This looks like a lot of fun. And it's FREE!
August 27th and 28th Commodore Barry Park in Brooklyn will see the Afro-Punk festival for its seventh year. Musical guests include: Cee Lo Green, Santigold, Janelle Monae, a rare appearance by Fishbone, Toro Y Moi, Toshi Reagon, Gym Class Heroes, Das Racist, Kenna and many more.
Besides all the music, Afro-Punk invited Harley-Davidson and bike scene documentarians Denim and Chrome, to collaborate on a bike show featuring exotic custom bikes. The bike show will also serve as the backdrop for the Harley-Davidson / Denim and Chrome 2012 Calendar, photographed by Darius Vick, which will feature exquisite tattooed beauties.
And there's more. The Nike Battle For The Streets returns! The largest street skate and BMX competition in NYC is back with the nation's top amateur skaters and BMX riders in a competition to be judged by top professionals in both sports including Nigel Sylvester and P-Rod. The festival has also commissioned an artist to paint over 300 skateboards as part of one large mural aka The Skate Artwall. The boards will be contested to Afro-punk fans at the Festival and Afro-punk will follow the life of the boards over the next year whether on the wall, the street or the half-pipe. There's also a local merchants market and a whole bunch of food trucks to keep you going.
See the full lineup, get set times, competition information and find out about the custom bike show here.