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Help us raise a stage for a group of incredible artists to present their work at the 10th Annual FAB! Festival on September 28th.
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FAB! Festival from the Ground Up

10 years ago, we started throwing an annual block party to showcase the cultural activity in the East 4th Street Cultural District. This event has grown into the annual FAB! Festival, a celebration of arts and cultural activity from across the Lower East Side (and beyond!), which features free performances of dance, theater, and music, as well as arts activities for folks of all ages on East 4th Street between and Bowery.

A Community Effort! 

We compare the work of this project to a “barn raising,” where members of a rural community bring their resources and skills together to help build a barn. It’s a large, ambitious undertaking, but through the collective efforts of our community, we make it happen every year – and it’s a BLAST!

What We Have & What We Need

We have over 50 artists eager to participate in this year’s festival, many of whom are donating their time, talents, and energy to present new works. However, it’s no secret that this has been a tough year for NYC, leaving us with fewer resources than we need to produce this annual favorite.

So, on the cusp of this event, we are turning to you to help us with an urban “stage raising” for the Festival!

Though raising a stage is just one part of part of the large project to produce the FAB! Festival, multiple costs are involved, including

•Equipment rental and transportation

•Manual labor for set-up and take down

•Production staff

•Dressing rooms and security

•MCs & event programs

The Festival is 80% funded but we need your help to raise the remaining 20% to raise a stage!

By Donating...

By donating to the FAB! Festival stage raising, you’re providing the tools, the nails, the platform, the crew, and the structure to support a group of incredible artists to present their work and showcase how deeply rooted arts & culture is in our community.

If you’re interested in donating, check out our list of donor rewards. Find something that you feel passionate about, and back our stage raising!

Prizes include tapestry by Amanda Browder (work by Amanda pictured below) or a portrait at the FAB! Festival by our photographer Whitney Browne (above photos by Whitney Browne).

Risks and challenges

Even though the FAB! Festival is a one day event, it represents the community building that we do all year round. We have encountered countless challenges when producing this massive event, from bad weather, to illegally parked cars, to every technical mishap imaginable. Our team is seasoned and ready to put on the best festival yet – we just need your support to raise our stage! Back the FAB! Festival, and we’ll do the rest.

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    "The Nails" - Be the nails that hold our stage together, and receive our deepest gratitude.

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    "The Tools" - Your support will help provide the tools to build our stage. Receive printed on-site recognition at the FAB! Festival.

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    "The Platform" - Raise a platform for our artists, and receive a 2013 FAB! Festival t-shirt featuring our very own festival mascot, the FAB Pigeon.

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    "The Crew" - Become an honorary member of the FAB production crew, and get your portrait taken by our amazing photographer Whitney Browne at the FAB! Festival.

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    "The Music" - Help us bring the stage to life with music and dance! Receive an original, signed 4’x6’ piece of tapestry from public artwork by Amanda Browder, to debut at the FAB! Festival.

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    "The Afterparty!" - Celebrate a successful “stage raising” with us as the marshal of the FAB! Festival opening parade, featuring Bond Street Theatre’s Shinbone Alley Stilt Band!

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