AFROPUNK, Warm Up Take Over New York

AFROPUNK, Warm Up Take Over New York

Soon words like syllabus and grade point average will cloud your mind. Before they do, AFROPUNK Brooklyn and MoMA PS1 Warm Up are two festivals offering the cure to New Yorker’s summertime sadness.

Summer 2017 has been a whirlwind of great music fests across the country. From Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas to the Elements Festival in the Bronx, thousands of partygoers have enjoyed a busy EDM season. Thankfully, the party is not yet over and this weekend supplies two events to hoop out at before the summer ends.


Self-described as “the largest integrated media platform” event in the United States, AFROPUNK Brooklyn is a promising two-day festival with an insanely talented and diverse lineup. AFROPUNK Brooklyn invites people of different cultures to experience the tastes, sounds and passions which materialize within the nonsectarian event. AFROPUNK will present the works of artists such as Hassan Hajjaj, Miguel Ovalle while also housing a market where attendees can purchase books and jewelry inspired by African influences. Aside from the scheduled performances, the festival will have food trucks, vendors and a Battle for the Streets skating competition. Event organizers have also set up nights of after parties of live comedy and film screenings.

AFROPUNK has somehow managed to create a start to finish lineup of heavy hitting headliners. Attendees have the opportunity to see performances from Solange, Black Motion ,and Timmy Regisford. Tickets are selling fast for this weekend so hurry and purchase yours before they go!

MoMA PS1 Warm Up

Are you more cultured than your glittery eye lids and body paint let on? Do you have a passion for art and music? If you answered yes to either question, you’re going to love this. Known for its explorative and stimulating art installations, the Museum of Modern Art is also a part of the music scene. Every summer, MoMA PS 1 in Long Island City celebrates Warm Up, an outdoor music festival exhibiting some of the coolest live electronic performances. Hundreds of New York’s sexy and sophisticated gather at PS 1 to share a day of stimulative visual and audio art.

Held every Saturday from July 1 to September 2, Warm Up offers attendees a personal viewing of some raw and refined musical talents. This Saturday (August 26), artists set to perform include DJDS, RP Boo and UMFANG among others. Ticket prices are at an incredibly affordable $18 to $22, which is a steal considering the location. With only two shows left, make sure you get out and experience an event like no other.

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