The Daily Plant : Monday, March 19, 2012
The Great Googamooga To Come To Prospect Park
Superfly Presents, the co-founders and producers of Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival and Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival, recently announced that it will be producing The Great GoogaMooga, a food, drink and music festival in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park on May 19 and 20.
Spanning across the park’s Nethermead area and making for the ultimate sensory experience, GoogaMooga will host approximately 75 food vendors, 35 brewers, 30 winemakers and 20 live music performances. General Admission at GoogaMooga is free but attendees must register to obtain a ticket to the event; the festival has the capacity to host tens of thousands of food and music fans per day. Concessions in General Admission will be priced individually. There will also be a limited amount of tickets to a paid-for, all-inclusive experience: “Extra Mooga.”
In creating the festival’s look, feel and tastes, Superfly took a collaborative approach, working with leading personalities and talents in the hospitality industry such as Anthony Bourdain, David Rockwell, Allan Benton, Marcus Samuelsson, Eddie Huang, Paul Grieco, Garrett Oliver, and Darin & Greg Bresnitz. GoogaMooga will bring some of New York’s most loved dining destinations to Prospect Park. Among the festival’s growing list of vendors are Tom Colicchio’s Colicchio & Sons, April Bloomfield and Ken Friedman’s The Spotted Pig, Roberta’s, Christina Tosi’s Momofuku Milk Bar, Daniel Boulud’s DBGB Kitchen & Bar, M.Wells, Do or Dine, Frankies 457 Spuntino, Russ & Daughters and the Big Gay Ice Cream Shop.
“New York City and the borough of Brooklyn are celebrated for their thriving culture, vibrant music scene and exotic foods. There’s no better way to enjoy all three at once than in Brooklyn’s backyard, Prospect Park. We are thrilled to add The Great GoogaMooga to our long list of free events going on in Parks this spring,” said New York City Department of Parks & Recreation Commissioner, Adrian Benepe.
“Prospect Park is delighted to be the location for The Great GoogaMooga. We know that this will be a wonderful celebration of food, music and Prospect Park – three things that make Brooklyn such a wonderful place to live, work and play,” said Prospect Park Administrator and President of the Prospect Park Alliance, Emily Lloyd.
The music acts at GoogaMooga will be announced in the coming weeks and will feature live performances by locally and nationally renowned artists from a variety of genres. Performances will be on two stages throughout the weekend.
Extra Mooga will take place in a special wooded section of the park, including the Boathouse, which overlooks the Lullwater and Lake. Guests will have prime viewing of the main stage concerts as well as access to exclusive performances, seminars, demos and theme parties such as "Marcus Samuelsson's 1920's Harlem Renaissance Party." Extra Mooga will include performances by culinary luminary Anthony Bourdain and Parks and Recreation star and comedian Aziz Ansari as well as a DJ Set by James Murphy, DFA Records / LCD Soundsystem.
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Directions to Prospect Park
Know Before You Go
There are currently 3 service interruptions affecting access within this park.
The Prospect Park Well House is under reconstruction in order to build a new composting latrine. The park remains open while the building gets reconstructed.
Anticipated Completion: Winter 2015
The Long Meadow Ballfields will be closed at Prospect Park for construction. The reconstruction of the Long Meadow Ballfields is a multi-phase project encompassing 34 acres of fields, paths and woodlands. The project incorporates contemporary storm water management techniques that support our goal of capturing and retaining storm water runoff. These improvements will also help to filter runoff before it enters our watercourse. Designed to revitalize the park’s sporting community, the first phase will restore Field One, pedestrian and bridle paths, drinking fountains, benches, and include new tree plantings.
Anticipated Completion: Summer 2015
Starting July 6, 2015, Prospect Park's West Drive will be permanently car-free after 9 a.m. on weekdays and 24 hours a day on weekends and holidays. For more information, please visit on.nyc.gov/1MOAh40.
Prospect Park Weather
- Introduction to Bird Watching
- Independence Day at Prospect Park
- Pop-Up Audubon II: Fishing Fun
- Pop-Up Audubon: Macy’s Fishing Clinics
- Ezra Jack Keats Story Hour
- Barbecuing Areas
- Baseball Fields
- Bicycling and Greenways
- Dog-friendly Areas
- Fitness Equipment
- Great Trees
- Hiking Trails
- Historic Houses
- Horseback Riding Trails
- Ice Skating Rinks
- Nature Centers
- Spray Showers
- Tennis Courts
- Wi-Fi Hot Spots
- Zoos and Aquariums
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