In what has been an extremely difficult week where it feels as if our country has fallen into the darkest of times, we must not let fear and hatred win. There is still love, there is still joy, and there is still hope. Those cannot be taken away from us and hopefully these weekend events can help remind us of that.
Love wins, each and every time. The love rally, started by a NYU student, is occurring on Friday, November 11 in Washington Square Park. The gathering is show solidarity against the hatred of this election season. Organizers are focusing on positivity and suggesting that participants wear red to stand together in unison, trumping hate.
DOC NYC aims to celebrate the cultural phenomenon of documentary storytelling and how it brings people together to inspire the masses. Taking place from November 10 to 17, the festival will showcase various films in Chelsea and Greenwich Village. While some events are free, others go up to only $10, which is so worth it for expanding your mind.
From November 4 to 13, the BEMF brings together fans from across the world to celebrate New York City’s electronic music landscape based in Williamsburg. With a vast variety of artists to see, tickets range from $10 to $35 for this weekend’s shows. Let the music fill your soul with joy.
Because girls do run the world, Imagine This Productions is presenting its first annual Women’s International Film Festival this weekend at Brooklyn’s Wythe Hotel. It’s devoted to supporting films produced, directed, and written by women from all walks of life from all over the world. Tickets are only $10 and include unlimited popcorn, so this is a win for your stomach and for equal opportunity around the world.
If “America is great again,” you might as well pretend like you’re 13 years old watching Space Jam in 1999 for nostalgia. On Saturday, the Bell House in Brooklyn aims to take you back, for free, to the tunes from the era of Bugs Bunny and Michael Jordan. With songs from Seal, Monica, and R. Kelly, 90s R&B, Hip Hop, and dance tunes always help to heal the pain.