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Annual summer music event kicks off at MoMA PS1 Saturday

Warm up in 2010

Warm Up 2010

June 28, 2013 By Bill Parry,

MoMA PS1 kicks off its 16th summer live music series on Saturday.

The series, called Warm Up 2013, gets underway at 3pm in the museum’s courtyard at 22-25 Jackson Avenue

Warm Up 2013 runs every Saturday through September 7th and features experimental live music, as well as local and international DJ’s on a rotating stage from 3-9pm. This Saturday’s event features Juan Atkins from Detroit; Lee Gamble from London; a band from Berlin called Heatsick; and another called NHK’Koyxe from Osaka, Japan.

A new outdoor installation that provides shade for attendees will make its debut during Saturday’s event. The structure, called Party Wall, is a large scale shade- providing edifice made of reclaimed wood, including used skateboards.

The summer series is one of the most popular and well attended events at the museum each year. Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 day-of, but they’re free to residents of Long Island City who show proof of residence.

The MoMA PS1 Facebook page is loaded with testimonials from fans of the music series, none more compelling than that of Sasha Zvyagin, a combat veteran suffering from the effects of PTSD after six years in Iraq, Afghanistan and other theaters of operation.

Mr. Zvyagin discovered the Warm Up series through a friend and has attended for seven years. He credits the event for saving his life, writing: “It was better than any therapy I could have gone through – the music, the crowd, the positivity, the friends…”

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