Red Hook Fest

redhookfestThe 20th Annual Red Hook Fest

Rebuild, Restore, Rebirth: Resilience after Sandy.”

May 30 to June 1, 2013

Red Hook Fest



Thurs May 30 Youth Kick-Off Event (6pm-8pm)
Fri May 31 BBQ/Dance Party (6pm-8pm)
Sat June 1 Red Hook Rebirth Parade (10am)
Sat June 1 Mainstage Performances (12pm-7pm)

Saturday’s Mainstage lineup ( June 1, 12pm-7pm @ Louis J. Valentino, Jr. Park & Pier) features:

brownricefamilyBrown Rice Family
, winners of WNYC’s Battle Of The Boroughs. An 8-piece world roots band, BRF’s sound incorporates elements of jazz, afrobeat, reggae, rock, Latin rhythms, hip-hop, and funk.
Gangstagrass, Emmy-nominated musicians behind the theme song for FX’s Justified, may be the world’s only “Rappalaichan” band, combining elements of hip-hip and bluegrass for a unique sound equal parts Jay Z and Ralph Stanley.

camille a brownCamille A. Brown & Dancers
is led by a Jamaica, Queens native who has choreographed everywhere from the Ailey Company to Broadway. “Gutsy. Wild. Smart. Original.” (Wendy Perron, Dance Magazine)

Photo: Matthew Karas
Avenida B, an oldschool Salsa Dura band out of the Lower East Side.
nicholas leichterNicholas Leichter Dance  (“whose slippery, rhythmic style slides between street and classical”- Claudia La Rocco, New York Times) creates ecstatic cultural mash-ups with dancers who “move with ferocious abandon and clarity,” (Jennifer Dunning, NYT).


The Hungry March Band (“irrepressibly entertaining”-The New Yorker) opens the Festival, leading a raucous Red Hook Rebirth Parade through the areas of the ‘hood hit hardest by the storm. Parade begins at 10am. See below for details.