Trailing Hillary Clinton in the latest polls, Bernie Sanders is planning an aggressive push in New York City ahead of the April 19 primary: Besides a debate night eve rally in Washington Square Park on Wednesday, his campaign just announced two more events, one in Prospect Park and the other in Hunter's Point South Park. Plus, his famous supporters including Rosario Dawson, Vampire Weekend, Danny Glover, Tim Robbins, Shailene Woodley, Spike Lee and TV on the Radio will be on hand. Here are the details of the first-come, first-served gatherings:
Wednesday, April 13 is the Washington Square Park rally: Doors open at 5 p.m. and program begins at 7 p.m; the event is free, but Bernie wants you to RSVP here. Special guests announced are Vampire Weekend, Spike Lee, Rosario Dawson, Shailene Woodley, Linda Sarsour, Tim Robbins and Graham Nash.
General admission entrances will be located at SW and SE corners of the Washington Square Park. Organizers advise for this and all the rallies, "For security reasons, please do not bring bags and limit what you bring to small, personal items like keys and cell phones. Weapons, sharp objects, chairs and signs or banners on sticks will not be allowed through security. Public transit is encouraged. No public parking available on site."
The Prospect Park rally is on Sunday, April 17, with doors opening at noon and music starting at 4 p.m.; general admission entrance located at East side of park near the boathouse (RSVP here). Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, Danny Devito, Justin Long and Grizzly Bear are guests.
The Long Island City rally at Hunter's Point South Park is on Monday, April 18; doors open at 5 p.m. and music starts at 7 p.m. (RSVP here; the entrance located at Center Blvd off of 54th Ave). Sanders supporters featured are Danny Glover, Fisher Stevens and TV on Radio.
Then again, she's leading by double digits.