K2 Friday Night
Free Admission, DJ, Cocktails, and Programs
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Cocktails, art, and music make a heady mix during K2 Friday Nights, where admission is free every Friday from 6:00 to 10:00 PM. Café Serai becomes the K2 Lounge, offering a special drinks menu to accompany the evening’s special Ragini x Rubin DJ Lineup. Explore all the galleries, dive deeper with an exhibition tour at 7:15 PM, and kick off your weekend with the Rubin.
Join DJs from the Ragini Festival at the Rubin this K2 and engage with the theme of “Life After” through a musical lens. Ragini Festival explores art, creative impetus, and mythology from a post-continental India. Life After colonialism revealed a fractured South Asian identity, which has morphed into post-colonial identities of Indo-Caribbean, Fijian, Mauritian, and more. Representing Ragini Festival’s curatorial mission to explore music that both captures folk and traditional art born out of the migrations of indentureship, DJ Cardamami, DJ Raat ki Rani, and offering rain will transport you into a trans-indies experience.
offering rain | 6:00–7:20 PM
DJ Raat ki Rani (Roshni Samlal) | 7:20–8:40 PM
offering rain | 8:40–10:00 PM
Coming with friends? Learn about group reservations and read more about K2 Friday Nights and the other programs offered at the Rubin on Friday nights.
About the DJs
DJ Cardamami (@djcardamami) is a Brooklyn based DJ. They draw inspiration from their Afro-Caribbean and South Asian roots. They are the co-host of Yalla Yeehaw (@yalla.yeehaw), a party featuring Arab pop, Bhangra, and other Southwest Asian, North African, and South Asian sounds, and the host of Spicy Trax, a monthly radio show for Playground Radio.
DJ Raat ki Rani (Roshni Samlal, @roshni_samlal) is a New York-based, Trinidadian classically trained tabla player, educator, and DJ. Roshni also explores creating sound design landscapes and beat production as a context for presenting tabla solos. She is the lead curator and producer of the Ragini Festival which focuses on spotlighting the work of artists engaged in traditional folk and innovative arts within the further reaches of the South Asian diaspora, focusing on Indo-Caribbean heritage. Her DJ sets also take inspiration from her heritage and Queens upbringing.
offering rain is a NYC born and based DJ, artist, and producer.
Lead support for the Rubin Museum is provided by the Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, Bob and Lois Baylis, Barbara Bowman, E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation, Noah P. Dorsky, Fred Eychaner, Christopher J. Fussner, Agnes Gund, The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Global, Henry Luce Foundation, The Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation, Mellon Foundation, Matt and Ann Nimetz, Rasika and Girish Reddy, Shelley and Donald Rubin, Tiger Baron Foundation, and Ellen Bayard Weedon Foundation.
General operating support of the Rubin Museum of Art is provided by Daphne Hoch Cunningham and John Cunningham, Anne E. Delaney, Dalio Philanthropies, the Estate of Lisina M. Hoch, Andres Mata, Dan Gimbel of NEPC, Inc., The Prospect Hill Foundation, Basha Rubin and Scott Grinsell, Linda Schejola, Eileen Caulfield Schwab, Tong-Tong Zhu and Jianing Liu, with generous donations from the Museum’s Board of Trustees, individual donors and members, and corporate and foundation supporters.
Public funds are provided by New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and New York State Council on the Arts with support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.
Advanced online reservations are recommended. Enter any time between 6:00 and 10:00 PM. Walk-up tickets are not guaranteed and will be available only as capacity allows.