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We are creating the Ultimate Tribute to Adam "MCA" Yauch of the Beastie Boys.
We are creating the Ultimate Tribute to Adam "MCA" Yauch of the Beastie Boys.
156 backers pledged $12,264 to help bring this project to life.

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Back in 2012, one of our idols, Adam Yauch, MCA, tragically lost his battle to cancer.  I immediately put a call out to fans to join me outside to pay our respects to MCA and listen to his music. A week later, I showed up to Union Square in Manhattan with a table, an easel, some markers, a boomboxand a grip of batteries. 

 

Union Squre ~ 1st MCA DAY
Union Squre ~ 1st MCA DAY

 

To my surprise, a bunch of people showed up, including Ad Rock, and MCA DAY was born. Beastie fans like you from all over the world flooded my inbox with messages sharing your love for Yauch, and insisted that I keep it going. So I did...

Ad Rock Shouts Out MCA DAY
Ad Rock Shouts Out MCA DAY

 

I found a venue in Brooklyn called the littlefield, and for the past 5 years, have teamed up with some amazing peeps to throw down a one-of-a-kind event. MCA DAY! Each year, we pack the stage with DJ’s, guest speakers, breakdancers, and performers that were also inspired by Yauch.

MCA DAY 2013
MCA DAY 2013

 

MCA DAY 2014
MCA DAY 2014

 

We’ve had live performances by the Legendary DMC, Santigold, and shout outs from Chuck D, Biz Markie, Rakim, Tom Morello, Doug E. Fresh just to name a few. 

DMC @ MCA DAY 2016
DMC @ MCA DAY 2016

Our fan fueled art gallery is jammed with some of the dopest BBoy themed art you’ve ever seen. It’s all ages, so we even have a badass crafts & science corner for the kiddos.

Artist Andy Katz tackles the Gallery!
Artist Andy Katz tackles the Gallery!

 

                                       

You can’t rep Yauch without some charities as well, which is why we’ve featured Alex’s Lemonade Stand, Students for a Free Tibet and the Jam Master Jay Foundation for people to get involved with. 

Students for a Free Tibet
Students for a Free Tibet

 We always have a grip of dope posters, stickers, postcards and take homes for attendees as keep-sakes for the event.

"The Table"
"The Table"

The best part about MCA DAY, is that it’s FREE. YES, it’s free for anyone willing to come out to Celebrate Yauch. And we’ve never sold anything!!! The event has been completely built and funded with donated time, talents, and contributions from the minds, the hearts, and the pockets of countless volunteers.  

For the LAST MCA DAY...We’re looking to go BIG, by putting on the best event ever to represent Adam. There is NOTHING like MCA DAY, we want this last one to echo through eternity. I need your help, and I want YOU to be part of it.

Funds raised will be to help pay for the venue, secure some posters and take aways for attendees, ANNNND we’d like to send this event off by securing a live, relevant performance to rock the stage at MCA DAY 2017. 

We support and raise awareness for the Adam Yauch Foundation which continues to to push the causes he held dear, and honor his life by helping others.

Adam Yauch Foundation
Adam Yauch Foundation

 

THAT’s WHAT HE DID! Adam Yauch: musician, artist, director, activist, father, humanitarian, skater, scientist and overall-amazing human being! Please help me celebrate this guy’s life this year and put together an event that pays proper tribute to a man who spent his life inspiring people to help one another, be kind, have fun, and be yourself. 

King of the Ave
King of the Ave

 

THANK YOU for helping me create this incredible event and being part of the community that celebrates the legacy of MCA! THANK YOU for helping me keep this event FREE for EVERYBODY, WHO ATTENDS. AND Thanks Adam Yauch for bringing us together. It’s Called Gratitude…. And that’s right!

                                        REWARD SECTION

Check out the dope giveaways and packages we have available to make it even easier for you to support this cause.

NEW REWARDS!

T Shirt Power Pack & DJ HURRICANE AUTOGRAPH!

11x17 2014 Event Poster by Michelle Lawlor and Andy Katz

11x17 2014 Event Poster
11x17 2014 Event Poster

18x24 2014 Event Poster by Michelle Lawlor and Andy Katz

18x24 Glossy 2014 MCA DAY Event Poster
18x24 Glossy 2014 MCA DAY Event Poster

MASTER JEDI YAUCH by KEVIN BEDNARZ!

Master Jedi Yauch
Master Jedi Yauch

11x14, 16x20 Fully Framed. KB will hand deliver this signed piece to you at MCA DAY 2017! The perfect piece for Beastie Boys/Star Wars Aficionados' 

The Force is STRONG with YAUCH
The Force is STRONG with YAUCH

(this IS the art you're looking for...)

Epic, 2 panel, 8ft x 6ft canvas art titled,"Behind The Wheel"! This is a one of a kind piece created specifically for MCA DAY 2016 by artist Jack Aguirre. Spray-painted on two sturdy, high quality, wood-framed canvases, it is NOW available to hang in YOUR living space. 

Ultimate Sabotage Wall Dwelling Upgrade
Ultimate Sabotage Wall Dwelling Upgrade

 

Crown Jewel of MCA DAY '16
Crown Jewel of MCA DAY '16

*Artwork must be picked up at littlefield in Brooklyn between the end of the event on August 5th, and Monday August 7th by purchasing donor. Transportation of the piece can not be provided.**

MCA DAY Original Art ~ Event Poster Power Pack  

You get all 3 11x17 Posters!

 

 

Beastie Crew Autographed Poster - Signed by DJ Hurricane, Cey Adams, Bilions McMillions & DJ KO

 

Artist Andy Katz's Individual BEASTIE BOYS Prints! Choose from Mike D, Ad-Rock or MCA!

Check out Andy Katz's art Here!
Check out Andy Katz's art Here!

 

Sheet of Tom "Butchy" Jacobs' Beastie Boys Lyrical Reference Trading Cards!

Artist Kevin "Double Down" Bednarz Original Artwork

 

Oscilloscope Tour/Prize Package!

Oscilloscope Tour/Prize Package
Oscilloscope Tour/Prize Package

 

MCA DAY VIP/ALL ACCESS LANYARDS

 

Gratitude Wall: to be displayed day of event. Your name will be tagged by MCA DAY artists with some fat sharpie markers and photographed by Michelle Lawlor to view!

 

Risks and challenges

The only challenge to this project and YOU receiving your reward is successfully hitting the funding goal. MCA DAY has over 15K Facebook followers, but we are really counting on word of mouth to get this campaign to spread through the Global Community of Beastie Boys fans, those who share a strong sense of Gratitude for Adam Yauch, and anybody who appreciates this cause.

MCA DAY will go on regardless of the success of this campaign. We encountered some additional costs this year that have been donated in years past or that have come out of the pockets of volunteers. Many people have offered to donate financially to the event over the past 5 years, all of which have never been accepted. With this year being the Grande Finale, and with a lot of leftover posters/garb from previous events, we decided to put it to good use to help us cover event costs and ensure that we can secure a relevant performance/act for this year's event, and keep the event free for attendees who are able to make it to Brooklyn on August 5th!

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    Name on Gratitude Wall

    Show your support no matter where you are in the world! Get your name tagged on the MCA Day Gratitude Wall by Kevin Bednarz & event artists that will be on full display the day of the event! All names will be photographed by Michelle Lawlor and available for viewing via the MCA Day photo album.

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    2014 11x17 MCA DAY Event Poster

    Check out this gorgeous 11x17 Event Poster Created by Andy Katz & Michelle Lawlor. Thick card stock, high quality, this will look great in a frame at the homestead!

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    18x24 Glossy 2014 Event Poster

    Check out this dope 18x24 Glossy High Quality MCA DAY Event Poster. Created by Michelle Lawlor using Andy Katz original artwork. Frame this bad boy up in your living quarters today!
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    Three the Hard Way Poster Pack

    That's right. This snazzy poster pack features authentic and original MCA Day artwork ready to be framed and admired in your living room. You'll receive ALL 3 DESIGNS from MCA DAY 2016!! You also get your name tagged on the Gratitude Wall by Kevin Bednarz & other event artists to be displayed at the event and photographed by Michelle Lawlor. (photo on bottom left of page)

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    BEASTIE CREW Autographed Poster!

    You'll get a fresh MCA Day Poster, signed by BBoy heavy hitters DJ Hurricane, Cey Adams, & Billion McMillions! You also get your name tagged on the Gratitude Wall to be displayed at the event and photographed by Michelle Lawlor. (photo on bottom left of page)

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    T-Shirt Pack/Hurricane Autograph

    Check out these 4 dope Beastie Boys tshirts! Aloha Mr. Hand (M), Bees-Tee-Boys (M), Shepard Fairey(L), & Paul's Boutique (L)! PLUS you get an MCA DAY 2013 event poster signed by DJ HURRICANE! All shirts are new, unworn from Mike's personal collection!

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    BEASTIES Print by Andy Katz

    MCA Day Crew Member Andy Katz puts his magic to work and whips you up a 16x20” autographed Beasties print. You can choose your favorite among his amazing masterpieces of Ad Rock, Mike D, or MCA! You also get your name tagged on the Gratitude Wall to be displayed at this year's event and photographed by Michelle Lawlor! (photo on bottom left of page)

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    MCA Day VIP Pass

    The coveted MCA DAY ALL ACCESS lanyards...we'll press one up just for you at MCA DAY 2017. We'll also reserve you a spot at the after party, and send you home with a 2017 MCA Day poster pack, and a signed and numbered sheet of artist Tom "Butchy"Jacob's MCA DAY Trading Cards that feature photos of Beastie Boys lyrical references. You also get your name tagged on the Gratitude Wall to be displayed at the event and photographed by Michelle Lawlor. (photo on bottom left of page)

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    Master Jedi Yauch by Kevin Bednarz

    We all know Yauch had all the ideas for Star Wars, which is why Artist Kevin Bednarz created this amazing piece, "Master Jedi Yauch". Bednarz will hand deliver this already framed, 11x14, "good to go, dope for show" masterpiece to you at MCA DAY 2017! This is the perfect piece for Beastie & Star Wars aficionados! Don't sleep on this one! Photos on lower left of page.

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    *Reward must be picked up at MCA DAY in Brooklyn on 8.5.17. We'll stash it in the office and keep it safe while you rock out all day. Art is 11x14, 16x20 total with frame.

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    8'x 6' Sabotage Canvas MasterPeace

    Check out this epic, 2 panel, 8ft x 6ft canvas art titled,"Behind The Wheel"! This is a one of a kind piece created specifically for MCA DAY 2016 by artist Jack Aguirre. Spray-painted on two sturdy, high quality, wood-framed canvases, it is NOW available to hang in YOUR living space. This piece is so grande and beautiful, you could charge admission to your neighbors to come stare at it!

    *Artwork must be picked up at littlefield in Brooklyn between the end of the event on August 5th, and Monday August 7th by purchasing donor. Transportation of the piece can not be provided.**

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    MCA Day VIP Pass + Oscope Tour

    You'll get a spiffy 2017 MCA Day ALL ACCESS lanyard... and we expect you to wear it proudly during your personal tour of Oscilloscope Laboratories: Yauch's brainchild and film distribution company located in Brooklyn! You'll also walk with some fresh gear from Oscilloscope Laboratories! We'll also reserve you a spot at the after party, send you home with a 2017 MCA Day poster pack, and a signed and numbered sheet of artist Tom "Butchy" Jacon's MCA DAY Trading Cards featuring Beastie Boys lyrical references. You also get your name tagged on the Gratitude Wall to be displayed at the event and photographed by Michelle Lawlor.

    **Tour of Oscilloscope Laboratories to be scheduled at convenience of Oscope. Backer must provide own transportation and accommodations.

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    Custom Beastie Art by Kevin Bednarz

    Kevin Bednarz gets busy on a 24x36” custom Beastie piece, made just for you. You pick, he paints a masterpiece. One-of-a-kind. Completed by the end of 2017. (examples of KB's work on page left)

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    Crew Member Experience

    If you've always wanted to go behind-the-scenes of MCA Day, this one is for you! Starting Friday night, you'll meet the team in NYC, where you'll accompany the team on a venue walk through at littlefield for final preparations and game plan synch up. From there, we'll have a special seat reserved for you at the MCA Day Crew Prep Dinner. You'll receive your limited edition 2017 MCA Day lanyard, which gives you exclusive access to backstage at MCA Day 2017. We'll keep your seat warm at the after party, send you home with a 2017 MCA Day poster pack, and a signed and numbered sheet of Butchy's MCA DAY Trading Cards! You also get your name tagged on the Gratitude Wall displayed at the event and photographed by Michelle Lawlor.

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