Destination Moon 2016
Destination Moon, a solar powered music and arts festival, just wrapped a successful weekend at Camp Lakota in Wurtsboro, NY. Three hundred attendees, artists and musicians camped out and bunked up for two days while acts such as Porches, Moon Hooch and Antibalas rocked out on indoor and outdoor stages. Solar trailers provided the power for sound as well as art installations by Chaney Lane Trotter, Jonathan Sims and Babycastles, the indie-arcade collective.
While grooving to sounds by Mrs. Adam Schatz on the lakefront, festival-goers sipped beer and sangria as the sunshine literally provided the energy for many more musical acts as the moon rose and filled over the lake. In addition to solar rays, nourishment was provided by Trough catering—tasty mezze platters, breakfast empanadas and iced coffee by Sweetleaf kept party-goers charged throughout the weekend.
As the stages came down on Sunday and a bus provided transportation back to Brooklyn, waste management service Zero to Go accounted for diverting 83% of the waste generated from ending up in the landfill. The breakdown came out as 314.5 lbs of compost, 165 lbs of recycling, and a measly 100 lbs of trash, over three days. Jonah Levy, co-producer and arts curator said “It was a tough undertaking for our first full-weekend event, but the heaps of praise and the great vibes pouring in from ticket-buyers, musicians and volunteers alike left me glowing from head to toe. I can’t wait to see what we produce next!”