'Occupy Fountains' Ride Planned for Today in Midtown
"Occupying" is clearly not confined to Wall Street, having occurred over the weekend in Washington Square Park and, we hear, being planned for Tompkins Square Park this coming Saturday and Sunday. All the while, Occupy Wall Street Protesters are remaining at base camp in Zuccotti Park, where Mayor Bloomberg has given them the go-ahead, for now, to stay as long as they like . But the latest in the Occupying Everywhere Movement happens today, this afternoon, with Times Up, which has planned an "Occupy Fountains Ride" as an alternative to "celebrating the mass genocide of Native Americans." (The video above is of last year's ride.)
Monday, October 10 · 3:30pm - 5:00pm Meet at Herald Square (triangular park) 33rd street between 6th Ave and Broadway at northside of triangular park
OCCUPY FOUNTAINS! This Columbus Day holiday, instead of celebrating the mass genocide of Native Americans, discover the new world... of bonus plazas!
Plenty of fountains on public property for you to occupy and enjoy! Join Timesup! for another fountain ride in 80 degree weather. We will slip on our bathing suits, get on our bicycles and dive into the free, wet and wild world all over mid town!
This used to be called, simply, a "Fountain Ride," but occupying is, of course, the gerund of the moment. The question is: Can you kettle a fountain?
Get the This Week's Top Stories Newsletter
Every week we collect the latest news, music and arts stories — along with film and food reviews and the best things to do this week — so that you’ll never miss Village Voice's biggest stories.
- Seventeen Millennials Arrested as Police Bust Elaborate Credit Card Scheme
- Video: Brooklyn Flag-Burning Protest Erupts in a Few Almost-Fights
- The NYPD Has Installed Cameras Across the City So You Won't Be Tempted to Set Off...