Update: the official cancellation notice was posted this morning around 11:30AM:
Afro-punk Family, though we have tried everything in our power to maintain the dates of the Afro-punk festival this weekend despite the expected hurricane, after numerous meetings with the city, parks department, our sponsors and countless others, we are unable to move forward with the festival this weekend. The expected inclimate weather poses a great safety risk for all participating/attending, and subsequently we have been instructed to cancel the outdoor festival.
Our ENTIRE team has been working tirelessly around the clock, meeting with authorities, partners and sponsors to avoid cancelation. Thank you and we will get back to you with our plans to reschedule.
– Afro-punk Festival Team
This weekend (check for cancellation info here) is the 7th annual Afro-Punk Festival in Commodore Barry Park (Brooklyn, NY) and is free to enter. Nike is sponsoring a Battle for the Streets skate & BMX contest which will be judged by top pros including Nigel Sylvester, Edwin Delarosa, Billy Rohan, and the SHUT Crew. The event will be hosted by NYC legends, Alex Corporan and Tyrone Williams. Guest appearances will feature Nike shredders, Ishod Wair, Justin Brock, Daryl Angel, Brian Anderson and 25 hand selected East Coast rippers. The tunes will be supplied by Stack-Aly.
Concert lineup includes: Cee Lo Green, Gym Glass Heroes, Santigold, Janelle Monae, Fishbone, Jay Electronica, Toro Y Moi, Toshi Reagon , Ninjasonik, Cerebral Ballsy, Gordon Voidwell, Reggie Watts, Res, Joi, Rocky Business, Straight Line Stitch, and more.
CONTEST #1 PRIZING
BEATS BY “DRE DJ RAIL SET’ CONTEST – 3 Winners
CASH *1st $500 *2nd $250 * 3rd $100
LIMITED EDITION HEADPHONE *1st GOLD *2nd SILVER *3rd $BRONZE
1st Place only BEATS BY DRE LAP TOP
CONTEST #2 PRIZING
BOOST LONG OLLIE CONTEST – 1 Winner
*CASH *$500 Cash
*Boost Phone & 3 months Rental
*ALL THE SHUT/BOOST Branded Boards that contestant clears.
*Boost Branded BEATS BY DRE Headphones
CONTEST #3 PRIZING
NIKE “BATTLE FOR THE STREETS” OVERALL WINNER – 1 Winner
TROPHY: GOLD PLATED NIKE SKATE BOARD
Cash *$2000 – LARGE NIKE CHECK
PICK OF THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:
*Beats By Dre Headphones
*NIKE gift voucher $500 Value
*SHUT gift voucher $250 Value
*Beats By Dre Lap Top
*Boost Mobile Phone