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Gotham's beloved street party is back with SEVEN days of sweet music, dance & euphoric revelry. YOU ARE INVITED!
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    Get your pre-sale ticket to our 4th annual Friday Night Gala!

    Friday, October 16
    Doors at 7pm / Show at 8pm.
    $20 at the door.

    With Gato Loco, Hungry March Band, BatalaNYC, Environmental Encroachment, Drumadics, Les Vilains Chicot, New Creations Brass Band, & more TBA.

    Event updates here: https://www.facebook.com/events/835737279872974/

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    Get a digital download of Spanglish Fly's new CD, "New York Boogaloo."

    "What Sharon Jones did for oldschool soul, what Antibalas did for Afrobeat & what Chicha Libre is doing for chicha, Spanglish Fly is doing for bugalu."

    --Lucid Culture

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    Sxip Shirey's "Sonic New York," -- mp3 download. If you don't yet know Sxip, you should. "Sxip Shirey is a composer & performer who lives in New York City. His music is beautiful, surprising, deep and will twist your head right around. Ecstatic melody, unimaginable sounds & deep sexy beats played by Industrial Flutes, Bullhorn Harmonicas, Regurgitated Music Box, Triple Extended Pennywhistles, Miniature Hand Bell Choir, Obnoxiophone, Glass Bowls With Red Marbles, human beat box & a clutch of curious objects."

    Catch him & his JANK band at our Brasstasstic Blowout on Saturday, October 18.

    Event updates here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1637897913151005/

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    Get your pre-sale ticket to our Brass-Tastic Blowout, presented with RUBULAD.

    Saturday, October 17 at The Wick
    Doors at 9pm / Show 9:30
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    With BatalaNYC & guest Marcus Santos, Environmental Encroachment, Drumadics, Les Vilains Chicot, New Creations Brass Band, Sxip Shirey & His JaNK Band and Underground Horns.

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    Hungry March Band Treasure:
    Specialized Chef Hats by Evelyn Fugate

    HMB Dancer Evelyn Fugate tricked out simple paper chef hats for HMB's 2007 European tour. Only four remain. Wear HMB's iconic fork-knife-n-ear logo on your head when you make a meal.

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    More Gardens! CD, featuring Hungry March Band, Antibalas, Pete Seegar & many others.

    The More Gardens! Coalition is a group of community people, community gardeners, & environmental & social justice activists, rooted in arts, promoting the development and preservation of community gardens as well as the cultivation of fallow land in New York City.

    This CD is a expression in musical form of the alchemy the group performs on land. HONK NYC! is proud to partner with More Gardens! on our annual day of parades in the East Village, which will be October 17 this year.

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    HONK NYC! Classic T-shirt! Wear your love for HONK NYC! on your sleeve.

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    Scull-n-Drum Sticks Patch

    From Hungry March Band's Treasure, an original patch made by Julie Hair in 2007. Only one left.

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    Two pre-sale tickets to our 4th annual Friday Night Gala!

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    Get two pre-sale tickets to our Brass-Tastic Blowout, presented with RUBULAD.

    Saturday, October 17 at The Wick
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    "How To Make A Marching Band" poster by Samantha Tsistinas of Hungry March Band

    HONK NYC! Fest founder Samantha Tsistinas illustrated a how-to on making a marching band for our award-winning 2015 World Maker Fest presentation. Get your own printed copy of her whimsical, inimitable artwork.

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    French Fanfare Music - 2 CDs from Marseille: Samenakoa & Pompier Pony Club.

    Samenakoa, a brass band from Marseille, was a powerful force in the French fanfare scene of the last decade, re-imagining what fanfare music could sound & look like under the influences of hip-hop, jazz & a sultry female singer. The band formed on a hot Mediterranean summer night & spent a decade together writing incredible original music they brought to the streets of their home city & at brass band festivals across France. We have 2 copies available of their CD, The March, which they toured with in NYC in 2008.

    Le Pompier Poney Club, created in 2012 in Marseille, is an international fanfare, with members from across France, Belgium, Rome & New York. On their first CD, recorded in 2014, you will find a variety of musical influences, with songs such as "Belsunce Breakdown," a famous hip hop song from Marseille's own Booga, B52's "Rock Lobster," Dalida's "Mourir sur Scene/I want to die on stage," Streetlight Manifesto's "When we Fall," & "Ghost Town," from The Specials.

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    Get your hands on a limited edition Spanglish Fly vinyl 7" 45rpm single: "Me Gusta Mi Bicicleta" b/w "The Po-Po"!

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    The big Friday Night Gala package: Two advance tickets, & one HONK NYC! tee to sport about town.

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    A Bounty from Batala NYC!

    Carry a bit of Batala NYC with you in your very own BNYC logo bag stuffed with a Batala T, a CD & other assorted swag from NYC's only all-female, Afro-Brazilian samba reggae ensemble.

    www.batala.nyc

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    The big Brass-Tastic Blowout package! Two advance tickets, & one HONK NYC! tee to sport about town!

    Saturday, October 17 at The Wick
    Doors at 9pm / Show 9:30
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    HONK NYC! commemorative hoodie! The temperature is dropping. Nothing like a classic black hoodie to beef up your winter jam.

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    "Brooklyn Spaces: 50 Hubs of Culture and Creativity"

    Get your very own signed copy of Oriana Leckert's book. Published in 2015, Brooklyn spaces profiles the community of creative space makers in Brooklyn who've transformed the borough over the past two decades into one of the most outrageously creative cities in the world. Read about the beautiful & the bizarre, the intricate and the slapdash, the upcycled, hacked, and remade.

    The book features HONK NYC! artists Les Muses Tanguent on its cover, in performance at our 2014 Brasstasstic Blowout with Rubulad.

    More info here:
    http://www.monacellipress.com/book/?isbn=9781580934282

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    Sponsor a BatalaNYC drum! Your name will appear on the drum for one year, & the drummer will send you a personalized video card thank you! In addition, you will receive a Batala CD.

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    Hungry March Band Treasure:
    One-of-a-kind costume skirt by Miggipyn

    Up-cycled designer Miggipyn created unique costume Ts and Skirts for HMB members for their 2009 European tour. Only one skirt remains: with the HMB skull wearing a marching band hat, surrounded by flames. Medium.

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    Big Bag O' Music & Stuff! CDs & swag from your favorite honkin' bands. Includes past festival posters & other surprises!

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    Are you in need of a fanfare? Perhaps "Reveille" to wake up in the morning or "Taps" to wind down at night? Would you like to serenade someone with a trumpet-gram? Would your softball game only be complete with a rousing rendition of "The Star Spangled Banner?" How about a surprise "Happy Birthday" for your sweetheart? Hungry March Band's trumpeters Jenny Harder & John Waters are at your service to provide the very best brass flourish for any occasion.

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    Dance, dance dance! Enjoy a private dance class with the lovely ladies of the Hungry March Band Pleasure Society. Learn all the moves to get you groovin' at gigs and be inspired to choreograph one of your own - they'll help! (Delivery subject to scheduling.)

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    Learn to fly with Kae Burke of The House of Yes. Kae will teach you and a friend how to climb, pose, twirl and fly on aerial fabric. This one, 1-hour private class open to first-timers, beginners and intermediates.

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    One-of-a-kind mermaid headpiece from the upcoming production of SPLISH, happening in New Orleans in late October, by Alita Edgar of Charm School Design, costumer to the Hungry March Band!

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    Hungry March Band Treasure:
    HMB 2005 New Orleans Mardi Gras Tour Jacket

    Hungry March Band played New Orleans during Mardi Gras in February 2005. Required for the first time in their career to wear "uniforms," band members modified red chef jackets for the tour.

    One smaller sized jacket is available. HMB's original logo is silkscreened on the back; the skull-n-cross-drumstick logo patch is sewn on the shoulder; with a fitted waist.

    The jacket was worn for a week-long of parades, parties & shows, & is one-of-a-kind, as each member altered jackets for the tour.

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    Stand in front of the most powerful drum line in NYC! Conduct Batala NYC. Bandleader Stacy Kovacs will show how it's done in real time & assist you in directing a samba reggae set of your very own.

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    Hungry March Band Treasure:
    Samantha Pantha's Cymbals

    HMB's original cymbalist Samantha Pantha is one of the best-known players in the alt-marching band scene. Her unique style of playing & "cymbal acrobatics" have attracted the attention of audiences across the states & in Europe, inspiring many. Her original cymbal equipment can be yours - complete with cracks, tour stickers, & the blood sweat & tears of over a decade of playing with Hungry March Band.

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    Performance artist Pat Oleszko will present her original piece of parade theatre, "Hello Folly: The Floes & Cons of Arctic Drilling," at this year's fest on Saturday, October 17. She's donated one of her hand-made, specially crafted polar bear heads featured in "Hello Folly" to our campaign. It's called the "Bi Polar Bare" headpiece. This is a rare opportunity to own a piece of work from one the most influential contemporary performance artists of our time.

    Read here to learn more about Pat Oleszko:
    http://current.nyfa.org/post/129153892243/fellows-at-30-interview-with-pat-oleszko

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    Batala NYC drum explosion! New York City's all-female Afro-Brazilian samba reggae ensemble -- a force to be reckoned with -- will descend on your party with the power of the drums for a 45 minute set!!

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    Hungry March Band at your service! A full 45 minutes of the HMB experience at your private event in New York City, subject to band schedule and availability. (Note: no festivals; promoters are ineligible.)

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