Set begins at 6:30 p.m. Regular Museum admission applies. Performances take place in the Sculpture Garden. In the event of rain, the Garden will close, and music will take place in Theater 1. Please note: Sculpture Garden and indoor seating are limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.
Musical acts in July are presented in conjunction with the exhibition One-Way Ticket: Jacob Lawrence Migration Series and Other Visions of the Great Movement North. Organized in collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center and Harlem Stage, each musician featured reflects the next generation of rising stars who will have an impact on jazz for years to come, and each has her or his own personal tale of migration. Drawing from genres including hip-hop, R&B, Latin, soul, jazz, gospel, and New Orleans second line, these artists are expanding musical boundaries with contemporary soul and swing.
Dates in August feature four buzzworthy bands. The music spans a range of genres from electronic to R&B, from post-punk to indie rock—and everything in between. Each concert begins with an opening set at 5:30 p.m. by a DJ from Newtown Radio. These evenings are organized by MoMA PopRally. For more information, visit moma.org/poprally and follow @MoMAPopRally on Twitter.
Free with Admission
MoMA educators give engaging talks in the galleries at 6:00 and 7:30 p.m. Groups meet the lecturer in the Marron Atrium on the second floor. Gallery talks are approximately sixty minutes in duration. For enhanced hearing in the galleries, FM headsets and neck loops are available at the meeting spot.
Prix Fixe Dinner
5:00–8:00 p.m., Cafe 2 (floor 2)
In addition to the regular menu, a special prix fixe dinner created by Chef Lynn Bound is available for $25 (not including beverage). Dinner begins with antipasti, followed by an appetizer, entree, and dessert. Participation in the tasting requires the participation of the entire group; however, guests may order extra items from the regular menu if they wish. It is suggested that guests allow up to one hour to complete the full prix fixe meal. The $25 menu is not eligible for the 10% member discount. Seating is limited.
Visit the cash bar for a variety of beverages, including specialty cocktails.
DJ Vatican City
Born in Peru and raised in New York, Julio M. Pezua (DJ Vatican City) has become a fixture of the NYC underground house music scene. Pezua is a DJ and photographer, renowned for the diverse range of artists and styles in his sets. He is continuously exploring a dialogue between traditional world and electronic music, his two strongest musical influences. Julio has performed his music throughout the East Coast and in South America.
Snacks and beverages in the Sculpture Garden
Seasonal snacks, chef’s-choice small plates, and specialty cocktails, draft beer, wine, and nonalcoholic beverages are available for purchase in the Sculpture Garden on Thursday nights. The Garden Bar, located at the northeast corner of the Sculpture Garden, sells savory and sweet treats, including baguette sandwiches and homemade soft pretzels with dipping sauces, locally made gelato from Il Laboratorio del Gelato, wine, beer, and specialty cocktails. In the event of rain, bars will be closed.
Terrace dining (rain or shine)
Terrace 5, located on the fifth floor, serves chef Daniel Jackson’s light, seasonal cuisine, with a view overlooking the Sculpture Garden. During MoMA Nights, in conjunction with the Museum’s concerts and other programming, Terrace 5 will offer a special of a half-dozen oysters paired with a glass of champagne for $20, both inside and (weather-permitting) on the terrace, as well as a focused à la carte menu of raw bar items, wine, and beer. The 10% MoMA member discount is not applicable.