Final Week For No Longer Empty’s Exhibition At The Old Bronx Courthouse


In case you haven’t made it yet and have been meaning to do so, this is your last chance at getting inside the Old Bronx Courthouse for No Longer Empty’s exhibition, ‘When You Cut Into The Past The Future Leaks Out’.

To date, over 6,000 people have entered to check out the space, exhibition and dozens of programs and events. 75% of these visitors have been from within the community and The Bronx—and that’s not counting the over 1,000 youth and students who have come over on school trips for educational programming!

People have even left suggestions on what they want to see at Old Bronx Courthouse (someone said they’d like to see it as their own home!).

Check out the events for this week’s closing:


Exhibition closes this Sunday.
Participate in free events – something for everyone!

Top: Landmarked exterior of the Old Bronx Borough Courthouse (photo: David Kopstein). Left: Children explore the exhibition with free Scavenger Hunt activity (photo: Seth Caplan). Right: Michelle Lopez, Smoke Cloud I, 2014 (photo: Whitney Browne).

The last stop in an art show at the old Bronx Borough Courthouse is a wooden table with a handwritten sign sitting on top that asks visitors, “What would you like to see this building become?” 

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Come visit the Old Bronx Borough Courthouse and exhibition, When You Cut Into the Present the Future Leaks Out, before the doors close on Sunday, July 19. Walk through the halls of the stately building, experience the installations of artists responding to the site and history, and participate in the finale of workshops and performances—see below!

Legal Basics for Artists
Panel / Q&A
Artists of all disciplines are invited to this panel with art and entertainment lawyers, who will discuss the basics in copyright, fair use, contracts, consignments, and new developments in art & entertainment law. In addition to answering questions about your legal rights and potential liabilities, you will leave this seminar with practical legal resources for your creative practices.

Undesign the Redline: Interactive Exhibition

Join Designing the We for a new conversation on how “Undesigning the Redline” in the Bronx and beyond opens alternative models, collaborations, and processes where another reality is possible. Check out the interactive exhibit and participate in new conversations.
“Breaking the Cycle” Finale

Artists Juan Betancurth and Daniel Neumann will close out their installation in the basement with an intimate ritual in which the boundaries between objects, subjects, and media are blurred. Objects become expressive, subjects become objects, a medium may suffer, the witness goes missing.

No Longer Bored Family Day:
Building Our Future
 (as seen in the New York Times and Mommy Poppins)

Families are invited to explore and search for architectural features of the Old Bronx Borough Courthouse through hands-on block-building activities and a scavenger hunt. Hosted in collaboration with the Fine Arts Federation of
New York
Sharing & Visioning for the Old Bronx Borough Courthouse
Learn what visitors have envisioned, share your ideas for the Old Bronx Borough Courthouse, and connect with people in the neighborhood. Youth and children are encouraged to attend. Food will be provided.
An Evening in the Courthouse with Lady L

MC and hip hop legend, Lady L, presents an evening of hip hop, performances, and poetry from the Bronx, preceded by the Open Call Showcase, 3–5pm, featuring interdisciplinary performances from across NYC.

The Stage is Set: For the Bronx, By the Bronx

Xaviera Simmons, Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education, and No Longer Empty present a night of music and dance by Areytos Performance Works and Retumba! (Resound!).

Youth Docent Tours
SAT & SUN JULY 18–19
2PM, 3
PM & 4PM
Join our teen docents as they share their perspectives on the artworks. Tour topics developed during this current cycle of the Y.Dot Program—No Longer Empty’s signature education program for high school students—address stereotypes, gentrification, and the experience of unique spaces. RSVP recommended:
Ongoing activities during exhibition hours: Children’s Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt, Youth Cut/Paste Poetry experience, and neighborhood map to explore surrounding historical, cultural, and culinary destinations.

Location & Hours:
878 Brook Ave, Bronx NY
Thursday–Sunday, 1–7pm until July 19
Visit our exhibition and Facebook pages for details.

To arrange group tours, email
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Deadline to apply: July 31, 2015
NLE Curatorial Lab participants install The Way Out is Through, 2014. Photo: Whitney Browne
No Longer Empty Curatorial Lab (NLE Lab) is a 15-week professional development program for emerging curators that is dedicated to curating site-specific exhibitions. Expanding on No Longer Empty’s mission to create community-responsive and site-specific exhibitions and programming in underutilized spaces, NLE Lab is designed as a socially conscious platform for experimentation in curating.Dates: September 8 – December 18, 2015
Location: The Bronx
Application deadline: July 31, 2015
For requirements and guidelines, visit
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No Longer Empty’s exhibition program at the Old Bronx Borough Courthouse is supported by the following:
We gratefully acknowledge the Dedalus Foundation for support of the Fall 2015 NLE Curatorial Lab.
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Ed García Conde

Ed García Conde is a life-long Bronxite who spends his time documenting the people, places, and things that make the borough a special place in the hopes of dispelling the negative stereotypes associated with The Bronx. His writings are often cited by mainstream media and is often consulted for his expertise on the borough's rich history.