Past Event: Uptown Bounce: Icons of the '80s

When: Wednesday, August 2, 6:00pm
Price: Free with Registration
Photo by Filip Wolak

Due to rain, tonight's Uptown Bounce will take place inside the Museum.

Pre-registration for this program has closed but you can register at the Museum when you arrive, see you tonight! 

Free! Join the Museum of the City of New York and El Museo Del Barrio for our free summer block party series celebrating East Harlem at the top of Museum Mile. 

At the Museum of the City of New York: 
Celebrate the decade when hair was big, fashion was bold, and pop superstars reigned in this tribute to late great musical legends Whitney Houston, David Bowie, and George Michael.

At El Museo del Barrio:
El Museo is bringing positive “palo” energy to Uptown Bounce! Rooted in Africa's Congo region and later brought to the Caribbean, the “palo” (stick) was created and used to reinforce the power of the Congo spirits.

  • Create your very own "palo" embedded with the energy to bring positive change in unity.
  • DJ Bembona will spin some Latinx & Afro-Diasporadical sounds.

About Uptown Bounce: 
Join the Museum of the City of New York and El Museo Del Barrio for our fourth annual Uptown Bounce series of free summer block parties. On four consecutive Wednesday evenings, dance to New York DJs, enjoy gallery talks, tours, art workshops, and savor summer drinks and local food. To view all of the events in the series, click here

This event is free and open to the public but pre-registration is required. 
Includes Museum admission.

Note that by registering for the event, you will be signed up to receive emails from the Museum of the City of New York, El Museo del Barrio, and the event's media sponsor, Gothamist, with updates about museum news, exhibition openings, and public programs. You may unsubscribe at any time.


This program is presented in collaboration with El Museo Del Barrio and produced with Rebecca Lynn of Mobile Mondays! Special thanks to the New York International Salsa Congress and our media sponsors, Gothamist and WKTU.  

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