Rocksteady Crew Prepares For 26th Anniversary

The Rock Steady 26th Anniversary celebration

is set to kick off in New York on July 24th.

The three day event will feature a benefit basketball

game, a film festival, an MC battle and the introduction of the first fashion

show, the "Punk Rock Rap Fashion Show," with a stage that was designed

by acclaimed set designer and graffiti artist Ernie Vales.

Fans who attend will also be treated to a free

outdoor concert on July 26, at New York's Pier 54. Performs on the bill for

the free concert include M.O.P., Freddie Foxxx, Canibus, Non-Phixion, Evil D,

Tony Touch, Jedi Mind Tricks, Soul Purpose, Tony Touch and Q-Unique.

Fans of turntablism will be able to check out

the I.T.F. regional competition for free as well.

Here is a full listing of events:

July 24th Thursday

Event: Benefit Basketball Game

Time: 11:00AM - 3:00PM

Location: The Cage. 6th Avenue on the corner of 4th Street.

Event: End Of The Weak MC Challenge

Time: 9:00PM -2:00AM

Location: S.O.B's, 204 Varick Street at West Houston.

Directions 212.243.4940 or

July 25th Friday

Event: H20 Film Festival

Time: 1:00PM - 5:00PM

Location: 410 West 16th Street. Between 9th & 10th Ave.

Directions: 212.242.6555

Event: Brisk Flava Styles b-boy/girl Battle.

2 on 2 invitational.

"Punk Rock Rap Fashion Show".

The Rock Steady Crew 26th Anniversary marks the introduction of its first ever

fashion show titled "Punk Rock Rap". This is an event that recognizes

the fusion of street and skate culture and celebrates their unity under the

banner of hip-hop.

Highly acclaimed set designer and graffiti artist, Ernie Vales, has designed

a stage that visually conveys and represents authentic hip-hop style and street

flavor. Models will include B-boy/girls and street skaters.

Time: 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Location: The Manhattan Center. 311 West 34th Street between 8th & 9th Ave.

July 26th Saturday

Event: Out door Concert

Time: 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Location Pier 54. 14th Street on the Westside Highway. NYC, NY

July 27th Sunday

Event: Concert B-boy/girl Battle finals

Time: 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Location: Manhattan Center, 311 West 34th Street between 8th & 9th Ave.