Holly

Holly

A Bowery Boogie contributor since June of 2011, Holly covers music, arts, pop culture, and lifestyle pieces relevant to the Lower East Side, NYC and beyond. A stalwart indie music fan, she has interviewed bands such as The Fratellis, Fitz and the Tantrums, and Frightened Rabbit, to name a few. Holly previously reviewed music for the website Radio Exile. These days, when she’s not writing for Boogie, you can find her playing pinball at interstate truck stops, knocking back Newcastles whilst supporting Manchester City Football Club, or checking out new music in either her native Boston or adopted home, NYC.

Posts by Holly

You Can Now Watch LES-Based ‘Off Track Betty’ Online

Posted June 27, 2017 at 9:32 am

If you missed the showing of Clayton Dean Smith’s Off Track Betty at the Friends of the Elizabeth Street Garden Film Festival, you have another chance yet. Pulling down accolades from the 2016 Brooklyn Film Festival, the nineteen-minute short is now available for your online viewing pleasure, free of charge. The film tells the story of a longtime […]

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Celebrate ‘Egg Rolls, Egg Creams, and Empanadas’ with the Eldridge Street Synagogue on Sunday

Posted June 16, 2017 at 5:08 am

The annual block party celebrating a trifecta of treats – egg rolls, egg creams, and empanadas – is hitting the streets of the Lower East Side this weekend. Yup, now in its 17th season, the Museum at Eldridge Street’s festival will once again commemorate the diverse communities of the neighborhood, by way of food, performances, games, and hands-on […]

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Friends of Elizabeth Street Garden Screening an Evening of Film Tomorrow

Posted June 15, 2017 at 5:10 am

Riding on the coattails of Clayton Dean Smith’s success with Off Track Betty at the 2016 Brooklyn Film Festival, the Friends of Elizabeth Street Garden is looking to further engage the community by hosting its own film festival, dubbed “NYC: Lost and Found.” Alongside an Off Track Betty encore viewing, the film lineup includes two additional 15-minute productions […]

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Chatham Square Library Nominated for the NYC Neighborhood Library Awards

Posted June 8, 2017 at 9:41 am

  The “NYC Neighborhood Library Awards” just announced its ten finalists (across the five boroughs) for this year’s “Oscars of the Libraries,” and one Lower East Side library happened to make the cut. The Chatham Square Library is officially in the running for receiving some extra funds to invest into additional programming and services for the Chinatown community at […]

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See What You Missed at the 2017 Governors Ball [PHOTOS]

Last modified June 6, 2017 at 5:39 pm

Another year, another roundup of music and festival antics at Governors Ball. Here’s what you missed at this seventh helping of New York’s premiere music festival. (Better late than never, right?) Staff GovBall staff have mastered a balance of positive vibes with a no nonsense attitude. In light of recent events in Manchester, it seemed […]

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What to Expect at the 7th Annual Governors Ball Festival Next Weekend

Posted May 25, 2017 at 9:39 am

Consistent warm weather is nearly upon us, and with it, so is the seventh helping of Governors Ball. This year, New York City’s homegrown music festival will be doling out yet another jam-packed list of musicians to take over Randall’s Island Park next weekend, June 2 – 4. Tool is slated as a headliner, and it’ll be […]

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Tonight, Learn More About Big Tim Sullivan, ‘King of the Bowery’

Posted May 24, 2017 at 5:16 am

As part of the Lower East Side History Month festivities, tonight the Bowery Alliance of Neighbors and Grace Church High School welcome author Alice Sparberg Alexiou to speak about the (in)famous Timothy Sullivan, or as many knew him, the puported “King of the Bowery.” Sullivan resided at the Occidental Hotel (now the SoHotel) at 146 […]

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Losing Chris Cornell is More than Just a Headline

Posted May 19, 2017 at 10:32 am

“Black Hole Sun” was the first song I ever heard that completely scared the shit out of me. The way the music stretches like a creepy elastic band, the eerie ebb and flow of Chris Cornell’s crooning voice, and the ominous lyrical mantra beckoning an inescapable gravitational force with a giant ball of fire? Hell no! Nonetheless, […]

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When the City Rat is the Star of the Art Show

Posted May 19, 2017 at 9:18 am

It’s time to pay homage to the city’s favorite indigenous wildlife, the street rat. Literally. Centre-Fuge and First Street Green Art Park are teaming up with Fordham University to host a “Street Art for Street Rats” event tomorrow. Yup. There will be live mural paintings by @dentonburrows, @marthalicia, @keydetail, @juliayubaba and @cramcept, inspired by the city’s prolific vermin. Information will […]

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Chinatown Art Brigade Gets Vocal Tonight with ‘Lights On, Speak Out’ Event

Posted May 12, 2017 at 5:07 am

The Chinatown Art Brigade is set to unleash its spring projection event, dubbed “Lights On, Speak Out!” on Lower Manhattan. The program expands on their ongoing anti-displacement work in Chinatown, to include projections that “actively oppose the ban on refugees and immigration from Muslim countries.” Passersby will be invited to sing along to karaoke and […]

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