HOWL! Festival Celebrates its Seventh Anniversary
With a Vibrant Schedule of Events
Tompkins Square Park -NYC’s East Village
September 10th, 11th and 12th
(New York City, August 17, 2010) The 7th Annual HOWL! Festival, the East Village
Festival of the Arts, will begin Friday night, September 10th, 5 to 7 PM, with the
festival’s traditional reading of the iconic Allen Ginsberg poem, “Howl.” Taking place on
the South stage, (Avenue A and 7th Street), the reading will feature an amalgam of the
East Village’s finest poets, including John Giorno and Anne Waldman and will be led
by poet Bob Holman, proprietor of The Bowery Poetry Club, founding member of
HOWL! Festival and East Village luminary.
Opening with a program sensitive to the memory of September 11, 2001, Tompkins
Square Park will resound with Buddhist gongs, chanting monks, chamber music, yoga
practice, poets and musicians, coupled with additional quiet and tranquil activities.
On both Saturday, September 11th and Sunday, September 12th, The Lower
Eastside Girls Club will present The East Village Earth Circus, including live
performances, art and science projects, pony rides (!), and numerous other interactive
activities for children.
For adults, both Saturday and Sunday will be filled with surprises, as well as HOWL’s
long-established events such as the fun-filled, innovative and entertaining Hip Hop
H owl, House of Howl and Lowlife.
The full park schedule is below. For further information and program updates,
please visit www.howlfestival.com.