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MoMA will host a conversation on virtual reality on July 29.  

Museum Party
Who among us can say they’ve never hungered for red velvet cake while dancing at a museum? On July 28 from 6 to 9:45 p.m. at the Brooklyn Museum (200 Eastern Pkwy., at Washington Ave., Prospect Heights; 718-638-5000), DJ duo No Vacancy Inn (Tremaine Emory and Acyde) as well as Venus X and NY Theo (a.k.a. Theophilus London) will take over artist Tom Sachs’s Bodega, selling T-shirts and USB mixes as well as homemade cream-cheese-frosted goodness. Sachs handpicks the vendors who operate his interactive piece, which looks and functions a lot like the bodega on your corner. Sachs doesn’t generally have DJ’s manning the stand, however, so take advantage of this unique experience. This event is part of the museum’s Thursday Nights series, so it’s free and open to the public.

The New Virtual Reality
On July 29 at 6:30 p.m., MoMA (11 W. 53rd St., at Sixth Ave.; 212-708-9400) will host the first of two conversations on virtual reality’s role at the intersection of art and social change. Friday’s conversation, “VR and the Body,” will feature Niko Koppel, the New York Times’ Metro photo editor, and Daanish Masood, who serves in the U.N.’s Department of Political Affairs with a focus on the Middle East. The conversation will be moderated by Michelle Fisher, a curatorial assistant in architecture and design at the museum. This event is free and open to the public.

Soho Walking Tour
This architectural walking tour, which will start at 11 a.m. on July 30 from the Center for Architecture (536 LaGuardia Pl., nr. W. 3rd St.; 212-683-0023), highlights new building projects in a district defined by 19th-century cast-iron construction. Highlights include Soho classics like the 1857 Haughwout building and 1903 Little Singer building, as well as newer additions to the neighborhood, like Aldo Rossi’s 2001 Scholastic building and Jean Nouvel’s modernist 40 Mercer St. The tour is $15 for AIA members and $25 for nonmembers.


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