Tag: Bronx Museum

Tribute to Legendary LGBTQ Dancer, Choreographer, & Voguing Icon Willi Ninja This Friday at The Bronx Museum 

This Friday, September 2nd, The Bronx Museum will be hosting a tribute commemorating the life of LGBTQ icon Willi Ninja on the tenth anniversary of his passing.

The evening will be filled with the presentation of the first ever Willi Ninja Award, video and film montage celebrating his life, a performance by the Legendary House of Ninja, a runway show and more.

Get Ready To Boogie Down The Concourse! Boogie On The Boulevard is Back!

For 3 Sundays in August (August 2nd, 9th, & 16th) the center lanes of The Grand Concourse will be closed off to vehicular traffic from Noon to 4PM stretching from 161st Street all the way to 167th Street—doubling last year’s footprint of the event!

There will be tons of activities on these days for folks of all ages with free music, arts programs by local artists, and many more! Oh and speaking of art, The BxArts Factory will be on hand with art workshops in their outdoor gallery with DJs spinning music reflecting the borough’s diverse cultures as murals are painted by local artists!

New café comes to the Bronx. Help name it and win a free lunch for six!

We’re happy to announce that The Bronx Museum of The Arts is opening up a new cafe in The Bronx right in the museum itself and has selected and partnered up with Welcome2TheBronx for a naming competition!

The winner in naming the new cafe will win a free lunch along with five of their friends, family or loved ones; it’s completely up to you who you bring along to the party so to speak! The runner up to the contest will receive 2 tickets to a paid Bronx Museum event!

Wild Noise: The Most Extensive Visual Arts Exchange Between Cuba and The United States in Over 50 Years Coming To The Bronx Museum

Holly Block, Executive Director of The Bronx Museum, sent out a revised message this morning regarding The MAJOR art exchange between Cuba and The United States which will happen right here in The Bronx. It is the MOST extensive artistic experience of its kind between to the two countries in over 50 years and we couldn’t be happier that it’s happening right here in our own backyard.

Check out the full announcement:

Gentrification & The Bronx: Screening of El Barrio Tours At The Bronx Museum

On June 13th, Andrew Padilla, Director of El Barrio Tours: Gentrification In East Harlem and Welcome2TheBronx will be hosting a screening of the film followed by a panel discussion on gentrification.

Whether we like it or not, all eyes are set on The Bronx as one of the “last frontiers” for those seeking affordable rents yet convenient access to Manhattan. This can create quite a difficult situation in the Bronx as we are the most rent burdened borough in New York City. As new residents move in with better economic means, those with limited income and are more likely to be late on rent will find it harder and harder to stay in our borough. Talks about developing the Special Harlem River Waterfront District are already happening without community input as to what we would like to see there. What will happen then?

The Bronx Museum of the Arts Raises Over $650,000 At Annual Spring Gala & Auction

Last year the Bronx Museum of the Arts raised $1 million to acquire new art and this year at their annual Spring Gala & Auction they broke a record, grossing over $650,000 at the event.

In recent years the Bronx Museum of the Arts has become more aggressive in bringing the arts to the community and also bringing the Bronx art scene to the world.