Feastival of Queens
Real NYC foodies know about all the amazing ethnic foods that can be found in Queens. The borough is the most culturally diverse in the city (if not the world), so it only makes sense that the food offerings both span the globe and do them absolute justice. And to make sure we represent our home borough right, we’re pleased to announce FEASTival of Queens – a special foodie experience curated by Queens based food writer and gastronomic adventurer Joe DiStefano (aka “The Guy Who Ate Queens”). This ticketed culinary experience will feature the very best Thai, Mexican, Columbian and Nepalese food the borough has to offer, all in bite size form.
To experience the FEASTival of Queens, folks can purchase a $25 ticket to sample each of the five vendors, leaving you with a full stomach and a happy feeling that only delicious ethnic foods are capable of giving.
FALL PIT –
like a ball pit, but in the fall
THE BOSCO MULTI CAM
when you just want your beauty to be captured by more than one camera
Festival Art Curator // @everyoneonly
Featured artists at The Meadows:
Born and raised in Brooklyn, Dek has been painted every corner of New York City for over 20 years. Coming up in a diverse community, DEK was influenced by this multi-cultural background, hip-hop, graffiti art and typography. These influences have molded DEK into one of the more sought after artists in New York City and beyond. His work ethic, consistency and knowledge of the streets are unmatched. You have seen his work whether you realized it or not, his vibrant color palette and trademark style are immediately recognizable.
New York City based Artist Minus One aspires to pay homage to the Brooklyn streets of his youth, old cartoons and the forward thinking visionaries of 1950s Sci-fi while maintaining his Hip-Hop influence. Using the mediums of both large scale murals and comic books interchangeably, Minus is able to bring authentic graffiti to the page and lively comic book art to his painted pieces
LOVENOTES is a New York City based artist whose alias formed at a young age through her submergence in Bronx Graffiti culture. Heavily influenced by anime, comic books, youth, street art, film noir, and fairytales, LOVENOTES strives to create artworks that are charged with her emotional and spiritual vision of the world usually involving the female figure. She is still very passionate about graffiti culture but has branched into other forms of art. She primarily works in paint but has a great love for using different mediums, methods and styles to spread the movement of love.
Reup career as a Painter, Graphic Designer and Photographer began in the mid 90’s as he discovered the graffiti world, which exposed him to many unique environments throughout Brooklyn, Washington DC, and all the way down the East Coast. Even in the disposable camera days, he took photos of everything around him whether it be a beautiful country side to gritty New York City graffiti. Reup has done work for include: The TV Show “Top Chef’s”, Good Stuff Eatery, We The Pizza, The Smithsonian, and Profreshionalism.
Doug Aldrich is an artist based out of New York City creating work that mingles graphic art and a bold color palette with a mindful sense of design. Sharing influence from both American traditions, its subculture and the art of advertising, his work creates a similar contrast in their surreal pursuit and use of symbolism, whether on walls or canvas.
Ye excels in several areas, whether it is visual design, street art, or as a film photographer, her talent is limitless. After being born in Seoul and spending some time on the West Coast, her skill set truly began to find it’s identity after she moved to Brooklyn several years ago. She strives to be visually fluent through colors and shapes. Her true passion for the artistry of hip hop sparked a heavy interest in graffiti during her early teens. The city has helped her to perfect her craft and pave the way to achieving an ideal lifestyle.
Born and raised in New York. Comics and cartoons sparked my interest. Graffiti opened up my view of other types of artwork. Fine art kept me interested. Throw in music, family and friends… Oh and some more cartoons and you have ChrisRWK
Mr Nerds is a New York based artist and muralist. Born and raised in Jamaica, Queens, Mr Nerds’ work has been shown throughout the country. As a member of the Bushwick Collective, his outdoor murals can be found in Bushwick, on various walls throughout New York City, Miami and Detroit. Mr Nerds has been an ever present influence of the New York City art scene and will continue to spread his presence worldwide.
Klops is a young Asian American man born and raised in Queens, NY. He is a self taught artist and graffiti writer. In 5 years he has become one of New York City’s top graffiti writers to follow. He is also a ping-pong master. “I do awesome graffiti so you don’t have to.”
Started painting streets 1985 at the age of 15 and has been a consistent contributor to the Graffiti art form ever since, bridging the gap between his roots in street paintings and a culture sensitive approach to commercial work. Writing graffiti has taken Dmote and his artwork to subways, streets and galleries all over the world. New York, Canada, Tokyo, Spain, Italy, Holland, Switzerland, Germany, Croatia and Bosnia (Sarajevo). Dmotes work has been published in countless magazines and videos on the subject, he continues to stay true to the fundamentals of the artwork remaining active as a street writer and artist. Dmote lives and works in New York.
Based in New York City, Seb Gorey works as an artist and designer focusing on overcoming the decay of our civilization. His work portrays the ingeniosity and versatility of human made recycling, englobing the end of industrial production and the revenge of nature. The main aspect of his production is the idea of stacking and coliding disparate elements to form unity. The traditional stylistic, rather figurative, approach depicts a post apocalyptic environment influenced by street culture in which the humans have survived.
MAST is a NYC based graffiti artist who started making a name for himself in the early ‘90s earning a reputation for coupling aggressive letters and stylized characters. His attention to detail and primary focus on letter-forms themselves give his work a solid foundation in traditional graffiti as he continues to hone the illustrative vocabulary of his visual language. MAST was recently awarded 1st place overall in the 2014 ONO’U International Graffiti Festival in Papette, Tahiti and 1st place in the letters competition again in ONO’U 2015. As an invited guest artist, MAST will be producing his largest mural to date at this year’s ONO’U 2016 mural festival.
Born and raised in Queens, NY, STAE2 has emerged as a leading aerosol artist known for his stylized lettering and versatility. His informal apprenticeship in the 1990s with classic New York City graffiti artists helped develop his lettering, aerosol paint techniques and desire to discover various surfaces to apply his work. His graphic design background has helped refine his work together without losing its street essence. STAE2’s work can be seen across much of the United States, and his work has also sent him abroad to Greece, Ireland, Canada, Spain, Mexico and Tahiti to leave his signature mark. His aerosol work has been published and featured in The Graffiti Exchange, Broken Windows NY, Graffiti NY and Graffiti Burners. His artwork has been commissioned by Sprite, Yoo-Hoo, Google, GE, Vornado Properties and Kraft Foods to name a few.
VIZIE began pursuing art at an early age, quickly becoming focused primarily on graffiti. Along with his brother NEKST, he has made his mark with long stops in cities like Kansas City, San Francisco, Oakland and Chicago, and eventually landed in New York where he has lived and worked for the past decade. In addition to his graffiti career, VIZIE explored a fine art practice. Through printmaking, photography, computer illustration and painting, he honed his skills in both the conceptual and the practical application of his work. His vision has found its expression in a wide range of projects from zines, to large-scale museum pieces, as well as commercial work.
From the age of 14, Vor138 began graffiti with the intention of having fun and replicating the letter forms he saw on the streets, highways, and handball courts of northeast Queens, New York. Over two decades later, he continues his tradition of using graffiti as a vehicle to illustrate ideas, design, and explore abstraction.
Bud Light Beer Garden
The Bud Light beer garden will be your one-stop shop for the best brews, games, and hangs. A full variety stock of beers, ping-pong and corn-hole, and all the relaxing seating and more as you kick back & enjoy great music all weekend long. Located across from The Queens BLVD Stage. #budlightmusic
Free water is to music festivals as free breakfast is to hotels – it’s not always standard but it damn well should be. As such, we will have refillable water stations at the festival to quench y’alls thirst throughout the weekend. Unlike other water delivery systems that merely dispense municipal water, these water refill stations are fitted with state of the art filtration systems (including ultraviolet sterilization) to bring you premium, refreshing and great tasting drinking water free of charge. In addition, these water stations will reduce the amount of plastic bottles used at the event, and as a result, we all score points with Mother Earth. Stay hydrated, stay green, stay cool.
TuneIn presents 24/7 Meadows NYC Radio powered by SONOS. Listen up to all of the Meadows artists ahead of the festival, and be sure to tune in October 1 and 2 for exclusive live audio broadcasts!
Don Julio 1942 Truck
“You’re only as good as the company you keep and the Tequila you drink.” Meet by the 1942 truck and snap pictures at our photo booth to show your friends what they are missing out on! Seasonal #DonJulio craft cocktails will be available at all concessionaire bars. Salud!
Kettle Chips Tent
Stop by the Kettle Brand Chip booth to taste the gift of goodness. #KettleBrand.
Let’s be honest; you don’t have to indulge in order to enjoy music festivals. With over 40 artists, tons of activities, art installations, delicious food and more, there’s a ton of fun stuff to do. And for folks that like to enjoy life without indulging, there will be a sober group on-site where you can hang with like minded friends and enjoy the day.
HeadCount will be registering a bunch of new voters, all you gotta do is PLEDGE TO VOTE!
Tito’s Bloody Mary Bar
Creating a memorable drink experience is at the heart of this Tito’s Handmade Vodka x Meadows activation. The concept is to provide a DIY Bloody Mary & Adult Lemonade Stand…Fresh! VIP festival attendees will be able to select ingredients from ‘Tito’s Market Place’ indicating their spice & flavor preferences, turning to our experts behind the bar to orchestrate the perfectly balanced and fresh pressed cocktail. A curated beverage menu will evolve throughout the day with various serving suggestions to match the time of day, target audience & various flavor profiles. #lovetitos
Electric Sky Rosé Bars
Two Electric Sky Rosé bars and available at all bars throughout the festival. Premium. Portable. Stackable. #ElectricSkyWine
Visit the IdentoGO® booth to sign up for TSA Pre✓® and obtain a Fast Pass by IdentoGO® for expedited entry into The Meadows Music & Arts Festival! Bring your I.D. and birth certificate (or passport) to sign up!
1. If you HAVE TSA Pre✓® visit IdentoGO®, enter your information, & show your confirmation page at the Fast Lane by IdentoGO® for TSA Pre✓® members on-site.
2. If you DONT HAVE TSA Pre✓® visit the IdentoGO® booth on-site to sign up and obtain a Fast Pass for Sunday! Make sure you bring your I.D. & birth certificate (or passport) to sign up!
VICELAND Tour Bus
The VICELAND bus is the best party on wheels at the Meadows but, for your convenience, it’s not going anywhere. Climb aboard all weekend long with your friends to get your hands on exclusive VICELAND swag and meet Desus & Mero and special guests. See you there. Follow @viceland.
1893 Tasting Lounge
1893 Tasting Lounge from the makers of Pepsi-Cola
Stop by the 1893 Tasting Lounge all weekend at The Meadows and try the new 1893 premium colas, available in Original and Ginger flavors. Sit down, recharge and refresh with one of our custom cocktails available exclusively at the 1893 cocktail bar! Whether you want some muddled mint or a splash of lime, you’ll find a drink to suit your palate with our boldly blended colas.
Larceny Craft Bar
Now that it’s officially Fall, it only means one thing: Bourbon season! Head on over to the Larceny Bourbon Lounge and choose between two exclusive Larceny Bourbon cocktails, served in your very own souvenir cup. Look for the Larceny ladies for your chance to Unlock Smoothness. Redeem your voucher, choose the correct key (only one will work!) and unlock the box to win a prize, including VIP passes, food vouchers and Larceny Bourbon gear.