Between the recent cryptocurrency crash and persistent claims of racism against the NFT collective, it may not be the greatest time to identify oneself as a Bored Ape Yacht Club member, but they're holding their annual ApeFest in NYC right now, at Pier 17. While last year's event was in November at Brooklyn Steel, this year's was moved to June to coincide with the NFT.NYC conference. Like last year, you have to own a Bored Ape Yacht Club or Mutant Ape Yacht Club NFT, or be the guest of someone who does, to attend, and there's live music and other entertainment once you get there.
ApeFest 2022 started off on Monday (6/20) with sets from LCD Soundsystem, Amy Schumer, and DJ Questlove. It was a full set from LCD, with the band playing "Daft Punk is Playing at My House," "Tribulations," "Dance Yrself Clean," "All My Friends," "I Can Change," a cover of Joy Division's "No Love Lost" and more.