I'll be returning to the New Museum today the last day of February, performing from 11am-2:30 PM. Since February 12th there have been daily performances of live NYC street musicians. We take turns performing in the lobby as people come in. The sound is not only carried throughout that floor, seeping into the book store and live music in the cafe, but it is also being amplified into the 3rd floor exhibition.
It's been so bitter cold out, and today is no exception (I believe it's 9 degrees outside). For a busker a warm gig like this is a welcome relief. I stand performing as the large double sided elevator one with bright green walls and reflective doors open and close in a kind of fun house way. When the doors open if the other side is closed I see myself reflected back to me. Other times people are also entering at the same time. It's strangely amusing to me. I can also look to my left through the vast floor to ceiling windowpane with the view of Bowery and all the activity there.
Come on by. Bring a gently worn or new men's coat for free admission. The coats are donated to neighbors The Bowery Mission.