¡Presente! The Young Lords in New York

So excited for this upcoming survey of The Young Lords Organization, which will be held at The Bronx Museum of the Arts, El Museul del Barrio, and Loisada, Inc. Below is the information describing the show from the press release:

¡Presente! The Young Lords in New York
The Bronx Museum of the Arts, El Museo del Barrio, and Loisaida Inc.
¡Presente! The Young Lords in New York
is a multi-venue artistic and cultural survey of The Young Lords Organization—a radical social activist group founded by Puerto Rican youth in the 1960s that demanded reform in health care, education, housing, employment, and policing. Exhibitions of art and archival materials at three cultural institutions in New York City will explore how the Young Lords’ activities, community-focused initiatives, and their affirmation of Puerto Rican identity inspired artists from the 1960s to the present day, and had a major impact on the City and the social history of the United States.

Young Lords will include public and educational programs across partnering venues to build awareness of the Young Lords’ innovative contributions to the struggle for civil rights and influence on contemporary artists, and to spark conversations about grassroots community activism today. The institutions partnering in ¡Presente! The Young Lords in New York are all located in neighborhoods where the Young Lords were most active, and each exhibition reflects on the Young Lords’ activities in that part of the City.

Uptown Bounce: Summer Nights @ 104th & Fifth









Block party in Harlem alert!

Kicking off on July 30th, Museum of the City of New York and El Museum del Barrio unite for Wednesday night fun in Spanish Harlem. Full of gallery talks, music and dancing the series is themed per Wednesday night, with the first entitled “ROOTS” which includes break dancers, a conversation with a folklorist and two  well known djs at the respective institutions: DJ Tony Touch and DJ duo D’Marquesina! Two more in the series exist, with “THROWBACK” on August 6th and “THE REMIX” on August 13th.

You can find out more specific information on each institution’s website: Museum of the City of New York and El Museum del Barrio.

Advance registration is required here.

Radiance: After Hours at El Museo

Every Wednesday this summer from June 19th through August 28th El Museo del Barrio stays open late with 5ifty5ive and their resident DJ Les Carbonell from 6 to 9pm. In addition to dancing the night away in the courtyard to blends of musical styles like Afro Beat and soul as the sun sets over Fifth Avenue, you can enjoy gallery talks by artists in El Museo’s 7th biennial exhibition La Bienial: HERE IS WHERE WE JUMPThere is also free gallery admission and performances.

Join me on Wednesday, August 28th for the last RADIANCE of the summer!

Manny Vega will give an artist talk on the importance of spirituality in his work.

Click here for more info: Radiance: After Hours at El Museo