Howl! Festival

Howl! Festival

September 5-9
In honor of Beat poet Allen Ginsberg's famous poem "Howl," which was the focus of an obscenity trial in the 1950s, the East Village and Lower East Side of New York City celebrate their own roles in the development of the American counter culture.
Created by local entrepreneur Philip Hartman in 2002 and centered on Tompkins Square Park, the five-day event includes dance, film, theatre, art, poetry, performance, and a host of other artistic activities. In addition, local clubs, restaurants, art galleries, and other venues participate in the celebration. In 2007, the event also included the Carl Solomon Book Expo, named after the Beat writer who was the inspiration for "Howl" and who is credited with getting the first novels of William Burroughs and Jack Kerouac published. Earlier festivals included the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival and the Allen Ginsberg Poetry Festival. The event ends with a parade down St. Marks Place.
CONTACTS:
Federation of East Village Artists
151 First Ave., Ste. 88
New York, NY 10003
212-673-5433; fax: 212-505-3098
www.howlfestival.com/index.php
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This release coincides with the 2005 incarnation of the HOWL! Festival.
This year they have partnered up with Phil Hartman, of Two Boots Pizza, who over the last 25 years has supported a variety of arts and children's programs -- including the HOWL! Festival and the Two Boots Mardi Gras Ball, an annual benefit for the Lower East Side Girls Club.