Riis Park Beach Bazaar Earns High Honors!

Riis Park Beach Bazaar has been named by Mashable.com as one of the top 14 Epic Music Events.   This is no small deal, as you can see from the other events that were featured on the list:

1. Sziget Festival – Budapest, Hungary

2. Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival – San Franciso

3. Soundwave Croatia – Croatia

4. Edinburgh Fringe Festival – Scotland

5. Into the Valley – Sweden

6. Barrakud Greece – Corfu, Greece

7. MoMA PS1 Warm Up – New York, NY

8. David Byrne’s Meltdown – London

9. Secret Garden Party – Cambridgeshire, England

10. Fashion Meets Music Festival – Columbus, Ohio

11. Electric Fields Festival – Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland

12. Fuji Rock Festival – Niigata Pref., Japan

13. Satchmo Summerfest – New Orleans

14. Riis Park Beach Bazaar

Location: Queens, New York (Source:  http://mashable.com/2015/07/07/amazing-global-music-festivals/)

Dates: Throughout the summer

Feel like you’re on vacation without leaving the boroughs of New York City. At Riis Park Beach Bazaar, watch bands play, chill out on the sand, take a dip, imbibe and treat yourself — it’s an all-in-one music, food, bar and vendor experience. Although some of the performances are still TBA (be sure to keep your eye on the Beach Bazaar calendar for updates), upcoming highlights include Caveman on July 12th and Mykki Blanco on August 22nd. The creators of now-defunct Brooklyn Night Bazaar are behind this beachy wonderland, and, as with Brooklyn Night Bazaar, the completely free performances take place every Saturday and Sunday.

If free music at the beach isn’t enough of a draw, it’s worth noting that the culinary options in question aren’t your average grab-and-go eats. We’re talking local NYC faves like Fletcher’s Brooklyn BBQ and Ample Hills Creamery, plus artisanal newcomers like Brooklyn Floss — a cotton candy stand offering 30 all-natural flavors. Caramel sea salt cotton candy … by the sea? Sold.