Category Archives: Labor Day

Freaks NY Present Aquaria – Labor Day 2013

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Saturday night in Brooklyn, the Freaks came out! Freaks NY Mas that is. This is their second year on the road on the Parkway, so I caught up with ThatDudeTony aka Tony Cross to ask him about his band.

CF: Who exactly is Freaks Mas NY and what is the main motivation and driving force behind bringing out your own band?

TDT: Freaks Mas is the new era of Carnival in New York City, and is made up of the members of Natural Freaks Limited. After doing this for years in Miami the timing was just right to start in New York. The Carnival needed a change.

CF: How long have you been bringing Mas in Miami?

TDT: This year 2013 will be our ten year anniversary.

CF: Time flies, didn’t realize it has been 10 years already.

TDT: Yep

CF: What did you find lacking on the Parkway that you all feel Freaks NY has brought to the table?

TDT: If anyone ever played mas with us in Miami, they know there is just something about our band. It has a special vibe to it that you can’t get with any other band. New York needed that energy. It’s not about titles, it’s about making your people have the time of their life.

CF: You are bringing a Kiddie Mas Band as well? What are your personal thoughts on kids and Carnival?

TDT: Yes, we are affiliated with both Uptown Kidz Mas and Just 4 Fun. I believe the kids play a major part in the Culture. Our parents taught us, and so we must pass the torch on to our kids.

CF: Agreed!

Freaks NY Mas is presentation Aquaria will be on Eastern Parkway for Labor Day 2013. The band will contain 14 sections. Registration will include your costume, breakfast, refreshments on the road and lunch after the parade route.

The Freaks NY Mas camp opens on Wednesday, June 12th and is located on 549 Nostrand Avenue between Atlantic Avenue & Herkimer Street in Brooklyn. Go check out the costumes!

TonyCross Frontline Section - Veil Tail Costume Design by Alicia. Zder Designs

TonyCross Frontline Section – Veil Tail
Costume Design by Alicia – Zder Designs

Freaks NY Mas website will be up and running soon.

Uptown Kidz Band Launch will be held Saturday, 15th June at D’Savannah in Brooklyn, NY.

Uptown Kids Color me Band Launch 2013

Just 4 Fun Band Launch will be held on 22nd June at the Freaks NY Mas Camp.
Just 4 Fun Kids

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Carnival Baby Int’l Presents “Magique Noire” Illusions FreaksNY Labor Day 2012

This year Natural Freaks Unlimited is extending their Carnival Band to New York. After years of having a successful band for Miami Carnival, they have formed Freaks NY. Freaks NY launched last month with their presentation Illusions with 12 costumes that provide something for everyone interested in playing mas on “the Parkway”.

Veteran designer Janine Renee’s section Magique Noire was presented under Carnival Baby Int’l. She has designed and collaborated on numerous New York, Trinidad, Miami and Toronto costumes and is presenting a section on her own for the first time with Freaks NY. She will be hosting a showcase tomorrow evening at the Mas Camp with lite appetizers, wine and sweet soca to set the mood.

Click HERE to see her section in detail as well as to view a collection of her other design efforts.

Registration is available through the Freaks NY Mas camp website or in person at:
549 Nostrand Avenue
Brooklyn, New York
(347) 240-3180

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Ramajay Mas Presents Wings – Labor Day 2012

Band Launch is to be held on June 10, 2012.
Check their facebook page for details.

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Sesame Flyers presents Fire & Ice 2012 – Models Wanted!!!

Flyers Crew Model Search is looking for individuals who are willing to make appearances exclusively for Sesame Flyers at multiple events throughout this Spring/Summer/Fall Season.

Please upload a picture preferably in a bathing suit! You will receive an email within a few days of your submission, there are a lot of registration forms being processed.

The Audition Date will be announced by the end of next week.


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