Past Event: Cocktails & Culture: Day-Glo December Fiesta

When: Friday, December 17, 2021, 6:00pm

This event has passed.

There is a black background with a photo of the band Locobeach. There is text that reads Day-Glo December Fiesta with Locobeach. There is a neon green outline of a palm tree and small drawings of a martini glass, maracas, and a trumpet.
Photo of Locobeach by Andrew Greto

For our holiday edition of Cocktails & Culture, join us for an '80s-inspired fiesta and groove to the Latin disco beats of cumbia pop supergroup Locobeach! Try your hand drawing at our Sketch & Sip with Drawing America (extra fee applies). Immerse yourself the Museum's Day-Glo December festivities: visit with a virtual Santa in our PORTL and travel back to our vintage '80s arcade, inspired by our blockbuster exhibition New York, New Music: 1980-1986.

Holiday cocktails including Moscow mules and delicious Latin American bites from East Harlem's beloved Cascalote Latin Bistro available for purchase.

Locobeach is cumbia pop; latin disco with a psychedelic/spaghetti western edge. This supergroup of a band is comprised of Jose Luis Pardo on guitars/vocals, Neil Ochoa on congas/percussion/electronics, Joshua Camp on accordion/keyboards/vocals, and Edward Marshall on bass, Fernando Valladares on Timbales & Drums. Their debut album, Psychedelic Disco Cumbia, came in 2019. Dance music for your brain!

About Sketch & Sip:
Join Drawing America for a "Sketch and Sip" session and draw a live, costumed model! Register hereShare your work at the breaks, take in an exhibition, grab a drink, and come back for more sketching. Materials are provided, or bring your own pencils and paper.  

About Cocktails & Culture: 
Our new series of open-late hours and events on Friday evenings (monthly). Catch an exciting variety of live musical performances and/or DJ'ed sets, and engage in fresh cultural experiences including Sketch & Sip by Drawing America and the MC'NY Poets' Cafe hosted by poet/singer Shanelle Gabriel. Visit our hit exhibitions and top if all off with themed cocktails from the MCNY bar and delicious local food from our featured pop-up cafe!

Event Logistics (Subject to change based on NYC regulations)

  • Proof of vaccination is required for entry to the event (everyone over the age of 12). Excelsior Pass is accepted for those who were vaccinated in NYS. 
  • Masks required 
  • For more information about the Museum’s COVID Guidelines, please check our "Plan Your Visit" page.
  • Please contact with any questions or ticketing issues.
  • All sales are final; refunds not permitted. Exchanges and credit for future programs only. Programs and dates may be subject to change. The Museum of the City of New York reserves the right to refuse admission to latecomers and/or those who do not provide requested Covid-19 documentation. Program tickets do not include Museum Admission unless otherwise noted.
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