And a rovin' they will go: walkout planned for Saturday

(Credit: Urbanite)

Hundreds of New Yorkers are planning to head out of town the hard way this Saturday as part of an organized walk-out sponsored by the Sanctuary of Hope, an off beat performance space in Ridgewood, Queens.

The group is meeting at Union Square on Saturday and planning to head up Broadway, spending the night in Van Cortlandt Park, before ultimately, two days later, ending up in Croton Point Park in Croton-on-Hudson.

The idea began with three friends making weekend plans.

"We all have lived in New York for such a long-ass time and we were trying to get out of it," said Matthew Blair, 26, who is organizing the event and who runs Sanctuary of Hope.

He added that this is an apolitical walkout--"it's a demonstration, not a protest," he said--and that folks are invited to peel off after a few miles or even a few blocks.

Blair also said that he hoped that more would join along the way, Forrest Gump-style.

There they hope to make their way back to the city courtesy of Swoon and her merry mob on Swimming Cities and Switchback Sea

--David Freedlander

Tags: swoon , walkout , hipster ridgewood performance spaces , road trips

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