The Open Streets block parties may have concluded this past weekend, but it’s not quite over yet. …

Brooklyn get ready for a little more music and dancing in the street, as the 16th Annual HONK NYC! Festival kicks off on Tuesday, October 11, bringing bands from across the globe for a 9-day festival of outdoor music performances.

The extravaganza of street band music and spectacle highlights Gotham’s incredible variety of culture. HONK NYC! 2022 showcases NYC-based artists whose work focuses on preserving, interpreting, and reimagining street music traditions from BIPOC diasporic cultural expressions.

Photo: Supplied/Honk NYC!

Premiering at this year’s festival is Banda Rim Ram Bum, from Santiago, Chile, fusing indigenous Andean sounds of Tinku and Diablada with cumbia, Afro-Latin rhythms, carnaval, and salsa in a celebration of Latin diversity; and Young Fellaz Brass Band, bringing its authentic New Orleans Second Line experience.

Photo: Supplied/Honk NYC!

Also premiering for the first time is the Honk Family Band, a multi-dimensional community ensemble created to connect musicians, sound-makers, dancers and spectacle-doers across New York City.

Photo: Supplied/Honk NYC!

The 16th Annual HONK NYC! Festival  will run from October 11 – 19, 2022. Check out this year’s schedule:

TUESDAY, Oct 11 – PARK SLOPE, BROOKLYN

6:00 pm to Midnight – Opening at Barbès with Young Fellaz Brass Band and Slavic Soul Party, NYC’s leading Balkan Funk Brass Band

WEDNESDAY, Oct 12  – PROSPECT HEIGHTS, BROOKLYN

4:00 pm – 7:00 pm Happy Hour at Underhill Open Streets with Banda Rim Ram Bum and Young Fellaz Brass Band

THURSDAY, Oct 13 – HARLEM

5:00 pm -8:30 pm Marcus Meets Malcolm with Banda Rim Bam BumYoung Fellaz Brass Band, and Elijah J. Thomas’ Hellfighters 2

FRIDAY, Oct 14 – STATEN ISLAND

6:00 pm – 10:00 pm Maker Park Radio show featuring Spanglish Fly, the premiere band of the Latin Bugalú revival

SATURDAY, Oct 15 – EAST VILLAGE / BUSHWICK

12:00 pm to 6:00 pm – Parades and events in the East Village at Avenue B Open Streets, FAB Open Streets, and several community gardens withFrank London’s Klezmer Brass All-Stars (“The mystical high priest of New Wave Avant-Klez jazz), COBU (all-women Japanese Taiko drumming), musician & composerMelvin Gibbs, and others.

8:00 pm – HONK NYC! 9th Annual Brasstastic Blowout at Rubulad featuring Funkrust Brass Band, a 20-piece post-apocalyptic disco-punk brass band playing all original music and Dancing Divas Brass Band, a new queer-led ensemble commissioned by HONK NYC!

SUNDAY, Oct 16 – PARK SLOPE, BROOKLYN

10:00 pm – HONK NYC! returns to Barbés with the Brass Queens, an all-women 8-piece brass band inspired by the musical traditions of New Orleans

TUESDAY, Oct 18 – JACKSON HEIGHTS

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Parade performances at the 34th Ave Open Streets with Banda Rim Bam Bum and Young Fellaz Brass Band

WEDNESDAY, Oct 19 – SUNSET PARK

7:00 pm – Closing night jam party at JAMbalaya, with Young Fellaz Brass Band

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  1. Please visit www:thebrooklynbazaar.com
    We are a non-profit organization that does the open street festival and would like to have Honk NY to come to our venue next year. Please feel free to contact me at 917-455-9243 or email: [email protected]. Thank you. Juliet Sandford

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