A BRONX TALE

Manhattan and the Museo salute their neighbor to the north

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El Museo Del Barrio

104th & 5th Ave.
New York, NY 10029

Category: Art Galleries

Region: East Harlem

At “Throwback,” the second installment of the Uptown Bounce: Summer Nights series, the northernmost part of Museum Mile celebrates the city’s northernmost borough. At the Museo Del Barrio, artist Perla de Leon, who photographed the Bronx in the 1980s, talks about her experience capturing the district during a time when buses would drive tourists there just to observe the rubble, while DJ Grandmaster Caz, who developed his sound amid the Bronx’s burgeoning hip-hop scene, spins records at the Museum of the City of New York with breakdancing by the NBS (Nothing But Skills) Crew. With both museums offering free entry and extended hours, as well as sangria, local food, and family art-making workshops, Uptown Bounce has the feel of a high-art block party. Sidewalk art by the Murcielagos Fumando Collective, video projections by Erika Harrsh, Leo Castañeda and Geraldo Mercado. DJ duo D’Marquesina spinning throwback hits add to the festivities.
Wed., Aug. 6, 6 p.m., 2014
 
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