Sirens and pirates clash in Tompkins Square Park. The Pirates added the dramatic tension. The Sirens sang “go to sleep little baby, go to sleep little baby, go lay your bones on the alabaster stones and be my everloving baby” and the Pirates went right to sleep.
The unveiling of the 6th Portal on Avenue A.
Seductive dancing singing Sirens.
Times-Up provided the pirates. The 5th Portal shown behind him was stolen, this is a printed replacement (which was also stolen the next day). Boxcutter Design printed the replacement shown.
Nicolina Johnson and Perola Bonfanti created a series of street mural they call portals. This one makes use of the unusual architectural decorations on this former bank at East 7th Street and Avenue C.
Music by The Hungry March Band and from what I could read on their strap covered tee shirts, Candombe.
I’m not sure how everyone else found out about the parade, I stumbled upon it as I was checking out the foliage changes in Tompkins Square Park for my tree project.
A dedicated performer in the 90 degree heat.
Miss New York and Feathers.
On a float that says Stand for the Arts bring back Ovation, which is a cable channel devoted to the Arts, which has been deleted by Time Warner Cable.
Paramount Plaza is another one of those bonus-plazas like Liberty Plaza, a public/private space required to be open to the public 24/7. Occupy Broadway is a 24 hour occupation from 6PM Dec. 2 to 6PM Dec. 3. Enjoy the show with Ben Shepard of Time’s Up, Reverend Billy, the Rude Mechanical Orchestra and a cast of thousands. No one can tell the difference between spectators and participants.
Santacon in NYC has gotten so massive that it starts out with the Santas gathering in 11 different locations around the city. I chose the one in my neighborhood, at Sarah D. Roosevelt park.
Some zombies are casual about their commitment to zombiedom, others like this zombie mom go whole hog, doling out the fake blood to her semi-willing spawn like cherry cough syrup.
Son of Zombie Mom.
Reporter from the NY Post, on the left, gets into the spirit.
No eyes for me.
Fully committed to the cause.
Fifth Avenue shopping spree.
Zombie Good Book in front of St. Pats.
Zombie smoke took some hearty squirts of by beet juice blood to her face. What a committed zombie.
Zombie Desert Storm
More of my Zombiecon photos on Flickr
A test of some zombie makeup. It’s all natural: boiled mochi rice flour and green clay, with streaks of burnt cork for that Bar-BQ taste.
It washed out nicely with warm water, Dr Bronner’s and a scrub cloth, leaving the skin refreshed and my pores clean.
Here’s the disgusting effect in use, yesterday. The red is beet juice mixed with boiled sweet rice flour. I streaked burnt cork directly on my skin before applying the rice and clay goop.
Photo credit: unknown zombie
All Natural Zombie Makeup Recipe:
Mix 1/2 cup of mochi rice flour, with 1 cup of cold water, eliminate any lumps with a fork. Slowly pour into 2 cups of boiling water. Stir constantly for about 2 minutes over a low flame. This is easiest if you have two people, but can be done by one with dexterity. Take it off the flame and stir occasionally until it is cool.
Be careful, keep the pot on low flame, this starchy pudding will bubble like lava and burn you badly if your hand is too close to the surface. It is hotter than boiling water, and sticks to your skin. Use a long wooden spoon, kitchen gloves, long sleeves, safety glasses, lab aprons, or bio-hazard suit, whatever your adult supervisor thinks prudent.
You can mix this half and half with beet juice to make thick sticky edible blood. The beet pulp also mixed half and half, made a fine sticky scabby looking mess for applying around fake wounds. Beet juice will stain your clothes, but it hasn’t left a stain on my skin yet.
Mix in about 4 to 6 tablespoons of green facial clay with about 1 cup of the pudding for the basic zombie skin. This will stick very firmly and shrinks as it dries. wrinkling your skin hideously in the process. Then slowly, bit by bit it cracks and falls off, leaving you probably unwelcome on a friend’s couch without a prior shower.
You could probably substitute high-gluten wheat flour, corn starch, or even any old flour in your kitchen for the mochi rice flour, probably with the same proportions. But that is your experiment. The result should be sticky, smooth and translucent. It’s a starch pudding without the added sugar.
Everything did wash off, with scrubbing. The rice gluten in my hair required two showers. The burnt cork around my eyes gave me the hardest time, considering I had to use soap to rid myself of the raccoon eyes.
Since 1926 New York City has had cabaret laws that make it illegal to dance in bars and restaurants without a dance license. There are less than 150 venues with this license in the five boroughs.
Dance Parade Protests NYC Cabaret Laws
The protesters want the city to repeal the ban, which the state Supreme Court’s Appellate Division upheld in February in a ruling against the Gotham West Coast Swing Club and several other plaintiffs.
New York’s restrictive dance laws have been on the books since 1926, at the height of the Jazz Age, when they were passed in part to stop interracial public dancing while enforcing a Prohibition-era definition of “public lewdness.”
To this day in New York’s five boroughs, it is illegal to get up and move your body to a rhythm in any locale where three or more people congregate and food or drink is served _ unless the business obtains a dance license. – AP
A couple of minutes of the Greenwich Village Halloween Parade from the inside. My first You Tube video, and the first time I tried shooting video on my digital camera. Hopefully I’ll get better at it.