Uptown Bounce: Rhythm & Power

When: Wednesday, July 25, 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Price: Free with Registration
Image by Filip Wolak

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: Rhythm & Power
1220 Fifth Ave @ 104th Street

Discover how New York's own music and dance has mixed and melded with Caribbean rhythms to create a sizzling combination unique to the city at the Museum of the City of New York.

  • Explore the powerful cultural fusion that is New York as DJ Joey Carvello of Mobile Mondays! and DJ Woof spin a fiery mash-up of Latin disco, hustle, and salsa.
  • Join all-level dance lessons from legendary salsa instructor Franck Muhel.
  • Mujeres en Movimiento, a group of Spanish-speaking mothers and neighborhood activists from Corona, Queens featured in our Art in the Open: Fifty Years of Public Art in New York exhibition, will provide information on critical immigration-related programs and resources offered by the City.
  • Design and build your own instruments out of household objects. 
  • Check out our exhibitions after hours with a curator-led tour of Art in the Open and an educator-led tour on nightlife in New York in World City: 1898-2012.
  • Summer drinks and snacks will be available for purchase from Amy's Bread.


At El Museo del Barrio: Uptown x Sociedad Records
1230 Fifth Ave @ 104th Street

El Museo kicks off Uptown Bounce with Sociedad Records! The collective will present an immersive exhibition titled, “SOCIEDAD presents: Welcome to Nueva York: The Past, The Present, The Future,” which highlights Latinx influences and experiences in New York City.

About Uptown Bounce
Join the Museum of the City of New York and El Museo Del Barrio for our 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.

Our Partners

Uptown Bounce at the Museum of the City of New York is made possible in part by Jim Hanley & Taconic Builders and Elizabeth Belfer.

This program is presented in collaboration with El Museo Del Barrio and produced with Rebecca Lynn of Mobile Mondays! 

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