Hop on the
trolley and enjoy attractions at some of the
spots along the lower Grand Concourse
the trolley on
the first Wednesday evening of each month
(except January & September) at Longwood Art
Gallery @ Hostos, on the campus of Hostos Community College at
450 Grand Concourse. The
trolley departs at 5:30, 6:30, and 7:30pm for other venues in
the South Bronx Cultural Corridor. The
trolley ride and admission to participating venues along its route
are FREE. The Bronx Culture Trolley vehicle is wheelchair
Hostos Community College is
located at 450 Grand Concourse near 149th Street in the Bronx.
Take the 2, 4 & 5 trains or Bx1, Bx19 buses to Grand Concourse
and 149 Street. More detailed directions.
Reservations: Call 718-931-9500 x33 or e-mail
ALONG THIS MONTH's TROLLEY ROUTE
BCA’s LONGWOOD ART GALLERY @ HOSTOS
Wednesday, May 4: 5:00-9:00pm
Closing Reception for BRONX:AFRICA
6:00pm: What is African Art Today? with LeRonn P. Brooks, Curator; Atim Annette Oton, Curator of public programming; Eto Otitigbe, Polymedia Artist; and Lisa DuBois, Photographer
Wednesday, May 4, 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Hop off The Bronx Trolley at the Bronx Museum for free guided tours by artist Valeri Larko see the exhibitions Bronx Focus: Paintings by Valeri Larko and meet Martine Fougeron of her exhibition Martine Fougeron: The South Bronx Trades.
Bronx-based artist Michele Brody will also be hosting CommuniTea Time, part of a series in which the artist encourages participants to share tea and exchange stories that are then transcribed onto a tea filter quilt, in conjunction with her exhibition Reflections in Tea.
Free admission and cash bar
Location - North Wing Lobby & Galleries
BRONX ARTS SPACE
Synthetic Zero: Tech Week
Opening Reception: May 4, 6 - 9pm
Join Synthetic Zero for Creative Technology Week, May 4 -7. See exciting and emerging net and video artists working on themes of the New Aesthetic, internet and selfie culture, augmented reality, surveillance culture, and feminism in technology. Artists include: Julia Maria Sinelnikova, Aaron Higgins, Laura Kim, Jürgen Trautwein, Erica Lapadat-Janzen, Giselle Zatonyl, Ariel Jackson, Aaron Oldenburg, Channel TWo, Claudia Hart, Katie Williams, and Joanna Wrzaszczyk.
BCA BRONX CULTURE TROLLEY SPOKEN WORD & COMEDY TOUR
(5:30pm, 6:30pm and 7:30pm)
Featuring local Bronx and BCA BxWritersCorps Artists
EMILIO MONTILLA - Comedian & Spoken Word artist (Trolley 5:30/7:30)
DIVINE - Spoken Word artist (Trolley 6:30)
EMILIO MONTILLA - Comedian & Spoken Word artist
Emilio’s album entitled: X Marks Tha Spot, is set to debut on YouTube and Sound Cloud. Emilio has been writing since he can remember, from poetry to rap and creative writing. He is also an aspiring comedian. He previously released his first hip-hop album entitled: In-Tune under the alias “Reason” in 2009. Emilio has performed as an amateur at The Apollo Theatre in Harlem, the Red Room in Washington Heights, and the Nuyorican Poets Cafe in the East Village to name a few.
DIVINE - Spoken Word artist
South Bronx native - Divine, grew up in the birthplace of Hip Hop. Divine aka Don Divino. Born R. Torres, Jr. in turbulent 1980's. With social experiences fueling his ambition and music, Divine infiltrated the music industry to sing (rap) his songs of survival. Drawing from musical inspirations like Afro Latinos Ismael Rivera and Cortijo Y Su Combo, Divino started constructing clever, gritty rhymes in Spanish as well as English. Divine envisions himself as an organizer, the bridge that will close the gap between Black and Brown cultures.
Bronx Council on the Arts thanks Bronx Tourism Council, Barefoot Wines & Bubbly, Capital
Crown Trophy of the Bronx, En Foco, Fox
Networks, MAS Marketing & Advertising Solutions, Montefiore Medical Center, the Throgg's
Neck Merchants Association, and Wellcare for supplying
give-aways for our
Bronx Culture Trolley nights.
Special Thanks to our
Funders and Supporters
The Bronx Trolley First Wednesday Arts & Culture Tour, a program of the Bronx Council on the Arts and the Bronx Tourism Council, is made possible with funding from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, NYS Council on the Arts, the Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation, Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Inc., Hostos Community College, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., NYC Council Members Fernando Cabrera, Andrew Cohen, Melissa Mark-Viverito and James Vacca and the Bronx Delegation of the City Council.