Join Yackez for Party as Practice on May 18

Video still, courtesy of Yackez

Party as Practice hosted by Yackez
Saturday, May 18, 1-3pm
The Arts Center at Governors Island, Upper Gallery

Yackez is throwing a party! Join Yackez (Larissa & Jon Velez-Jackson) & LMCC on the island long known as Paggank by the Lenape for the next installment of the Party as Performance series, Party as Practice. With this participatory performance, Yackez invites us to engage the art of coming together. We’ll explore just what transforms a gathering into a party. Is sitting together a party? Is dancing? How about a hot tub, drum circle, talking, imbibing while vibing? Can party transform itself? Can we rest together? Maybe we’ll try a matinee party, a laugh out loud party, a party with beverages, a swaying in the corners party? Consider the all the possibilities of party! Led by Yackez we’ll coax a party into being and, together, we’ll experience the power of participation. 

Formed in 2010, Yackez is the World’s Most Lovable Art-Pop duo of married couple Jon & Larissa Velez-Jackson. Jon is a songwriter, writer, and musician. Larissa is a choreographer, interdisciplinary artist, movement educator and a Foundation for Contemporary Art’s grant awardee in 2016 and 2022.

Tickets for Party as Practice are free and open to all. Due to limited capacity, RSVP is required to attend. Click here to reserve FREE tickets. Learn more about the Party as Performance series here.