Despite the gloomy weather, thousands came out to Central Park for Saturday's Science March, each attendee carrying a sign more nerdy than the last. Expect another large turn-out on May Day, with a host of citywide actions scheduled around May 1st to celebrate the historic workers holiday. Below, we've rounded up some pre-May Day festivities, as well as the best in local rallies, benefits and anti-fascist reading groups.

Rally For #FairFares

Transit affordability advocates got a major victory earlier this month when the city council announced their budget proposal would include money for half-price MetroCards to those living below the poverty line. De Blasio, however, insists the state should fund the #FairFares initiative. Advocates plan to gather at the steps of City Hall on Tuesday to demand the mayor get on board with transit affordability.

FREE, Tuesday April 25th, 1 p.m. | New York City Hall

March To End NYPD 'Gang Raids'

On the one year anniversary of the largest gang bust in NYC history, a host of police accountability groups will rally on the steps of City Hall to demand that the NYPD cease "conducting militarized raids and takedowns that lead to the over-prosecutions of young people from poor neighborhoods of color." Following the rally, a march will make stops at the nearby U.S. Attorney's office and the Metropolitan Correctional Center.

FREE, Thursday, April 27, 3 p.m. | New York City Hall

Stand With B&H Photo Workers

Your friendly neighborhood socialists in the NYC DSA will hold a rally supporting the employees of B&H, who recently organized a union following widespread reports of hazardous working conditions in several Brooklyn-based warehouses. Organizers say that management has threatened to move their jobs 75 miles away, so the DSA is calling on New Yorkers to come show solidarity outside the 9th Avenue shop on Friday.

FREE, Friday, April 28th, 12 p.m. | B & H Photo, 420 9th Avenue, Manhattan

No Walls Party: Immigration Rights Benefit

Popular Gowanus venue Littlefield will host a night of live music, comedy, and art on Saturday, with all proceeds going to immigrant assistance programs Make the Road and Bronx Defenders. The benefit features stand-up comedy hosted by Melanie Martinez, an art show by Sally Erskine, and music from Modern Beast, Ohmslice, and DJ BLKID twins. The $20 ticket gets you access to an open bar.

$20, Saturday, April 29th, 8 p.m. | Littlefield 622 Degraw Street, Brooklyn

Anti-Bomb Rally

An anti-war group called Save the Civilians will lead a protest on Saturday morning against drone strikes, airstrikes, and other forms of bombing. The event kicks off with a rally outside the United Nations, followed by a march to Trump Tower. Organizers say the cause is bipartisan, noting that "No matter what political party or ideology you identify with, this is the time to stand together against violence."

FREE, Saturday, April 29th, 11 a.m. | Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, 885 2nd Avenue, Manhattan

May Day 2017: Our Struggles Continue / Nuestras Luchas Siguen

Leading up to May Day, a host of progressive groups plan to hold free social justice programming intended to spread "histories, skills, and wisdoms, while building power towards collective liberation." The programs, which feature a wide-ranging list of collaborators including ICE-FREE NYC and HealthEquity4Black Lives, will take place in Corona, Bushwick, and Washington Heights. Those interested in submitting their own workshop proposal can find more information here.

FREE, Saturday, April 29th, 12 p.m. | Multiple locations, see invite

Anti-Fascist Book Club

The inaugural meeting of the anti-fascist book club takes place Sunday at the LGBT Center in the Village, with a discussion of the first 100 pages of Hannah Arendt's The Origins of Totalitarianism. That seminal analysis of Nazism and Stalinism sold out on Amazon following Trump's election, and all 48 copies appear to be checked out at the New York Public Library. Next up, the group plans on discussing a yet-to-be-named title by James Baldwin.

$10 Suggested Donation, Sunday, April 30th, 2 p.m. | Bureau of General Services-Queer Division, 208 W 13th Street, Room 210, Manhattan