Starting Thursday July 24. Kicks off the Mighty Rock Steady Crews 31st Anniversary. So check out the some of the events going down this weekend.
Thursday, July 24Time: 11:00am – 3:00pm Celebrity Benefit Basketball Challenge - Come watch members of the Hip-Hop and Film community compete for bragging rightsAgainst The Grain: Concrete B-boy / B-girl battle - B-boys and B-girls from all over the world battle it out for the $500 prize.Location: The Cage – West 3rd Street & 6th Avenue (New York, NY)DJ: Servin’ Ervin Admission: FreeWorkshopsTime: 1:00pm – 5:00pmLocation: Red Bull Building – 15 Watts (by W. Broadway)Admission: $25.00*B-boy / B-girl: Crazy LegsYou want to know how it’s done? These speakers are the best at what they do and share insight on how they make their magic happen.“For The Funk Of It” Funkstyles PartyTime: 9:00pm – 1:00amLocation: Red Bull Building – 15 Watts (by W. Broadway) DJ: DocAdmission: FreeSelf explanatory! Come get loose and show us what you got.Live Performance by Kurtis Blow.
Friday, July 25Time: 3:00pm – 9:00pmFrienemiesUK B-boy Championships US Qualifier: U.S. contestants go at it to see who will represent the U.S. in the UK B-boy Championship.Location: 101 River View at Grand Hall – 101 Sixth Ave. (btwn. Grand & Watt)Hosted By: Crazy LegsDJ: Crazy Legs & Red Alert (Celebrating his 25 years on Radio Anniversary) Admission: $20.00About Frienemies: This event will bring an underground event to crown one B-boy or B-girl as the BEST. Each one has to represent the most effectively throughout the day in a STRICTLY CIPHER-driven event.
Frienemies is about representing in the ciphers. Every B-boy and B-girl is on their own! No preset battles. In the early to mid '80s, breaking was at an all-time high throughout the world. Crews were rolling thick, and a lot of them were at peace. The only time they didn't get along was when it was time to battle in the club. Rock Steady Crew and New York City Breakers were going to places like Negril, The Roxy, Kennedy High School and other places where jams were going down.No one was worried about hurting someone’s feelings or concerned with battling their own friends, but rather battled with a fierce will to win. We were all "FRIENEMIES." ‘Frienemies” is the place to battle that person that you chill with on a regular basis and show him/her that they’re not as good as they brag about all the time.
Saturday, July 26Time: 3:00pm – 9:00pm5 vs 5 Crew BattleSpy Awards : The Spy Award is being presented to Bebe of Miami's Ground Zero Crew Location: 101 River View at Grand Hall – 101 Sixth Ave. (btwn. Grand & Watt)Hosted By: Crazy LegsDJ: DV One & Skeme RichardsAdmission: $25.00July 26 is Official Rock Steady Crew Day In NYC, as proclaimed by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg
Sunday, July 27Time: 12:00pm – 8:00pm3rd Annual Lincoln Park Music FestivalFree Outdoor Concert & Food DriveIn Memory of “Frosty Freeze”Location: Lincoln Park – 1 Lincoln, Newark, NJ (Broad St. & Clinton Ave.)Hosted by: E.O.W.DJ’s: JS-1, Eclipse & Sucio SmashBeat Battle: Meet The Producers vs. Big Tune Em Cee’s: The Beatnuts, Buckshot, Craig G & Marley Marl, Sadat X, Soul Sonic Force, Positive K, Grand Master Caz, DJ Premier feat. NYG’z & Blaq Poet, Termanology & DJ Statik Selektah, A-OK, Akrobatik, Skyzoo, Double Barrel, Q-Unique, a Female Cipher - Lyric a.k.a. Sara Kana, Mala Reignz, Patty Dukes, Miss Nana & Rece Steele
Official After PartyTime: 9:00pm – 1:00amLocation: Red Bull Building – 15 Watts (by W. Broadway) DJ: Evil Dee Admission: Free