will be Watermelon.)

As the nation prepares to celebrate it’s 232nd Birthday, and the Union Square BID (Business Improvement District) prepares to privatize the LANDMARKED Pavilion building, come join the Community Improvement District (CID), along with your favorite radical heroes of Union Square for an olde tyme hoedown and radical auction action. Make a bid on your favorite national chain store franchise! Dance circles around stodgy, stogie-smoking, sell-out politicians! Marvel as the park pushes back against the greedy takeover artists!

Let’s push back the privatizers and keep Union Square a place for public gatherings, public rallies, and public play! PUSH BACK THE BID! UNION SQUARE IS NOT FOR SALE!

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Keep public parks public!

Quilty sent us a selection of gorgeous pictures from yesterday’s rally. After the pics, check out links to more folks that passed on their work… (Be sure to tag your media with saveunionsquare2008 so we can find it!)

Links to more photos:

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Saving Union Square, one banner at a time

From yesterday evening at the pavilion with Reverend Billy:

SAVE UNION SQUARE – Banner Drop from Xris Spider on Vimeo.

And just a reminder: come out tonight for the big Rally + Surprise Party at 5pm! Meet us at the NW corner of Union Square. Join us — marching bands, hoola hoopers, soapbox preachers, park lovers, green growers, sun tanners, art vendors, likely a wingnut or two, and a walking tour performance by the ghosts of Union Square past. And Reverend Billy and the Church of Stop Gentrifying!