Gypsy camping on an abandoned airport: Scooby Doo plot or your weekend?
Gypsy camping on an abandoned airport: Scooby Doo plot or your weekend?

So Gypsy Fest was canceled, due to not having a “vending license” or some such legal whatever the organizers didn’t get. But if the fest piqued your interest, you get a consolation prize: free camping! Camping in Floyd Bennett Field is usually $30 a night, but, since organizers did pay for that permit, you can top the Frugal Traveler and sleep out under the stars for free. Just be prepared to share the space with a few dozen bummed festival-goers.

Basic facilities are free at the abandoned airport: outhouses, running water and showers, even a bar and BBQ/grill joint. In this reporter’s opinion, it’s a worthwhile oceanside getaway (even at full price). If you go for free this weekend, make sure to print out the map, as we’re pretty positive the trolley’s not running.

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