“Dirty Dancing” lied to me.
I grew up thinking that graduating from high school (and carrying a watermelon) was a one-way ticket to afterhours dance parties in offbeat locations with the Contours humming from open windows deep into the night.
Short answer: It’s not.
So I turn to MoMA PS1, our urban version of a flourishing Catskills resort, which provides weary New York souls with soles to burn an open dance floor every Saturday in summer now through September 1.
The institution’s Warm Up series, now in its 21st season, aims to “elevate innovative underrepresented voices and connect fans” with DJs and live performers in its outdoor courtyard, which is currently the site of the interactive installation “Hide & Seek,” by art and architecture duo Dream the Combine, under the Young Architects Program.
At the July 7 Warm Up event, which featured performances by DJ Playero, Key! & Kenny Beats, DJ Kass, Tierra Whack, TAYHANA and Sabine Blaizin, I ended the evening dancing, camera swinging from its strap, unable to ignore the delight of the weather, company, art and tunes.
And, reader, you don’t even have to carry a watermelon.