Howl Festival

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The Howl Festival (sometimes styled Howl! Festival or HOWL! Festival) is a Festival that takes place in Manhattan's Tompkins Square Park. It was founded in 2003 and held each spring through 2013 as a celebration of the arts history of the East Village and the Lower East Side. It was named for and inspired by Allen Ginsberg's poem HOWL and the Festival honors Ginsberg.[1][2]

The 2014 Festival was postponed indefinitely due to issues surrounding the permits for and use of the Park.[3]


  1. ^ Ashman, Angela (2012-05-23). "Poetic License". Village Voice. Retrieved 2014-10-23. 
  2. ^ "Tompkins Square Park Celebrates HOWL! Festival". DNAinfo. 2011-06-04. Archived from the original on 2014-11-03. Retrieved 2014-10-22. 
  3. ^ Marotta, Jenna. "More On HOWL! Fest's Postponement: 'It's Been Very Frustrating'". Retrieved 2014-10-22. 

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