Far from throwing in the towel during the COVID-19 pandemic, MoMA PS1’s Warm Up, one of the best event series held in NYC during the summer, has found its way to bring the party to our living rooms, and this time it’s all about supporting local music communities.
The 2020 single-day Warm Up event is taking place on the Saturday of Labor Day weekend, and it’s being livestreamed everywhere from the usual MoMA PS1 courtyard thanks to a partnership with Boiler Room. The eight-hour event is also being broadcasted in outdoor venues all over NYC, including The Rockaway Hotel, Elsewhere, 99 Scott, Café Erzulie, the Queens Botanical Garden, and more.
The Warm Up program is always on point when it comes to Latinx and Latin American talent, having featured the likes of Cardi B, DJ Playero, Kelman Durán, and Maluca, and this year is no exception. From 12 to 8 p.m., we’ll be able to witness sets from a diverse list of participants, including Oscar Nñ and Adam R. from queer collective Papi Juice, Sie7etr3 members (Chucky73, Dglo73, Fetti031, and YoungKilla73), the Sazón Department crew, and Crown Heights’ J.I., among others.
For this occasion, PS1 is teaming up with Red Bull to raise funds to support businesses owned and led by Black, Indigenous, and people of color affected by the current pandemic, through the NYC Nightlife United emergency relief fund. Merch will also be sold during the transmission, and audiences will be encouraged to donate.
Don’t miss Warm Up on September 5. For a complete list of participating venues and lineup, click here.