MoMA PS1 is in its 16th year of Warm Up, an outside music series that takes place every Saturday during the summer. Although it is now in its last week, I made the long trip up to Long Island City, Queens this past Saturday to take in the crowd and the tunes.
The music is mostly made up of local and international DJs across genres with the occasional live set. After being sidetracked by a unicorn outside the entrance, I finally made my way to the beer line and took in this summer’s set up. Each summer, MoMA picks an emerging architect to decorate the museum’s courtyard. This year it features a urban steel structure landscape by CODA called Party Wall, the winning design of the 14th annual Young Architects Program.
I finally made my way through the crowd to the stage at around 5PM, just in time to catch Lil Silva’s DJ set and a live performance by Liars, both sets rocking MoMA’s outdoor stage.
If you decide to go for Warm Up‘s last weekend (September 7), be prepared for $8 beers, long bathroom lines, and long ticket lines (I suggest getting your tickets online beforehand — $15 in advance, $18 at the door). Although I didn’t try the food at the venue, patrons can leave and re-enter the event up until 8:40PM and go across the street to either M. Wells Dinette or the Shannon Pot for cheaper cocktails and food.