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Wednesday May 1st at 5pm meet in Monroe Park, the parade will leave the park at 6pm.
Bring signs, banners, flags, costumes, drums, instruments, medic bags, water, snacks etc.
May 1st is International workers rights day and it is celebrated all around the world by people taking the day off work and gathering to to express their general grievances. For years in RVA we have had a rally and a parade to commemorate this holiday and for lack of planning this year it looks like there will be no official rally with speakers but we will still be doing the amazing parade! I would love it if as many of you beautiful People out there as possible could take the day off and come take part in the parade! Bring any kind of musical instrument you want because we will be making alot of noise! the larger the crowd for the parade the better it will be so please bring all your friends!
We will need a lot of Bike marshals to help direct traffic so if you have a bike please bring it!
Word on the screet is that No BS Brass will be leading the march along with Captain Captain!
The Parade will begin at 6 but we will all start gathering in the park at 5

Here is a link to the facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/146946135478515/?fref=ts

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The May Day Parade this year was a success, involving the longest route yet, and no police harassment or arrests.

We took the whole street up Main street, up Harrison street, and down Broad Street from Harrison to 6th. There were impressive contingents of queer bees, and a focus on immigration as well.

Thanks to the All Saints Puppets, the speakers, bike marshalls, and legal observers for helping to make the parade a success.

There are TONS of pictures from the event, so we are just going to post a few of us. Here are some pictures of the Wingnuts and our fancy banner during the festivities:

These three pictures are from Shelton Bumgarner.

This picture is thanks to Brad Kutner

Local Richmond band, My Son the Doctor, has been added to the lineup for the Pre-May Day Show and Celebration at the Wingnut on Friday April 27th at 7pm.

Sober, All Ages show at 2005 Barton Avenue. (804) 303 5449 or wingnut_collective@yahoo.com for more

They will be joining Snail Party and Jake Mayday to help celebrate International Worker’s Day! Come ready to dance, screenprint a May Day patch with a design by Bizhan Khodabandeh, learn about other May Day events, and celebrate!

My Son the Doctor plays an eclectic mix of Eastern European, Balkan, and Mediterranean folk musics, with an emphasis on Yiddish, Hebrew, and Roma traditions. Klezmer dance tunes, Yiddish folk and theater songs, Israeli folk songs, Chassidic songs, Ladino songs, contemporary and traditional Roma songs, and Balkan pop—all with a high-energy approach with elements of rock, African music, and jazz.

The current line-up is:

Louis Schwartz: guitar and vocals
Allen Cole: clarinet
Cayman Mooney: accordion
Ken Kellner: guitar, bass, and vocals
Janine Turner: percussion and vocals
Dave Ellis: percussion

Local graphic designer, Bizhan Khodabandeh has designed a May Day 2012 patch for Richmond that we will be printing on April 27th at the Pre-May Day Show at the Wingnut.

The patches are a roughly 4″ x 4″ design so bring pieces of fabric a little larger than that if you want to make a patch, or whatever fabric or shirt you want the image on! We will also have some pre-made for folks too.

Bizhan’s other amazing work can be found online at www.mendedarrow.com  Bizhan has contributed a lot of work into Richmond May Day festivities over the past couple of years, designing previous bandannas and posters.

The Pre-May Day Show is on Friday April 27th at 7pm at 2005 Barton Avenue. There will be music and labor songs by Snail Party, Jake Mayday, and 2 other local acts. Sober, All Ages. No cover charge, but donations for Snail Party from Canada and merch from other bands encouraged.

 

Richmonder Jake Mayday has agreed to play the April 27th pre-May Day show at the Wingnut.

Friday April 27th at 7pm, get pumped for the International Worker’s day, May 1st.

Jake will be performing old labor songs to celebrate!

You can check out his music here: www.jakemayday.bandcamp.com

Also performing is Snail Party, from Canada! (more…)

The Wingnut will be hosting a pre-May Day show on Friday April 27th at 7pm.

Come out to hear Snail Party, from Canada! According to them: “snail party is a flailing orchestra made up of several scum fucks, a handful of crusty queers & a couple mortals too. we’re from halifax, nova scotia.”

You can listen to their music here: http://snailparty.bandcamp.com/

No cover charge, but please bring some money to donate to the band or buy merch from them if you can- they are coming a long way! All ages, sober show.

We are looking for local performers who play acoustic music to perform as well. Folk punk/ bluegrass/ etc.

Any performances labor-related especially welcome, as April 27th is the Friday before the International Worker’s Day – May Day (May 1st, that following Tuesday). So if your band plays union songs, come show them off and get people stoked on worker’s rights! Please get in touch at wingnut_collective@yahoo.com or 804 303 5449 if you are interested in joining this line up.