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.
Having started his career in radio, DJ Pepe is no stranger to the art of spinning records. Musically, he moves between 1970s African sounds, Mexican electro-cumbia, dusty Turkish funk, Brazilian clasico, Brooklyn-brewed beats and club-friendly brass music. Since moving to NYC from his native Istanbul a decade ago he has played out his global folk and electronic sounds at a variety of parties and dance events, including Turntables on the Hudson, Brooklyn Museum's First Saturdays series, and the NY Gypsy Festival Boat Party. Over the years he has appeared on WKCR, WNYC, WFMU, and East Village Radio, and he continues to produce world music concerts and festivals in New York.
Tonight's prix fixe dinner menu (includes one item from each course):
Spring Pea Salad
Arugula, Mint, Shaved Parmigianino, Crispy Pea Shoots
Pan Seared Crab Cake
Cucumber, Tomato and Basil Salad
Fava Beans, White Beans, Roasted Mushroom, Tarragon Broth
House Made Ricotta-Filled Ravioli
Charred Ramps, Organic Tomato
Roasted Rhubarb, Vanilla Compote
Chocolate Espresso Crème Brule
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.