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Governors Ball Organizers Propose New Music Festival at Citi Field Lot

By Katie Honan | May 16, 2016 7:22pm
"The Meadows" music festival, proposed for the weekend of Oct. 2 and 2 at Citi Field, would feature an eclectic mix of music acts over two days, according to a proposal.
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CORONA — The organizers of Governors Ball are planning a two-day music festival in the parking lot of Citi Field this fall — presenting a possible conflict to the popular Maker Faire, according to sources and internal documents.

The Meadows, on Oct. 1 and Oct. 2, will feature musical acts ranging from rock to electronica on four stages, according to the proposal from Founders Entertainment obtained by DNAinfo.

There will also be multiple vendors hawking food and drinks from local chefs and art inspired by 5Pointz, the former graffiti mecca in Long Island City, according to the document.

Organizers wrote that they will also raise money for local charities and the newly formed Flushing Meadows-Corona Park Alliance, in addition to working with local organizations to provide youth job training.

Founders Entertainment officials confirmed they are looking into an event in Queens.

"We are in the early stages of exploring ways to create a dynamic, local music festival in the heart of Queens this fall," spokeswoman Kerri Lyon said in a statement.

"We hope to have more to say in the coming weeks."

But the weekend presents a potential conflict for the Maker Faire at the New York Hall of Science, or NYSCI, which is across Flushing Meadows-Corona Park from Citi Field. 

Last year the museum provided parking at the ballpark for the estimated 95,000 people who came to Maker Faire, according to organizers. 

NYSCI declined to comment on the proposed festival. 

It's not the first time Founders Entertainment has put in a bid for a festival at the borough's largest park.

Last fall, the group applied to the Parks Department for a three-day event called "Festival Q" inside Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, according to documents obtained by DNAinfo New York through a Freedom of Information request. 

The Parks Department denied the proposal along with similar bids from AEG Live and The Madison Square Garden Company, saying they would interfere with the public's use of the park.

The parking lot of Citi Field isn't under the Parks Department's jurisdiction, although it is technically part of the expansive park. 

Citi Field's parking lot is used for a variety of events, like the Electric Daisy Carnival, which was held this weekend.