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Mayday is your new home for engaging events, nightlife and community empowerment.
538 backers pledged $40,699 to help bring this project to life.
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    Pledge US$ 10 or more About US$ 10

    Hey, thanks! Be thanked again with EITHER (1) a day-long, bottomless cup of coffee at Mayday Bar & Cafe, (2) a hand-carved block print postcard by local troublemaker, Vida James OR
    (3) rep Mayday with a wearable patch made by resident rabble-rouser, Ashley Cunningham.
    (Up your backer amount to $25 and receive all three!)

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    NEW REWARD: Get a DVD copy of the award-winning film Roadmap to Apartheid, which explores the striking parallels between apartheid South Africa and the Israeli-Palestinian situation today.

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    For one month, our friends at BK Rot will pedal to your home or office (in the area) and pick up your organic refuse to be made into future compost. BK Rot: literally enriching the neighborhood.

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    WORKSHOP #2: Wanna learn to beat-match, scratch and rock a party? Get a 90 minute lesson from Mayday's own Chris Torres, aka DJ Cali Torrez of the Midnight Society.

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    THE MAYDAY COUP D'TEE ! Tell the world you love Mayday by rocking a soft tee-shirt designed by local muralist, Lmnopi.

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    Receive a soft-cover copy of Dirty Wars: The World is a Battlefield, signed by the New York Times bestselling author, Jeremy Scahill. The book launch was held at Mayday!

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    Pledge US$ 65 or more About US$ 65

    Learn the alchemy of turning hops into beer with this homebrewing workshop. Supplies included. (Class will be in the Mayday Space)

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    Pledge US$ 100 or more About US$ 100

    Receive a copy of Dirty Wars: The World is a Battlefield signed and inscribed to you or someone you love, by New York Times bestselling author, Jeremy Scahill.

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    Pledge US$ 200 or more About US$ 200

    NEW REWARD: Get the Package Deal: a hand-carved block print thank you postcard from the Mayday crew, the stylin' Mayday T-shirt, a signed copy of Jeremy Scahill's book Dirty Wars, AND one ticket to the Mayday backer-only throw-down party!

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    Pledge US$ 250 or more About US$ 250

    The GET SMART Package Deal: Receive signed copies of all 3 books on offer including Laura Gottesdiener’s “A Dream Foreclosed”, Jeremy Scahill’s “Dirty Wars”, and Naomi Klein’s “This Changes Everything" as well as a DVD copy of the feature length documentary film "Roadmap to Apartheid." And, yes, you get your own Mayday tee-shirt too. All of these make great gifts!

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    Pledge US$ 350 or more About US$ 350

    Get the sweet Mayday T-shirt AND use of Mayday Community Space to host your own event for a 5-hour block of time.

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    Pledge US$ 500 or more About US$ 500

    NEW REWARD: You and a friend will join renowned journalist Jeremy Scahill and the Mayday crew for a delicious 3-course dinner and intimate discussion about the state of the world and what we can do about it. At the end of the night, Jeremy will personally sign a copy of his book, Dirty Wars, to you or someone you love.

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    Pledge US$ 1,200 or more About US$ 1,200

    Host your own private, slammin' party at the Mayday Bar and Cafe. Our dance floor and banging sound system - not to mention the coolest bartenders in the world - will work together to make your evening unforgettable. We'll also throw in the Mayday T-shirt, and silk-screened artwork from the People's Climate March.

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    Pledge US$ 2,000 or more About US$ 2,000

    NEW REWARD: Let Mayday Bar & Cafe thank you for being a Mayday Community Space supporter by honoring you as a comped VIP guest for one year! That includes all special events. Plus free use of Mayday Space for an event of your own, or that of a group you support.

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    Pledge US$ 5,000 or more About US$ 5,000

    Enjoy Angel status at Mayday Bar & Cafe with your own personal, bottomless glass and your name permanently listed on our website as an early Mayday visionary! We'll also throw in 4 all-access tickets to the Mayday backer-only party and an invitation to the Han Shan Cocktails & Conspiracy evening. AND, consider most of your holiday shopping done because we are sending you the Mayday T-shirt, a silkscreened piece of art from the People’s Climate March, all 3 books on offer, and a gift certificate for free use of Mayday Community Space for your own event (or that of a group you support).

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    Pledge US$ 25 or more About US$ 25

    WORKSHOP #1: Is government surveillance getting you down? This is a beginner secure communications training; a first step on your Bilbo Baggan's type quest to understand the scope of electronic mass surveillance and provide some concrete and helpful things you can do to protect your collective and individual Shires from the Eye of Saron that our government brands “the NSA." (Class will be in the Mayday Space)

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    Pledge US$ 25 or more About US$ 25

    Get down with radical grassroots NYC in every way. Enjoy a year's subscription to the Indypendent paper. 13 issues delivered to your door.

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    Pledge US$ 30 or more About US$ 30

    Resistance is fertile with our 3 four-packs of seedlings from local high school farmers at the Bushwick Campus of Ecostation:NY. Choose vegetables, flowers, and/or herbs.

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    MAYDAY BACKER PARTY -When Mayday bar opens, we are going to throw down. Hard. This reward level gets you (1) one ticket to the inaugural BACKER ONLY event and a speciality drink. (Do you want a great t-shirt too? - Upgrade to the $75 pledge)

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    Pledge US$ 50 or more About US$ 50

    A signed copy of the moving book, A Dream Foreclosed: Black America and the Fight for a Place to Call Home, by friend of the Mayday - author Laura Gottesdiener and get a day-long, bottomless cup of delicious coffee at Mayday Bar & Cafe to drink while you read.

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    NEW REWARD: Receive a signed copy of Naomi Klein's extremely important and timely book, This Changes Everything.

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    MAYDAY EARLY BACKER (T-shirt, entry to backer party) When Mayday bar opens, we are going to throw down. Hard. This reward level gets you (1) one ticket to the inaugural BACKER ONLY event, a specialty drink and the Mayday Coup d'Tee - a soft t-shirt designed by local muralist, Lmnopi.

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    NEW REWARD: Mayday neighbor and extremely talented musician Juliet Strong would love to thank you for donating by offering you a one-hour piano or voice lesson! Juliet uses her classical, folk, jazz and soul background to help you free your voice, or learn basic piano skills. Lessons are good for all ages!

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    NEW REWARD: Mayday neighbor and licensed NYS Acupuncturist Susana Correia wants to thank you for donating by offering you a private Chinese medicine consultation and 60 minute acupuncture session. Once we open, Susana will be offering regular community acupuncture sessions at Mayday. 

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    Pledge US$ 125 or more About US$ 125

    Let Molly Crabapple's fine art adorn your walls! As a thank you for your donation, Molly will send you a limited edition print of "Solidarite". (See an image of this beautiful piece in the main column of this page.)

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    Pledge US$ 150 or more About US$ 150

    2 VIP tickets to Mayday Backer Party -When Mayday bar opens, we are going to throw down. Hard. Get 2 sweet VIP tickets to the inaugural BACKER ONLY event with comp refreshments. We'll also be sure to introduce you to some of our special guests.

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    Adorn your walls with a one-of-a-kind artwork by New York illustrator and muralist, Crystal Clarity. Crystal's was part of the People's Climate Art team and has rocked out many phenomenal banners and murals at and around Mayday.

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