Converse City Carnage Hits New York City

Today, CONVERSE Inc. announced it will be hosting Converse City Carnage: NYC this summer at Hudson River Park.  City Carnage: NYC is a two-day summertime free event celebrating skateboarding and music that will take place from Friday, July 20 – Saturday, July 21.  Converse will celebrate City Carnage: NYC with a skateboarding demonstration hosted by Converse Skateboarding Ambassadors, a music concert, and art activations that will encourage creativity.

Converse Skateboarding Ambassadors Kenny Anderson, Nick Trapasso, along with the entire Converse Skateboarding team, will appear at City Carnage: NYC, on Friday, July 20 for a skate demonstration at the Pier 62 Skate Park in Hudson River Park.  The following day, Brooklyn-based band Sleigh Bells will headline a free concert in the field adjacent to the skate park with opening acts JEL and Mr. Dream.  Both events are open to the public.

Leading up to City Carnage: NYC, Converse will refurbish the Hudson River Park’s Pier 62 Skate Park, a 15,000 square foot park overlooking the Hudson River that will serve as the site of the City Carnage event.  Converse Skateboarding will leave a permanent mark on the skate park by replacing the coping in the bowl, one of the largest concrete bowls in New York. The updated skate park located on Manhattan’s West Side Highway on Pier 62 at W. 22nd Street will open on Sunday, July 1.

The second installment of City Carnage: NYC returns to Hudson River Park on Friday, August 17 – Saturday, August 18 with a similar skateboarding event on Friday, August 17 and a free concert on Saturday, August 18 with Converse Rubber Tracks artist VIVA VIVA opening and The Kills headlining the event.

Converse City Carnage: NYC
Friday, June 22 – Tickets available at Converse Soho and Converse Garden State Plaza retail locations and The Bowery Presents

Friday, July 20 – Converse City Carnage NYC Skateboarding Demonstration

Saturday, July 21 – Converse City Carnage NYC Free Concert    
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