Every great festival has a stellar VIP package. With over 20 different events each day (May 19th & 20th), Extra Mooga is an exclusive, ticketed festival within The Great GoogaMooga festival. Here is everything you need to know to get ready for the jam-packed festival full of booze, food, and music.
The Extra Mooga festival's expected line-up includes Anthony Bourdain, Tom Colicchio, Marcus Samuelsson, Michael Symoun, April Bloomfield, Masaharu Morimoto, David Chang, Ruth Reichl, Garrett Oliver, Julie Reiner, Paul Grieco, Aldo Sohm, James Murphy, Aziz Ansari, and Kristen Schaal. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to The Prospect Park Alliance, which is responsible for maintaining Prospect Park.
Go HERE for more information on Extra Mooga.
Go HERE for more information on The Great GoogaMooga Festival.
Things to Look Forward to:
-Boathouse: A 1905 Beaux Arts edifice that takes guests on a time warp to New York in the 1920s. The boathouse offers an oyster shell shuck-off, catered by The John Dory Oyster Bar.
-Pagoda Stage: This 1888 historical landmark is the stage where the musical performances will be held. On Sunday, Big Gay Ice Cream will be holding a Disco Party on the stage with corresponding flavors.
-Spiegel Tent: The tent is dedicated entirely to, yes, alcohol. With champagne, wine, and beer tastings, the Spiegel Tent will have events hosted by Julie Reiner, Garrett Oliver, Kristen Schaal, and more.
-Kitchen Theater Tent: Focusing only on food, this tent features events hosted by Michael Anthony, Tom Mylan, Kate Krader, Marc Maron, and more.
-GoogaMooga Music Line-up? Okay, so they've been pretty stingy on revealing the line-up; however, word on the street is that they will be releasing the full line-up soon.
Booze, food, and music... can it just be summer already? If you haven't gotten your free tickets for The Great GoogaMooga Festival, go HERE.
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