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NYC: The OKAYSUMMER Pop-Up Party!


Okayplayer and Okayafrica present: The OKAYSUMMER Pop-Up Party!

+ A late-summer chance to get your DRINK + DANCE + SWIM on +

Set at the brand-new, tropical-infused, paradise-like, art oasis – an ode to the Boca Raton resorts of the 1940's - come swag out with us at The Palms this Saturday for a day and night of DJs, performances, swimming, theatrics, acts of fire, coconut cocktails, and lobster rolls.

{also: THE OFFICIAL AFTERPARTY FOR JUST A BAND's PHENOMENAL EXHIBIT "Kudishnyao!"}

There will be the infamous dumpster pools (yes, you can swim!). There will be a massive fire performance. There will be a vintage bathing suit fashion show. There will be strip bocce and bubble gun battles. There will be synchronized swim performers. There will be liquor, dance-floors, and thoughtful hedonism. There will be MUSIC.

{also: THE OFFICIAL "WELCOME BACK DRY EYE CREW" EXTRAVAGANZA}

Can you believe this ish? We can't.

Performances/DJ sets from:

+ Just A Band (Kenya)

+ Bajah + the Dry Eye Crew (Sierra Leone)

+ DJ Gravy (LargeUp / Rice and Peas)

+ MOMA

+ Jaleel Bunton (TV On The Radio)

+ Little Shalimar (Chin Chin / Reverend Vince / Big Mono)

+ Sinkane (Yeasayer)

+ Saarid (Throne of Blood)

This Saturday : Noon through 4am

$10 before 7pm : $20 after

Strictly 21+

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The Palms

26-01 Jackson Ave.

@ the corner of 44th Dr.

Click here for a map

3 blocks from PS1

Steps from the 7, E, G, M, N, Q, R trains

...and a cheap cab ride from Manhattan.

 

Photo by Meztli Yoalli Rodríguez

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