NYC: The Meadows
The Meadows at Citi Fields
September 15-17, 2017
The Meadows brings the greatest names in pop, hip hop, rock, and electronic to Queens in September. The festival isn’t just music-focused–countless of the best rated eateries in NYC will also be setting up shop and even The Infatuation, revered foodie blog, is involved. Here’s what to expect:
The Music Lineup
Are you sitting down? OK, let’s go: Jay-Z, Migos, Blood Orange, M.I.A., Erykah Badu, Sky Ferreira, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and more.
The Food Lineup
Enter New York City’s finest foods: Bushwick’s famous Roberta’s pizza, Mighty Quinn’s BBQ, DOUGH donuts, Luke’s Lobster, Insa-celebrity Ramen Burger, delicious ice cream by Van Leewen, and more. Is your mouth watering yet? Check the full list of vendors.
It’s no secret that Queens is one of the most diverse boroughs in the country. If you haven’t heard, then give this a read. Revered food blog The Infatuation has partnered up with The Meadows to bring festival-goers the chance to experience the REAL flavors that make up the culinary melting pot that is Queens.
Citi Field (where the Mets play!) is in Queens, right where Flushing Meadows, the U.S. Open, and that giant globe structure is. It’s a truly amazing location and accessible via bus or the 7 train. Now that you have all the info, it’s time to look at tickets.
Where to Stay
We gave you the festival rundown. Now it’s time to find you a place to stay. On a budget? Looking to spend? Don’t care for Manhattan? There’s so many things to consider and it can make your head spin. Not to worry. We rounded up the best options for you.
Long Island City is a trendy neighborhood in Queens nearby Brooklyn’s Williamsburg, Greenpoint, and a short ride from Manhattan. Boro Hotel represents the new crowd of the LIC area, with design-conscious interiors, light-filled rooms, and simple but convenient accomodations: cafe, library, fitness center, and bars on the roof and lobby. You’ll be staying close to the 7 which takes you to The Meadows but also PS1 MoMA and great restaurants.
Lobby Lounge & Library
24/7 Fitness Center
Proximity to Train to Venue
At The Benjamin, you’ll be properly taken care of by folks who really believe in self care: pillow menus, sleep masks, bedtime bites, spa on-site, healthy eats, and natural bath products. As veteran festival-goers ourselves, we love pampering ourselves at the end of the day, too. We also give The Benjamin points for being eco-friendly and extremely well located near Grand Central Station (an incredible sight and convenient place to commute to The Meadows).
24-hr Room Service
In-Room Wifi Included
W Times Square is the go-to hotel for those looking to get around town easily while not compromising in accommodations. The stylish spot enjoys the great amenities of an established hotel group, while keeping its quirky side and giving you a glimpse into NY living: legendary taqueria Dos Caminos and sushi/seafood joint Blue Fin are both within the premises. You’ll find it easy to get to The Meadows via the 7 subway, but also you’ll be in the epicenter of Manhattan, enjoying access to all the city has to offer.
Living Room Lounge
24 Hr Room Service
Free Wifi at Lobby & Living Room