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The 5th Annual Utica Zombie Walk + Night of the Raving Dead


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The 5th Annual Utica Zombie Walk + Night of the Raving Dead

Direkt Influence, MicroCosm House, The Stanley and The DEV present:

Sponsored by CNYhompage.com, Incarcerated Flavors Magazine and the Oneida Square Project

Saturday, October 19, 2013, 5pm-2am

The Stanley
261 Genesee Street
Utica NY 13501
Phone: (315) 724-1113

41 Devereux St.
Utica, NY 13502
(315) 732-1340

All ages and walks of life are welcome. The Night of the Raving Dead will be for zombies 21 and older. This event is FREE for all ages.

Please bring one non perishable pet or human food item with you to donate to our selected charities. Note we also accept other pet items such as chew toys and kitty litter.


The Stevens-Swan Humane Society of Oneida County
5664 Horatio Street
Utica, NY 13502
(315) 738-4357

The Seeds of Hope Food Pantry
an affiliate of
The Food Bank of Central New York
Lynn Hy, Director of Philanthropy

Suggested donation for participation: 1 non-perishable pet or human food item. Please note that we also accept other pet care related items such as kitty litter, chew toys, and cleaning supplies.

:::::::SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:::::::

Registration, makeup, vending, food drive, concessions including beer and wine for those of age, DJs spinning dark and creepy music:

7:00pm-8:00pm: Zombie walk in GENESEE ST! Check the route section for more information.

Reception/all ages after party-
Syracuse NY

-costume contest with great prizes
-snacks and beverages
-Premiere of the short film "Zombies in Utica", provided by Nexstar Broadcasting, LLC.
(This is a free party!)


The Night of the Raving Dead V @ The DEV!
The illest party of the undead-ground!

$5 cover charge- a portion of the proceeds will be to be donated to the selected charities.
ages 21+ only please.

1 FRESH SET performing their single, "XOMBIELAND"
LABRATORY- Tear out breakbeats
VAMPYRE (aka Acheron) –Dark House
DA & PHIGMENT -Funky/Chill House
BENDER - Slamming techno

-Zombie Art installation by the very talented Tony Thompson!


The Utica Zombie Walk is an annual event brought to you by two local production companies, Direkt Influence Productions and Microcosm House. Last year was our fourth year, and we greatly exceeded our goals and expectations. We had an estimated attendance of 300-500 participants, and collected over 1500lbs of nonperishable food for the Steven Swan Humane Society of Oneida County and The Feed Our Vets Food Pantry. Accomplished on a minimal budget, it could not have been possible without a lot of hard work and dedication, and the combined efforts of volunteers, the help of the city of Utica, the associated press, and local venue owners. We are excited to have a different start point for this year’s walk, in the heart of downtown Utica. The Stanley, a full restored Mexican-baroque theatre will be our home base.

For those of you that are unclear of what exactly a zombie walk is, we would like to clarify. A zombie walk is simulated attack of the undead on the area. It is an interactive art exhibit, with the participant "zombies" in full makeup and character stumbling and lurching down the street as a massive hoard. It is similar to a flash mob in the aspect that it is coordinated and planned well in advance, and relies on public participation. The goal is a shock-and-awe experience for those not in the know about the walk. It is a scary, safe and unique way to bring the community together. These walks are common in larger cities and we are happy to bring it here to Utica.

This year we are back with confidence, and experience gained from last year's success. This year's walk will have a suggested donation of one non-perishable food item, either pet or human food as the cost of admission to the walk.

We are incredibly excited to bring this unique experience to Utica once again. We need your help to make it possible. Please crawl out of your graves and lurch to our event.

-The Utica Zombie Walk Planning Board


-Makeup/Costumes/Accessories Including:
*Fake Blood
*White face paint/Face Makeup
*Colored Contacts
*Fake Scabs, Gashes, Ect.
*Any clothes that you do not care about ruining
-Rain Gear for bad weather if necessary
-Comfortable Shoes for Walking
-Transportation to the start site
-Cameras/Video Recorders


1. While on the walk please do not touch any pedestrians. Be scary, and do anything you wish to act out the role, but do not physically interact with them in any way shape, or form.

2. Please obey all Utica City pedestrian street laws.

3. No open containers of alcohol on the streets.

4. We ask that all participants stick together as a group, for a higher entertainment and theatrical value. With this said we must also ask that everyone be at the start point and ready to go at the designated time. We do not want to leave any of our undead legion behind, but we will.

5. When you have your makeup applied at the venue, please be contentious of the beautiful venue that is the Stanley. We want to leave it the same as when we arrived: spotless. Please listen to the directions of the makeup artists and volunteer staff during set up.

7PM: START AT THE STANLEY (in Genesee St!): Crawl down the middle of Genesee ST until you reach South St. Get back on the sidewalks. Continue up Genesee St until the roundabout in Oneida Square. Take a sharp LEFT onto Park ST. Go up Park ST. until you reach Eagle St. Take a LEFT onto Eagle St. Follow Eagle st. back to Genesee St. Take a RIGHT back onto Genesee St. When you reach South St, you can shamble back into the street until you reach the Stanley! The end! (Route length: about 1 mile.)

Note: In the event of unfavorable weather, the route may be shortened.

To pre-register, please visit www.cnyhomepage.com/UZW

Note that if you pre register, you will still need to sign the waiver at the registration table. Pre-Registering will save you time, though.

:::::::CONTACT US:::::::
EMAIL: uticazombiewalk | gmail ! com
FACEBOOK: uticazombiewalk nightoftheravingdead
PHONE: 315.525.4362
WEB: www.cnyhomepage.com/UZW

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