Please don't stop the music — Photo courtesy of Charles Roussel / MoMA PS1
Right around the first week of August, back-to-school advertisements start playing. We have to suffer through heat waves, while contemplating which wooly sweater will see us through the inevitable cold front that will plague our winter days.
We say "Enough!" once and for all. Let's let summer be summer in its sweaty, sticky, can't-get-enough-of-it glory. Let's stop living one season ahead and live now.
For those who have a deep respect for the glory of a New York summer, you may already know of the many amazing outdoor events. Included in those is the Museum of Modern Art's PS1 events, which takes place every Saturday in the courtyard. Rather than bemoaning the fact that there are barely any remaining Saturdays, soak up the summer, one concert at a time right here.
Do you want a little more fun with your summer? — Photo courtesy of Charles Roussel / MoMA PS1
There are many great things to consider regarding these concerts. Local and international DJs spin across a range of genres.
It's experimental music, which sounds much different by a professional than, say, your five-year-old nephew. He'll get there one day.
Hey, mister DJ! — Photo courtesy of Charles Roussel / MoMA PS1
Rather than relegating concerts to those who have unlimited sleep-in potential, these concerts are lovingly held between 3 p.m. and 9 p.m. The doors open at 12 p.m., welcoming those who may have marathon training to tend to or less ability to keep their eyes open as the sun goes down.
For those nighthawks who welcome the falling sun with a fist pump, this truly can be your warm-up for what's sure to be an epic night ahead.
You spin me right round, baby — Photo courtesy of Charles Roussel / MoMA PS1
One of MoMA's many missions is to help you understand and enjoy the art of our time. Music is art for your ears, and this program goes further, incorporating everything from gourmet food trucks to interpretative artists to help the music to come alive on every platform.
It's like the teacher who knows how to get through to every student, no matter how they might learn.
Wave your hands in the air — Photo courtesy of Charles Roussel / MoMA PS1
Children are welcome, and alcohol is served (although not for those children, no matter how rowdy they may be). Crowd surf. Head bang. Sway your hips from side to side. Embarrass your children (or perhaps, more impressively, your friends).
There will only be one summer of 2015, and it's our duty to do it right. Maybe one day Bryan Adams will write a song about it, but until then, we have an $18 ticket in our hands, ready to live it up.