Uptown Bounce (Back) 2021

When: Saturday, August 7, 2021, 2:00pm
Price: Free! Registration suggested.
Uptown Bounce 2021
Photo by Filip Wolak. Design by @a_freeman_design

The Museum of the City of New York,  El Museo del Barrio, and The Africa Center 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 the present day. 

Featuring live performances by Darryl "DMC" McDaniels, Topaz Jones, Imani Uzuri, DAP The Contract, San Simon, and DJ sets throughout the day by JFuse, Tahleim, and Ultraviolet.

Attendees can also visit the exhibitions now on view at both MCNY and El Museo; participate in art-making workshops on 104th street; get a temporary, painted-on tattoo by a local artist; get a custom spray-painted t-shirt or baseball hat from Graff Lab Studio; browse a marketplace with local vendors, and more!  Food and drink will be available for purchase. All ages are welcome. 

Uptown Bounce Health & Safety Guidelines
To ensure the health and safety of our visitors and staff, and to improve your experience at Uptown Bounce, face coverings are strongly recommended (required for building entrance) for all adults and children over the age of 2, and we encourage everyone to practice social distancing, whenever possible.

Please note that in case of inclement weather, the event will take place on Saturday, August 14 from 2 – 6pm.

Free! Pre-registration suggested. 



Accessibility:  Please contact the Museum at 917.492.3333 or info@mcny.org with any questions.

Supporters & Partners

Uptown Bounce (Back) is part of the Arts Al Fresco Series made possible by Con Edison.

Uptown Bounce (Back) is presented in collaboration with El Museo Del Barrio and The Africa Center.

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