This image says so much about what you will experience on a spring day at Washington Square Park, taken yesterday, also May Day. Rallies were held May 1st at Union Square Park and WSP.
Via Instagram, photographer Salomea Tabagari writes, “If you do what u love, it is the best way to relax.”
Especially if it is a place you love! The image features The Lady Jacqueline – she looks like a real fairy! Also, the Arch and May Day activities in the background and the woman in the floral dress capturing it all.
Gothamist (who knew Gothamist was back? not me…) reported on this year’s May Day NYC here, including some great photos and history of the day:
May Day began in 1889 to commemorate the Haymarket Affair, in which workers in Chicago were killed for demonstrating in support of the 8-hour workday. Today it’s centered specifically on worker power and changing the world’s economic system. Recently May Day has also been incorporated into the litany of actions and movements that condemn President Trump.
Photo: Salomea Tabagari