• Your Guide to Heated Outdoor Bars in NYC

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    230 5th Ave
    Thanks to the free red robes, multitude of heat lamps, and private igloos (yes, they’re a thing), boozin’ it up with epic city views is now a year-round thing.

    Eataly’s Birreria
    Flatiron
    200 5th Ave
    Enjoy craft beers atop the Italian food mecca all year long, courtesy of a retractable glass roof and an array of heat lamps.

    Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden
    Astoria
    29-19 24th Ave
    Beers, sausage, and a heated garden make for the perfect winter drinking destination.

    Roberta’s
    Bushwick
    261 Moore St
    The infamous pizza parlor’s pies & casual drinks can be enjoyed year-round on its heated and tented outdoor patio.

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    Lavender Lake
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    383 Carroll St
    Oh, you want awesome burgers, a large selection of craft beers, and a giant bi-level patio full of heat lamps? Good, ’cause that’s exactly what they’ve got.

    Harlem Tavern
    Harlem
    2153 Frederick Douglass Blvd
    Over 80 different beers to choose from and a large outdoor patio that’s tented and heated for the winter. Boom.

    The Delancey
    Lower East Side
    168 Delancey St
    This urban oasis’s roof is open year round, with heaters cranking not-year-round-but-instead-just-the-cold-times-like-now.

    Hudson Terrace
    Midtown
    621 W 46th St
    If club-thumping music isn’t your thing, the more relaxed terrace lounge is open every day from 5-10pm, and comes armed with heat lamps.

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    Midtown
    653 11th Ave
    The main bar is fully enclosed during the winter, but the large outdoor patio has enough heat lamps to make this an indoor/outdoor destination.

    The Wheeltapper at the Fitzpatrick Hotel
    Midtown
    141 East 44th St
    An under-the-radar rooftop, this spacious outdoor bar comes with extra-strong drinks and full-blasting heaters for comfortable drinking any time of year.

    Battery Harris
    Williamsburg
    64 Frost St
    Caribbean-inspired eats & drinks can be enjoyed all year long on the beach-themed, heated patio.

    Sheltering Sky at the McCarren Hotel & Pool
    Williamsburg
    160 N 12th St
    Soak up impeccable city views and artisanal cocktails at this popular Brooklyn rooftop, heated and tented for winter.

    This article was written by CHRISTINE FISCHER and you can view the original article on Thrillist.

  • How to camp in Central Park without getting arrested…

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    If you want to experience a night under the stars camping in Central Park, the Urban Park Rangers are giving a select and lucky few the opportunity. You can 30 other members will be able to spend the night under the beautiful skies of New York. Jam sessions, food, and of course late-night hikes through the wandering maze of paths in Central Park. This is a fun adventure that only a few are able to go on. You can sign up for other parks in the five boroughs, but Central Park takes that cake. (Photo taken by LESLIE KOCH)

    How the Lottery Works:

    • The lottery will be open to submissions for a 24-hour period, beginning at midnight on the dates specified below.
    • If you do not have access to a computer and cannot visit the library to register online, we will be able to enter your name for you if you call the phone number listed alongside your program of interest in the table below between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on the day of the lottery.
    • We permit one registration entry per household per program. If you enter more than once, you will be disqualified from the lottery.
    • The lottery closes at 11:59 p.m. Soon after, a list of attendees is randomly generated by computer. If you are selected, you will receive a phone call and a confirmation number within a few days of the lottery.
    • A waiting list will also be randomly generated by computer. If space becomes available due to a cancellation, we will select and notify the next eligible group on the waiting list. You will NOT be notified if you are on the waiting list. You will only be notified if you are selected for a program.
    • If you fail to attend a campout without notifying the Rangers in advance, you will be disqualified from entering your name into another lottery for the rest of the summer.
    • All campouts are rain or shine. Programs that are cancelled for any reason will not be rescheduled.

    Interested in signing up? Head over the Urban Park Rangers page to enter the lottery and browse the selection of parks where you can camp overnight.

     

  • The Biggest Events You Need to Go to this Year!

    This is your year of discovery and understanding who you truly are. We’ll be here to guide you to some of the most amazing events. Some you never imagined, most that will expand your imagination, and others will allow you to truly appreciate music. It’s the year of discovering the unknown, communities, and getting introduced to the new culture that’s building New York City

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    Global Citizen will be throwing their biggest music festival yet! Last year we saw not only No Doubt, Tiesto, Carrie Underwood, but Jay Z & Beyonce closed out the epic festival on a special note with one of a kind collaborations. This is not only a special year for Global Citizen, but this is the most important year — The UN will be meeting in September to hammer out a new 15-year plan, with the goal of ending extreme poverty by 2030. This is the perfect time for Global Citizen to throw their biggest festival to coincide with the UN. We’re expecting them to top Jay Z & Beyonce.

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    I FEEL is an event series, a collective which focuses on art, endless electronic music, self expression, and magic while creating unforgettable experiences. Established by Carmel Productions, husband and wife duo, Roee & Yael Carmel, this monthly gathering provides a home to artists, burners, performers, and open minded individuals from all around the globe.

    I FEEL creates a warm, welcoming and immersive environment in order to challenge the norm and bring happiness to individuals, while providing a unique platform for creativity, new relationships, and communal, sensory driven experiences.

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    The DUMBO Arts Festival is a FREE public event. Each year it seeks to highlight Brooklyn’s commitment to and presence in the arts community by presenting the best in local, national, and international art amid the breathtaking backdrop of the Brooklyn Bridge and the Manhattan skyline.
    The DUMBO Arts Festival attracts 200,000 visitors over 3 days with the participation of over 400 artists from a variety of disciplines, 100 studios, 50 galleries and stages and 100 programming partners.
    Art revelers can enjoy: outdoor and indoor visual art installations and exhibitions, digital art and projections, visiting artists in their studios or making murals on the street, dancers, poets as well as performers throughout the neighborhood, on street corners, and in the park.

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    Atlas Obscura is for people who still believe in DISCOVERY. In an age where everything seems to have been explored and there is nothing new to be found, we celebrate a different way of looking at the world. If you’re searching for MINIATURE CITIES, GLASS FLOWERS, BOOKS BOUND IN HUMAN SKIN, GIGANTIC FLAMING HOLES IN THE GROUND, BONE CHURCHES, BALANCING PAGODAS, or HOMES BUILT ENTIRELY OUT OF PAPER, the Atlas Obscura is where you’ll find them.

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    ery summer, SummerStage brings over 100 free performances to New York City’s parks throughout the five boroughs. The performances cover every style and art form: pop, jazz, R&B, Latin, world music, music, theatre, comedy, opera, family, dance, circus. These aren’t run-of-the-mill, under-the-radar performers, either, but top-of-the-line artists with mass appeal and cult followings — the artists everyone everywhere is dying to see live.

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    Mysteryland returns to Bethel Woods for the second year after a very successful launch. This is a 21+ electronic music festival that has built a giant community of fans. The line-up hasn’t been released yet, but we can honestly say that after the amazing time everyone had last year, this is going to be a music festival you honestly don’t want to miss. Multiple stages, camping, delicious food, and some of the biggest artists in the world!

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    The 2015 season of Smorgasburg will reopen the first weekend in April: Saturdays at East River State Park—Kent Ave. and N. 7 St.—on the Williamsburg waterfront; and Sundays at Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 5. Both locations are open from 11am to 6pm, and feature packaged and prepared foods, beverages, and more from purveyors from New York City and across the region, for a total of 75-100 vendors. The markets are always open rain or shine.

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    Brunch Bounce is Chaos! That’s probably the only word to describe the wildest and most exciting brunch party in New York City. Well, they don’t just do brunch parties anymore, to kick-off 2015 they threw a crazy party for 150 people at Apt78 in Washington Heights and Major Lazer dropped by for a surprise performance. When big artists come through for surprise sets, something is happening. You’ll want to catch their next event if you want a heavy dose of hip hop and electronic music from around the world.

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    Celebrate Brooklyn! is one of New York City’s longest running, free, outdoor performing arts festivals. Launched in 1979 as a catalyst for a Brooklyn performing arts scene and to bring people back into Prospect Park after years of neglect, Celebrate Brooklyn! was an early anchor in the park’s revitalization and has become one of the city’s foremost summer cultural attractions. Over its history, the Festival has presented over 2,000 artists and ensembles reflective of the borough’s diversity, ranging from internationally acclaimed performers to emerging, cutting-edge artists. All Celebrate Brooklyn! performances are free! The festival attracts upwards of 250,000 attendees from across New York City to the Prospect Park Bandshell each summer.

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    The Bacon and Beer Classic is a one-of-a-kind event hosted inside baseball parks and stadiums across America. It is a premier experience focused on traditions where one’s nostalgia of baseball meets their love for bacon and beer. As the attendees walk through the stadium they will get a taste of history through the hundreds of craft brew samples and mouth-watering bacon-inspired tastes local restaurants cook up. Music will get people dancing, interactive games will bring out their inner kid, and the cooking demos and beer schools will teach everyone – from the expert to the novice – a thing or two about bacon and beer.

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    The Big Apple Barbecue Block Party is one of the country’s premiere barbecue festivals, celebrating America’s authentic culinary and musical traditions. The biggest and most popular BBQ joints from down south invade New York City for the weekend, and it’s the most amazing thing ever! You’ll kick yourself for missing the best bbq event of the year.

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    Robot Heart is a collective of doers and dreamers, artists and entrepreneurs. Our home is in the desert dust of Burning Man, and the streets of New York City, Detroit, San Francisco and Hong Kong. Home is wherever the Heart is.

    Robot Heart is a community and a family, and our events at Burning Man, in New York and around the world are an extension and celebration of that community, bound together by shared values of inclusion, giving, environmental responsibility and mutual respect.

    Music is our first language, and our mission is to bring love and beats to the world. We work with and support artists, technologists and visionaries of all types in order to create incredible experiences and connected moments. To create love and beats, for you.

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    BABËL NEW YORK IS A CREATIVE COMMUNITY COMPRISED OF INDIVIDUALS FROM DIVERSE CULTURES AND TRIBES WHO GATHER AROUND MUSIC, ARTS AND THE PURSUIT OF MAGIC. BABËL’S GOAL IS TO UNITE GOTHAM’S WILDEST CREATURES THROUGH EXPERIENCE-DRIVEN EVENTS AND TRANSCEND DIFFERENCES THROUGH THE POWER OF MUSIC AND CREATIVITY. WE BRING TOGETHER THE MOST INNOVATIVE MINDS TO INTERACT, INSPIRE AND SPARK GLOBAL CHANGE.

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    THE JUNXION is a unique, mobile operation with the ability to transform mundane or unused space into spontaneous, celebratory experiences that delight and ignite the souls of those who participate. A crew that includes top talent DJ’s, performers and artists whose deeply personal expression touches a universal cord, and art cars not only transport the party, but transcend what a party can be.

  • The South Street Seaports Pop-up Party Space

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    SUGARCUBE, a singular venue, inflatable pop-up art structure, and heated lounge in the South Street Seaport, is curated by 100m Records. The interior design installation from acclaimed artist Mark Gagnon serves as the backdrop to an unparalleled series of cultural events that includes film screenings, rock concerts, record label showcases, DJ parties, workshops, classes and more. As a world-renowned destination known for its iconic location, South Street Seaport is the extraordinary site for this cutting-edge art space and compelling event series.

    Thursdays
    SUGARCUBE opens its doors every Thursday night to present a series of films curated by selected artists and filmmakers. New filmmakers are invited to propose shorts to present before the main features. Events start at 6pm.

    Fridays
    SUGARCUBE offers a range of music events from guest DJs to label showcases. Friday nights begin with a guest DJ happy hour and are followed by signature showcases.

    Saturdays
    The afternoon program on Saturdays presents a series of all-ages events and workshops, with an emphasis on hands-on interaction and a focus on technology and the arts. Saturday nights are devoted to special performances, guest promoters and labels.

    Sundays
    Join us for a Sunday afternoon party and marketplace where an eclectic mix of vendors and music come together. You will find unique records and recordings for your own collection while listening to some killer sounds spun by Record Grouch. Grab a drink, shop around, relax and enjoy!

    Checkout their calendar of events: Click here

  • Did You Know There’s a Marijuana-Infused Cuisine Club in NYC?

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    Sinsemil.la is the first marijuana experience dedicated to fine dining. Founded in New York City, this underground supper club highlights exceptional and locally-sourced ingredients according to season. The meal is a carefully calibrated experience from start to finish. Marijuana varietals are tested not just for their organic qualities, but specifically to balance the flavors of each dish and for their psychoactive properties throughout the flow of the dinner.

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    Sinsemil.la isn’t about getting high — it is about haute cuisine.

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    To receive updates and find out more on how to host your local chapter of Sinsemil.la, sign up here.

  • CounterPoint 2015 Lineup Announcement

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    CounterPoint Music and Arts Festival will host the South’s most exciting Memorial Day Weekend party, bringing headliners Widespread Panic, Zedd, The Roots, Kygo, Knife Party, Umphrey’s McGee and Dillon Francis to beautiful Kingston Downs on May 22, 23 and 24.  Also joining the bill are Zeds Dead, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Rebelution, RL Grime, Lettuce, Tipper and many more on four performance stages.  A complete lineup is available below.

    General Admission 3-Day Passes along with camping, parking and shuttle options are available now at www.counterpointfestival.comVIP and Platinum Passes, as well as Hotel and Glamping Packages are also available.

    Several camping areas will have exciting new amenities at this year’s festival, including a BBQ Grilling Area, picnic tables, the Hammock Zone and a variety of yard games in the CounterPoint RV Park, which offers dedicated location for patrons to park their recreation vehicles, with plenty of space to hang out and enjoy the weekend.  Glamping is also an amazing option, offering Safari-Style Glamping Tents equipped with incredible amenities, including real beds or cots for up to 4 people.  If patrons are unable to camp, CounterPoint’s round trip shuttles will be available to-and-from Atlanta on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, offering a safe and reliable mode of transportation.

    New in 2015, all patrons will have access to The Midway, which will feature carnival rides, a game center, Arts Village, art installations, free water stations, covered seating and dining area at the Kingston Downs Food Court, as well as the Midway Stage, which will include morning yoga and various workshops during the day.   In addition, the Silent Disco will feature top tier talent and twice the headsets for an even more spectacular dance party.

    Surrounded on three sides by the Etowah River, the 5000-acre CounterPoint venue will be set among wide open perfectly groomed green grass fields and rolling hills, with beautiful views of the Georgia mountains in the distance.  The centrally located Kingston Downs is also easily accessible from most of the biggest cities throughout the Southeast and is only about an hour from Atlanta.



    The Complete 2015 CounterPoint Music and Arts Festival Lineup:

     

    Widespread Panic

    Zedd

    The Roots

    Kygo

    Knife Party

    Umphrey’s McGee

    Dillon Francis

    Zeds Dead

    Joe Russo’s Almost Dead

    Rebelution

    RL Grime

    OTT

    Michal Menert

    Tipper

    Minnesota

    Manic Focus

    Lettuce

    Galactic

    Brodinski

    Thomas Jack

    Chet Faker

    What So Not

    Papadosio

    Cherub

    Emancipator Ensemble

    Gorgon City (DJ set)

    iLoveMakonnen

    Robert DeLong

    Jauz

    The Soul Rebels

    Futurebirds

    Travis Scott

    Goldfish

    Lunice

    Yung Lean

    Archnemesis

    Hermitude

    Earphunk

    Sango

    Bixel Boys

    Heavy Pets

    Haywyre

    Tauk

    Bronze Whale

  • Lauryn Hill Announces Intimate Acoustic Shows in NYC

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    Lauryn Hill has announced a string of acoustic shows called the SMALL AXE: Acoustic Performance Series next month with four more nights in New York City.

    The shows will intimate for audiences about 250-500 people, as Rap Up reports, at Brooklyn’s Rough Trade, and New York’s Highline Ballroom and Blue Note.

    Tickets are on sale at MsLaurynHill.com, including VIP meet and greet offerings with photos and autographs, as well as a limited edition art poster designed by Hill and souvenir tour laminate. Check out the dates below.

    SMALL AXE: Acoustic Performance Series Dates:

    Feb. 17 – Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade
    Feb. 20 – New York, NY @ Highline Ballroom
    Feb. 23 – New York, NY @ Highline Ballroom
    Feb. 25 – New York, NY @ Blue Note (early and late show)

    You can win tickets to one of the above shows. Just request free tickets for you and a friend below. We’ll place you entry into our lottery, and we’ll pick lucky fans closer to the date:


    Request Free Tickets to see Lauryn Hill Live

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  • MTV Casting: New Couples Show

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    Now Casting Couples!

    Looking for outgoing and dynamic couples to be interviewed by special guest for a brand new series. Couple’s must be comfortable talking about their relationship, the good and the bad. Lighthearted show, sense of humor is a must. (Not looking for serious drama) Must be at least 25.

    Filming in NYC, low time commitment but amazing experience. Couples will be paid $100.00 for their time, day of shoot. If your interested, answer the following questions.

    Full Names:
    Married or Dating:
    How long have you been together/married:
    Occupations:
    How you met:
    *Attach a recent picture

    Email those answers to: [email protected]

  • Chipotle Offers Free Burritos, Bowls, and Tacos on January 26

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    Read our lips: free Chipotle.

    But there’s a catch. If, that is, you think of meat-free eating as a catch.

    Chipotle recently rolled out new vegan item Sofritas in all of its U.S. and Canadian stores.

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    Sofritas is inspired by the Spanish word sofrito (a popular cooking base used for stews, rice, and beans in Spanish and Latin American culture) and is made of organic, non-GMO tofu braised with chipotle chiles, roasted poblano peppers, and a blend of aromatic spices.

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    And Chipotle really wants you to try it. So much so, that if you purchase any Sofritas item — burrito, bowl, salad, or order of tacos — on Monday, January 26, at any Chipotle restaurant in the U.S. or Canada you will receive a “bounce-back” for a free entree item upon a return visit between January 27 and February 28.

    Sofrita Review:

    Cutting out meat, fish, diary and eggs is not easy to begin with, but in the past few years it has become easier and easier to switch to a vegan diet thanks to the tremendous boost in popularity. Six months ago, the Eugene Chipotle released their first new menu item, tofu sofritas, for all of its vegetarian and vegan fans.

    “The sofritas is extremely popular,” said Sarah Lar Rieu, a Chipotle employee. “People come in all the time and say they’ve heard something cool about the new item we’re offering.”

    In addition to phasing out bacon from their refried beans recipe, the fast-food chain has introduced a spicy crumbled tofu. It’s growing in popularity, but still not available in all fifty states. As of now, sofritas are only available in 21 states and a few select cities. The vegetarian in me—which is coincidentally just the normal me—rejoiced! As soon as I heard the good news, I felt a burrito-sized hole in my stomach. And it must be filled.

    The sofritas is a little unappetizing to look at while it’s in front of you at the counter, but as it turns into that amazing, tortilla-wrapped miracle in front of my very eyes, all of my worries disappear. I’m trusting you with this one, Chipotle.

    Overall, vegetarians, vegans and omnivores alike seem to enjoy Chipotle’s new addition.

    “I want to wrap myself up in that burrito,” UO psychology senior Bianca Marino said. Marino has been 80% vegan for the last nine months. “But now that I think about it, the Chipotle sofritas isn’t the best vegetarian burrito I’ve had.”

    Remarkably, Marino claims the best vegetarian burrito is at Hamilton dining hall’s Big Mouth Burrito.

    Jake Haener, a UO human physiology senior and Marino’s omnivore boyfriend, enjoyed the sofritas burrito as well, but agreed that the texture was less than desirable.

    Overall, it was delicious, but I see room for improvement. In the spirit of optimism, let’s discuss the pros first.

    Pros:

    The tofu is everything you want in a tofu option. Not too squishy or too firm; not at all bland. A lot of people criticize tofu for being bland, but I like to think it’s like that friend we all have that’s into whatever you’re into—it takes on the flavors and seasonings of whatever it’s in. Chipotle’s webpage dedicated to sofritas says it’s seasoned with “chipotle chilis, roasted poblanos, and a blend of aromatic spices.”

    Chipotle is becoming more and more locally sourced. “Both the meat and the tofu are locally sourced from within the state,” said Lar Rieu.

    It’s not a meat imitator. Personally, this is a pro. It would be easy for Chipotle to go the route of imitation meats such as MorningStar or Boca and use a chicken-flavored seitan, but this is more of a matter of opinion. I dislike “chicken-flavored” things because it tends to make me compare it to the real thing, and to be honest, it’s probably not as good.

    Cons:

    Texturally, to tofu falls short. The crumbled tofu gets lost, indistinguishable between the beans and rice. I personally think that it would be pretty successful as tofu cubes rather than crumbled.

    As opposed to the vegetables-only vegetarian burrito, guacamole is not a free addition to the sofritas burrito. A tragic loss.

    I’m excited that Chipotle is inclusive to the growing demographic of non-meat eaters. It’s a smart marketing move and a good way to build a customer loyalty in vegetarians. Let’s just see how other fast food chains step up to Chipotle’s game.

  • Fifth Annual Governors Ball Music Festival announces 2015 lineup

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    HE FIFTH ANNUAL GOVERNORS BALL MUSIC FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2015 LINEUP

    FEATURING…

    DRAKE, THE BLACK KEYS, DEADMAU5, LANA DEL REY, FLORENCE + THE MACHINE, MY MORNING JACKET, BJÖRK, RYAN ADAMS, NOEL GALLAGHER’S HIGH FLYING BIRDS, CHROMEO, TAME IMPALA, FLUME, RATATAT, THE DECEMBERISTS, ST. VINCENT, THE WAR ON DRUGS, HOT CHIP, SHARON VAN ETTEN, LITTLE DRAGON, FLYING LOTUS, CHARLI XCX, WEIRD AL YANKOVIC,

    AND MORE…

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    THREE DAYS OF MUSIC, ART, AND ENTERTAINMENT

    IN NEW YORK CITY

    FRIDAY, JUNE 5TH – SUNDAY, JUNE 7TH

     

    TICKETS ON SALE NOW VIA GOVBALL.COM

     

    January 7th, 2015, New York, NY — Founders Entertainment is excited to announce the lineup for the 2015 Governors Ball Music Festival. The fifth annual edition of New York City’s premier live music event will celebrate a half decade of good times and great music in the Big Apple, from Friday, June 5th through Sunday, June 7th in beautiful Randall’s Island Park. Aside from showcasing a wide spectrum of Dance, Indie Rock, Hip Hop, Americana, Electronica and Pop all weekend long, Governors Ball will also feature the incredible culinary options and art installations that contribute to the festival’s unique New York City vibe. 3-day GA and VIP tickets are available now on GovBall.com through Eventbrite.

     

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