Ah, Summer. It is upon us. So many, many things to see and do here in NYC. No matter how hot the day, if you’re not at favorite NY beach, you will definitely find a way to keep busy.
As you know, as far as museums go, one of my favorites is El Museo del Barrio. Located in Spanish Harlem, aka El Barrio, it is one that should not be missed whether you are just hanging out in the city or visiting as part of your Summer vacation.
To further compliment your visit, El Museo is hosting several fun events throughout the Summer. From Concerts to free admission Saturdays, with all they have going on this is definitely one place you won’t want to miss!
Here is a short list of what to expect. For a complete list of activities, as well as RSVP for events visit: www.elmuseo.org/calendar
SUMMER NIGHTS FREE CONCERT SERIES
Thursdays through August 5, 7:00pm–9:00 pm
This annual free outdoor concert series will take place on eight consecutive Thursday evenings from June 17–August 5. El Museo celebrates the diversity of contemporary Latin music with a lineup that features a range of sounds, alternating each week from die-hard Salsa and other traditional Latin forms to emerging music styles. Appealing to audiences of all ages and interests, this concert series showcases exciting performances of national and international musicians.
Admission: FREE. RSVP required. Please note: a printed RSVP confirmation is suggested to check-in
Target Free Third Saturdays at El Museo
Every third Saturday of the month, 11:00am – 8:30pm
Once a month, El Museo del Barrio opens its doors to everyone interested in exploring the vibrancy and diversity of Latino culture. Through free concerts, exhibitions, gallery tours, art making workshops, walking tours, film screenings, and spoken word recitals, SUPER SABADO! showcases traditions, cultural expressions, and the latest in Latino art.
THE LEGENDARY PROJECT
Sunday, June 20, 7:00pm–9:00pm, El Teatro
El Museo del Barrio presents its first-ever NYC Gay Pride celebration event. The Legendary Project, a staged modern dance performance by contemporary choreographer and director, Ferdinand De Jesus, is based on the spoken word/music collaborations of Nuyorican poet Emanuel Xavier and producer El David. Through dance and movement, The Legendary Project celebrates our very own Latino Gods, angels, kings and queens, poets and dancers.
Admission: FREE. RSVP required. Please note: a printed RSVP confirmation is suggested to check-in.
El Museo del Barrio 1230 Fifth Avenue at 104th Street.