El Museo Del Barrio And Museum Of The City Of New York Present
Uptown Bounce: Four Summer Nights @ 104th & Fifth
FREE Summer Series in East Harlem
Featuring Live Music, Art, Food and Much More!
July 22, July 29, August 5 and August 12
6:00 – 9:00 pm
New York, NY (June 30, 2015): 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.
“We are again delighted to partner with our museum neighbors to bring the second edition of Uptown Bounce to all New Yorkers,” said Jorge Daniel Veneciano, Executive Director of El Museo del Barrio. “The diverse and free programming for these evenings is a great addition to the City’s list of summer happenings, and we look forward to welcoming visitors for evenings filled with arts, music, food and of course some dance!”
“Uptown Bounce, which was such a great success last summer, is a chance for people to enjoy the incredible diversity of what our museums have to offer,” said Susan Henshaw Jones, the Ronay Menschel Director of the City Museum.
Uptown Bounce will complement current exhibitions: El Museo del Barrio’s RODRIGUEZ CALERO: Urban Martyrs and Latter Day Santos, CUT N’ MIX: Contemporary Collage, and PRESENTE! The Young Lords in New York, and the City Museum’s HIP-HOP REVOLUTION: Photographs by Janette Beckman, Joe Conzo, and Martha Cooper, FOLK CITY: New York and the Folk Music Revival, and SAVING PLACE: 50 Years of New York Landmarks.
Wednesday, July 22
El Museo del Barrio opens 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.
At the City Museum, hustle uptown as Operator Emz & DJ Joey Carvello of Mobile Mondays! spin disco vinyl 45s all night. At 6 pm, learn the Hustle with New Style Hustle maestro Jeff Selby, accompanied by Conga players. Chalk art by Kady Perry.
Wednesday, JULY 29
Join us for a variety of events, including a guided tour of both Museum of the City of New York and El Museo del Barrio. At El Museo del Barrio, enjoy a brief artist talk in the galleries featuring artists from our exhibition CUT N MIX: Contemporary Collage. Ayana Evans performs Operation Catsuit. Also outside, additional 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 Nat Castañeda.
At the City Museum, journey back to the birth of classic NYC hip-hop with legendary DJ and MC Grandmaster Caz while b-boy crew Dynamic Rockers tear up the terrace. Chalk art by Kady Perry.
Wednesday, August 5
Join us for a variety of events, including a guided tour of both Museum of the City of New York and El Museo del Barrio, an artist talk in the galleries featuring Rodriguez-Calero in conversation with guest curator Alejandro Anreus on her work in Rodriguez Calero: Urban Martyrs and Latter Day Santos. In El Teatro, a special screening of Third World Newsreel’s El Pueblo Se Levanta (1971), which focuses on the community of East Harlem, capturing the compassion and militancy of the Young Lords as they implemented their own social programs will be featured. Ongoing assorted sidewalk chalk hijinks by FEEGZ and crew. El Café presents the musical stylings of DJ Turmix, a specialist in Boogaloo, a favorite musical genre of the Young Lords and their generation; and live video performance by Lionel Cruet..
At the City Museum, get down with Operator Emz and DJ Misbehaviour of Mobile Mondays! playing hip-hop, funk, & soul vinyl 45s. At 6:00pm, learn classic street dance moves from renowned dance teacher ‘Sala.’ Chalk art by Kady Perry.
Wednesday, August 12
Join us for a variety of events, including a guided tour of both Museum of the City of New York and El Museo del Barrio, an artist talk in the galleries featuring the artists from ¡PRESENTE! Young Lords in New York . On 104th Street between both museums, we host a live performance by George Sanchez, Buried Up To My Neck While Thinking Outside The Box. Sanchez reprises his original outdoor work in a free-wheeling, ongoing performance in which he is buried in a mountain of trash sprinkled with signs that state, “Trash=Art” or “Art=Trash”. His work asks, “…can our democracy withstand over 300 million people pursuing happiness all at the same time?” Ongoing assorted sidewalk chalk hijinks by FEEGZ and crew. El Café presents the musical stylings of DJ Turmix, a specialist in Boogaloo, a favorite musical genre of the Young Lords and their generation.
At the City Museum, DJ Grandmaster Caz continues the musical journey into hip-hop. Chalk art by Kady Perry.
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 though Saturday, 11am. to 6pm. Admission is suggested.
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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.
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