Photo by Stephen Velastegui.

Chromat's Pride Party At MoMA PS1 Was Queer Joy Incarnate

Hammocks, waterfalls, and swimwear-clad babes abounded.

by Emma Specter
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Jul 1 2019, 6:27pm

Photo by Stephen Velastegui.

This morning at 12:01 a.m., Pride Month was officially pronounced dead. Cause of death? July, the most hetero of months (come on, the 4th of July is canonically a straight holiday.) The queerz really made June count, though, and Chromat's Pride party at MoMA PS1 on Friday was no exception.

Titled "Queer Joy," the party included a panel on—you guessed it—Queer Joy with Meredith Talusan Hanson, Ericka Hart, and Dese Escobar, moderated by Niki Franco of Fempower. DJ Haram, LOKA, and SHYBOI reigned over the dance floor, which was capped by with a bounce house that commanded long lines all night. Fabric hammocks were interspersed throughout the space, with a few clustered around a waterfall installation designed by Hórama Rama. The whole thing felt like a Chromat show unfolding in real time, with the swim and athletic wear brand's signature grid skirts bumping up against each other as their wearers flirted in line for canned rosé.

Early arrivals were given fans, which seemed unnecessary given the evening's lack of swelter but surely came in extremely handy the next few days, as the MoMA PS1 crowd subway-hopped to marches and rallies and sunbathed at Riis Beach. (If you weren't at Riis yesterday, you're straight! I braved the crowds but could only handle the heat for a couple of hours, so I'm not sure what that makes me, but I digress.)

If you're feeling FOMO-y and mourning the end of Pride Month, check out the photos below to live vicariously.

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