Last Saturday’s Warm Up had a patriotic spirit complete with old-school dance beats, crowd surfing in a sea of red, white, and blue, and Nicky Siano’s “Return of Libby,” featuring Nicky himself in full Statue of Liberty garb. His reimagined constitution—allowing people the important rights of dancing and partying—seemed to take over the crowd, dancing right up to the start of the fireworks display in Long Island City.
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Last Saturday’s rain didn’t dampen the first Warm Up! Sets by The Black Madonna, Amnesia Scanner (live), Samantha Urbani (live), Eclari Fifi, and Pachanga Boys brought dark house beats and funky pop to soundtrack our wet dance party.
We’re so excited to kick off this summer’s Warm Up series tomorrow, June 27! Join us every Saturday— beginning this weekend through September 5—for one of the most anticipated summer music series in New York, with live music, sound, and DJs, across a wide range of genres. Doors open at noon, with performances running from 3:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Last Saturday’s Warm Up was an eclectic day of funk, techno, and house. Benji B, Dām-Funk (live), DJ Marfox, Tessela, Dutch E Germ, and Avalon Emerson created a perfect soundtrack for the long weekend. This week’s set designers were The Principals.
Last Saturday’s Warm Up featured a diverse lineup that proved to be a huge success. We had footwork, disco, techno, and a crowd that was eager for all of it. We had sets by Kevin Saunderson, DJ Earl, Shamir (live), The Range, and Gifted and Blessed.
Last Saturday’s Warm Up focused on dancehall and reggae with sets by Supa Dups and Willy Chin of Black Chiney Sound, Junglepussy, Princess Nokia, Dai Burger, Dubbel Dutch, Visionist, and Blazer Sound System, with set design by Chen Chen & Kai Williams.
Every summer, in addition to the convergence of exhibitions, dance troupes, music performances, and the Young Architects Program installation, we are thrilled that design has become an integral part of Saturdays at Warm Up. For the past four seasons, Warm Up has invited local, emerging artists to envision and realize pop-up performance environments for our stage set, which rotate every weekend. This year Chen Chen & Kai Williams (@chenandkai), CONFETTISYSTEM (@confettisystem), Fort Makers (@fortmakers), Fort Standard (@fort_standard), Nightwood (@nightwoodny), and The Principals (@the_principals) each present their own take on summer vibes with installations that give each studio the opportunity to realize a large-scale and event-specific creation.
As we hit the pinnacle of the summer, Warm Up is really hitting its stride, with performances by Maria Chavez, Hiro Kone, Simian Mobile Disco, Charanjit Singh with a special guest appearance by Heems, and Daniele Baldelli, set within a jungle of inflatables and streamers by Fort Standard.
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