Monday, August 2, 2010

7th Annual Howl! Festival September 10th, 11th and 12th in Tompkins Square Park

SEPTEMBER 10th, 11th and 12th, 2010
In Tompkins Square Park NYC: East Village

Howl Arts, Inc. brings its 7th annual HOWL! Festival to Tompkins Square Park (7th – 10 Sts at Aves A & B, NYC) beginning Friday night Sept 10 – Sunday night Sept 12 for an exceptional, existential and uplifting weekend of cutting edge art, fantasy, fun and superb family entertainment.

Designed to house two stages in distinctly marked sections, fully separate programs for children and adults will include the yearly ART AROUND THE PARK, All HOWL! All The Time! * New World Music * LOW LIFE * HIP HOP HOWL! * HOUSE OF HOWL! * The Carl Solomon Book Fair * HOWL! Opens Wide for 5*, and new this year, the Lower East Side Girls Club’s EAST VILLAGE EARTH CIRCUS.

Since its founding in 2002, thousands of artists and performing groups of every genre and every background have taken to the streets, to the Park, and to the stage when HOWL! FESTIVAL roars through the East Village.

HOWL! Arts, Inc., a not-for-profit arts organization producing all things HOWL! also presents the HOWL! Arts Project (HAP), a month-long performance series September 1-30 to benefit the HOWL! Emergency Life Project (H.E.L.P). Administered by the Actors Fund, H.E.L.P is an emergency services and health fund available to East Village and downtown artists in need of assistance. HOWL! Arts Project is sponsored by Actors Fund and presents poetry, theater, film, dance, music and performance art programs.

HOWL! Arts channels the spirit and artistic invention of the namesake poem and poet Allen Ginsberg to deliver firsthand examples of the creative, cultural, and historical forces that have made the highly original downtown arts community world renowned.

Partnering Venues include: Bowery Poetry Club, Poetry Project at St Marks Church in the Bowery, Nuyorican Poets Café, A Gathering of the Tribes, Cave Canem, Asian American Writers Workshop, Gallery Bar, Niagara, Pianos, Bowery Electric, Ella Lounge and Theatre 80 at St Marks and more.

For information, photos, press passes, and to request interviews, please contact Claire O'Connor at or 212.245.5784

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