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K2 Friday Night

Free Admission, DJ, Cocktails, and Programs

Friday, September 16, 2022
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 DJ, David Ellenbogen. Explore all the galleries, dive deeper with an exhibition tour at 7:15 PM, and kick off your weekend with the Rubin.

About the DJ


DJ David Ellenbogen As a producer and musician, David Ellenbogen has worked with a who’s who of global artists, including Grammy winners Zakir Hussain, Toumani Diabate, and Terry Riley. David’s role as guitarist and Artistic Director of Brooklyn Raga Massive has led to praise in the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal for “preserving the past while blurring genres in an inventive spirit” and “expanding the notion of what raga—the immersive, epic form of Indian music—can mean.”

With Brooklyn Raga Massive, David has appeared multiple times at the Rubin Museum over the last decade. He has studied and performed music in over a dozen countries including India, Mali, Cuba, and Brazil, and has expanded the audience for global music through his radio broadcasts on WKCR, his podcast NYC Radio Live, and ambitious productions like the Ragas Live Festival”“a 24-hour, 24-set opus featuring 90 musicians in 15 cities.

In 2009, David co-founded the Acoustic Mandala Project (Putamayo), which explores the potential of raga-based ambient music for yoga and meditation. He has since led many sound and yoga retreats from upstate New York to Costa Rica.

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.

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.

the pierre and tana matisse foundation Prospect Hill Foundation

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.