Among many things, PS1 is well-known for convincing Manhattanites to take the 7 train for over 10 years. You can tell something big is going on: the nervous energy on the subway platform is palpable and fingers trace the purple line on the map to count the stops. They descend into Long Island City confused by its charm and small-town feel, and then become even more confused when they enter an old school house for whatever awesome shit brought them there in the first place. And then within minutes, they realize they’re definitely coming back.
PS1′s new bi-monthly series Saturday Sessions is another one of those awesome shit programs, keeping its fans creatively-juiced up until its infamous Warm-Up events kick off in summer. Some unite experimental music makers with dance and visual graphics; others (like the Dave Hill/Jenny Slate/Reggie Watts combo on March 19th) will make you laugh so hard you might snort. In any case, they’re free with the suggested museum admission, and will make you happy you made the trek. Space is limited and on a first come, first served basis, so get there early and check out the museum’s awesome and not overwhelming (seriously! not sarcastic) offerings, starting with taking pictures at the swimming pool exhibit to confuse all of your friends who stayed at home.
MoMA PS1: Saturday Sessions
Twice Monthly, FREE with Museum’s Suggested Admission
at MoMA Ps1 (22-25 Jackson Ave at 46th Ave)
[Long Island City]