I absolutely love entertaining guests from out of town. Chances are there is someone else in the city they also want to meet up with, and one thing leads to another and you are mashed up with two new people you never knew doing something totally new. This is exactly what happened this past weekend when the four of us boarded the 7 train and headed to Long Island City (just across the East River) for MoMA PS1's Warm Up party. I never even knew this even existed, but thanks to a new friend-of-a-friend we had a blast....as you can see from the above photo. The party, which happens every Saturday through September 4th, was a very cool mix people, bands (either live or DJ sets), and access to the three story art museum housed in an old school building...hence the name P.S. 1. The people watching was amazing, the water misters were a godsend (and inspired some partygoers into a Woodstock meets spring break meets dance-a-thon meets chicken fight meets hipster version of a wet t-shirt contest frenzy), the beer was cold, and Ratatat was off the chain. For an afternoon of people watching, a little boozing, art, music, and a throng of the hipster humanity, this was well worth my $15. My supreme advice would be to get there around 5 and stay till 8 to beat the heat and the crowded subway back. Definitely go check this out by the time September rolls around.
MoMA PS1's Warm Up 2010
Every Saturday 2pm - 9pm from July 3rd through September 4th, 2010
Click here for the deets on the music, directions, and other wonderful info.
Photo by Barbara K.