Uptown Bounce Kicks Off on July 20, 2015

    Uptown Bounce Kicks Off

    Wednesday, July 22 from 6:00 – 9:00 pm

    Photo: Filip Wolak/Museum of the City of New York

    El Museo del Barrio and Museum of the City of New York Present Uptown Bounce: Summer Nights @ 104th and Fifth

    Free Summer Block Party Series Connecting East Harlem and Museum Mile Featuring Live Music, Art, Food and More

    Uptown Bounce: Summer Nights at 104th and Fifth kicks off on Wednesday July 22nd, when the Museum of the City of New York invites one and all to hustle uptown as Operator Emz & DJ Joey Carvello of Mobile Mondays! spin disco vinyl 45s all night. At 6 p.m. New Style Hustle Maestro Jeff Selby teaches The Hustle while Conga players provide the beat. Artist Kady Perry will decorate the block (the star of the block party) with chalk art.

    Across 104th Street, El Museo del Barrio will open their summer exhibitions with some of the artists from ¡PRESENTE! The Young Lords in New York discussing their work. In the courtyard, Alicia Grullón presents her interactive performance Pick It!, in which she invites audience members to create signs protesting an issue of their choice. Also outside, enjoy sidewalk shenanigans by FEEGZ and crew. El Café features the musical stylings of DJ Turmix, a specialist in Boogaloo which was a favorite of the Young Lords and their generation; and video projections by Louis Cameron.

    Uptown Bounce is a FREE block party series

    For more information, visit Uptown Bounce Summer Nights: The Kick-Off

    Operator Emz, DJ
    DJ Joey Carvello, DJ
    Jeff Selby, dancer
    Kady Perry, artist
    Alicia Grullón, artist
    FEEGZ, artist

    Susan Henshaw Jones, Ronay Menschel Director, City Museum
    Jorge Daniel Veneciano, Executive Director, El Museo del Barrio

    Wednesday, July 22, 6-9 p.m.

    Museum of the City of New York and El Museo Del Barrio

    Fifth Avenue at 104th Street in Manhattan

    CONTACT:  Credentialed members of the media are invited to attend. Please RSVP: Press Office | [email protected]

    About Uptown Bounce: Summer Nights at 104th and Fifth

    This summer, El Museo del Barrio and the Museum of the City of New York will present the second year of Uptown Bounce: Summer Nights @ 104th & Fifth, a joint series featuring musical performances, gallery talks, new exhibitions, art-making workshops, breakdancing demos, renowned DJs, festive summer drinks, local food vendors and more. Uptown Bounce will take place on the Museums’ front terraces on four consecutive Wednesdays (July 22, July 29, August 5 and August 12) from 6 – 9 p.m. Both museums, located next door to one another at 104th Street and Fifth Avenue, will offer free admission and extended hours. The series is open to visitors of all ages; advance registration is required. For more info, and to RSVP, visit www.elmuseo.org or www.mcny.org.

    About the Museum of the City of New York

    Founded in 1923 as a private, nonprofit corporation, the Museum of the City of New York celebrates and interprets the city, educating the public about its distinctive character, especially its heritage of diversity, opportunity, and perpetual transformation. The Museum connects the past, present, and future of New York City, and serves the people of the city as well as visitors from around the world through exhibitions, school and public programs, publications, and collections. Visit www.mcny.org to learn more.

    About El Museo del Barrio

    El Museo del Barrio, New York’s leading Latino cultural institution, welcomes visitors of all backgrounds to discover the artistic landscape of Latino, Caribbean, and Latin American cultures. Their richness is represented in El Museo’s wide-ranging collections and critically acclaimed exhibitions, complemented by film, literary, visual and performing arts series, cultural celebrations, and educational programs. El Museo del Barrio is located at 1230 Fifth Avenue at 104 Street in New York City. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. Admission is suggested. For more information on El Museo del Barrio, please visit www.elmuseo.org. To connect with El Museo del Barrio via Social Media, follows us on Facebook at Facebook.com/elmuseo, and using @ElMuseo on Instagram and Twitter.