NEW YORK – May Day will be celebrated in New York with a dinner for peace, sponsored by the People’s Weekly World. The event will feature Sam Webb, national chairman of the Communist Party USA, who will be speaking on the subject, “A peaceful world is possible.” Kahlil Almustafa, an exciting young poet, will be only one of the performers on the program. For information and reservations for the May Day dinner, call (212) 924-0550.

A new May Day tradition will begin this year in Harlem with a “Peace and Justice Festival” on Sunday, May 4. Local peace groups, labor and community organizations are hosting a celebration of the international workers holiday, emphasizing culture and the importance of unity.

Sponsors, which include the offices of the two local City Council members, the Working Families Party Club and Uptown Youth for Peace and Justice and the Black Radical Congress, are aiming for a festive event with community performers of every kind of music from hip hop, salsa and merengue, to R&B, folk, cumbia, and rock and roll. The festival will take place at the park at Grants Tomb, on Riverside Drive and 122nd Street and will run from noon to 6 pm. For more information, call (212) 642-1185.