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Present Present 2018 Equinox

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The Abode of the Message

5 Abode Road

New Lebanon, NY 12125

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Present Present returns for our seventh annual gathering on a serene mountain top in Upstate New York: a small, magical, festival where some of the world’s finest DJ’s, bands, chefs, and artists come together to create a sublime experience to be enjoyed among friends and family, old and new.


The gathering begins on Friday, Sept 21st evening and ends on Sunday, Sept 23 in the afternoon.

Present Present is an all-ages, family-friendly, community festival.


Highlights:

- DJs and Bands playing globally influenced dance music (lineup below)
- Farm to table, chef-prepared vegetarian feasts by Lev Site Specific
- Activities, workshops, and experiences for kids and adults

More details below:

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WHEN:

Fri Sept 21 - Sun Sept 23 2018

WHERE:

New Lebanon NY, on the border of Massachussets, 2.5 hours from NYC & Boston, on sacred land tended for hundreds of years by Sufis, Shakers, and First Nations. Bordering state park, there are myriad hiking trails, a swimming pond, a farm, gardens, and structures for meditation and contemplation.


MUSICAL LINEUP:
Soul Clap Records Revue featuring
- Midnight Magic
- Underground System
- Bamboozle aka Eli Soul Clap
LEFTO
Bobbito Garcia a.k.a. Kool Bob Love
Canicule Tropicale
Guy Mintus trio with Roopa Mahadevan
Arooj Aftab
Dust & Grooves: Vinyl Music Culture

FOOD:
Epic, beautifully presented farm to table feasts prepared by master chefs Lev SiteSpecific using ingredients sourced from the organic farm at the venue and from other Hudson Valley providers.

ACTIVITIES:
Morning Yoga with Robin Rita
Children's activities with School of Wonder
Jamaican Dance workshop with Raslim Yaad
Sound Baths with Hiko Konami
Mehndi (henna tattoos)
Ajvar making
Pond Swim
Nature Hikes

EVENT SCHEDULE IS HERE

ON "Family Friendly":

You don't have to have kids to come, all are welcome, but we make sure kids have a good time so that their parents can too. Arts, crafts, games, and activities give the kids space to play, explore, discover, and form friendships and bonds. The big kids take the small kids under their wings and it's magical to witness. On Saturday Night: kids lounge with movies, treats, and pooled-babysitting while the main stage music is on.

Sunday morning: inspired by the music of the previous night, the children organize their own music showcase where everyone who wants to gets a chance to perform.

Kids 3 and under are FREE!


Intimate:

Total capacity is 250 people.


ACCOMODATIONS:

BRING-YOUR-OWN-TENT (BYOT) CAMPING: Included in the ticket price if bringing your own camping gear. BYOT participants must provide their own tents, sleeping pads and sleeping bags.

CAMPING OR GLAMPING PACKAGE RENTAL (NEW!) - we will be offering basic and luxury (glamping) camping package options that will be hand-delivered to the festival grounds for your convenience! Equipped with tent, sleeping pads, sleeping bags, and folding chairs, these packages are the perfect option for New Yorkers who are just foraying into the world of camping. Pricing is in addition to festival ticket, and is the all-in price for the full festival duration.

*Note - camping rentals must be placed no later than September 5th, 2018

1. Basic Camping Package for 2 - sleeps 2 at an additional $219
Includes:

1 10ft x 10ft camping tent
2 15 to 30 degree sleeping bags
2 sleeping pads
1 flashlight/lantern

2. Basic Family Camping Package - sleeps 4 at an additional $329
Includes:

1 10ft x 10ft camping tent
4 15 to 30 degree sleeping bags
4 sleeping pads
1 flashlight/lantern

3. Glamping for 2 with queen bed - sleeps 2 at an additional $659
Includes:

12X14 Canvas Wall Tent
Overhead LED Lighting
225 Amp hour battery pack for charging phones and tablets
1 Queen Bed
All bedding including sheets, pillows, and comforter
Heavy duty tarp floor
6′ x 8′ Oriental style rug
2 bedside tables
1 camping table
2 chairs

4. Glamping for 4 with 4 cots - $799
Includes:

12X14 Canvas Wall Tent
Overhead LED Lighting
225 Amp hour battery pack for charging phones and tablets
4 cots
Bedding including blankets and pillows
Heavy duty tarp floor
6′ x 8′ Oriental style rug
2 bedside tables
1 camping table
4 chairs

CABINS: Additional $20 per person for the weekend. There are a few single and double occupancy cabins on site. The cabins are rustic and don't have electricity. They feature a simplez mattress on a wooden bed frame. Bring your own linens or rent them from the site.

PRIVATE ROOMS: Additional $100 per person. The venue has a limited quanity of well-appointed rooms with capacity of 2-5 persons per room, in beautiful old shaker buildings with linens, electricity, running water, bathrooms and showers.

*The Event Site has electricity, running hot and cold water, showers, and flush toilets. There is decent cellular reception for Verizon.


GETTING THERE:

We are a 2.5 to 3 hour drive from NYC or Boston. Parking is available on site.
Ride options:


SHUTTLE BUS : $45 each way (kids 4 and under are free)

For those of you who purchased bus tickets for Friday or Saturday departure, details are below. If you haven't purchased bus tickets yet, please do so ASAP. Details:

  • Friday, Sept 21st - Coach Bus departs at 4pm SHARP from 141 West 15th St, NYC. Please consider arriving at 3:45 or before to ensure you give yourself plenty of time
  • -SOLD OUT- Saturday, Sept 22nd - Sprinter Van departs at 10am SHARP from 141 West 15th St NYC. Please consider arriving at 9:45am or before to ensure you give yourself plenty of time
  • Sunday, Sept 23rd - Coach Bus / Sprinter Van Return - Depart from The Abode at 4pm and drops off at Union Square in NYC by 7pm

CARPOOL : If you are offering or looking for a ride, please register here:
http://www.groupcarpool.com/t/tqdv6y

CUISINE:

Meals are included in the ticket price. Vegetarian, vegan, kid-friendly and gluten free options at every meal, prepared by Lev Site Specific, each meal uses ingredients sourced from the farm ON THE LAND with a focus on creative showcase of seasonal produce, whole grains, and international culture. We also make sure there are simple options for even the fussiest kids at every meal. There are 5 meals: Friday dinner, Saturday breakfast, lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch.

TICKET INFORMATION:

---- Adult Full Weekend: $290 ----
Includes admission for one adult for the whole weekend & 5 meals. Bring your own tent, campsite included
---- Kids Full Weekend: $75 ----
Kids 4 and over
---- Adult 1 night: $192 ----
Admission for 1 night. Includes 3 meals & camping
---- Kids 1 night: $40 ----
Kids 4 and over
---- Cabins: $20 ----
Single and double cabins available, bring your own linens. Price per person per weekend or night
----Camping Package Rental for 2 (three full days): $219----
1 10ft x 10ft camping tent, 4 15 to 30 degree sleeping bags, 4 sleeping pads, 1 flashlight/lantern
----Basic Camping Package Rental for 4: $329----
1 10ft x 10ft camping tent, 4 15 to 30 degree sleeping bags, 4 sleeping pads, 1 flashlight/lantern
----Glamping for 2: $659----
12X14 Canvas Wall Tent, Overhead LED Lighting, 225 Amp hour battery pack for charging phones and tablets, 1 Queen Bed, All bedding including sheets, pillows, and comforter, Heavy duty tarp floor, 6′ x 8′ Oriental style rug, 2 bedside tables, 1 camping table, 2 chairs
----Glamping for 4: $799----
12X14 Canvas Wall Tent. Overhead LED Lighting, 225 Amp hour battery pack for charging phones and tablets, 4 cots, Bedding including blankets and pillows, Heavy duty tarp floor, 6′ x 8′ Oriental style rug, 2 bedside tables, 1 camping table, 4 chairs
---- Rooms: $100 ----
Fully furnished, quiet rooms with electricity, running water, and a 10 minute walk from the festival site. Price per person per weekend or night
---- Wine Donation: $22 ----
Chip in for the communal “barrel” and we'll bring the wine.
Price is per bottle of interesting, well paired, natural wine selected by our somellier Giancarlo Luiggi
----Bus Tickets Each Way from NYC: $45----
Kids under 4 free on the bus.


HISTORY:

Present Present was established in 2012 by Nat Busquelo Rahav. A father of 3 girls and longtime NYC DJ, he has been selecting sublime global beats for 25 years. He is a member of the Turntables on the Hudson crew since its inception and was a resident DJ at BEMBE - Brooklyn NY from 2002-2007. He created Present Present as a family friendly festival alternative where top tier international talent can be experienced in an intimate setting.

Present Present is committed to showcasing true innovators who are of the highest caliber of musicianship. Previous years performers include:

Innov Gnawa

Alsarah & The Nubatones

AMAYO'S FU-ARKIST-RA

M.A.K.U*

Quantic Music

Hailu Mergia

Underground System

Combo Chimbita

Captain Planet

DJ Monk-One

DJ Scribe

Chris Annibell

SriKala

Jamison Harvey

Mickey Pérez

DJ tres dos

DJ Scribe

Nickodemus

Tasha Guevara DJ Tabu

DJ Ali Coleman

DJ Bongohead


WHAT TO BRING:


If you're camping: Tent, Sleeping Bag, Sleeping Pad/Camping Mattress unless you are renting packages.

If you're in a cabin: Sheets, blankets or sleeping bag, pillow. Flashlight! The cabins have no electricity.

Layered Clothing

Bug Spray (yes, there are some ticks)

Rain Gear (just in case)

Waterproof boots or hiking boots

Musical instruments for fireside jam

Yoga Mat

Blankets for sitting outdoors

Comfortable long pants and long sleeve shirt

Jacket

Towel

Flashlight


We’re looking forward to seeing you there!


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The Abode of the Message

5 Abode Road

New Lebanon, NY 12125

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