Howl! brings together everything under the sun


Despite warnings of rain on Friday afternoon, the weather turned out to be picture perfect for the start of last weekend’s Howl! festival activities in Tompkins Sq. Park. On this page, clockwise from top left, Bob Holman of Bowery Poetry Club, who organized Howl!’s Allen Ginsberg Poetry Festival, gave a reading; Mini Kiss hung out before taking the stage; William Burroughs was one of eight famous East Village artists portrayed with giant puppet heads in the “Pantheon Parade” on Saturday afternoon; Facing page, clockwise from top left, drummer Kenny Grohowski, who backed up bassist Lonnie Plaxico, and Marcus Strickland, saxophonist with the Jeff “Tain” Watts Band, performed in the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival; drag artist Lypsinka performed excerpts from her show “As I Lay Lip-Synching;” and Kristina Wiebe performed a bit from “The Best Sex of the 20th Century Sale.”

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