Three weeks ago several of New York City's most infamous art / event producers took over an abandoned bank building to create "The Palms" a self-built ode to the Boca Raton resorts of the 1940's; invigorated with liquor, dance-floors and thoughtful hedonism. Each week more of the space will be built out and revealed. This week TheDanger, Okay Empire and subMercer invite you to a night-time pool party made exquisitely out-of-control.

This Saturday You Are Invited To:
Night Swimming @ The Palms

Okayplayer and Okayafrica present
dirty delicious funk, Afrobeat, dancehall, hip-hop, house and soul from:

DJ Gravy (LargeUp / Rice and Peas) // MOMA (Good Spot / Hot Music) //
Little Shalimar (Chin Chin / Reverend Vince / Big Mono) // Sinkane (Yeasayer(!))
+ more to be announced...

And big, jumping East-meets-West African live sets from from the brilliant:

This Kenyan house / disco / funk band is exploding in their first full frontal foray into the American market. Their sound has all the cultural cool of Outkast, with a touch of Daft Punk and a Kenyan flair unlike anything you've heard recently. See this band now.

Bajah + the Dry Eye Crew
Recently back from Sierra Leone, Bajah + the Dry Eye Crew became favorites across New York City last year as their beautifully infectious music made crowds jump up and dance at sold-out shows from Prospect Park to Lincoln Center. This is their official welcome back party from after a year overseas. If you need any hint of the truth and vigor of African hip-hop, this is it.

Plus the Whispered Late Night Affair hosted by Gabby Mejia of subMercer featuring:

Tim Sweeney
Tim Sweeney and Beats in Space. The story of the man is synonymous with that of the radio show. Over the course of a decade, Sweeney has built Beats in Space into an iconic brand. In return, BIS has launched Sweeney's career as one of New York's most sought-after DJs.

The Gorges Boys
The Gorges Boys play the beautiful, fun beats you love. Their selections match what you expect on a relaxed August afternoon mixing hip-hop, electro and indie-pop in a way that calls for champagne, swim suits and easy abandon.

The Spectacle We Love:
Vintage Bathing Suit Fashion Show by Xango Shola, take your own picture with The Self Portrait Project, play Strip Bocce and Bubble Gun battles by Winkel & Balktick, plus acts of Fire by Flambeaux, Synchronized Swimming Lessons from The Modern Dance Awareness Society, and video projections from Sebastian Patane Masuelli.

This Saturday : Noon through 4am
$10 before 7pm : $20 after
Strictly 21+

All this and more at:

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.

{ Click here for future invites to all events at The Palms. }