June is Pride Month, and nobody does Pride quite like New York City. With this year marking the 50th anniversary of Stonewall, the city is pulling out all the stops to put on the biggest and best celebration of gay pride yet.
There are some events that are just quintessentially “summer:” Beach days, block parties, outdoor concerts and local carnivals are just a few that come to mind. So what happens when you combine some of these perfectly in-season events? You’ll end up with the biggest and best summer party of the season, which is exactly how one would define the Super Mega Ultra Giant Mad Decent Block Party Festival, taking place on July 20 and 21 at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts.
I guess the second time’s the charm with music festivals, especially with Governors Ball in New York City. After experiencing my first festival the week before at Boston Calling, I felt better equipped to handle the Empire State’s premier summer music event. The ninth edition of the three-day festival, held this past weekend at Randall’s Island Park, sure had its ups and downs, as is warranted for such a large event in the city.
New York City sure knows how to throw a three-day party. It also knows how to handle all of the eclecticness and craziness that comes with hosting a music festival. The Governors Ball, held at Randall’s Island Park this past weekend, evolved from its humble beginnings in 2011 to become something beyond just a venue with multiple artists performing. Now, the festival has grown to host dozens of food vendors, activities and events so there’s never a second of your weekend wasted to boredom, hunger or thirst.
Attending Boston Calling was truly a trial for a first-time festival goer, especially one that doesn’t even clear five feet, such as myself. However, the 10th edition of the music festival, which was held at the Harvard Athletic Complex over Memorial Day Weekend, hosted more than enough talented performers to make it a worthwhile way to ring in the summer season. With sunny skies and temperatures that barely broke 70 degrees, even the weather cooperated to make the festival memorable.
Over the past few years, music festivals have transformed beyond just concert events with multiple artists. Now the food, the fashion trends people are wearing and the activities for attendees are arguably equally as important to the experience. Boston Calling is no different and in 2019, the festival definitely delivered on all fronts for a fun and even sometimes overwhelming experience with the bevy of options available.
The best weekend of the summer is fast approaching: The Governors Ball Music Festival is set to start this Friday, May 31, and continue for the rest of the weekend at Randall’s Island Park in New York City. With the fest only days away, here’s our final profile in which we spotlight some of the best up-and-coming musicians playing this year.
Throughout the conference tournament, the UConn baseball team has seen production from unexpected places. Whether it is a walk off from a player, David Langer, who had four hits on the season to that point or a steady stream of extra-base knocks from a freshman and a transfer, Kyler Fedko and Paul Gozzo, respectively.
Patrick Winkel had heard about how UConn turns on the jets when they get to Clearwater in the postseason. His brother had experienced it twice already, a semifinal appearance against Houston in 2017 and the final in 2018 against ECU. But he hasn’t gotten his first taste until this year. He’s liking it.
A UConn student was killed Thursday night after hitting a bus head-on while driving on Route 195 in Mansfield.
Jalen Adams left UConn as the tenth all-time scorer in program history. Katie Lou Samuelson and Napheesa Collier helped bring a title to Storrs and transformed into perennial All-Americans. Now, the two programs look to a pair of rising seniors to step into new roles: Christian Vital and Crystal Dangerfield.
Dear Letter to the Editor:
Ellie Catherine Hudd is correct. ( Please Don't Defend the Indefensible).
On December 7, 1941 Japanese killers murdered 2300 Americans at Pearl Harbor. If President Franklin Delano Roosevelt had described the intentional slaughter of 2300 Americans when he stood before the U.S. Congress on December 8, 1941 as a day " some people did something", he and it would be viewed by history as ludicrous and pathetic. Of course as a patriotic American FDR described December 7, 1941 as " a day that will live in infamy".
September 11, 2001 is no different. On that day Koranic killers murdered 3000 people in New York City, Washington, D.C. and Pennsylvania. Obviously it too was a day that will live in infamy. Anyone who would describe a day when 3000 people were intentionally slaughtered in the United States as a day when "some people did something" is as ludicrous and pathetic as the words themselves.
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With the last finals of the semester and for some, graduation, behind us, it’s time to start making summer plans. The Governors Ball Music Festival, a three-day festival at Randall's Island Park in New York City spanning May 31 to June 2, is the perfect way to kick off a truly incredible summer. With the festival less than a month away, we’re continuing to spotlight some of the best up-and-coming musicians playing the fest this year.