HONK NYC for More Gardens! 2016 Lower East Side festival
HONK NYC for More Gardens! 2016 festival is the third annual collaboration between More Gardens! and HONK NYC in support of all that is green & beautiful in New York. Celebrating the rich history of public space, the alchemy of gardeners, the shared experience of neighborhood and commmunity.


12 noon to 2pm: Children's Magical Garden
A kid's craft workshop with Calling All Parties, followed by a tour of the gardens led by Aresh Javadi, and visiting artists, Second Line Social Aid and Pleasure Society Brass Band (founders of the original HONK! Festival in Somerville, MA) and La Fanfare Invisible from Paris.

2pm - 4pm: La Plaza Cultural Community Garden
A feast of percussion! Featuring Ricardo Torres and Sambata, The Lower Eastside Girls Club's Seriously Noisy Marching Band, and a workshop at 3pm by Scott Kettner of Maracatu New York.

3pm - 6pm: Tompkins Square Park
Featuring performances by:
Environmental Encroachment (Chicago)
Kings County Pipes & Drums - Brooklyn's very own.
Kenny Wollesen & The Tigers
Le Pompier Poney Club (Marseille, FR) - making their NYC debut.
Emperor Norton's Stationary Marching Band
plus more surprises!

There are still endangered community gardens in New York City, like the Children’s Magical Garden, where members are currently struggling to save their garden from development. For over a decade, marching bands like Rude Mechanical Orchestra and the Hungry March Band have been a part of the call to action to save these urban treasures and reclaim public space. This year HONK! NYC returns to commemorate the loss of Esperanza Community Garden 15 years ago, celebrate the existence of our secure garden spaces, and once again sound the alarm for those gardens that are fighting for survival.

HONK NYC! is an annual extravaganza of street bands and spectacle. For one fantastic week each October, HONK NYC! presents over a dozen free and ticketed performances in schools, clubs, parks, gardens, galleries and other public spaces across metropolitan New York. Fun, revelry, audience participation and inclusion are the hallmarks of HONK NYC! events. The festival brings together musicians and performers from around the globe who share a passion and dedication for playing and preserving the grassroots tradition of brass and percussion music. HONK NYC! is a spin-off from the decade-strong, Boston-area HONK! Festival of Activist Street Bands, the founding fest of a now multi-city network of HONK!s in the U.S., Brazil and Australia.

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