Uptown Bounce: Icons of the '80s
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.
- Misbehaviour of Mobile Mondays! and Boogie Blind of X-Ecutioners will spin a mashup of all of your favorite '80s classics from hip-hop jams to dancefloor hits.
- Choreographer Karen NG will offer an all-levels dance lesson featuring the moves that defined the era.
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.
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