Early-May events: Protests and picnics in the park – The Post

Early-May events: Protests and picnics in the park

(photo: Ole Schultze Henriksen)
April 30th, 2015 7:00 pm| by Maria Dunbar

Labour Day
May 1, 12:00-18:00; Fælledparken, Cph Ø

May 1 this year falls on the same day as Great Prayer Day, so there are no excuses not to join the masses at the capital’s premier park on Friday May 1.
Traditionally a holiday for public workers in Denmark, the International Workers’ Day celebrations in Fælledparken are unmissable for many and a rite of passage for many young Danes.

Initially the scene of demonstrations for workers’ rights, it is now the symbolic backdrop for a series of speeches by the left-wing parties and unions in honour of the day.

Embrace the solidarity, enjoy the official entertainment provided and stay to enjoy the picnic and party atmosphere that follows.

CPH Downtown opening
May 1, 18:00; Vandkunsten 5, Cph K; copenhagendowntown.com

Retro hostel Downtown hasexpanded its premises to make way for a 300 sqm underground bar. There will be free bubbly, food and music to celebrate its birth.

Free comic book day
May 2; Fantask, Sankt Peders Stræde 18, Cph K

Your collection is missing this year’s special-edition, free comic books. Pick up a set and discuss them with other comic book enthusiasts who are bound to be found close by.