By Katarina Hybenova

You’re walking down Flushing Avenue. The factories surround you, the road is busy, the heavy traffic of trucks and cars makes you want to explode. Additionally, the sun is frying your brain, and the sweat is dripping from your face. You keep on walking and walking. The only thing you wish for is an oasis to appear out of nowhere. A little white farmhouse surrounded by a green meadow…  And wait a minute, suddenly an 18th century Dutch farm manifests right in front of you. No, this is not a lucid dream. This is reality, and you just came across Onderdonk House on the border of Brooklyn and Queens. In fact, the rock to mark the border is right there in the garden of Onderdonk House. So called Arbitration Rock.

Arbitration Rock Festival borrowed its name from it, and will very likely be one of the nicest events of the summer in the area. The large green meadow surrounding this magical building is perfect for summer gatherings, which get exponentially better once you add really good music, beer, food and great people. The headliner of the festival is a cult Bushwick band Pass Kontrol that actually rehearses in the attic and the Farmhouse has a very special meaning for them. So we are expecting nothing less than a really amazing performance from them. Other bands that we can’t wait to see include Not Blood Paint, Backwards or Springs.

Here is the full line up:

10pm – PassKontrol

9pm – Not Blood Paint

8pm – Backwords

7pm – Bad Credit No Credit

6pm – Katie Mullins

5pm – Gunfight!

4pm – Springs

3pm – Uzuhi

2pm – Activists/Dictators

1pm – Winter Ring

12pm – doors open


Arbitration Rock Festival at Onderdonk House, 1820 Flushing Avenue, Ridgewood, this Saturday August 3. RSVP on Facebook. Admission is $10 and will be used to upkeep Onderdonk House. 

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