May Day at Ding Dong historical record

This post will serve to preserve Mike Diana's artwork, which we were very pleased about having as the focus of our 2010 Mayflyer. Yay Mike!

Thanks, Everyone!

Thanks to everyone who helped make May Day at Ding Dong a lot of fun! To the readers, performers, vendors, artists, friends & neighbors, organizers, the Ding Dong Lounge and also the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council: we thank you with the warmest of hearts!!

Although the word "epic" was used to describe Saturday's turnout and general good vibes, we're boldly looking forward to more (possibly even more epic?!) uptown fairs in the future! Check back for new events!


For all of you who are spending the day with us on May 1st, here's an idea of what you can expect and when you can expect it. There will be a wonderful range of performers: book makers! book readers! poets! puppets! musicians! noise-makers of all kinds! Visit everyone's websites for more info and get excited!

1:00 Sam Cohen
1:20 Esther K Smith, Purgatory Pie Press
1:40 Steve Hann
2:00 Samantha Chanse
2:20 Sarah Dziedzic
2:40 Buzz Poole
3:00 Fiction Circus
3:40 Cassie J. Sneider
4:00 Oh be joyful
4:30 Ed Askew
5:00 C-Town
5:30 Phil and the Osophers
6:00 The March Fourth!
6:45 - Dimmer
7 - Jeffrey Lewis

In addition to these performers, we'll have some wonderful vendors representing small presses, book artists and craftspeople. Check out our list of Vendors & Attenders and come prepared to ask questions and support their work!

Be a vendor at May Day at Ding Dong 2010!

If you're interested in learning more about tabling at May Day at Ding Dong on May 1, 2010, please email dingdongtables at gmail for more information.

If you're ready to purchase space on one of our vending tables please click the paypal button below. Tables are $15 and the deadline is April 24, 2010!

If you don't have a bank account please e-mail us to set up an alternate mode of payment.

Dear Friends of the Uptown Zine Shindig:

We're organizing another uptown zine and small press fair! May Day at Ding Dong will be held on May 1, 2010 from 1pm to 7pm at Ding Dong Lounge, 929 Columbus Avenue (between 105th and 106th).
This fair has a few different goals, so if your heart doesn't flutter at the word "zine," worry not:

- bringing together writers and illustrators of zines, books and other fine literary and artistic creations to share ideas and wares
- providing a forum for writers, artists and performers to present their work to the public
- gathering this community in upper Manhattan in order to serve a neighborhood that rarely sees the likes of zine and small fairs
- raising funds for future iterations of this fair through the sale of event-specific artwork (tshirts! posters!)

So, in short, this will be a fun day and we hope to see you! If you have questions, email dingdongtables at gmail and we'll write back!