1220 5th Ave.
New York, NY 10029
Region: East Harlem
Although Occupy Wall Street is the most recent protest in New York City to garner huge turnouts and make news around the world, it’s hardly the first. From union workers to outraged citizens demanding civil action, New Yorkers have been protesting and voicing their concerns about everything since, well, forever. Activist New York, an exhibition featuring artifacts, photographs, and audiovisual presentations, takes a look at the history of social activism in all five boroughs from the 17th century to the present. And you can be involved in this interactive exhibition as well. The Museum of the City of New York invites you to visit activistnewyorktoday.mcny.org and upload your images of New Yorkers who are involved in social activism.
Mondays-Sundays, 10 a.m. Starts: May 4. Continues through Dec. 3, 2012