The HOWL Festival 2004
The East Village has undergone many transformations
over the years. It has been home to
immigrants, writers, artists, radicals, and other assorted folk seeking an
affordable place to live in New York City. Celebrating the various arts that
find a home in the East Village, the Federation of East Village
Artists (www.fevanyc.org/) produced the
first HOWL! Festival of East Village Arts and the event is now an annual
affair. In 2004 the activities stretched
over eight days, seventy venues and involved 1500 artists in 440 events. With
the Republicans coming to town shortly afterward, there was more than the usual
amount of political flavor to the events. You can check out www.howlfestival.com/ for details of
I was only able to get down
to the Village for part of festivities on Saturday, August 21st. Unfortunately,
the day dawned cloudy and it rained off and on the entire day, interrupting some
of the performances with unscheduled intermissions when the sound systems for
damp. I managed to photograph part of the St Marks
Pantheon Processional through Tompkins Square Park and then the Way the F**k Off Broadway
event at the stage in the Square.
last updated 10/20/2004.
by Ed Barnas. All rights reserved.