The ever-popular VMAs will air live from New Jersey’s Prudential Center on Tuesday, September 12th, and to celebrate, a completely free festival is heading to NYC. This weekend, MTV is hosting its first-ever VMAs Block Party in downtown NYC at Oculus Plaza on Saturday, September 9th.
Hosted by MTV’s Dometi Pongo and WCBS’ Alecia Reid, the free, all-ages festival will kick off music’s most iconic night with live performances, interactive activities, games, photo opps, food trucks, official VMAs merch, an MTV Topiary Moon Person installation, and much more.
On site-experiences are as follows:
MTV VMA Moon Person Photo Opp
Strike a pose with a larger-than-life VMA Moon Person statue and enter to win tickets to the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards at the Prudential Center.
MTV VMA Free Swag Station
Enjoy a free MTV VMA screen printing station where you’ll have the chance to choose from a handful of custom MTV VMA designs to be live printed onto totes and t-shirts onsite.
MTV Mental Health is Health ASKtivation
MTV is hosting an activation for its newest Mental Health is Health campaign developed in partnership with Active Minds, a leading youth mental health organization. The tent will feature an art installation by textile artist Katrina Sanchez, friendship bracelet making, and giveaways.
BK® Whopper Whopper Remix Photo Opper
Burger King will bring the VMA energy to fans with the Whopper Whopper Photo Opper experience. Burger King collaborated with legendary DJ and music producer Steve Aoki to remix and produce the “Whopper Whopper Remix.” Fans can step into this activation to grab a custom Burger King/VMA crown and strike their best DJ pose in the photo booth.
The Rolling Stones x MTV Pop-Up Shop
Partygoers can purchase unique hoodies, t-shirts, and hats from the MTV x The Rolling Stones apparel collaboration. Outside the tent a local muralist will recreate part of the collaboration’s fantastic creative.
Mr. Flower Fantastic MTV Topiary Moon Person
The MTV Topiary Moon Person by Mr. Flower Fantastic is the largest living topiary VMA award in the world, standing at over 11 feet tall and weighing approximately 600 pounds.
🗓️ Saturday, September 9, 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
📍 Oculus Plaza – 185 Greenwich St.