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Happy Birthday Allen Ginsberg!

Happy Birthday Allen Ginsberg!

June 2, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Everything is holy! everybody’s holy! everywhere is holy! everyday is in eternity! Everyman’s an angel! Allen Ginsberg

Howl! Happening is delighted to present a 2019 birthday celebration for Allen Ginsberg, the grandfather of Beatific free expression and the namesake of our gallery. Taking inspiration from Allen who was a lifelong spokesperson for peace and justice, we are not afraid to speak up and support artists and audiences by providing a forum to join in the creative process and make their voices heard.

Join us from 2pm for an afternoon of poetry, performances, film and festivities as we toast to another year of the legacy of Allen Ginsberg– and take a Howl! fortune cookie with you for your onward journey!

Alongside the poets and writers will be performances by downtown ensemble Bear 54, who formed under the energetic dome created by Arthur Russell and Allen Ginsberg as all members were his friends and collaborators in the 1980’s in New York. Founding members include Ernie Brooks bass and vocals,  Joyce Bowden vocals and acoustic guitar, Peter Zummo trombone, keyboard and vocals, and Billy Ficca drums.


Anne Waldman

Bob Holman

Bob Rosenthal

David Henderson

Ed Sanders

Fab 5 Freddy

Helixx C. Armageddon

Hettie Jones

Luc Sante

Maggie Dubris

Pamela Sneed

Puma Perl


Also featuring video footage of the 1965 Albert Hall reading by Allen Ginsberg and other Beat icons.

I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked,  dragging themselves through the negro streets at dawn looking for an angry fix,  angelheaded hipsters burning for the ancient heavenly connection to the starry dynamo in the machinery of night…. —Allen Ginsberg       

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