The weekend was filled with music, food and fun as thousands of people flocked to watch performances by rap and rock artists like Jay-Z, Nas, Future, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Migos, Nicki Minaj, Action Bronson and Flor. Homegrown talent from the five boroughs dominated the stage more so than last year’s inaugural festival.
Highlights from the festival included Broken Social Scene, Run the Jewels, Gorillaz, Two Door Cinema Club and Red Hot Chili Peppers’ closeout show.
As music fans wandered around the venue from stage to stage, there were several Queens-themed art pieces from local artists including Greg Mike, Glossblack, Julia Yu-Baba and Steffi Lynn. The festival also provided social media worthy opportunities ranging from a heap of fall leaves to ball pits and bosco photo experiences.
To reflect the world’s most diverse county, The Meadows hosted the second FEASTival of Queens. Curated by food writer, Joe DiStefano also known as “The Guy Who Ate Queens,” the festival area contained Thai, Mexican, Colombian, Indian, Chinese and Vietnamese food from shops such as Tortas Neza, Arepa Lady, Kurry Qulture and Sugar Club.
For those looking for trendy bites, the festival provided sweets such as Taiyaki’s unicorn floats and Joe’s Juice natural fruit juice within actual fruits (watermelon, pineapple and dragon fruit) as well as savory options like Ramen Burger, organic and varied burgers from Bareburger and Hong Kong Street Food.