Sunday, October 24, 2010

KTVU Puts Steve Pogni and His Halloween Masks on TV

(Posted by Jessica)

Last Thursday, Steve Pogni was on Market Street in San Francisco selling his masks when the Channel 2 KTVU news truck pulled up. The Channel 2 KTVU reporter started talking to Steve and about the Giants (go Giants!).

Channel 2 KTVU loved his comedy-tragedy masks as it symbolizes the Giants season -- meaning it was a season of torment for Giants fans because they kept losing but still the fans kept rallying, and now the Giants are finally winning and have a major chance of winning the World Series, woop woop!!

Sadly, I don't have the TV clip to show you but Steve was on TV for several minutes. If you have the video link, please email me.

They also loved the custom Giants baseball masks (which, by the way, can be found only at MASK kiosks). Not only are die-hard Giants fans loving the matching paraphernalia face masks but it also keeps their faces warm -- let's face it, AT&T Park is not the warmest of baseball parks.
So come by and pick up your Giants face mask -- or Halloween mask -- in our kiosk down near the Ferry Building in San Francisco or on Telegraph in Berkeley weekdays (and see schedule below for special weekend events).

Wishing everyone a safe and SPOOKY Halloween!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

October Schedule - Come Find Your MASK!

Thanks to everyone for coming by the booth yesterday, Saturday, October 25 at the Cole Valley Harvest Festival in San Francisco sponsored by the Noe Valley Association; and today at the Italian American Festival in Washington Park (we're still here until 5pm so there is still time to drop by). What a beautiful weekend it was!

With Halloween quickly approaching, it's time to start planning your costume!

Coming up: Find us at the following locations in October:
We will also have a table in Berkeley on Telegraph every weekday (not weekends) until Halloween on Sunday, October 31st, specializing in Halloween masks for the whole family. Ask for Jason and mention that you saw this blog, and he'll give you special price!

MASK is a San Francisco Bay Area event based company owned by Steve Pogni that features hand-made Italian-style party masks for all occasions. Custom order for Halloween masks are available!

Monday, September 13, 2010

MASK Featured on the West Alameda Business Website

At the 9th annual Webster Street Jam this past Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 11 and 12, the West Alameda Business Association featured a photo of the MASK booth on its website. (shown here)

Thanks for to Carrie & Peter McCullough and everyone else who volunteered at the event and helped make it a great time!

MASK Fall schedule coming soon.

MASK is a San Francisco Bay Area event based company owned by Steve Pogni that features hand-made Italian-style party masks for all occasions.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Upcoming Dates -- Summer Events 2010

We hope to see you at these upcoming events. Enjoy your summer!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Find Your MASK at Carnival Festival and Parade - Memorial Weekend

MASK will be honoring those who have died for our country, as well as celebrating the beginning of summer, by exhibiting at Carnival on Mission Street in San Francisco Saturday, May 29 through Sunday, May 30 (10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on both days).

Held in the San Francisco Mission District, this carnival is the regions' largest annual event and is a two-day series of festivities. Attendees will experience sizzling live entertainment, beautiful arts and crafts, and delicious food with Latin American and Caribbean flavors. Spanning 7 blocks, the San Francisco Carnival Festival will take place on Harrison Street between 16th and 23rd streets.

The Carnaval Grand Parade takes place on Sunday, May 30 at 9:30 a.m. at Bryant & 24th Streets before proceeding down Mission Street to 17th Street.

Join us and celebrate!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with an Amazing Mask

On Saturday, March 13, 2010 (this weekend), MASK will be attending the St. Patrick's Day Parade and Festival from10am - 5pm in San Francisco at the Civic Center Park.

According to Wikipedia, Saint Patrick's Day (Irish: Lá Fhéile Pádraig) colloquially St. Paddy's Day or simply Paddy's Day, is an annual feast day that celebrates Saint Patrick (circa AD 387–493), the most commonly recognized of the patron saints of Ireland, and is generally celebrated on March 17th.

A great event for adults and kids, the 158th Annual 2010 San Francisco St. Patrick's Day Parade attracts more than 5,000 participants from all over the country. The Festival will take place, before, during and after the Parade at San Francisco's Civic Center Plaza and on Grove Street, Polk to Larkin Street.

The addition of the Festival after the parade provides a great opportunity for attendees to learn more about Irish history and culture while having a great time experiencing the day. A full day of activity is planned for the St. Patrick's Day Festival at Civic Center Plaza and on Grove Street, Polk to Larkin Street.

The festivities surrounding the Parade Festival will showcase Irish Culture through live performance and entertainment, arts and crafts exhibitors, food and beverage concessions, children's rides and inflatable's, cultural displays, a petting zoo and pony ride and a number of non-profits booths representing the Irish community.

Yelp users rated it 3.5 stars. SF Weekly shows a cool picture of Irish dancers in mid air.

We look forward to seeing all you lassies there!

Mardi Gras Masks in the Bay Area!

On Saturday, February 20, 2010, MASK exhibited a special array of Mardi Gras party masks at Monroe Hall on College Avenue in Santa Rosa at Freddie Marsha's Dance Contest and Mardi Gras.

"Mardi Gras season", and "Carnival season", refer to events of the Carnival  celebrations, beginning on or after Epiphany and ending on the day before Ash Wednesday. Mardi Gras is French for "Fat Tuesday" (in ethnic English tradition, Shrove Tuesday), referring to the practice of the last night of eating richer, fatty foods before the ritual fasting of the Lenten season, which started on Ash Wednesday. 

New Orleans is known for its elaborate and wild celebration of Mardi Gras, but San Franciscans and Bay Area folks sure know how to party, too! MASK sold out of several varieties of feathered and jeweled face masks during the Freddie Marsha event.

Thanks to everyone who stopped by and made it such a great time! See you next year at Mardi Gras 2011.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Visit MASK at Bay Area Brazilian Carnaval Ball -- February 13

MASK will be attending the Bay Area Brazilian Club for Mardi Gras at the Cocomo Cafe Club in San Francisco on Saturday, February 13, 2010 from 7pm-2am.

43rd FRIENDS OF BRAZIL CARNAVAL BALL - “Salute to the World Soccer Cup”

The Bay Area Brazilian Club is a non-profit organization promoting the culture of Brazil in the Bay Area.

This is set to be a really sizzling night -- put your MASK on and dance the night away!