If you haven’t heard already, the Afro-Punk Festival scheduled for today was cancelled due to hurricane Irene. The City of New York has rescinded all event permits for Saturday, August 27th and Sunday, August 28th. The Afro-punk festival has been barred from holding any public assembly in Commodore Barry Park today. Afro-punk staff have been meeting with officials and sponsors to try and avoid cancellation but have had to cancel this weekend’s festival due to safety concerns. The event organizers are regrouping to plan the next steps and will keep the public updated.
What a bummer. For more information check out the official website.