ADA Access

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Before The Festival: If you have questions about our Access Program or requests for accommodation, email access@themeadowsnyc.com as soon as possible.

At The Festival: Stop by the Access HQ next to our Volunteer HQ and Soberball Booth. Go through the Main Entrance and turn right. At this booth people with mobility disabilities may check out an access wristband for permission to use the raised viewing platforms, recharge wheelchairs and scooters, find the ASL interpreting schedule (if a request has been made in advance), Braille and Large Print program guides, get assistance and information about the Access Program, fill out a feedback form, and check out headphones for your children, (see more information about the headphones at the end of this section).

After The Festival: Write access@themeadowsnyc.com with your comments. Help us improve each year.

Transportation
Parking is not provided. Transportation options are listed here: http://themeadowsnyc.com/getting-here/, and a description of accessibility for these options is here:

Bus: Citi Field is serviced by the Q48 bus. They are all accessible and equipped with lifts.

Subway: Customers needing to use the station’s accessible features must board the 7 local. Green lights illuminated in the shape of a circle around the 7 route marker identify the train as a local. Access is available from 90 minutes before until 45 minutes after The Meadows Festival.

ADA access to the station is from Flushing-bound trains only. MTA Long Island Rail Road customers must transfer at Woodside to/from the 7 to the festival.

TO the Festival:
Exit the train through the right side doors (when facing the front of the train)
Take ramps to Roosevelt Avenue exit.
Cross Roosevelt Avenue at traffic signal on Roosevelt Avenue west of the station.

FROM the Festival:
Cross Roosevelt Avenue and take ramps to the Flushing-bound local platform.
Take Flushing-bound train one stop to Main Street.
At Main St, stay on board or transfer across the platform to the next departing Manhattan-bound train.

Car, Paratransit, Taxi: No parking is available on Citi Field. NYC paratransit will pick up and drop off at Citi Field, and cars are allowed near the site for pick up and drop off. Drop off will be on 126th street. For more information on this drop-off location, please email us at access@themeadowsnyc.com!

Description of Site
The Meadows Music & Arts Festival is held on the flat, paved, and well-maintained parking area for the Citi Field Stadium. Please come prepared to get around this event on your own. Getting to the entrance of the festival from the subway or the vehicle drop off point is about a quarter mile. Traveling around the circumference of the festival is about half a mile. Some people may opt to bring a wheelchair, scooter, or someone to assist.

Entering and Exiting Systems for Patrons with Mobility Disabilities
Main Entrance: As you approach the Main Entrance, both the far left and far right side lanes are wide enough to accommodate a wheelchair.

Viewing Areas
Stop by the Access HQ to request a wristband giving permission to use these ADA Viewing Areas. These viewing areas are reserved for patrons with mobility disabilities and one companion, and are available on a first-come, first-served basis at each of the four stages. Folding chairs are provided. Look for the wheelchair symbol sign. Families with 2 adults and children under 18 may remain together on the platforms.

American Sign Language Interpreters
American Sign Language interpreter services will be provided upon request only. Please contact access@themeadowsnyc.com. We ask that you submit your request as soon as you purchase a ticket, and if possible, by September 5, 2016. The sooner we have your request, the sooner we can confirm the most experienced music interpreters available – you know, the ones that book way in advance. Also, interpreters are most successful when they have time to study the music, learn lyrics etc. Last minute requests can be difficult to fulfill but we’ll do our best.

Accessible Portable Toilets
Are available at each porto bank throughout the festival grounds.

Medical
There are two medical stations, one near the Main Entrance and one diagonal to Stage 3.
If you use portable oxygen tanks, please write to access@themeadowsnyc.com for our procedures.
All prescription medication must be in prescription packaging with your name on the prescription label. Bring only the amount needed for your own personal use. Be ready to show photo ID. Syringes must be accompanied by prescription medication. Tip: Ask your pharmacist for small travel-size prescription bottles. Ice is available for purchase if you need to keep meds cool.

Service Animals are Welcome, Pets are Not
Persons with disabilities and their service dogs or miniature horses that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for those persons with disabilities are welcome at the Meadows Music & Arts Festival, as are service animals in training accompanied by a documented trainer from a formal training program. Other types of animals and pets are not allowed.
A service animal must be trained and if it does not adhere to the following conditions the handler will have to remove the animal from the site. The handler may return without the animal. The animal must:

  • be housebroken
  • be under the control of its handler at all times
  • not threaten the health or safety of any person or animal

Anyone bringing an animal will be responsible for and liable for any damage or injury caused by the animal. If a service animal is injured the result may be fines and/or imprisonment.
Anyone who has questions or needs regarding their service animal may write to access@themeadowsnyc.com or stop by the Access HQ during the festival.

Additional Accommodations
If an accommodation is needed that is not listed, contact access@themeadowsnyc.com as soon as possible as it is not always possible to fulfill last minute requests.

Hearing Protection
To help protect your child’s hearing, stop by the Access HQ to borrow a set of Baby Banz earmuffs. We have sizes for infants and children up to age 12. The Access HQ is just inside the Main Entrance. Put down a $30 refundable deposit and if you return the muffs at the end of the day/weekend, your deposit is returned. If you don’t return them, we’ll deduct the $30 from your deposit after the festival. Supplies are limited so be sure to get them when you first arrive.

WELCOME TO THE MEADOWS NYC!