Uptown Bounce: 2016 : El Museo and Museum of the City of NY Block Party

    July 27, 2016 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    August 3, 2016; august 10, 2016; august 17, 2016
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    5th Ave & E 104th St
    New York, NY 10029


    Uptown Bounce: 2016

    Wednesdays: July 27, August 3, August 10 and August 17

    6:00 to 9:00 pm

    Uptown Bounce takes place on the Museum’s front terraces on consecutive Wednesday nights (this year July 27, August 3, August 10, and August 17) from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Both museums, located next door to each other on Fifth Avenue at 104th Street, will offer free admission and extended hours. The block parties are open to visitors of all ages and advance registration is required. For more information, and to RSVP, visit www.mcny.org or www.elmuseo.org.

    “Nothing says it’s summer in the city like a block party hosted by two of East Harlem’s premier cultural institutions,” said Whitney Donhauser, Ronay Menschel Director of the Museum of the City of New York. “We are proud to partner once more with El Museo to continue what has become a joyful and popular summertime tradition at the top of Museum Mile. Uptown Bounce is a perfect opportunity for New Yorkers of all ages, interests, and dancing abilities to experience the best both museums and the East Harlem community have to offer.”

    “At the heart of Uptown Bounce are two cultural institutions coming together to celebrate creativity and community,” said Jorge Daniel Veneciano, El Museo del Barrio’s Executive Director. “We are excited to partner once again with the Museum of City of New York and continue to bring this free experience to New Yorkers over the summer at the top of Museum Mile.”

    Uptown Bounce: Summer Nights @ 104th and Fifth

    Uptown Bounce is a FREE summer block party series, though registration is required. For more information, visit Uptown Bounce: Summer Nights @ 104th and Fifth

    Wednesday, July 27 | The Kick Off

    @ the Museum of the City of New York | Boogie Down to 70’s Hits

    Boogie down to the subcultures of the 70’s with Misbehaviour of Mobile Mondays! spinning Disco and Dance Skate Classics, roller-skating dancer Space Age, hula hoopers Betty Jackson King and Brooklyn Proper, “waacking” dance lessons from Princess Lockeroo, and outdoor printmaking with Mobile Print Power. Guests can take a break from the dance floor to check out acclaimed exhibitions like Lost in Old New York, In the South Bronx of America, and Roz Chast: Cartoon Memoirs.

    @ El Museo del Barrio: Simply Antonio

    Celebrate the work of Antonio Lopez with a wearable art fashion show with FIT & Parsons School of Design and DJ Riobamba spinning Digital Diaspora tunes, plus design your own fashions on paper for a miniature figurine.

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    Wednesday, August 3 | Night Two

    @ The Museum of the City of New York | A Tribute to Prince

    – Joey Carvello and DJ Woof spinning the Purple One’s grooves

    – Carlos Neto teaching street jazz dance moves

    @ El Museo del Barrio | Bling it On- DJ Oscar Nñ spins a blend of urban and virtual club sounds with latinx undertones

    – Design your own fashion accessories

    – Curator led tour of ANTONIO LOPEZ: Future Funk Fashion

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    Wednesday, August 10 | Night Three

    @ The Museum of the City of New York | NYC’s Greatest Hits

    – Misbehaviour of Mobile Mondays! spins the Big Apple’s most memorable songs

    – Karen NG’s dance troupe performs with trumpeter Omar Akil Little

    – Book launch of Alan Bortman’s Uptown & Downtown: Old Skool Paintings on NYC Subway Maps with an all-star crew of graffiti writers – get your copy signed!

    @ El Museo del Barrio | Sew What

    – DJ Riobamba returns with Digital Diaspora tunes!

    – Weave your own textile using synthetic materials

    – Live fashion illustrations by Steven Broadway and friends

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    Wednesday, August 17 | THE FINALE

    @ The Museum of the City of New York | 80’S Dance Party

    – Misbehaviour & DJ Boogie Blind of Mobile Mondays! spin Hip-Hop, Pop, and New Wave!

    – Uko Snowbunny teaches Hip-Hop dance

    @ El Museo del Barrio | Revista Fashionista

    – DJ Oscar Nñ closes out Uptown Bounce

    – Create your own fashion zine

    – Curator led tour of ANTONIO LOPEZ: Future Funk Fashion