Art & Music: 5 Pointz and DJ Kool Herc Celebrate Hip Hop’s 40th Anniversary (Free)

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“You never thought that Hip Hop would take it this far.” – B.I.G.

Join 5 Pointz, DJ Kool Herc and legendary graffiti artists as they celebrate 40 years of Hip Hop on Sunday, August 11, 5pm – 7pm. 5 Pointz, popularly known as NYC’s graffiti mecca, has served as the epicenter of the graffiti scene and has provided aerosol artists an outlet to legally express themselves. Location:  45-46 Davis St, Long Island City.

Kool Herc, also known as Clive Campbell, is a Jamaican-born American DJ who is credited with originating hip hop music in the early 1970s in The Bronx, NYC.

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Music & Dance: MoMa PS1 Presents Warm Up 2013 (Summer Saturdays)

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MoMa PS1 presents Warm Up 2013, beginning June 29 and taking place every Saturday this summer through September 7. Warm Up introduces audiences to quality experimental live music, sound and DJs, both local and international. The series of acts will be held in the PS1 courtyard, located at 22-25 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City. Advanced tickets are $15.

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