DOWNTOWN PERFORMERS AND ARTISTS
REV UP IN TOMPKINS SQUARE PARK FOR THE
8TH ANNUAL HOWL! FESTIVAL
CELEBRATING ALLEN GINSBERG’S 85th BIRTHDAY WEEKEND
FRIDAY, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY
JUNE 3rd, 4th and 5th
In Tompkins Square Park, NYC:
Howl Arts, Inc. brings its 8th Annual HOWL! Festival to (located between 7th –and 10th Streets, between Avenues A and B, in Manhattan), from Friday June 3rd through Sunday night June 5th, for an exceptional, existential and uplifting weekend of cutting edge art, fantasy, fun and superb family entertainment.
With sculpture, interactive installations, poetry circles, yoga and acoustic performances in the park each day from 11am – 7pm, the HOWL! Festival, the East Village festival of the arts, arrives on June 3 just in time to celebrate the birthday of the late who would have turned 85 years old on this day.
Opening the stage on June 3 at 5pm with the festival’s traditional reading of his famed poem HOWL, Ginsberg’s impassioned words will be delivered by his friends and contemporaries led by Hettie Jones, Ed Sanders, and Bob Rosenthal, just to name a few. and Beat poets ,
Paving the way for the customary weekend of poetry, performance art, music and dance, the HOWL! Festival will once again feature Art Around the Park, a two day exhibit of East Village/Lower East Side artists exhibiting their work as they create it; the live-on-stage performances of Hip Hop HOWL!, House of HOWL and LOW LIFE, as well as the amazing talents of Rosie’s Theater Kids, just the highlights of numerous performances on both the adult and children’s stages.
This year’s surprise addition introduces a brand new children’s attraction, the Great HOWL! OUT LOUD carnival games, fairway attractions, arts and crafts activities, miniature golf and live entertainment provided by Rosie’s Theater Kids among others... It's free fun for all ages! for kids of all ages, offering
Since its founding in 2002, thousands of artists and performing groups of every genre and background have taken to the streets, to the Park and to the stage when the HOWL! FESTIVAL roars through the East Village.
HOWL! Arts, Inc., a not-for-profit arts organization producing all things HOWL! also presents the HOWL! a month-long performance series which will take place throughout the month of October (2011) to benefit the HOWL Emergency Life Project (H.E.L.P). Administered by the , 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 (administrators of H.E.L.P) and presents poetry, theater, film, dance, music and performance art programs. (HAP),
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 of the EV/LES community world-renowned.
For information, photos, press passes, and to request interviews, please contact
Claire O’Connor Public Relations 212.245.5784 / email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jane Friedman / HOWL! Arts Inc 917.749.9210 / email: email@example.com