New York City, New York
Saturday, October 17th, 2015
Saturday, October 17, 2015
ART WALL MURAL BEGINS @ CORNER OF 8TH ST AND 6TH AVE (Artists: Joe Kubert School - alumni, student and faculty)
8 HOURS OF CLASSIC CARTOONS @ EVA'S HEALTH FOOD, 11 WEST 8TH STREET AND CAFE NADERY, 16 WEST 8TH STREET
Roku Network's hottest destination PUB D HUB shows a curated treasure trove of classic, public domain works from animation giants including Betty Boop, Aesop's Fables, Tom and Jerry , Popeye's, Superman, Snuffy Smith, Mel-o-toons, New Three Stooges, Bosko, Krazy Kat, Looney Tunes, Steamboat Willie, and Felix the Cat. PLUS Colonel Bleep, Clutch Cargo, Out of the Inkwell toons and Terrytoons.
SCRIBBLE ART WORKSHOP KID AND FAMILY ART PROJECTS @ POP-UP GALLERY SPACE 50 W. 8TH ST
New York Magazine's 2014 Best of Young Artists free to every kid in sight! Projects include superhero cape making(11-12:30), comic book making (12:30-2), & board game making (2-3:30). Sign up for these workshops at 50 W. 8th street!
RODI GALLERY SHOW
Fresh exhibit from NYC's famous roving gallery that shows museum-class work from the Cooper Union alum Jessia Ma inside the back of van!
VILLAGE ALLIANCE @ 50 W. 8TH ST
Hang out with your local BID and find out what's going on in the neighborhood!
BIG APPLE CIRCUS @ 48 W. 8TH ST
Come meet Big Apple Circus and get a free animal balloon!
BIG APPLE CIRCUS 8TH STREET KIDS ART SHOW @ CULTURE 60 W. 8TH ST
Exhibit of children's works from local schools, youth groups and some made that very day. Parents and grandparents are encouraged to weep with pride and joy!
ALEX MCWATT CARTOON TATTOO CONTEST (REAL INK!) @ STUMPTOWN COFFEE ROASTERS 30 W. 8TH ST
Alex is one of the most celebrated ink men in the world. One lucky winner will be his skin canvass bearing a gigantic iconic comic book character!
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU GIVE JON LAVOIE A BLANK WALL? @ STICKY'S FINGER JOINT 31 W. 8TH ST
What started as some harmless coffee-break doodling by an employee blossomed into some of the most interesting, original restaurant wall graphic designs in the NYC. Plus their chicken fingers rank second to none.
ALOBE RESTAURANT MAKEOVER @ BURGER JOINT 33 W. 8TH ST
Come watch one of the hottest, rising cartoon-infused NYC illustration stars do a complete re-design in real-time of the super popular alcove booth in one of our most popular dining establishments.
8 MINUTE PARADE (BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND)
Everyone can march in this by popular demand our 60 piece marching band! 2015 PARADE GRAND MARSHALS: THE HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS
MEET THE HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS
Pose for pictures, shake hands and get autographs with HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS Cheese Chisolm and Bull Bullard!
HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS HORSE COMPETITION QUALIFIER
Whoever is the last person standing in this long range shootout plays against the Globetrotters in a game of HORSE – sign up NOW!
HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS GAME OF HORSE
Right in the middle of 8th Streets watch the “clown princes of basketball” demonstrate their legendary tricks and comedy on a lucky festival goer!
ASIFA EAST ANIMATION SHOWCASE @ ARTS AND CRAFTS BAR 35 W. 8TH ST
Professional animators screening select and award-winning films. WARNING: Some films NOT suitable for children.
THE NEXT BIG THING COMIC AND CARTOON ART SHOW @ THE MARLTON HOTEL 5 W. 8TH ST
An array of today’s top artists and their work straight out of Comic Con, but FREE. Plus, complimentary Whistle Pig Punch.
THE KUBERT SCHOOL ART SHOW @ 41 W. 8TH ST
Latest work from students and alumni the world’s most respected academy for comic and cartoon art!
FUNKY TURNS 40: BLACK CHARACTER REVOLUTION EXHIBITION @ SOME GOOD WINE 13 EAST 8TH ST
Globally acclaimed traveling show featuring work from ‘70s morning cartoon shows like Fat Albert, The Jackson 5, Harlem Globetrotters, Josie and the Pussycats and many more!
THE CRAZY 8’s AWARD SHOW and RECEPTION @ SOME GOOD WINE 13 EAST 8TH ST
8 Awards honoring business, community members and artists.
CRAZY 8 Cartoon Festival is a 2nd annual, one day (Saturday OCTOBER 17, 2015) high visibility, signature event held on ONE BLOCK of West 8th Sreet (between 5th and 6th Aves) in Greenwich Village, NYC for families, tourists and cartoon enthusiasts to eat, drink, participate and be entertained. The event is produced in association with the Village Alliance, the local Business Improvement District.
In 2014, (only our first year) we had over 17,500 attendees and over 100 featured artists!
In 2015, we'll feature more artists, more kid-centered programs, more tattoos and some brand new programming including a special performance by The Harlem Globetrotters and our own award show. And of course, we'll bring back the 60-piece marching band.
All free and open to the public! All on 8th Street!
Our Ethos: Fun. Public. Original. Accessible. Winking. Ascending.
That’s what this event feels like and what 8th Street feels like right now. It’s a block that’s coming alive again. Once the limited province of shoe stores, head shops and vacant store fronts, 8th Street is evolving rapidly into whimsically diverse mix of hip, artisanal, artistic, elite, affordable, old, new and original venues and storefronts. And though the block is becoming one of NYC’s hotter (but still semi-secret) destinations, 8th Street still feels very accessible and authentic – not pretentious, self-conscious or hipper-than-thou. CRAZY 8 reflects the feeling of 8th Street by being a legitimate NYC art festival that doesn’t take itself too seriously because it celebrates comic and cartoon art – a medium that makes the art of not taking things to seriously an art form. CRAZY 8 reflects the seemingly curated storefront-identity of 8th Street by offering the event attendee a delightfully unpredictable smorgasbord of select, creative, high-low, hip and traditional, never before seen and classic content – all totally free of charge and inclusive.