For the fourth straight summer, the Museum of the City of New York and El Museo del Barrio will celebrate New York City and East Harlem with Uptown Bounce, a free summer block party series at the top of Museum Mile. Uptown Bounce features music, dance lessons, art-making workshops, kid friendly activities, gallery talks, food trucks, and more, and the best part - it’s completely free.

Uptown Bounce takes place on the front terraces of both Museums, on Fifth Avenue, and throughout the galleries of each institution on four consecutive Wednesday nights. Themes this year include salsa nights, a throwback 90s party, and a tribute to 80s music icons at the Museum of the City of New York, plus celebrations of El Barrio, New Rican Soul, palo pa’lante, and Afro-Diasporadical culture at El Museo. Uptown Bounce is a four night series, falling this summer on July 19, July 26, August 2, and August 9, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Exhibitions on view range from NKAME: A Retrospective of Cuban Printmaker Belkis Ayón, and uptown: nasty women/bad hombres at El Museo del Barrio to New York at Its Core and Rhythm and Power: Salsa in New York at the Museum of the City of New York.

There is no better way to mix art, history, drinks, music, and the vibes of a New York City block party than at Uptown Bounce.

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