Sun, October 15th

HONK NYC Closing Party

Festival Funk rock TICKETS

Doors 5PM
Show 5:45PM
Advance Price $10
Door Price $10

Advanced online ticket sales stop at 5pm on day of show
If available, more tickets are available at door

HONK NYC Closing Party

 

The 2017 HONK NYC Festival
11th Annual International Street Band Extravaganza

Featuring:
HONK NYC Closing Party with
FRANK LONDON,
DAMAS DE FERRO, 
ARTISTS FOR A FREE WORLD,
3 MILLION MAJORITY BAND
 
 
HONK NYC, the raucous annual international street band extravaganza, celebrates 2017 with a fresh batch of riotous rhythms and jubilant jams. More than 150 musicians from over a dozen ensembles will perform in downtown Manhattan, Brooklyn, Harlem, Queens, Staten Island, and Jersey City from October 10 to October 15, presenting a cavalcade of free and extremely low-priced performances in parks, gardens, museums, galleries, schools, public spaces and venues - all filling the streets of the city with sound.

An artist-run festival, primarily underwritten via crowd-funding and small individual donations, the annual HONK NYC cavalcade brings a sense of anarchic, joyful, participatory celebration to audiences, weaving together musicians and performers from around the globe who share a passion for playing and preserving the grassroots global tradition of street music.

HONK NYC is made possible in part by a DCA Art Grant from Staten Island Arts and with public funds from Creative Engagement. The Festival is also supported by the NYC Dept. of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. Presenting Partners for HONK NYC include The Africa Center, The New York Transit Museum and The Office of Cultural Affairs for Jersey City.
 
Check out the newly-released
10 Years of Honk NYC Benefit Album:
Sona Civitatis Novi Eboraci - Only $10 on Bandcamp 

Frank London
 

 

So far in 2017, trumpeter/composer Frank London has premiered his opera Hatuey Memory of Fire in Havana, played with Itzhak Perlman, been featured with the Klezmatics at Budapest’s Sziget Festival, toured Japan with Jinta-la-Mvta, released the Glass House Orchestra’s Astro-Hungarian Jewish Music on Piranha records, been guest soloist at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, co-created the international immigrant orchestra Welcoming Strangers in Boston, taught music at Seoul National University and at London’s SOAS, restaged his oratorio A Night in the Old Marketplace for the Folksbiene, been featured artist at the Yiddish Book Center’s Yidstock, worked with Glen Berger on Underneath the Lintel and On Words & Onwards for Minneapolis’ Theater Latté Da, recorded on Zion 80 and J Hacha de Zola’s new albums, been featured artist with Yanky Lemmer at Warsaw’s Singer Festiwal, and is playing and music-directing his original music for Karin Coonrod’s Merchant of Venice at Peak Performances… and there are still four months to go.

Damas de Ferro

 
 
Damas de Ferro (“Iron Ladies” in Portuguese) was formed in 2013 out of the desire to create a project that showcased street art and music made by women playing brass and percussion instruments. The band consists of 14 female musicians who play a repertoire of contemporary music in a variety of performance styles, from stage shows to the streets. The group believes strongly in empowering, and all the musicians share a common goal of highlighting and supporting all forms of feminist protest.

Artists for a Free World Marching Band



 
The sound of resistance! In the dark of these times, we use our art to light the way.
www.artsforart.org

Three Million Majority Marching Band


 

Founded shortly after the 2016 election, The 3 Million Majority Marching Band reminds all who are opposed to racism, misogyny, homophobia, and xenophobia that WE are still the American majority, despite the current political paradigm. Led by Sousaphonist Jared Engel, the group raises the decibel level of New York’s social-justice rallies and marches. They quickly received notoriety for their "morale-boosting music" which was reported on in The New Yorker’s "Talk of the Town." Like Joshua equipped with his shofar, The 3 Million Majority Marching Band blows down the walls and towers of oppression with an exuberant and mighty sound.
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