Adam Youch Fans: Saturday is MCA Day in Brooklyn

Party for Beastie Boys co-founder in Gowanus

May 1, 2014 By Mary Frost Brooklyn Daily Eagle
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Two years after his death, fans of Beastie Boys co-founder Adam ‘MCA’ Yauch will be paying tribute to his artistic legacy and celebrating his life on Saturday with a party in Gowanus.

“Grab your favorite Beastie shirt, lace up the shelltoes, head to Littlefield and get ready to spread some Gratitude,” organizers say. The party will feature break-dancers, art exhibits and live musical performances from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Littlefield Performance and Art space.

Yauch — a beloved Brooklyn born and bred rapper, musician, film director, Buddist, snowboarder and human rights activist who died on May 4, 2012 — continues to inspire musicians and artists.

Last year on the anniversary, Palmetto Playground in Brooklyn Heights, Yauch’s neighborhood, was renamed in his honor.

Artist Suzi Emanuele Manbeck, AKA “suzi boneshaker” and her son Max, age 5, are in the “Keep It On and On” fan art show.

Both are MCA and Beastie Boys fans, Manbeck told the Brooklyn Eagle. “His sense of humor and love for all people is what moves me the most about MCA/Adam Yauch. Lyrics from ‘Pass the Mic’ – ‘On and on and on and on, I can’t stop, y’all ’til the early morn” just embody the idea that life is for living and that is what he did!”

Manbeck added, “This is the first art show Max and I are in together.” Max attends P.S. 8 in Brooklyn Heights.

The free festivities will kick off at 11 a.m. at Littlefield. “Come by car, train, bus, boat, hoverboard or pop a wheelie on your unicycle,” organizers say. Littlefield is located at 622 Degraw Street in Gowanus.


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