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