Uptown Bounce Series

Join the Museum of the City of New York and El Museo Del Barrio for our fourth annual Uptown Bounce series of free summer block parties. On four consecutive Wednesday evenings, dance to New York DJs, enjoy gallery talks, tours, art workshops, and savor summer drinks and local food.

Rhythm & Power
Explore the cultural fusion that defines New York style salsa with this fiery mashup of Latin-infused beats from salsa, boogaloo, and merengue to cumbia and Latin disco.


July 19, 2017 6:00pm – 9:00pm – Uptown Bounce! Ashé

July 26, 2017 6:00pm – 9:00pm – Uptown Bounce: Hecho en El Barrio

August 2, 2017 6:00pm – 9:00pm – Uptown Bounce: Palo Pa’lante

August 9, 2017 6:00pm – 9:00pm – Uptown Bounce: New Rican Soul

 Cost: FREE

Location Details
El Museo del Barrio New York –
1230 Fifth Avenue at 104th Street,  New York NY 10029 US

SummerStage: Freedom Party® NYC 14-Year Anniversary

Freedom Party 13th Anniversary @ Summerstage 7.2.16

June 28, 2017 | 5:00pm – 10:00pm

NYC’s legendary old-school dance party comes to Central Park

The Freedom Party®

This fest is all about liberation, in every sense of the word. Retaining the official distinction as NYC’s coolest old-school dance party extravaganza, The Freedom Party® (TFP) is the jubilant brainchild of merrymaking visionaries Herbert Holler, DJ Cosi and Marc Smooth. They got together in 2003 to create a space for people of all walks of life and ideologies to meet and harmoniously dance with euphoric abandon. Paper Magazine awarded TFP with 2010’s “Best Party (People’s Choice),” URB magazine gave them an honorable mention in the same category (nationwide) in 2012, and The Village Voice honored TFP with the “Best Dance Party” verdict in 2015. This pulsating celebration could not be contained solely to NYC, as a Chicago chapter took root in 2011, and has since been deemed the #1 party destination in the mid-west. Freedom keeps rockin’ strong in New York, with numerous monthly happenings, held at these expansive, famed venues and events: One Step Beyond/American Museum of Natural History, Midsummer Night Swing/Lincoln Center, Brooklyn Botanic Garden Spring Gala, 1st Saturdays/Brooklyn Museum, Celebrate Brooklyn/Prospect Park, and, of course, SummerStage in Central Park.

Cost: FREE

Central Park – Rumsey Playfield

72nd Street and Fifth Avenue

New York, NY 10021

Website/More Info: http://www.cityparksfoundation.org/event/freedom-party-nyc/


The Sweet Spot Festival Season Kick Off – Everyday People Harlem


Saturday, May 20, 2017 | 3:00pm – 9:00pm

Uptown’s Funkiest Festival Returns for the 6th Year.

The Sweet Spot Festival will once again bring Harlem to its feet this summer! In its 6th year, the Sweet Spot Festival is a roving FREE event summer series with a mission to connect the diverse communities of Harlem via multi-sensory outdoor experiences. Between May and September, the Sweet Spot Festival will present an eclectic range of events and themed dance parties featuring a rotation of world renowned DJ’s & musicians.

In addition, the Sweet Spot Festival will showcase visual artists installations, host kids art activities, free fitness workshops and a series of pop-up shops.

Stay Tuned for more details on what we anticipate will be our best season yet! If you are interested in being a part of the 2017 Sweet Spot Festival season, please shoot us a note. We would love to hear from you!

Cost: FREE

West Harlem Pier

125th Street and West Side Highway

New York, NY 10027

Website/More Info: http://www.sweetspotfestival.com


NYC Holi Hai Festival – Spring Color Festival

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May 6, 2017 | 10:00am – 5:00pm

NYC Holi Hai is a celebration of the coming of spring, fruitful harvests and renewal of life. Attendees enjoy a multi-cultural program on stage with live bands and dance performances, while covering each other in colored powder. Food vendors carrying a variety of delicacies are featured and there is a ‘kids area’ for children to engage and play in a festive environment. The festival is open admission and celebrates diversity by welcoming people of all backgrounds and all ages to come together in a unique celebration of love and togetherness.

Cost: FREE with registration.

Governors Island

New York, NY 11231

Website/More Info: https://www.nycholi.com/