About Honk NYC

HONK NYC is an annual extravaganza of street bands and spectacle. For one fantastic week each October, HONK NYC presents over a dozen free and ticketed performances in schools, clubs, parks, gardens, galleries and other public spaces across metropolitan New York. Fun, revelry, audience participation and inclusion are the hallmarks of HONK NYC events. The festival brings together musicians and performers from around the globe who share a passion and dedication for playing and preserving the grassroots tradition of brass and percussion music. HONK NYC is a spin-off from the decade-strong, Boston-area HONK! Festival of Activist Street Bands, the founding fest of a now multi-city network of HONK’s in the U.S., Brazil and Australia.

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Honk NYC 2017 Funders & Donors



HONK NYC is made possible in part by a DCA Art Grant from Staten Island Arts, and with public funds from Creative Engagement, also supported by the NYC Dept. of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.

Additional Funding

The Durst Family Foundation

Two Boots Pizza

Individual Donors

Bayou Restaurant
Bluelaces Theater Company
Edensong the Band
Esperanto NY
EVIMA
Exit 9 Gift Shop
Friedlander Sewing Machine
Ground Support Cafe
JBS Recording Studio
Lucky on B
Oslo Coffee




Blair Miller
Carol Costa
Chris Ford PhD
David Richoux
Erik Anderson
Gayle Snible
Kenny Wollesen
Kimberly Avis
Michael Harwood & Theo Dorian
Phil Andrews
Rachel Rockenmacher
Rima Fand
Ruth Walker
Ryan Miller
Victor Avis

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Honk NYC 2017 Partners

School Partners

Staten Island:
Our Lady of Good Counsel
PS 16

Brooklyn:
Ebbets Field Middle School

Bronx:
PS 153

Manhattan:
Central Park East 11

Presenting Partners

Make Music New York
Staten Island Childrens Museum
NYC Dept. of Transportation
World Maker Faire
The City Reliquary
Everything Goes Cafe & Community Stage
Island Voice
The Studio
WFMU
Rob Wesiberg’s Transpacific Sound Paradise
City of Jersey City Office of Cultural Affairs
SHRINE World Music Venue
NY Transit Museum
Chashama
Rubulad
MORE Gardens!
Children’s Magical Garden
La Plaza Cultural
DROM

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Honk NYC 2017 Staff

Honk NYC 2017 Organizing Committee

Mike Bade – Art Direction
Samantha Bosch – Music Educator
Ben Cerf – Production Management
Joe Correia – Band Liasiaon
Dame Darcy – Poster Illustration
Sandra Glazer – Organizer, HONK Harlem, HONK NYC Patron Saint
Velvet Kensington – Social Media Maven
Victoria Langford – Graphic Design
Oriana Leckert – Official Copy Editor
Victoria Linchong – Development Manager
Ryan Miller – Co-Organizer, HONK NJ, Social Media Expert
Laura Siegel – Festival Adminsitration
Nadette Stasa – Co-Organizer, HONK Staten Island
Samantha Tsistinas – Patron Saint
Sara Valentine – Festival Steward
Theresa Westerdahl – Education Coordinator
Ben Wigler – Director of Special Partnerships
Jill Woodward – Festival Documentarian, Organizer, East Village Day

Bindlestiff Family Variety Arts

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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