AfroPunk Brooklyn: August 23-26

Photos courtesy of our phones

PLANNED TRIP UNDER $450 for two.

A 4-DAY GUIDED EXPERIENCE OF HOW WE SPEND OUR TIME IN NEW YORK for AfroPunk


HOTEL: Springhill Suites by Marriott New York Manhattan/Time Square 36th St Cost: $504

FLIGHT: Austin to New York (Round Trip) Cost: $123.31


Day 1

2:15PM 73 minute commute from JFK
$20 each in Metro Card Passes

3:30PM Checked in bags and explored the area.
Take pictures and Stop by the High Line + The Vessel
Los Tacos, No. 1 for Lunch (6 tacos = $27)
North River Lobster Co. for boat ride and drinks. ($10 each)
Late night stroll thought Time Square.


Day 2 Afropunk music festival

6:30 - 10:00AM Free Hotel Breakfast

NEXT Brooklyn Bridge/DUMBO (on CitiBikes)

2:00-10:00PM Afropunk Music Festival at Commodore Barry Park
Highlights: 3:45 Tank & The Bangas (Green), 4:15 Rico Nasty (Gold) 4:45 Earthgang (Red) 5:45 Tierra Whack (Red) 7:00 JID (Red) 8:00 NAO (Gold) 8:30PM Goldlink (Red) 9:00PM Jill Scott

We were supposed to go to AfroPunk After Dark (After Party) but we got to the room and passed out. We were exhausted.


Day 3

6:30AM - 10:00AM Free Hotel Breakfast

Checkpoints Explore Chelsea
Grand Central Terminal
Central Park
Freehold x Bushwick Grand Present: Summer Camp

Once again, were supposed to go to AfroPunk After Dark (After Party) but we got to the room and passed out from all the walking and commuting. It was hotter this day than previous days and that wore us out.


Day 4 Back to austin

Almost missed the flight by 4 minutes. Even though we left the hotel at 6:30 to catch out 9:00 flight, we STILL almost missed our flight. Queueing at JFK was the worst I’ve ever seen.