Following the success of BLOCKS Toronto we are excited to announce that New York is the next big city destination. BLOCKS NYC will explore the rich history of the 1960s-70s music scene. Teams will be given an opportunity to recreate famous album cover and win points while they are moving across the city.
The first ever BLOCKS NYC was a great success and we are already looking forward to next year. Please check out our Facebook page to see a sample of pictures from the event. http://tinyurl.com/o48duky
Location: City of New York
Starting location: 11am at Washington Square Park, under the arch (closest subway: W 4 St. (A, B, C, D, E, F, M) 8 St. – NYU (N, R), Christopher St. – Sheridan Sq (1, 2)).
Date: Sunday, October 13, 2013
Closing Reception: 5:00pm – The Bitter End, 147 Bleecker Street (between Thompson and LaGuardia)
Registration fee: A minimum donation of $25 US per team (2 people per team)
Tickets will be sold online and on site (first come – first served basis). We suggest arriving no later than 10:30 am to secure a spot.
About the Event
Due to the area’s affordable housing and influx of immigrants since the early 1900’s, Greenwich Village has housed and sheltered many free thinkers. It’s cafes, bars and restaurants, became a platform for some of the greatest philosophers, writers, musicians and artists that helped to shape contemporary culture.
This October Keep 6 will explore the rich and colorful history of Greenwich Village with BLOCKS NYC. We will look at discovering the rich musical history of the 60’s and 70’s folk rock scene in New York, which was the soundtrack of a vastly changing generation.
- Starting from the iconic Washington Arch teams will be given the album covers of celebrated musicians of the era.
- From here teams will set off to find the locations of the original photo shoots and recreate the album cover.
- Teams will arrive at The Bitter End, where we will celebrate by sharing pictures and stories from the day over drinks.
About the closing reception venue: The Bitter End
Established in 1961, The Bitter End is the oldest rock and roll club in New York City. The classic red brick stage backdrop and intimate vibe make this historic venue almost as iconic as its headliners. For over 50 years, our audiences have been blown away by legendary artists like Stevie Wonder, Bob Dylan, Lady Gaga, Jackson Browne, Neil Diamond, Gavin DeGraw, Woody Allen, Jon Stewart, Randy Newman, Billy Crystal, Tommy James, Norah Jones, Donnie Hathaway, Curtis Mayfield, and thousands more.
Click here to register BLOCKS NYC Registration Form