About Honk NYC

Mission

HONK NYC brings the tradition of global street band music & spectacle to audiences everywhere — in parks, at clubs, in schools, and especially out in the streets.

What We Do

Our annual October festival highlights local, national, and international musicians and ensembles who redefine brass and percussion music and parade culture. In summer, we partner with public agencies, museums, and cultural organizations to provide free and affordable art and music programming across the region. Our singular HONK Kids Camp, a week-long, interdisciplinary arts camp held at the Staten Island Children’s Museum, inspires new generations of young people to create the musical world they want to see, empowering them with the tools to make it happen in their own communities.

Who Makes HONK NYC Happen?

HONK NYC is produced by a team of musicians, performers, & curators whose work serves to build community through art & culture.

Where Can You Catch HONK NYC in 2018?

HONK NYC will present programming all across NYC & in New Orleans throughout the fall of 2018!

September 22 & 23: 4th Annual Installation, World Maker Faire, NY Hall of Science, Queens
September 27: Block Party with Downtown Brooklyn Partnership
Thursday, October 4: JCAST Kickoff Party in Jersey City
October 9 – 13: 12th Annual International Street Band Festival, NYC Region
October 19: HONK NYC at The Music Box Village, New Orleans, LA
October 28: Dead or Alive Event, NY Hall of Science, Queens
October 28: Washington Square Park Halloween Pet Parade, Manhattan

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Honk NYC 2018 Funders & Donors


HONK NYC is made possible in part by a DCA Art Grant from Staten Island Arts, supported by the NYC Dept. of Cultural Affairs.

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Honk NYC 2018 Partners

School Partners

 

Our Lady of Good Counsel, Staten Island
PS 153, Bronx
BASIS Independent, Harlem

 

Presenting Partners

 

Make Music New York
Staten Island Children’s Museum
NYC Department of Transportation
City of Jersey City Office of Cultural Affairs
Maplewood Department of Cultural Affairs
Downtown Brooklyn Partnership
New York Hall of Science
The Music Box Village
World Maker Faire
J-Cast
WFMU Radio
Rob Weisberg’s Transpacific Sound Paradise
Rubulad
Ad-Hoc

Fiscal Sponsor: Bindlestiff Family Variety Arts, Inc.

 

 

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Honk Staff

Sara Valentine – Festival Director; Executive Producer & Co-Founder
Sandra Glazer – HONK Harlem Producer; Patron Saint & Co-Founder
Ryan Miller – HONK NJ Producer
Lorna Harris – HONK Staten Island Coordinator
Jill Woodward – HONK EV Coordinator; Festival Documentarian
Joe Correia – HONK Teaching Artist; Logistics and Communications
Monica Vela – All-Star Volunteer; Merch Maven
Laura Siegel – Festival Advisor; Administrative Logistics
Samantha Bosch – HONK Kids Camp Lead Educator and Curriculum Developer
Jordana Pierre Bernstein – HONK Teaching Artist
Mary Feaster – Festival Visuals and Signage
Mike Bade – Art Direction, Festival Poster
Oriana Leckert – With Friends Coordinator; Festival Copy Editor-at-Large
Velvet Kensington – Social Media Maven
Victoria Linchong – Development
Greenhouse Publicity – Festiavl PR
Muse Intermedia – Website Development
Sumeeta Gawande/ Gawande Law – Festival Counsel
Fiscal Sponsor: Bindlestiff Family Variety Arts, Inc.

 

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Honk Heroes

Phil Hartman
Nick Normal
Ellia Bisker
Geoff Kuffner
Lorna Harris
Howie Seligman
Rob Weisberg
Sari Rubinstein
Danielle Hlatky
Steve Martinez
Tink
Monica Vela
Alita Edgar
Sheresse Mullings
John Seroff – Greenhouse Publicity
Mary Feaster
Danuza Schluckebier Freire

 

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Past Sponsors & Donors

Special thanks for helping make HONK NYC
an ongoing success!

The Durst Family Foundation

Aaron Friedman
Abbie Smith-Howe
Adam Loudermilk
Al Byrne
Alana Lynch
Alejandra
Alex Hudson
Alexis Thomason
alison mazer
allansf1
Amanda Cordano
Amanda Palmer
Amy Winn
Anders Nelson
Andrew Janke
Anita
Anna South
Anne Ozar
Ariana
Aron Gutman
ashleye
B.A. Miale
Barbara Ann Michaels
Barbara Koegel
BDan Fairchild
Ben Meyers
Ben Meyers (deleted)
Benjamin Holtzman
Beth Abelow
Beth Reilly
bianca falco
Bill Bragin
Bill LoSasso
Blair Gawthrop Miller
Boulard
Bradley Diuguid
Brandt Belknap
Brian Foley
Brian V
Brian Wilson
Bruce Beese
Cale Piepenburg
CapyBaron
casbur1984
Casey Bones
Caterina Bartha
Catherine Burns
Cathie Lee
Cecil Scheib
Cecily
celia Iglesias
Christina Tsao
Christina Zimmer
Christine McAndrews
Christo Squier
Christopher Kovacs
Cindy Phillips
Clarissa Macaya
Daina Paulikas
Dan Hausser
Dan Lesieur
daniela deleon
danielle
Danimal
dany johnson
Daphne
Dave Boudreau
David Kramer
David Richoux
David Rogers-Berry
David Silverman
Deborah Rubin
Derek M. Wingfield
Devin Lindow
dogseat
DOTTIE
Doug George
Douglas MacKrell
Dr. Dann
Drew Van Zandt
Drew Vinciguerra
Ed Barnas
Edgar Parker
Eleanor Lovinsky
Elissa J
Elizabeth Russell
Ellia Bisker
Elliott Malkin
Ellis Edmonds
Emile Daigle
Emily Geller
Emily Sweet
Eric Damon Walters
Eric Farber
Eric Wallach
Erica Swallow
Erin Allen
Erin Ruth
Ernest
Ernest Kovacs
Eva Alpert
Evan Driscoll
Eveline Dorothy Chang
Francesca
Gabrielle Penabaz
Galicia Outes
GarbageofEden
Garry Golden
Gemini and Scorpio
Geneva Garland
Geneviève Leloup
Geoff Kuffner
Geoff Shearer
George McClintock
gilkiesan
Gisela
Gloria Anton
Greg Squared
Hilary Harmon
HONK! Committee
House of Yes
Howie Felter
Ian McAlpin
Illustrious Luminarians of NYC
izabela frank
Jack Hart
Jaclyn Atkinson
Jacob Canny
Jaki Bradley
Jamie Paulson
Jane LeCroy
Janice L. Rozetcki
Jarryd Sargent
Jason Candler
Jason Engdahl
jason savvy
Jeff Seal
Jeff Stark
Jennavivre H.
Jenni Wieland
Jennifer
Jennifer Harder
Jennifer Murphy
Jennifer Sullivan
jenny
Jenny Brover
Jesse Edsell-Vetter
Jill Woodward
jlysons
Joan Parmerlee
jodi morrison
Jody Kuh
Jody McIntyre
Joe Keady
Joe McGovern
Joel Blumsack
Johanna Dickson
John Bell
John Joseph Kelly
John Langdon
John Meyers
John waters
Jon
Jon Zucker
Jonah Levy
Josh Bisker
Judy Sky
Julia Divney
Julia Lunetta
Junko Suzuki Parsons
Justin Fabrikant
kae burke
Kaitlyn
Karen Canelinha
Karen Tarapata
Karla Milan Saladino
Katarina Yee
Kate Brehm
KAte Garretson
Katherine Taylor
Katya Bassil
Keith Kyzivat
Kelvin Xu
Ken Field
ken hudes
kenny wollesen
Kerrie Faulkner
Kevin Armento
Kevin Leppmann
Kevin Merritt
kirsten vermulen
Kurt Richter
Kylie Benton-Connell
L Reyes
Lars K
Laura MacNeil
Laura Siegel
Lauren Hawk
Lauren Long
Laurie Mittelmann
le pompier poney club
Leah Durrett
Lee
Leigh Smith
lena lauer
Lesli Dalaba
Linda Kovacs
Linda Medellin Trevino
Lindsay Arden
Lindsay slay
Liz
Liz Maney
Lori
Lucy
Luis F. Miranda
Lyn Pentecost
M
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Madelena M.
Madisun Avenue
Maggie Mae
Mar Z Attack
March Fourth Marching Band
Margueritte Williams
Marilyn Buono and Family
marisha chinsky
Mark Smethurst
Mark springer
MaryAnne MacDermot
Matt Mets
Matthew Cain
Matthew Cole
Matthew Fass
Matthew Zurschmeide
Maya Shanker
mdas
Megan O’Byrne
Melanie Gold
Michael Connor
Michael Harwood
Michael Royalty
Michele Hardesty
Micheline Gibbons
Michelle Troszak
Mick Jeffries
Mike Alster
Mike McC
Mikie Harlow
Mitchell Davis
Monica Vela
Mycroft
N.D. Austin
Nadette Stasa
Nadine
Nancy Johana Ortega Álvarez
Neekle Baagz
Nicholas Hritz
NIcholas Patterson
Nick
nick normal
Nick Nowak
Nick Yulman
Nicolina
NoonThirty
NYC Village Halloween Parade
Olga Kuchukov
Oriana Leckert
Ozweego McFiggins
Pablo King
Pamela Giaroli
pat oleszko
patricia heffley
Patrick Cahn
Patrick McEvoy
Paul Bartlett
Paul Nagle
Paul Williamson
Paxton Farrar
Peter Ezzard
Peter Hogness
Peter Kohlmann
phil andrews
Pink Puffers Drum &
Brass Phunk Band
PitchBlak Brass Band
Puri
Rachel
rachel berkson
Rachel Boyce
Radka Osickova
Raissa St. Pierre
Randi Cecchine
Raven Snook
Ray Wu
Raya Dukhan
Reality Happens
Regina Horst
Rekha
Renee Vairo
Rich McGuire
Rima Fand
Risa
Ro Olufunwa
Robert Prichard
Robert Weisberg
Robin Pickering
Robyn Keesey
Rolf Levenbach
ron kurzman
Rubulad
Ruth Helen Walker
Ryan Miller
Ryan Ong
Ryosuke Sakamoto (deleted)
Sam Coley
Samantha Tsistinas
Sandra Glazer
Sandra Koponen
sarah king
Sarah McMillan
Sarah Monster Gilbert
Sarah Vee
Sarojini Seupersad
Scott Alex
scott bookman
Sheila Foley
Shel Kimen
Sheryl Starr
Simon Linder
Skye Ruozzi
Sonja Boet-Whitaker
Splinter
squeeze leonard
Stacy Kovacs
Stefan Spins
Stefan Zeniuk
Stephanie Ann Whited
Stephanie Damoff
stephanie monseu
steve swoboda
Studio 151/Nublu
Sue Codi king
Super Chickie Muscles
susan horwitz
Susan Most
Suzanne Hyde
Sxip Shirey
Tanya Kinne
Tanya Solomon
Tara FireBall
Taryn Hanson
Taylor Kuffner
Teale Failla
Terri Ferrari
Terry Dame
Tetsu Ohara
Thomas Marsh
Thomas Peters
Tod Seelie
Todd Arena
Todd d’Amour
Tracy Gilman
Trudi Cohen
Tyler Fortier
Urania
velut
vivadeconcini
Vonnie Brando
Wildblood
William Breuer
William Etundi
William Frazier Furr
Yulia Altman
Yvonne Miranda

Individual contributions
via Kickstarter

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