Toxie’s Holiday Food Drive All Season at Bel Aire Diner!

December 13, 2020 by  
Filed under NEWS

Greetings Boils and Ghouls!

Hope everyone is having a safe and happy holiday season! We’re almost through 2020, here’s to a better 2021 for everyone! Here’s a quick flashback to some good times we have had with the NYC Zombie Crawl in this 10 year anniversary article in the NY Times from 2016!

We had such a good response to our #MutantsForHunger canned food drive in Queens, NY that we are going to be continuing to support the Food Bank for NYC with an ongoing food drive at the Bel Aire Diner & Drive In! In association with Troma Entertainment, we present Toxie’s Holiday Food Drive! You can drop off canned goods in-person at the Bel Aire Diner (31-91 21st Street, Queens NY 11106) 24 hours a day through the holiday season, and indefinitely! In exchange you can get a $1 Pabst Blue Ribbon, shot of Sailor Jerry Rum or a FREE can of Liquid Death Mountain Water!!

There is even a supermarket in the same parking lot so you can buy all kinds of canned goods and bring them over to the Diner for a good cause, and trade it for some discounted booze! The Diner serves food 24 hours a day so you can order or eat in (pending COVID regulations of course, you can call the diner to check their hours or order for delivery at 718 721 3160 or on their website at www.belairediner.nyc

And if you missed our screening of Troma’s latest masterpiece and director Lloyd Kaufman’s love letter to 2020 – #ShakespearesShitstorm – fear not! The movie is currently screening at virtual film festivals around the world so you can catch it again soon! Check out www.shakespearesshitstorm.com for screening info, reviews and more on this incredibly Tromatic take on Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest’!

The zombies are going into hibernation for the winter season – hopefully we will be able to have some kind of events in 2021 – until we bleed again have a killer holiday!

Very Truly
Doug Sakmann
Zombie Ringleader

NYC Zombie Crawl May 30th 2010 – Brooklyn

May 7, 2010 by  
Filed under PAST EVENTS

Greetings Boils and Ghouls!

Pabst Blue Ribbon is now sponsoring the Zombie Crawl! There will be FREE PBR at the Knitting Factory for the first hour of the show, and PBR’s are $2 all night at the Knitting Factory!

TOMORROW – Sunday May 30th – all of the zombie events are ALL AGES, including the afterparty at the Knitting Factory in Brooklyn (Buy tickets NOW)! We’ve got some more great announcements including;
– The afterparty will feature a live performance by legendary NYC punk-rockers THE UNDEAD with Bobby Steele (ex-Misfits)!
Troma Entertainment will be in the house with The Toxic Avenger as well as DVD prizes for the costume contest winners! We’ll also be screening some Troma clips at the afterparty!!

This is a first for the NYC Zombie Crawl that the whole event is all ages…and the best part is there will still be booze if you are over 21!  Before the afterparty there is a free meet and greet with ‘Play Dead‘ author Ryan Brown as well as the cast and crew of ‘Play Dead: The Movie“, and you can even buy copies of his book and have him sign it!

HERE IS THE MAP (We may deviate slightly from this but this is the general routing)

It all starts in Brooklyn at 3pm at The Charleston
174 Bedford Ave (Between N 7th & N 8th) Brooklyn, NY 11211 – The first stop and the crawl event FREE and is ALL AGES! Zombies can eat pizza and drink booze (if you’re over 21+) while civilians are zombified for two hours!

We’ll have our zombie technicians on hand to zombify the crowd but we also encourage civilians to come zombified as well as we will be doing a zombie costume contest! We also encourage a sports/varsity theme in honor of Play Dead, so bring out your best undead jocks, cheerleaders and football players! The crawl will start about 5:00pm and go into the evening before ending at the official after party at 7:00pm!

At 5:00pm, the zombies will mobilize up Bedford Ave and head to:
McCarren Park – N 12th and Bedford – Zombie Football Game – Blood Fights, Human Tug O War with Disgraceland Hook Squad and more madness! Win prizes including DVD’s from Backseat Conceptions!

At 6:30pm, the zombies will mobilize again and head back down Bedford avenue for grand zombie parade to the final stop:

7:00pm – Zombie Dance Party A Go-Go with Play Dead, Ryan Brown and the Raspberry Brothers
Knitting Factory Brooklyn – 361 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY, 11211
– Free book signing and meet and greet from 7-8pm with author Ryan Brown and the Cast and Crew of Play Dead: The Movie
– $10 after 8pm for the Zombie Dance Party A Go-Go which includes:

PLAY DEAD premiere screening of the Redband trailer and some selected scenes

– The Raspberry Brothers, a team of NYC comedians who will mock the hell out of campy old zombie flicks (MST3k stylee), including clips from Zombie (Lucio Fulci, 1979) and the Crazies (George Romero, 1973) and more!
– Zombie Dance Party with DJ Jeremy Bastard (Trash, NC-17) with zombie go-go dancers, a hot zombie contest, live music and more madness to be announced!
The zombies from THRILL THE WORLD, the Michael Jackson’s Thriller-dance-around-the-world-on-the-same-day-at-same-time event who will be coming out to teach people the thriller dance and we’ll be doing a dance and sing-along! We’ll be doing sing-alongs to other classic Monster hits too!

Stay tuned to the site for the official routing and more announcements about entertainment and other goodies being added!

Until we crawl again, yours in blood…

– Doug Sakmann
Zombie Ringleader