Uptown Bounce: Summer Nights at 104th and Fifth kicks off on Wednesday July 22nd, when theMuseum of the City of New York invites one and all to hustle uptown as Operator Emz & DJ Joey Carvello of Mobile Mondays! spin disco vinyl 45s all night.
At 6 p.m. New Style Hustle Maestro Jeff Selby teaches The Hustle while Conga players provide the beat. Artist Kady Perry will decorate the block (the star of the block party) with chalk art.
Across 104th Street, El Museo del Barrio will open their summer exhibitions with some of the artists from ¡PRESENTE! The Young Lords in New York discussing their work. In the courtyard, Alicia Grullónpresents 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.
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Uptown Bounce is a FREE block party series
For more information, visit Uptown Bounce Summer Nights: The Kick-Off
Operator Emz, DJ
DJ Joey Carvello, DJ
Jeff Selby, dancer
Kady Perry, artist
Alicia Grullón, artist
Susan Henshaw Jones, Ronay Menschel Director, City Museum
Jorge Daniel Veneciano, Executive Director, El Museo del Barrio
Wednesday, July 22, 6-9 p.m.
Museum of the City of New York and El Museo Del Barrio, Fifth Avenue at 104th Street in Manhattan
Visit www.mcny.org to learn more.
Admission is suggested. For more information on El Museo del Barrio, please visitwww.elmuseo.org.
Photo: Filip Wolak/Museum of the City of New York