El Museo del Barrio and Museum of the City of New York Present
Uptown Bounce: Summer Nights @ 104th & Fifth
Free Block Party Series in East Harlem Continues with a Throwback to the 1980s
Wednesday, August 6, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m., Rain or Shine
Also taking place on Wednesday, August 13
Go back in time to the 1980s in New York City! Uptown Bounce: Summer Nights @ 104th & Fifth continues on Wednesday, August 6 with a throwback to the golden age of hip hop. At El Museo del Barrio, DJ duo D’Marquesina will be spinning throwback hits and the Bronx will come alive with artist Perla de Leon, who will describe her experience photographing the borough in the 1980s. At the City Museum, DJ Grand Master Caz will be spinning classic hip hop tracks and the NBS (Nothing But Skills) Crew will show off their breakdancing styles. Video projections by Erika Harrsh, Leo Castañeda and Geraldo Mercado as well as sidewalk art by Murcielagos Fumando Collective will be featured.
Uptown Bounce is the first-ever joint series between El Museo del Barrio and the City Museum, featuring musical performances, gallery talks, art-making workshops, breakdancing demos, renowned DJs, festive summer drinks, local food vendors, and more. Festivities will continue on the Museum’s front terraces on Wednesday, August 13. Both Museums, located next door to one another at 104th Street and Fifth Avenue, will offer free admission and extended hours.
Museum of the City of New York and El Museo del Barrio
Fifth Avenue @ 104th Street in Manhattan
DJ Grand Master Caz, dj
NBS (Nothing But Skills) Crew, breakdancing crew
Perla de Leon, artist
D’Marquesina, dj duo
Erika Harrsh, artist
Leo Castañeda, artist
Geraldo Mercado, artist
Jorge Daniel Veneciano, Executive Director, El Museo del Barrio
Susan Henshaw Jones, Ronay Menschel Director, City Museum
About Uptown Bounce: Summer Nights @ 104th and 5th
Uptown Bounce complements current exhibitions: the City Museum’s City As Canvas(on view through Sunday, September 21), the first exhibition of New York graffiti art from the Martin Wong Collection, and El Museo del Barrio’s Museum Starter Kit: Open With Care(on view through Saturday, September 6), which celebrates the Museum’s 45th anniversary through an exploration of El Museo’s unusual founding and solicits community participation to invent new museums. The series is open to visitors of all ages; advance registration is required.
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. For more info on El Museo del Barrio, visit www.elmuseo.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.