HONK NYC! & MORE GARDENS!
2015 East Village Cavalcade for More Gardens!
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2015, Noon to 6
Hosted at LA PLAZA GARDEN, 9th & C
with PARADES THROUGHOUT THE EAST VILLAGE
ON OCTOBER 17, MORE GARDENS!, a leading community organization for the protection, celebration and expansion of gardens throughout NYC, joins HONK NYC with local and global street bands to host an annual East Village/LES garden & neighborhood parade and creative community summit.
The creative blood and spirit of NYC runs deep through the East Village, the LES, and its lifeline of community gardens. Join us as we parade to these oases and stay with us for a celebration--a crescendo of revelry, incantation, action & 15th anniversary memory of Esperanza--at one of NYC's great garden spaces.
General lay of the day:
12:30 -1 PM MEET TO MARCH at La Plaza Community Garden.
Come costumed or as you are. Carry a flag or handmade puppet as you wish. The community is invited to join the bands on a 45-minute parade from La Plaza through the East Village visiting gardens enroute. The LES is poised to be zoned as a "GARDEN COMMUNITY DISTRICT." After years of sweat, love & vision, let's help bring this all the way HOME!
2:00 @ LA PLAZA. Join us for marvels of live full-bodied music, theater, arts & crafts and garden lore.
Global and local featured acts:
The Human JukeBox Brass Band - soulful, smooth, just right
Seriously Noisy - the Lower Eastside Girls Club band!!!
Les Vilains Chicot - bringing funky grooves and beats from Paris
Ken Field-and-20-person theater troupe brulesque performing ”Hello Folly” by Pat Oleszko
Kings County Pipes & Drums - an infusion of bagpipes fills the land
New Creations Brass Band - from New Orleans, bringing IT
Environmental Encroachment - Chicago's performance brass
Batala New York City - our own all female full power samba force