A few years back we wrote about one of the major hosts of Kiki balls, gay ballroom events filled with drag runway battles, dance-offs and beauty contests tailored to teens, particularly African American and Latino LGBTQ individuals who are at-risk for discrimination within their communities. Now, MoMA PS1 is hosting a Kiki Ball with one of its major founders, Twiggy Pucci Garçon, and documentarian Sara Jordenö. Together they collaborated on the film Gesture, which captures the underground movement, and now they are bringing the first-ever public performance of this underground scene, titled The Movement Ball, to the PS1 Performance Dome on Sunday from 7-9pm. The event happens after museum hours, so go before 6pm if you want to snack at the newly opened M. Wells Dinette, where you might be able to try that fabled raw horse meat.
In today’s email we traveled back to the summer of 1951 when ditch weed grew wild in the empty lots of New York, and the authorities rounded it up and carted it away by the truckload. That story came to light when the archivists at Brooklyn Public Library digitized the Brooklyn Eagle, a daily newspaper […]
In the summer of 1951, New York City was consumed by two things: weed and who would face the Yankees in the ’51 World Series–the Brooklyn Dodgers or the New York Giants. Bobby Thomson was just weeks away from hitting the “Shot Heard Round the World” that would win the National League pennant for the […]
Fans who love their pop music served up with a dose of electronica and ’60s British influence should clear their calendars for the next couple weeks, because there are a number of great acts coming to town. First up is Brooklyn’s own Shy Hunters, who will be performing at Union Pool next week to mark […]
Thinking about ditching your monthly cable bill? Have a Roku, but wondering if there’s something better out there? With Amazon’s recent introduction of Fire TV, a little black box that allows you to stream video, listen to music and even play games, there are now enough players in the $99-device-that-will-free-you-from-cable market for it to become crowded and […]