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Punk Island is a free all day punk music & culture event volunteer organized & run by reps from every facet of the NYC punk scene. Read more

Staten Island, NY Punk
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Punk Island is a free all day punk music & culture event volunteer organized & run by reps from every facet of the NYC punk scene.

Staten Island, NY Punk
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About this project

From the front lines of promoting PUNK, COMMUNITY, and ALL AGES shows in NYC comes PUNK ISLAND. Make Music New York's "Punk Island" is back and stronger than ever as we roll out our 7th event on June 21st, 2014. We are committed to keeping this show FREE for EVERYONE to come to, but we need the people who have the money to help make this show continue to be viable.

Punk Island is organized by and run by community volunteers, with representation from every facet of the punk scene. It will take place on Pier 1, in Staten Island adjacent to the ferry and is absolutely Free!

Putting on Punk Island is very much a labor of love, organized by a rag tag team of indigent punkers. With the ever rising costs of commodities and permits, coupled with everything in New York, it's becoming increasingly more expensive, and difficult to put on this amazing all day free punk show. We're asking the community for a little help putting this show on again this year, not just for us, but for you too!

Get first crack at 2014 experiences, prizes and swag. Limited edition stuff you can only get here. Feel free to just toss us a couple of bucks in even if you don't want a care package, please feel free!

Risks and challenges

Whether we raise enough money here or not, the show must go on, and that money comes out of the pockets of the promoters and the bands. Let's be clear: we're not here to turn a profit, we're here to try to, after several years of starting from scratch, lay a foundation to this event to grow it's reach and it's accessibility. The outright cost of putting this event on has been one of the largest deterrents to promoters, BANDS, and organizers getting involved.

There are financial barriers we need to overcome to make this event successful. Our budget is fully thought through and secure. We have projections that take almost every scenario into consideration. The more community support we receive, though, the better the show will be, the more acts we can bring in the future, and the more stable this event will be in the coming years. With a solid foundation to stand on we can ensure that one major pitfall does not collapse the whole event.

Punk Island has become a major event in NYC punk calendar. But with its growth, so has its costs grown. And as they said, "the future is unwritten". The future of Punk Island in the coming years is uncertain. Donating today will allow you to sustain this incredible community event and open up the possibility for us to write the future of this event.

If you have been to the event, or simply love the idea, help us make this event happen! We are punk island, JOIN US!

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    Personalized Thank You on the DftUnderground, Candy Apple Red, or Brooklyn Transcore & Punk Island facebook.

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    Buttons and stickers. Choose Dispatches, Candy Apple Red, or BKTC. MUST BE PICKED UP ON PUNK ISLAND.

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    Tchotchke Bundle - Grab bag of 4 small assorted items from al the stages (buttons, patches, & stickers). MUST BE PICKED UP ON PUNK ISLAND.

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    Buttons and stickers as well as a personalized Punk Island event poster. (If you would like this mailed please add $5, otherwise this item must be picked up on Punk Island). Please chose DftUnderground, Candy Apple Red, or Brooklyn Transcore.

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    Exclusive ABC No Rio t-shirt design that'll be printed in our own screen printing shop, and only available during this campaign!

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    GUARANTEED VIP admission to The Patent Pending Punk Rock Prom, at Hollis Woods Community Church, in Queens, on June 14th!

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    Customized T-shirts by Lyz

    Come by The Candy Apple Red Stage at Punk Island. Bring a shirt you want to Punk up, or customize to your figure and she will do it for you.

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    Punk Island 2014 Program - Can't make it but want to know what's going on? Planning on attending but want a keepsake and some more info? Get a program! Specify if you would like this mailed or will pick up at Punk Island.

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    Free admission to any 3 shows at ABC No Rio. Effective June 2014 through June 2015.

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    Mystery bundle of CD's/7" courtesy of Uninspired Records!

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    T-Shirt & Album - Punk Island T-shirt and a CD from one of the bands playing Punk Island. Specify Preference.

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    Come by The Candy Apple Red Stage at Punk Island. Pick out a shirt you want to Punk up, or customize to your figure and she will do it for you.

    Available shirts will be Candy Apple Red, Punk Island, and band grab bag (various sizes).

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    Gilligan stage cd package 7 bands:

    NCM, black clouds, 17m, sex zombies, entropy, cell 63 and two fisted law

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    Two surprise donated t's from NYC punk/hardcore bands that have played punk island.

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    Haircutz at yr place! Eli, of Brooklyn Transcore, will come to your house and cut your hair. Cutz only, no color. (MUST LIVE IN NYC)

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    Entry to the NCM acoustic rooftop party in July! Beverages and snacks provided.

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    Free admission to any 5 shows at ABC No Rio, plus an ABC No Rio t-shirt (must indicate size). Effective June 2014 through June 2015.

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    A pair of tickets to any 3 upcoming shows at THE ACHERON in Brooklyn, NY (age restrictions still apply). Effective June 2014 through June 2015.

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    SUPER SECRET PRE-PARTY!!
    Food- beverages, VIP Lamenent and you get to hang out with some awesome bands, Punk Island organizers, and Secret Special Guests. Secret performances and exclusive merch, prizes...You won't see anyone else walking around with! Date: June 6th!

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    Free admission to 5 of the Sunday All Ages Hardcore Matinees held at The Grand Victory in Brooklyn, NY. Effective June 2014 through June 2015. Plus a Punk Island 2014 t-shirt, and a Brooklyn Transcore t-shirt (must indicate size).

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    A pair of tickets to any 3 upcoming shows at The Trash Bar in Brooklyn, NY (age restrictions still apply). Effective June 2014 through June 2015.

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    Santos, of Brooklyn Transcore, will draw a picture of you destroying a city! Ink on paper (no color).

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    Mike Gallo and Stigma, from Agnostic Front will cut your hair! Haircuts to take place at Stigma's house.

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    A pass for any 5 shows at ST VITUS of the purchaser's choosing plus a tee t-shirt! Please specify size.

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    Free admission to any 10 shows at ABC No Rio, plus an ABC No Rio t-shirt (must indicate size). Effective June 2014 through June 2015.

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    A pair of tickets (2) for you and a friend to The Apple Stomp 2! This 2-day Ska Fest will be held at Irving Plaza in NYC on Saturday, May 31st and Sunday, June 1st, featuring: Stubborn All-Stars, Big D and the Kids Table w/ Marc Flynn back singing for Apple Stomp (Good Luck and Shot By Lammi songs), Five Iron Frenzy, Slow Gherkin, The Toasters w/ Coolie Ranx, Sledge, Dave Barry, and Tim Karns returning!, Jiker, Dan P and The Bricks (First show ever outside CA), The Allstonians, Johnny Too Bad and the Strikeouts, Hub City Stompers, I Voted for Kodos w/ Jay Tea on keys!, King Django, High School Football Heroes, Sammy Kay and The Fast Four, Dan Potthast, Vic Ruggiero, and more...
    These tickets will be for entry to both days of the fest!

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    HOODIE, T-shirt, buttons, stickers, and a personalized Punk Island event poster. Chose DftUnderground or Brooklyn Transcore.

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    Al, from the bands Girlcrush and Penguin, will write you a song & make a CD for you!

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    You and a friend can go to the 10 year NCM anniversary camp out celebration in New Paltz! You will have a tent set up for them to sleep in, a fire pit, water supply, an all day/night prty w BBQ and libations, plus a ride from the bus. Date to be set, this will be some time in august. (you gotta get yourself to New Paltz though)

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    Dave Tierney, a multi-instrumentalist & Musician extraordinaire, Guitar player and lead singer of The Sharp Lads and lead guitar of Done With You, will write and record a song just for you.

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    Mike Terry, Guitar player and lead singer of The Jukebox Romantics, will write and record a song just for you.

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    Dinner Date with UZUHI.

    You will receive an Uzuhi merch-bundle consisting of: Tshirt, CD, Wrist Band, Posters, Button, and Sticker.

    You will also get to have dinner with the band and it will include a free lesson in Japanese.

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    You get to be a guest on the Dispatches from the Underground podcast, plus a DftUnderground Hoodie, T-shirt, buttons & stickers, and personalized Punk Island event poster.

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    Lyz Red will doll you up, pin up girl style or style of your choice, (please bring your own clothing and & special props if needed). This will also include a professional photo shoot! Local calls only, near Brooklyn...
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    Shawn Refuse, will create a custom 16 x 20 acrylic painting

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    1-year of FREE admission to ALL shows put on by the ABC No Rio Hardcore/Punk Collective. Effective June 2014 through June 2015. Limited to 5!

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    FREE SHOWS FOR A YEAR!
    a pair of tickets to all and any show that Dispatches, Candy Apple red, and Brooklyn Transcore shows put on from June 2014- June 2015.

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Funding period

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