Tag: Arts and Culture

WATCH: Puerto Rican Culture Celebrated At Hostos Community College This Past Weekend

This past Saturday, Hostos Community College hosted the 9th Annual Puerto Rican Artisans Fair & Exhibition along with the 3rd Annual Puerto Rican Authors Book Expo in celebration of the 28th Anniversary of Puerto Rican History Month organized by Comité Noviembre. The day also saw 5th Annual South Bronx Folk Festival which celebrates the spirit and cultures of the community.

Film Series Focusing On A Different Perspective of Life On The Mexican Border Begins Tomorrow

Join us for a fresh season of screenings, talks, and more.
Sat, Nov. 22, 7 PM
Las Marthas. The documentary follows two Mexican American debutantes portraying Colonial heroines at an annual pageant for George Washington. Producer/Director Cristina Ibarra will take part in a skype Q&A moderated by award-winning playwright, Virginia Grise, following the screening.

Bronx Street Art Tour This Sunday By MCNY Tours & TAG Public Arts Project

Take a Bronx Street Art Tour and visit the latest TAG Public Arts Project outdoor murals. This special Tour grants visitors an insider’s view of the sites and details of the artist, The process used and country of origin. We share the history and community/business that serves as a backdrop for this unique art form.
Tour the finest TAG Public Arts Project murals, A street gallery of artists from around the world.

Bronx Resident Stephanie Hoina Publishes First Book, ‘Kissing Atticus Primble’

Earlier this month, Stephanie Hoina of the Morris Park neighborhood of The Bronx achieved one of her dreams in life: To publish a book.

On August 2nd, Whimsical Publications, LLC released Hoina’s first book, ‘Kissing Atticus Primble’, a coming of age story about a young high school girl named Kathleen who is suddenly confronted with love, romance and all the decisions and consequences that come along with them.

Here’s a brief Q&A we did with Stephanie so take a few minutes to get to know about this awesome Bronx resident and why she embarked on this journey of publishing a book!

Seis Del Sur Returns With A New, Contemporary Exhibition

Saturday, January 19, 2013, was the night that the South Bronx came home. Seis Del Sur opened their first ever exhibition as a collective at the Bronx Documentary Center. The opening night and subsequent 6 weeks of programming was record-breaking for these 6 Nuyorican photographers from the South Bronx. It was an event filled with, laughter, tears of both joy and sadness.

Now, 18 months later, join Seis Del Sur at The Bronx Musical Heritage Center this Friday July 25th as they launch their latest exhibition, this time showing contemporary work.

Van Cortlandt Park: The Bronx’s Answer To Central Park

The Bronx is GREEN. We already know that The Bronx is the greenest of the 5 boroughs with roughly 25% of our land as parks and green spaces and home to 3 of the 10 largest city parks (no, Central Park, you are not the largest).

Van Cortlandt Park, tucked away in the Northwestern corner of The Bronx, is New York City’s 3rd largest park. From nature trails, a swimming pool, a lake, America’s first municipal golf course, horse stables and bridle paths, and a 250+ year old mansion, the park packs a lot in 1,146 acres.

MAJOR Frida Kahlo Exhibition Coming To The Bronx in 2015

The New York Botanical Garden in The Bronx will be home to an amazing and unique exhibition called ‘Frida Kahlo’s Garden’ starting May 16th of 2015 through November 1st 2015.

According to NYBG, it, “…will be the first solo presentation of Kahlo’s work in New York City in more than 25 years, and the first exhibition to focus exclusively on her intense interest in the botanical world.”

Bombayo Presents: 6th Annual BomBarBecue This Sunday 5/25

Come to the Andrew Freedman Home this Sunday from Noon to 6pm and enjoy a wonderful afternoon with Bombayo. There will be traditional bomba dancing and music and much more!

In the meantime, watch the videos from some of their previous performances including 86 year YOUNG Teresa Fortuna as she dances to her heart’s content!

Exclusive: Qurrat Ann Kadwani of The Bronx Becomes First South Asian Female To have An Off-Broadway Show

Born in Bombay and raised in the Bronx, Qurrat Ann Kadwani has made history in becoming the first South Asian Female to have an Off-Broadway show. The award-winning ‘They Call Me Q!’ is a 60 minute one-woman show in which Kadwani plays 13 characters giving the audience a window into her life and challenges she faced growing up. She has performed the show over 50 times across the country as well as in Canada.

Qurrat took some time from her busy schedule, as she gets ready for the show’s first night on May 19th, to chat with us.