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The Rubin Museum is throwing an epic free block party this Sunday

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Will Gleason
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The Rubin Museum’s current exhibition, "The World is Sound", explores the myriad ways that sound and hearing have affected human experience throughout history. The interdisciplinary installation, on view through January 8, utilizes works by prominent contemporary sound artists to interact with the museum’s world-class collection of Tibetan Buddhist art. Electronic music and ambient drone sounds float through the building, subtly changing visitors’ perspectives of the impressive space.

This Sunday, that experience will extend outside the museum’s walls, bringing an afternoon of thought-provoking noise and music to 17th Street. The annual Rubin Block Party is back to once again provide New Yorkers with a jam-packed day of free fun and outdoor activities. This year, many of those activities have been directly inspired by "The World is Sound" exhibition.

The three-hour, family-friendly celebration will feature performances by The Blue Angels Drumline, the New York Suwa Taiko Association, Dana Flynn of Laughing Lotus Yoga and more. Community organizations will be leading hands-on activities, and visitors will also be able to enjoy a silent disco and dedicated meditation spaces. On top of that, admission to the art museum itself will be free all day so you can experience the indoor exhibition for yourself.

For the event’s full lineup, head over to the Rubin Museum’s official site.

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