Backyard Festival Canceled

Following extensive weather damage to Randall’s Island Park  the New York City’s Parks Department has forced the cancellation of LivingSocial’s Backyard Festival featuring AerosmithYeasayer and Joan Jett and The Blackhearts July 13.

“If there’s any possibility to reschedule the festival, LivingSocial will let customers know,” said a note on the festival’s website.

Tropical storm Andrea pummeled the event site, as did the 70 acts and 40,000 fans there June 7-9 for the Governors Ball music festival.

Backyard Festival ticket buyers should have received refunds and a confirmation email, the statement continued. The event was to also include “a special culinary experience curated by Union Square Events featuring Blue Smoke and more” as well as craft beers and wine, activities and games.