A New Orleans-style, funeral/parade will be held next Monday, April 1, in the East Village for Brian Butterick, who went by Hattie Hathaway and died of lung cancer January 30.
Chi Chi Valenti and DJ Johnny Dynell, who spend a month in New Orleans each year, are organizing a
“giant send-off” for Hattie, their “longtime collaborator, friend and inspirator.”
Accompanied by a 17-piece brass band, the marchers will gather in Tompkins Square Park at 6:30 p.m. and march to La MaMa’s Ellen Stewart Theatre on East Fourth Street. Valenti says paraders, will mostly be in drag and will bring parasols, drums or tambourines.
“This is a night for memories, performance and dancing.”
As Lady Bunny noted in her FB remembrance, Hattie used to always say as a term of derision/endearment,
#RIP Hattie. Ya hag.
(Photos, Elizabeth Bouiss, Facebook; via NY Post)