the final MCA Day happens in Brooklyn this weekend
MCA Day, the recurring celebration of Beastie Boys member MCA, aka Adam Yauch (RIP), returns this Saturday (8/5) at Littlefield (which is now open in its new location). It goes from noon to 6 PM and it's totally FREE to the public (RSVP). They'll have "live music, guest speakers, special guests, live art and, and all things Beastie." Here's more info from the announcement:
MCA Day Returns to Brooklyn! On August 5th, 2017, fans of Adam Yauch are invited to pay tribute to his legacy and celebrate his life. Grab your favorite Beastie shirt, lace up the shelltoes, head to Littlefield and get ready to spread some Gratitude.
Humanitarian, artist, rapper, musician, Sasquatch, filmmaker, activist, snowboarder and Hörnblowér. Adam Yauch was one of the best this crazy world has ever seen. Let’s get together and honor a life well-lived through his favorite channels: art, music and community. On Saturday August 5th, we invite all whose lives were touched by MCA to join us.
HELLOOOOOOO BROOKLYYYYNNNN!!! The festivities will kick off at 12pm at Littlefield Performance and Art Space. There will be music to vibe to, art to view, good folks to chill with, and of course some fresh new surprises to bring you joy. Plus, we'll have that original big ol' Boombox and a fresh grip of batteries.
There is no cost to attend - celebrating Yauch is free. Of course we’ll have some info on how you can lend a hand to some folks that really need it. All ages are welcome, so just get your ass down there. Come by car, train, bus, boat, hoverboard or pop a wheelie on your unicycle… Show up, get down, shout it out and take it in. "BBoys & BGirls of the WORLD..... UNITE!"
Let's keep it going full steam and light it up once again... For MCA.
This will actually be the last MCA Day, as founder Mike Kearney said it's become bigger than he can handle. He told Brooklyn Daily: "It does get bigger and bigger every year, it’s very hard and time consuming. A ton of blood, sweat, and tears go into it. It’s very, very bittersweet — I’ve gotten to know so many people all over the world and have established so many new friendships, with people I otherwise never would have met and crossed paths with, but now are connected forever because of Yauch and the Beastie Boys music."
Kearney says that he has some surprises in store for this one, and promises it will be "one of the best events we’ve had."
That's the show poster above, designed by Shepard Fairey.