The street fair is on Gansevoort Street, in front of the museum, and features a day of performances for all ages, including puppetry, dance, music, and poetry, plus karaoke, map making and performance workshops and more, all in sync with the Whitney’s multidisciplinary and inclusive approach to contemporary art.
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Booths and activities will be offered by Ei Arakawa and Shimon Minamikawa, Trisha Baga, Bed-Stuy Love Affair, Friends of the High Line, K8 Hardy and Ryan McNamara, J.T. Jobbagy Inc., the Meatpacking District Improvement Association, Lize Mogel, My Barbarian, Nari Ward, and the Whitney Education Community Advisory Network.
Performances include Mark Beasley, Camp & Street (DonChristian, Le1f, Rahel, Boody, and special guest), The Door – A Center of Alternatives: the performing arts program, The Eichelburglers (Jennifer Miller, Heather Green, and special guest), The Tracie Morris Band with special guests Mr. Jerome Harris and Jemman, Jacolby Satterwhite and La’fem Ladosha, and A Tribe Called Red.
The Whitney Block Party is free and open to the public—no reservations are required for Block Party events and performances. The block party is 10:30am to 10pm, rain or shine, so let’s hope for shine.
The Whitney Museum opens to the public on May 1. Get tickets online for opening day or later this year, and skip the lines to get in, which we predict will be as monumental as some of the artworks on display here.