Dancing Day to Night at Full Moon Festival

full moon fest festival 5
We are a big fan of music festivals here at The Manual, if you haven’t noticed already. As we enter into the second half of summer, we look back at some of the year’s best like SXSW, Governor’s Ball and Hudson Music Project. But to kick off the month of August, we’re counting down the days to one of our favorite musical events of the year – Full Moon. Taking place on New York City’s Governor’s Island, the fest is inspired by the famous full moon celebration parties of Southeast Asia, bringing a curated lineup of of musicians, DJs, artists and chefs to this incredible beach fete in the middle of a massive metropolis. Full-Moon-Festival-1

Hosted by MATTE Projects, a music-focused creative production company, Full Moon is about to enter its fourth year with three successful, sold-out shows under its belt. Founded in 2011 by Max Pollack, Brett Kincaid and joined in 2013 by creative director Matthew Rowean, MATTE works to create immersive musical experiences with a focus on visuals and artistic collaborations. They have worked with some of the world’s most iconic brands like Soho House, Maison Kitsuné and Interview Magazine. Full-Moon-Festival-4

The music, of course, is the main reason we’re excited for Full Moon. The lineup of talent is killer, including acts like Delorean, The Knocks, Wave Racer and Young & Sick. In addition to art and sound, Full Moon is bringing some of the city’s best chefs and restaurants to the fest with bites from the likes of Mile End, Tacombi, An Choi and Brooklyn Star. Good food, amazing music and NYC’s finest dancing for hours on end? Yeah, count us in. The Full Moon Festival takes place Friday, August 8th on Governor’s Island in New York City. The music starts at 4pm and goes until midnight. To purchase tickets, visit fullmoonfest.com. We’ll see you there!

Culture

Reflections on Running 40 Kilometers Through the Swiss and French Alps

"When you are running on a mountain ... there is the link of mountain values. There is solidarity. You see someone on the path, you make sure they are OK."
Culture

11 Best Halloween Costume Ideas Inspired by Badass Mofos of Film

Including the likes of John Wick, James Bond, The Dude, Mad Max, and more.
Travel

Things That Go Bump in the Night: 9 Most Haunted Places in America

With Halloween lurking around the corner, we thought it only pertinent that we list some of the eeriest and most haunted places in America. Read our roundup ... if you dare.
Travel

The Woodman’s Treehouse Has Everything You Want, Including a Pizza Oven

The ultimate escape for a weekend of reliving your childhood, there’s also hammocks, a slide, and a rooftop hot tub.
Living

Be a Rebel Without a Cause and Buy James Dean’s Old Hollywood Hills Digs

This restored and reimagined 1920s Spanish-style home is up for sale for just shy of $4 million.
Living

A Passive House That’s Big on Style While Saving the Planet

Passive Houses, are not just saving the planet and reducing energy costs, they’re stylish as hell.
Living

How to Winterize Your House and Yard Before the Cold Weather Comes

With just a few weekends of work, you'll be sitting pretty (and warm) in your newly winterized home.
Outdoors

The Best First Aid Kits for the Home, Car, Hiking, and More

Accident, injuries, burns, bug bites, and worse can strike at any time. Be prepared.
Living

The Complete Guide to Kitchen Knives and Their Uses

You could be missing out on the perfect utensil for making sushi, slicing ribs, or creating radish roses and not even know it.
Living

Razor Bluff: A Luxurious Hillside Hideaway Fit for a Supervillain with Swagger

Razor Bluff House is 10,000 square feet of opulence and it can be yours … for a cool $30,000,000.
Living

This Barn-Inspired Home Blends Historic Architecture with Contemporary Style

Vaulted ceilings, walls of windows, and a massive fireplace keep Silvernails Mountain Home feeling open yet cozy.