Summering in the City

Nayaba Arinde | 7/30/2020, midnight
Namaste-ing all along the Black Lives Mural on Harriet Ross Tubman Avenue/Fulton Street, Bed Stuy, Brooklyn, the ladies and gents ...
Yoga on the Brooklyn Black Lives Matter mural Nayaba Arinde photo

Namaste-ing all along the Black Lives Mural on Harriet Ross Tubman Avenue/Fulton Street, Bed Stuy, Brooklyn, the ladies and gents from Stacked Yoga brought their mats and bottled water to Sunday morning class on July 26. “It’s free and woke…#powertothepeople,” they said.

In Richmond Hill, City Council Member Adrienne Adams helped kick off Census Push week with a community rally. She was joined by other officials and community groups like Borough Pres. Sharon Lee, Sadhana, the Sikh Cultural Society, LifeCamp and Caribbean Equality Project. Adams said; “It is important for every man, woman and child who lives in New York City to be counted in the 2020 Census as it will determine our allocation of federal funding for the next ten years… Regardless of immigration status, income or if your family just moved here, we need every household to participate in the census.” 

Meanwhile, under scaffolding in Downtown Brooklyn, wearing and selling his “100 percent Black-owned” masks, taking advantage of the moment, entrepreneur Tony got creative with his Black Lives Matter t-shirts.

People are trying to claim their summer however they can.