MEDIA ALERT: Uptown Bounce is back! Saturday, August 7 | 2-6 pm
UPTOWN BOUNCES BACK WITH THE RETURN OF BELOVED BLOCK PARTY BY
EL MUSEO DEL BARRIO, MUSEUM OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK, AND THE AFRICA CENTER
FREE In-Person Gathering to Feature Live Music, Art, Food and More
With Special Live Performance by Darryl “DMC” McDaniels
Saturday, August 7th, 2-6PM at 104th St and 5th Ave
El Museo del Barrio, the Museum of the City of New York, and The Africa Center are delighted to invite you to join us for the return of the annual Uptown Bounce, a free community celebration, on Saturday, August 7 from 2 – 6pm. Uptown Bounce 2021 will be dedicated to celebrating Black Music and Culture from the 1970s to present day.
Featuring live performances by Imani Uzuri, Topaz Jones, DAP The Contract, San Simon, and DJ sets throughout the day by JFuse, Tahleim, and Ultraviolet, with a special performance by Darryl “DMC” McDaniels. Attendees will also have the chance to check out the on-view exhibitions; explore El Mercado (marketplace); participate in art-making workshops, and more! All ages are welcome.
Saturday, August 7, 2021, 2-6PM
Museum of the City of New York / El Museo del Barrio
On Fifth Avenue, between 103rd Street and 105th Streets, Manhattan
FREE – To register, click here.
For more info and to RSVP, visit elmuseo.org; mcny.org; or theafricacenter.org.
About El Museo del Barrio
El Museo del Barrio, founded by a coalition of Puerto Rican educators, artists, and activists, is the nation’s leading Latino and Latin American cultural institution. The Museum welcomes visitors of all backgrounds to discover the artistic landscape of these communities through its extensive Permanent Collection, varied exhibitions and publications, bilingual public programs, educational activities, festivals, and special events.
The Museum is located at 1230 Fifth Avenue at 104th Street in New York City. The Museum is open for limited hours until further notice: Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00pm – 5:00pm. Pay-what-you-wish. To connect with El Museo via Social Media, follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. For more information, please visit www.elmuseo.org.
About the Museum of the City of New York
The Museum of the City of New York fosters understanding of the distinctive nature of urban life in the world’s most influential metropolis. It engages visitors by celebrating, documenting, and interpreting the city’s past, present, and future. To connect with the Museum on social media, follow us on Instagram and Twitter at @MuseumofCityNY and visit our Facebook page at Facebook.com/MuseumofCityNY. For more information, please visit www.mcny.org.
About The Africa Center
The Africa Center is transforming the world’s understanding of Africa, its Diaspora and the role of people of African descent in the world. Serving as the hub for the exchange of ideas around culture, business and policy as related to the continent, and in the spirit of collaboration and engagement with individuals and institutions who share the Center’s values, The Africa Center inspires enthusiasm, advances thought and action around Africa’s global influence and impact on our collective futures. The Africa Center’s physical presence on Fifth Avenue at the intersection of Harlem and the Museum Mile embodies the dynamism and diversity of Africa and its Diaspora in the heart of New York City. Learn more by visiting www.theafricacenter.org.
Members of the media are invited to attend.
Please reach out to the contacts below for credentials.
Jasmine Peralta, firstname.lastname@example.org / 347-624-0977
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