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.
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.
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.
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
WEDNESDAY, Oct 12 – PROSPECT HEIGHTS, BROOKLYN
THURSDAY, Oct 13 – HARLEM
5:00 pm -8:30 pm Marcus Meets Malcolm with Banda Rim Bam Bum, Young Fellaz Brass Band, and Elijah J. Thomas’ Hellfighters 2
FRIDAY, Oct 14 – STATEN ISLAND
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
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