The Full Moon Festival, known for its lineup of deeply-indie music acts and DJs as well as the army of fabulously-attired model types it always seems to attract, returned to Governors Island yesterday for its seventh annual NYC dance party.

Held on the fields just below The Hills, the sprawling venue allowed for the most genuinely festival-like atmosphere in years. There were three separate stages/dance floors, where acts such as Abra, Jeremy Underground, Vic Mensa, Kelley, Tops, Zimmer, and DJ Harvey got the crowd moving. There were ample opportunities to buy booze, of course, and the food selection was particularly strong this summer, including offerings from Tama, Pizza Moto, Van Leeuwan, Mile End, Wisefish Poke, and John's Juice, which once again attracted long lines almost all day.


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There was also plenty of space for chill-out nooks, hammock clusters, shade tents, and Instragram-friendly art installations. And, as always here, the views were spectacular, with the lower Manhattan skyline looming to the north and the Statue of Liberty watching over the proceedings as well.