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MoMA PS1 Warm Up

This classic summer party brings cutting-edge DJs and experimental music acts to the courtyard of MoMA PS1 for some beer-soaked festivities amidst art installations. The ticket price lets you peruse the art inside, as well.

Here’s this year’s lineup:

June 27
Pachanga Boys / Kompakt + Hippie Dance / Berlin, Germany + Mexico City, Mexico
Eclair Fifi / LuckyMe / Edinburgh, UK
Samantha Urbani (Live) / New York, NY + Los Angeles, CA
Amnesia Scanner (Live) / Amnesia Scanner / Amnesia Scanner
Black Madonna / Smart Bar + Argot / Chicago, IL

July 4
Nicky Siano / The Gallery – Music that created Disco / New York, NY
Virgo Four (Merwyn Sanders Live) / Rush Hour + Trax / Chicago, IL
Cut Copy DJs / Cutter Records / Melbourne, Australia
Galcher Lustwerk b2b DJ Richard / White Material / New York, NY + Berlin, Germany
Bobbito Garcia a.k.a. Kool Bob Love / Álata Records / New York, NY

July 11
Bok Bok / Night Slugs / London, UK
Corbin & Bobby Raps (Live) / St. Paul, MN
Jam City (DJ set) / Night Slugs / London, UK
Despot (Live) / Queens, NY
Helix / Night Slugs / Miami, FL
Sheen / Night Slugs / London, UK

July 18
Boys Noize / BNR / Berlin, Germany
Busy P b2b Boston Bun / Ed Banger Records / Paris, France
A.G. Cook / PC Music / London, UK
Danny L Harle / PC Music / London, UK
Lafawndah (Live) / New York, NY
Lotic / Tri Angle Records + Janus / Berlin, Germany

July 25
Baauer / LuckyMe / Brooklyn, NY
Skepta (Live) / Boy Better Know / London, UK
DJ Slimzee / Slimzos Recordings / London, UK
Sicko Mobb (Live) / Polo Grounds + RCA Records / Chicago, IL
Vision Fortune (Live) / ATP Recordings / London, UK
Dark0 / Lost Codes + Rinse / London, UK

August 1
Tiga / Turbo Recordings / Montreal, Canada
Bob Moses (Live) / Domino / Brooklyn, NY
Gavin Russom (Live) / Ecstatic + DFA Records / New York, NY
Jaakko Eino Kalevi / Domino + Beats In Space / Helsinki, Finland
Frank & Tony / Scissor & Thread / Brooklyn, NY

August 8
Moritz von Oswald / Basic Channel + Maurizio / Berlin, Germany
Atom™ (Live) / Raster Noton + The Bunker New York / Santiago, Chile
Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs (DJ set) / Nice Age / London, UK
Jlin / Planet Mu / Gary, IN
Dorian Concept / Ninja Tune / Vienna, Austria
Rabit / Tri Angle Records / Houston, TX

August 15
Untold (Live) / Hemlock Recordings / London, UK
Vessel (Live) / Tri Angle Records / Bristol, UK
Ninos Du Brasil (Live) / Hospital Productions + DFA Records / Vittorio Veneto, Italy
Cut Hands (Live) / Blackest Ever Black / Edinburgh, UK
French Fries b2b Bambounou / ClekClekBoom + 50 Weapons / Paris, France

August 22
Andrés (DJ set) / La Vida + Mahogani Music / Detroit, MI
Kyle Hall / Wild Oats / Detroit, MI
Pender Street Steppers / Mood Hut / BC, Canada
Hashman Deejay / Mood Hut / BC, Canada
Laraaji (Live) / All Saints + Warp Records / Harlem, NY

August 29
Matias Aguayo (DJ set) / Cómeme / Santiago, Chile
Kingdom / Fade to Mind / Los Angeles, CA
D∆WN (Live) / Our Dawn Entertainment / New Orleans, LA
Murlo / Mixpak / London, UK
FALSE WITNESS / #KUNQ / Brooklyn, NY
Additional Artists to be announced

September 5
Artists to be announced

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Smorgasburg Queens: The World’s Fare

This event is Smorgasburg’s latest offering, launching in Long Island City. Smorg approached Joe DiStefano, a food writer, tour guide, and events producer who is to Queens what Jonathan Gold is to Los Angeles, and asked him to single out his favorite spots in his home borough. He went to the trouble of enlisting a translator, in some cases, in order to snag some “real hawker-center type vendors” to join more familiar faces like Wooly’s, who’ll be doing their Taiwanese shaved snow. Among the delicacies you’ll be able to find at the indoor-outdoor space behind M Wells every Saturday will be beef ribs from Celebes Bakar Grill (from Astoria’s Masjid Al Hikmah Indonesian food bazaar) and Filipino stingray sandwiches from Papa’s Kitchen in Woodside. For the less adventurous, Grandpa Val’s BBQ (helmed by a veteran of John Brown’s Smokehouse) will be doing brisket and Kansas City-style pork spare ribs.

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See the Latest Murals at Coney Art Walls, Where There’s Now a Sunday Party

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A couple of weeks ago we checked in with the Coney Art Walls as they neared completion. Now here are the latest offerings from the big-name artists curated by Jeffrey Deitch, including fresh works by Retna, Sheryo & the Yok, and more. The Walls officially open this Wednesday with a private party. In the meantime, Thor Equities — which owns the sprawling outdoor lot at 1320 Bowery Street, next to the Thunderbolt — just kicked off Summer Sundays, a weekly jam with DJs programmed by longtime PS1 Warm Up curator Jason Drummond of Rong Music.

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Checking Out the Coney Art Walls As They Near Completion

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While Bushwick Collective has been hogging all the attention lately (even from local cops), a series of equally impressive murals have been going up these past few weeks in Coney Island, where the New York art world’s prodigal son Jeffrey Deitch has called on some big names to paint a couple dozen walls dotting a concrete lot shared with Coney Smorgasburg.

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Photos: Smorgasburg Opens Seaport Smorg, With Coney Island to Follow

(Photos: Daniel Maurer)

(Photos: Daniel Maurer)

Outdoor noshing season is officially in full swing, what with the opening of Riis Park Beach Bazaar and now two of Smorgasburg’s satellite smorgs. The Williamsburg and Fort Greene institution’s Seaport location opened today, and a Coney Island outpost opens Saturday.

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Hester Street Fair Returns With Fried Squid Sticks, Egyptian Sandwiches and More

(Photo courtesy Hester Street Fair)

Fried squid by Kaya NYC. (Photo courtesy Hester Street Fair)

So many good things are coming back in April: tonight there’s Louie, Sunday there’s Silicon Valley and — oh yeah, IRL — there’s the Hester Street Fair. The outdoor food-and-fashion bonanza returns to the corner of Hester and Essex Streets on April 25 and they’ve given us the early word on new vendors. This year the fair will be Saturdays only, but to make up for the loss of Sundays they’re promising “a rotation of almost all new food vendors with more spots added to create a Hester Food Court.” Oh, and there’ll be TBA nighttime events, too.

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Williamsburg Creamery Closes On Bedford, Making Way For Davey’s Ice Cream

photo (1)When one creamery closes, another one opens.

After two years at 201 Bedford Avenue, Williamsburg Creamery will officially close at 10:45 p.m. tonight.

“We sold our establishment to Davey’s Ice Cream,” explained a person who answered the phone at Williamsburg Creamery.

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Sneak Peek at Smorgasburg’s Newest Vendors, Debuting Next Week

Useful acronym: GMD = Gimme Dat (Photo: Nicole Disser)

Useful acronym: GMD = Gimme Dat (Photo: Nicole Disser)

So we spent the better part of two hours yesterday chillin at Berg’n in Crown Heights, slowly working our way through Smorgasburg‘s new-for-spring fare. This meant sliding into a food coma unlike any we’ve experienced since the holidays, but how else would you get to find out what’ll be on offer when Smorg returns to the shores of Williamsburg and DUMBO on April 4 and 5, respectively?

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Now You Can Eat Ramen Burgers With 20 Of Your Closest Friends, at Berg’n

Inside Berg'n, Smorgasburg's latest endeavor. (Photo: Nicole Disser)

Inside Berg’n, Smorgasburg’s latest endeavor. (Photo: Nicole Disser)

The grand opening of Berg’n is finally upon us. This Wednesday, Smorgasburg welcomes guests to its new Crown Heights beer garden and food court.
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Judd Apatow and a Disconcertingly Clean-Shaven Louis CK Have Been Dropping into the Comedy Cellar

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

Some weeks ago we heard that funnyman-turned-filmmaker Judd Apatow had been returning to his roots and doing surprise standup sets at the Comedy Cellar. And apparently he’s for real: we spotted him outside of the venue last night, having just dropped in for a set (seems Aziz Ansari also paid a surprise visit). And according to the Twittersphere, he’s appeared there at least nine times since May.
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Smorgasburg

Every week, rabid foodies bounce from stall to stall at this cornucopia of food vendors, each with their own gimmick. There tend to be lines at the trendy vendor of the moment (Mighty Quinn’s, Ramen Burger) but with 100 vendors in play, there’s no way to leave hungry. In fact, Mario Batali has called this Brooklyn Flea offshoot “the single greatest thing I’ve ever seen gastronomically in New York City.”