Join El Museo del Barrio's annual block party, on 104th Street between Fifth and Madison Avenues, for a late afternoon/early evening of kid-friendly fun. Opening the event is an interactive performance by the Welfare Poets (4–4:30pm), cultural activists who fuse hip-hop with musical styles from Cuba, Jamaica and Puerto Rico to convey the message of hope. At 5pm, break-dance groups start warming up for a B-boy and B-girl competition at 6:30pm, while a dance troupe leads workshop-style classes in break-dancing and salsa, among other dance genres (4:30–5:30pm). A free-play area with hula hoops and chalk drawing, plus a photo booth and family art-making activities, are offered throughout the evening, copresented by the Museum for African Art. Don't forget to stop by the museum itself; the galleries are open to visitors until 6pm. Free. All ages.
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