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[Festival Update] Electric Zoo Adds more Artists + Special Friday $79 Deal

JUNE 24, 2014

Electric Zoo: New York’s Electronic Music Festival returns for its sixth year, featuring 118 of the world’s top DJ talent on Randall’s Island Park this Labor Day weekend on August 29, August 30, and August 31, 2014 for an epic end-of-the-summer blowout dance party. The excitement for Electric Zoo NY continues to build with the addition of five electrifying artists, including Electric Zoo veteran A-Trak, now returning for his 4th marquee performance on Friday, August 29.

Electric Zoo New Artist Additions (in alphabetical order) Alan Fitzpatrick (Sunday / Sunday School Grove) A-Trak (Friday / Main Stage West) Feenixpawl (Sunday / Hilltop Arena) The Magician (Sunday / Sunday School Grove) Vicetone (Sunday / Main Stage East)

  Electric Zoo Friday - Special $79 Deal This year Electric Zoo is offering special pricing to kick of the Labor Day weekend on Friday, giving fans the opportunity to see over 60 of the biggest names in dance music plus transportation - all for just $79. Go big with Main Stage players including David Guetta, A-Trak, Dada Life, and Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, to Sunday School techno all-stars such as Dubfire and Hot Since 82, as well as indie dance acts like Bonobo and Jamie xx – there is something for everyone.  
Get in the mood by listening to this exclusive Electric Zoo countdown mix by Belgian brothers Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike - listen here! Famed for their high energy sets, and with an exhilarating combination of live show and crowd busting MCing, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike are one of the most hotly anticipated acts making their Electric Zoo New York debut on Friday, August 29.  
Purchase special GA Friday Pass with Transportation, while supplies last here!
Payment Plan The Electric Zoo Payment Plan ends June 30. With the Payment Plan, pay just a 50% deposit now, and pay the remaining balance on July 15. It’s a great way to take advantage of current prices before they go up, even if all the funds aren’t available right now. But don’t wait - the Payment Plan closes June 30th!
For more info, please go to www.electriczoofestival.com.


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“You drown not by falling into a river, but by staying submerged in it.” (Paulo Coelho, Author)  Historically, the Hell Gate section of the East River has been considered treacherous.  I observed it from the safety of Randall’s Island Park:)  This image can be viewed as a symbol of the sometimes turbulent journey of life.  “Love is the river of life in the world.” (Henry Ward Beecher, 19th Century Clergyman)  (Photo taken on March 10, 2015)

The Catalpa Festival: Day 1: 7/28/12 featuring the Aviation Orange, the Demos, the Sheepdogs, Hercules and Love Affair, Umphrey's McGee, TV on the Radio, the Black Keys and More

Back in July, I had the unique opportunity to cover the Catalpa Festival out on Randall’s Island Park, and as you may have guessed if you manage to take 500 photos of the events and people for the first day, there’s going to be a part of you that’s real reluctant to edit that many photos, especially when editing is kind of tedious. In any case, what I will say is that the festival was one of my most memorable experiences this year. Although they had a fairly small crowd – I imagine that cost, as well as the fact that there have been way too many festivals in town this year – the crowd in attendance was among some of the nicest folks you could be around. Saturday afternoon was plagued by torrential rain storms which made the park a sloppy, muddy pool, and yet everyone was in good spirits. Of course, it helped that the first day’s lineup included the Aviation Orange, the Demos, the Sheepdogs, Hercules and Love Affair, Umphrey’s McGee, TV on the Radio and the Black Keys, as well as a bunch of decent reggae bands. And that was just the bands I personally saw. 

As far as my own personal highlights – the Sheepdogs, Hercules and Love Affair, TV on the Radio and the Black Keys were extremely impressive and for different reasons. The Canadian band, the Sheepdogs played a set of Lynyrd Skynyrd and Allman Brothers inspired Southern rock. Hercules and Love Affair played a set of pumping, sexy club music with material that was cleaner, more polished than Avan Lava, Jessica 6, and Body Language. TV on the Radio was so impressive to me, as they played their moody, atmospheric sounds that I had to see them a month later at the Afropunk Festival. And well, the Black Keys played a bunch of power chord blues. 

Reggae Stage

These two guys were having the most fun early on by the reggae stage. I saw them a couple of times throughout the day. 

The Aviation Orange

The Jeep Tent: Jeep sponsored a tent at Catalpa and they had a race course, games and other giveaways for festival goers. 

The race course. And yes, people were able to drive a Jeep through the race course. 

The Demos

The Reggae Stage: In between breaks for sets, I stopped by the reggae stage again to catch some more reggae. 

I stopped by the silent disco tent and caught these people who were having as much fun as me. 

They had a sham wedding tent and these two women took vows to each other – for the festival at least. It was pretty funny, especially seeing the reverend who looked like Huggy Bear. 

The skies opened up and it poured for the better part of an hour. I took these pictures while standing with a group of people seeking the cover of the Jeep tent. And if there was one complaint about the festival it was the fact that if the weather turned out worse – let’s say lightning of something like that – that it was difficult to know if things were getting cancelled or delayed. As you can see from the photos, people were running back and forth in the rain for various reasons, including for beer. 

The Sheepdogs

Imagine sloshing around in that for the better part of a weekend! Interestingly, while taking the subway back home, I could always tell who was at Catalpa with me – their feet and their shoes were caked in dried mud. 

Hercules and Love Affair

I had befriended this couple during the course of the festival, and they were adorable. It was his birthday weekend, and they had just started kind of seeing each other. I imagine that he was probably the most popular guy at Catalpa because he was practically posing for anyone who had a camera. But what can I say? They were enjoying themselves and their energy was just infectious.  You’ll see them come up again in Day 2. 

Umphrey’s McGee

Can you say guitar face?

These pretty young ladies were hula hooping during the Umphrey’s McGee’s set. 

TV on the Radio

The Black Keys

For these photos and the rest of the photos from the first day of the Catalpa Festival, check out the Flickr set here:



JAN. 10, 2015

The Governors Ball Music Festival will kick off the summer on June 5-7 this year at none other than Randall’s Island Park and will headline Drake, Lana Del Rey, The Black Keys, Florence and the Machine, Deadmau5, Kiesza and so many more!! See the full lineup below!!

Tickets are now on sale HERE!

Last year’s Governor’s Ball:

All photo credits go to Forest Woodward Photography.

30th Annual Korean Festival

The Korean Produce Association will host its 30th-annual Korean Festival on September 15 and 16, 2012. This celebration of Korean culture will feature food, music, and live performances, along with the annual Korea Global Medical Tourism Expo.  

The address is

20 Randall’s Island Park

New York, NY 10035

Harlem River Event Area

For more information, visit http://www.kpany.org/

Taken from http://randallsisland.org/events/30th-annual-korean-festival/

Happiest birthday to one of my all-time favorite people in this world. Thank you for bringing me out to events, taking care of me, and always making sure everyone has a blast. You deserve the best, nothing less. Hope you have an awesome day, ya cutie 😉 See you at EDC, pingpong 🌸 LOVE YOU❤️ #ravemom #ezoo #lastyear (at Randall’s Island Park)

Rolling Stone FarmBorough Festival Sweepstakes

Rolling Stone FarmBorough Festival Sweepstakes

Rolling Stone Magazine, Live Nation & Founders Entertainment want to send you and a guest to New York to see performers like Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Brad Paisley, Joe Nichols, Dwight Yoakam and lots more at The FarmBorough Festival!

One (1) FarmBorough Festival trip (“Prize”) which includes:
– two (2) Skyline Lounge VIP passes to the FarmBorough Festival at Randall’s Island Park in New…

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