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Portside: DJ Series

Waterfront Plaza

Immerse yourself in the vibrant rhythms of summer with a curated DJ series that blends cutting-edge music and waterfront views to create an electrifying atmosphere at Portside.


Select Wednesdays, June – August
Lunchtime session: 12:00 – 1:00 PM

Evening session: 5:30 – 8:30 PM

JUNE 12: DJ Rekha and Ty Sunderland
JUNE 26: DJ Ushka

JULY 10: modrums
JULY 24: Cardamami

AUGUST 7: DJ Raat Ki Rani

AUGUST 21: DJ Fatin

This event is free and open to the public. Registration is not required to attend this event.

About the Artists: 

DJ Rekha (born Rekha Malhotra) is a producer, curator, educator, and founder of “Basement Bhangra,” one of NYC’s longest-running club nights. They’ve performed in festivals, clubs, and community spaces worldwide. Their dynamic DJ sets incorporate South Asian Diasporic dance music with ears to a global sound that builds inclusive environments of joy. They have been featured on Broadway, NPR, Taste the Nation, Celebrate Brooklyn, and Central Park SummerStage.

DJ Ushka is a Sri Lankan-born, Thailand-raised, Brooklyn-based deejay & multidisciplinary artist traversing genres across global electronic club & bass music. She deejays from the perspective of a dancer, blending a wide range of diasporic club music from afrobeats to south asian rhythms, amapiano to dembow, jersey club to reggaeton, soca to dancehall, to electronic bass and more.

modrums (Morgan Greenstreet) is a producer, DJ, musician and journalist.  Morgan currently produces and performs original music with Lollise (Botswana/NYC) Loboko (DRC/NYC) and Delasi (Ghana) and consistently DJs around New York City solo and as part of the Zona Libre party.

Cardamami began DJing in Oslo and has played for venues and radio stations everywhere from Seattle, New York, and London to Istanbul and Mérida. They are the co-host of Yalla Yeehaw, a party featuring Arab pop, bhangra, & other Southwest Asian, North African & South Asian sounds. From 2019–2022 they hosted a bimonthly radio show with Playground Radio called Spicy Trax.

Roshni Samlal (DJ Raat Ki Rani) is a tabla player, DJ and is the 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 aesthetics and historical inquiry. Her sound is rooted in her diasporic heritage as a Trinidadian immigrant during the 90’s, Global club, Bollywood, Chutney, Soca, Electronics, Dancehall and Dub.

Portside is the ultimate summer “getaway” right in Lower Manhattan inspired by coastal charm and nautical traditions. Throughout the summer, BFPL will host a series of events to celebrate the season. Join us for happy hour, epic sunsets, family fun, date night, and good vibes all summer long.


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