Up At Noon

Up at Noon

Nightlife and Other Nonsense

In the last few years, dozens of small, artist-run spaces in New York have been squeezed out by short-term leases and opportunistic developers.

It's a problem.

Is it any surprise that artists and the sometimes makeshift spaces where they perform are undervalued? The best shows are often in the middle of nowhere in the middle of the night.

It's hard to see the value of people making culture if you never see people making culture.

Up at Noon is a series of daylight performances outside the Hunts Point subway station in the Bronx. We invite artists who started at and still play loft spaces, catering halls, and tiny living rooms all over this city.

If we're going to talk about complex subjects like gentrification and how to support developing artists, we need to first acknowledge those developing artists, then remember they face systemic challenges — challenges as big as capitalism itself.

Up at Noon reminds artists to seek new audiences and new allies. We celebrate artists because we want New York to celebrate artists.

Press Release

May 10, 2017

12 to 1 PM

Yung Mayne Presents: Live hardcore and hip hop
With Show Me the Body, Slums + Caleb Gilles, and Skarroneros.

1 to 1:30 PM

DJ Yung Mayne

1:30 to 2:30 PM

Chris of Hur Presents: LUL DOODz
Queer drag and performance art with West Dakota, Famous Artist Laura McMillian, Thee Suburbia, Lady Simon, Kristin Reger, Elle McQueen and Hystée Lauder


May 12, 2017

12 to 1 PM

Liruru Fude
Garifuna music and dance with Callita Diego, Chief Joseph Chatoyer Dance Company, and Felix Gamboa.

1 to 1:30 PM

DJ Tio George

1:30 to 2:30 PM

House of Yes Variety Hour
With Francoise Voranger, Justin Ketchner, Melissa Aguerre, and Joshua Oates. Hosting by MC Madame Vivien V.

Both shows will take place in the Monsignor Raul Del Valle Square / Hunts Point 6 Train Plaza


Flags by | Banderas por Christina Martinelli
Graphics by | Gráficos por Undercurrent Design
Printing by | Impresión por Interference Archives
Organized by | Organizada por | Jeff Stark Jeff Stark

This event was made possible by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional support from the Shelly & Donald Rubin Foundation, Booth Ferris Foundation, and the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs.