Dedicated to immigrants worldwide, the New York City-based collective Brujas will bring their own brand of social awareness and style to El Museo for a special night of Uptown Bounce! Featuring DJs Gnarianna, SUCIA & friends dropping beats and setting off an open mic; and a Natural Dye and Direct Action community intervention.with artist Antonia Perez. Stay current and learn more about the national and international immigrant, border, and human rights’ crisis. See full schedule below.
We are excited to announce our new partnership with Bohemia, Dos Equis, Heineken, and Tecate! El Museo Members can now redeem two complimentary drink tickets during Uptown Bounce.Do your friends want to join? Join by August 15th, and you will both receive THREE (3) free extra months of membership to El Museo. Stop by El Museo’s membership table during Uptown Bounce to redeem you tickets and to join la familia!
FREE ADMISSION | RSVP here
DJs Sucia and friends + DJ Gnarianna
6:00pm – 9:00pm | El Café
Its a Brujas tag team with DJ Sucia and friends followed by Gnarianna on the decks. Drop by and chill over some dope beats and fly guests!
Art Making Workshop
Let’s make a mural!
6:00pm – 8:30pm | Courtyard
Join us as we create a collaborative community mural that not only speaks to our history, but remind us why our neighborhood of El Barrio is so unico!
Community Intervention Workshop
Direct Action Workshop: Abolishing ICE
6:30pm – 8:00pm | El Taller (3rd Floor)
Direct Action is the practice of organizing each other to live as though we were already free. Together we’ll build a brave space to practice tactics for civil disobedience, strategies for community defense, and ways to use our bodies to build power. This Brujas-led training is designed for all y’all wanting to take action to #AbolishICE.
Plant Dye Workshop
6:30pm – 8:00pm | Courtyard
Plants and people have always moved freely. In nature the only borders are mountains or bodies of water, and even then people, plants and animals have found ways of spreading themselves. There is a similarity in the language that is presently used to describe unwanted plants and people for example, invasive, alien, “taking over,” etc. The actions taken to control both often have similar measures, whether it be spending millions of dollars on pesticides, building walls, or uprooting communities. In this plant dye workshop Herban Cura will share on native and non native plants of the North east and Central America in order to bridge a conversation through color of what is currently happening on the border. Through this hands on workshops participants will leave knowing the basics of plant dyes and have the opportunity to create a collaborative prayer flag that will then be sent to the border as an ongoing art piece.
Open Mic hosted by BZA & BRUJAS
7:30pm – 8:00pm | El Café
BZA and Brujas lead an open mic session for y’all to share your pensamientos and feelings with the comunidad. Message BRUJAS here for more info and to sign up.
ABOUT UPTOWN BOUNCE
Join El Museo del Barrio and the Museum of the City of New York for our FREE summer block party series. In its fifth year, and held on four consecutive Wednesdays, visitors are invited to stop by and dance to music by local New York City DJs, participate in art-making workshops, and more. Food and drinks are available for sale.