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Ape Fest Begins Tomorrow. Here's What You Need To Know

Updated: Feb 8, 2022

Ape fest begins this weekend, and Bored Ape Yacht Club members are making their way to the big apple.

“ See you soon, apes,” BAYC founder Gordon Goner tweeted earlier today.

The BAYC is hosting its first annual ape fest beginning this Sunday in New York City and bored apes from around the globe are excited to meet one another in real life.

“Double merch on the plane today, BAYC member Franklin tweeted earlier today along with a photo of himself. “Landing in New York City in about 2 hours! I have a pretty open schedule and am excited to see @everyone.”

The BAYC’s first official Ape Fest event, APED NYC, begins tomorrow, Sunday October 31st at Bright Moments Gallery at 150 Wooster St, Manhattan. During that time, apes will experience “an immersive gallery experience,” followed by a costume contest. After the contest, the next event will be “APE FEST MUTANT HALLOWEEN PARTY." The party will run until the gallery closes. During this time apes and mutants will also be able to get their wristbands for the Yacht Party. Apes will be able to get a plus one wristband if their plus one is present when they get their wristband; until the yacht’s capacity is reached. Everyone will also need to show proof of vaccination.

Later that night on Sunday, Apes will head out and set sail during the club’s Yacht Party! Boarding will begin at 7:30 p.m. at Pier 40 (address West St and West Houston St. Manhattan). The Yacht will set sail at 8:30 and will return from its voyage at 11:30 p.m. that evening. “What better way to spend Halloween than aboard a yacht with 1,000 apes," The BAYC wrote in its itinerary. “Do NOT toss Tropo overboard.”For those apes who do not make it onto the yacht, the BAYC has you covered with a party at APED NYC.

Following the Yacht party, the BAYC will be hosting a merch pop-up even from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday November 1st and 2nd at 91 E 3rd St New York NY. This event will be open to the public. “ Merch music a couple arcade machines and a food truck serving up tacos parked nearby," the club wrote. “Come chill. This is basically the living room couch of Ape Fest.”

During the merch pop up, verified bored Apes and Mutants will also be able to pick up their wristbands for the Bored Ape Warehouse Party. These wristbands will be given out on a first come first serve basis starting at 11 a.m. on November 1st. NOTE THIS IS A SEPARATE WRISTBAND FROMTHE ONE APES HAD FOR THE YACHT PARTY, according to the club. Apes and Mutants can get a plus one wristband so long as their plus one is present when they pick up their wristband. Everyone will also need to show proof of vaccination.

On Wednesday, November 3rd, the BAYC will host its Warehouse Party At Brooklyn Steel located at 319 Frost St. Brooklyn NY. Doors open for the event at 8 p.m.

“If you’re only going to make it to one event at APE FEST, we suggest you make this it, The BAYC wrote. “We’re bringing the swamp to Brooklyn Steel and turning the warehouse into the BAYC for one night only. Open bar serving Fernet and Coke, potent serums, and some of Curtis’ other favorites. Hawaiian BBQ. The Musical acts are hype but Gordon won’t let us say who.”

After the warehouse party, the next event will be the VIP Charity Dinner on Saturday November 6th at Carbone, located at 181 Thompson St New York. “Leave it to OhhShiny to book one of NCY’s swankiest restaurants for a bunch of apes, The BAYC wrote. “ Capacity here is extremely limited, so tickets will be auctioned off beginning 10/29; all proceeds will be going to charity after cost are covered. Meatballs. Fucking incredible meatballs.”

"We’re throwing a super boring charity dinner with @BoredApeYC at the mediocre Italian restaurant Carbone, Saturday 11/6", OhhShiny tweeted. “Probably not worth bidding on…unless you want to have a shit ton of fun and support a great cause.”

Apes that are interested in bidding on a spot can check out the auction here:

The Bored Ape Gazette cannot make the Yacht Party on Sunday but will be flying into NYC early Monday morning to cover Ape Fest. Be sure to follow the Bored Ape Gazette on Twitter for event updates, reports and photos from the events!

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