New York — On Saturday, June 12, at 6:30pm, The Strokes will hold “The Strokes and Friends: A Concert for Maya Wiley” at Irving Plaza. The concert is the first vaccination-required, full-capacity indoor concert post-COVID in New York City. Doors open at 6:30pm. The program begins at 8:30pm.
“I cannot even begin to describe my excitement for this concert. I am so thankful to The Strokes for their support for my campaign and my vision for this city and for their commitment to making this event happen safely and successfully,” said Maya Wiley. “This concert —the first full-capacity indoor show in over a year — is proof that New York City is on the road to recovery and I’m thrilled to be kicking off this important and joyful milestone for our city. I’m so thankful to Julian and the band for their commitment to ensuring a better future for our city and cannot wait for Saturday night.”
“Maya Wiley is the most grateful, gracious, and kind-hearted bad-ass I’ve ever witnessed. The more I know her, the more I know that she is absolutely the best choice to be NYC’s next mayor. This feels like a once in a lifetime opportunity to help elevate an incredible person to a position of power where they can protect the public — instead of the usual — managing their exploitation,” said Julian Casablancas, The Strokes’ frontman. “She is the only leading candidate without a PAC, so it’s a privilege to use art to support a non-corporate candidate fighting against difficult odds. She is a benevolent warrior; at City Hall she got the cop who killed Eric Garner fired. We need to elect trustworthy people so when hard decisions need to be made behind closed doors, we know the people of NYC will be protected and in the best hands possible.”
Tickets will be available for purchase at mayawileyformayor.tixr.com on Wednesday, June 9 at 12:00pm est. This event will have a strict two ticket limit.
Irving Plaza is complying with New York State mandates that require all guests to be fully vaccinated for this full-capacity event. Guests must provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination at the door. Final dose must be 14 days prior to the event. For more information visit maya4.nyc/thestrokesandfriends.
Maya has been endorsed by 1199SEIU, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries, Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez, Congressman Jamaal Bowman Congresswoman Yvette Clarke, Congresswoman Katie Porter, Gloria Steinem, Cecile Richards, Former HUD Secretary Julián Castro, Amsterdam News, Community Voices Heard, Higher Heights for America, EMILY’s list, AmplifyHer, State Senator Michael Gianaris, Former Assembly Member and Former DNC Vice Chair Michael Blake, Assembly Member Deborah Glick, Assembly Member Khaleel Anderson, Assembly Member Jeff Aubry, Assembly Member Latoya Joyner, Assemblymember Andrew Hevesi, Assembly Members Davila and Gallagher, Senator Salazar, District Leader Nemir-Olivares, Mark Green, Nathalia Fernández, Robbie Kaplan, Council Members Helen Rosenthal and Steve Levin, and former City Council Member Jimmy Vacca. She has also received the endorsement of New York Progressive Action Network, the 504 Democratic Club, New York State Nurses Association, Our Revolution, the Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club, the Working Families Party, and Democracy For America. She has received ranked choice endorsements from The Jewish Vote and Progressive Women of New York.
Since entering the race, Wiley has introduced several innovative policy proposals, including her New Deal New York, a piece of her economic vision that will create 100,000 jobs; a plan to save small business; a Universal Community Care plan to provide $5,000 grants for the 100,000 most in-need New York City; her Community First Climate Plan; an education plan that hires 1,000 teachers; a policy to prevent maternal mortality; a proposal to combat gun violence; an arts, culture and tourism platform; a women’s agenda; a plan to create safe communities and transform policing; a housing plan for a just and livable city; and a plan to fight evictions.