Academy of Arts & Dance
of Arthur Aviles
Barreto Street, 2nd Floor / Bronx, NY 10474
Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance was founded by Bessie Award-winning
dancer/choreographer, Arthur Aviles and writer Charles Rice-Gonzalez.
BAAD! is the home of Arthur Aviles Typical Theatre dance company
and the spaces artists in residence include Actress/Comedian Drag
King Elizabeth “Macha” Marrero, sculptor Cassandra,
writer Rice-Gonzalez and choreographer Richard Rivera.
2965 Marion Avenue / Bronx,
718-892-8600 / 718-933-6221
The purpose of the
organization is the performance of music written or arranged for
double-reed instruments. New works have been both arranged by Ellen
Bardekoff during the past five years and then performed by the group.
Currently, the ensemble contains two oboists and one bassoonist.
They perform at various sites throughout the Bronx.
895 Shore Road / Bronx, NY
The mansion was opened
to the public as a house museum of the City of New York in 1946
and designated a national historic landmark in 1977. The restored
carriage house, with permanent interpretive panels and a transportation
exhibit, opened in April 1993. Operating under a license from the
NYC Department of Parks & Recreation, the museum focuses on
education for the public, care and upgrading of the exhibited and
stored collections, and the fund raising to support these two areas.
The museum welcomes school groups as well as visitors.
Visual Arts Association, Inc.
P.O. Box 678, Co-op City
Station / Bronx, NY 10475
Arts has served Co-op City and the northeast Bronx communities with
quality art programs spanning all ages, levels of expertise, and
cultural ethnicity. Member artists produce works in all media
-- acrylic, pastels, watercolor and oils. Weekly classes are
conducted for those who need or desire instruction. These
classes are held for seniors, adults, and youth on Monday evening
and Saturday morning. Lectures and demonstrations are offered
for those who only wish to enrich their knowledge and appreciation
of the visual arts.
Beggar Press, Inc.
P.O. Box 437, Williamsbridge
Bronx, NY 10467
Blind Beggar Press
has been in existence since 1977, providing a vehicle for the publication
of writing and art by People of Colour. We also provide technical
assistance to aspiring writers of poetry, fiction, scholarly works,
plays, etc. in English, Spanish and French. They are also the oldest,
if not the only Bronx publisher, owned and operated by people of
colour. To date, Blind Beggar Press has published writers from all
over the Bronx, the greater New York area, writers from at least
15 other states in America, Africa, the Caribbean and Europe.
BLIND BEGGAR PRESS is currently investigating use of the Internet
as an exchange forum for writers of colour around the world, as
well as a marketing tool for its publications.
Arts Ensemble, Inc.
80 Van Cortlandt South, Suite
#7D-1 / Bronx, NY 10463
The Bronx Arts Ensemble,
Inc. is establishing the structure that is giving the Bronx its
first professional orchestra. An important policy that Bronx Arts
Ensemble uses to guarantee quality in the orchestra is to provide
fees that are prevailing Local 802 union wages, providing access
to the finest pool of musicians in the NYC area. BRONX ARTS ENSEMBLE
commissions new music, stages operas and children's concerts and
showcases internationally acclaimed soloists. Each season they present
over 100 concerts at historic sites, concert halls, schools and
parks, as well as in some of the borough's treasured landmark homes.
BRONX ARTS ENSEMBLE serves the Bronx with programs of high quality
that includes a repertoire of many cultural, educational programs
for students and adults, and traditional chamber and orchestral
concerts. Programs are taken to neighborhoods and schools free of
charge or at low admission fees so that BAE's mission of cultural
enrichment may be accessible to all.
Bronx Concert Singers, Inc.
c/o St. Pauls Evangelical
1891 McGraw Avenue / Bronx,
The Bronx Concert Singers
encourage and foster choral singing and enrich the quality of life
for the borough of the Bronx through concerts that are performed
throughout the borough. Concerts are performed each year at various
sites throughout the Bronx.
Conservatory of Music
Box 633, Baychester Station
/ Bronx, NY 10469
The Bronx Conservatory
of Music is a music school offering private (individual) lessons
to beginners and advancing students in piano, voice, guitar, strings,
woodwinds, brasses, and percussion. The school is an all-borough
program, with four community sites. The first of the sites is Bronx
Community College at 181st Street and University Avenue. Holy Rosary
Catholic School at 1500 Arnow Avenue is also a community site.
A third community site is P.S.105 at 725 Brady Avenue. The final
community site at which the Bronx Conservatory of Music conducts
classes is Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic School, located at 2465
Bathgate Avenue. At these locations we give lessons every day of
the week, the program includes free theory classes, small group
work, and recitals throughout the year. The teaching goals are to
promote personal growth through understanding and enjoyment of music;
to develop performance skills; and to provide valuable outlets for
self-expression, especially for young people. Secondarily,
the school seeks to develop audiences for classical music in the
County Historical Society
3309 Bainbridge Avenue /
Bronx, NY 10467
The Bronx County Historical
Society, founded in 1955, is a private, non-profit, educational
and cultural institution chartered by the New York State Board of
Regents and dedicated to the collection, preservation, documentation
and interpretation of the history and heritage of The Bronx and
its people. The Society disseminates information to the general
public, students, historians, urban planners and to museums and
libraries on the historical, social and economic development of
The Bronx. The Society utilizes its collections in exhibitions,
both in-house and travelling, in historical research, in the production
of publications, both scholarly and popular, in educational programming
and in the operation of a Research Library, The Bronx County Archives
and two historic housed as museums, the Edgar Allan Poe Cottage
and the Valentine-Varian House/Museum of Bronx History.
585 East 187th Street, #2
/ Bronx, NY 10458
Bronx Dance Theatre
provides the background, technique training and performing opportunities
to talented Bronx youth who want to become professional performing
artists. BDT provides instruction in classical ballet, point, modern,
tap and jazz to 450 Bronx youths six days a week. BDT presents
25 productions throughout the year. Bronx Dance Theatre also conducts
over 700 classes in collaboration with Community School District
10 at Bronx Dance Academy, a middle school of classical dance located
in the Bronx Dance Theatre. BDT has also conducted dance programs
in P.S. 50 (CSD 12) and P.S. 37 (CSD 10).
House Music School
990 Pelham Parkway South
/ Bronx, NY 10461
The Bronx House Music
School accommodates all ages from toddlers in the pre-instrumental
classes through the seniors. The school provides traditional group
and private instruction in all instruments, voice and music theory,
and technology courses to teach new music applications. Through
its affiliation with Mercy College the school offers courses leading
to a bachelor's degree in Music Performance, Music Education and
Music Industry and Technology. All of our instructors hold Masters
or Ph.D. degrees and are concert performers. Highlights of
the program year are ten Student Concerts and one Teachers' Concert.
Museum of the Arts
1040 Grand Concourse / Bronx,
The Bronx Museum, founded
in 1971, is a fine arts museum with a mandate to serve the visual
arts, educational and cultural needs of the borough's residents.
The Artist in the Marketplace program provides guidance for artists
in matters of financial management, self-promotion, networking and
information-sharing. The museum also offers First Fridays special
programming and other public programs including film screenings,
panels and symposia.
Opera Company, Inc.
5 Minerva Place, #2J / Bronx,
The Bronx Opera Company
was founded in 1967 and has operated continuously in its home borough
ever since. The centerpiece of its artistic activities annually
is its full production of opera. These, done with full orchestra
and chorus, fully staged and costumed and always sung in English,
occur in January and May. Additional performances of excerpts occur
throughout the year as do additional concerts by our chorus and
orchestra. About 120 persons participate during each full production.
The company introduces opera to many who have never experienced
it live before (an maintains modes admission prices and discounts
to this end) while proudly representing its community and providing
meaningful vehicles for important exposure and experience for its
many talented participants. Many of these use this to further professional
careers. Bronx performances take place at the Lovinger Theatre
on the campus of Lehman College.
River Art Center & Gallery
1087 East Tremont Avenue
/ Bronx, NY 10460
Founded in 1980 Bronx
River Art Center and Gallery provides quality professional visual
arts programming to the lower income community in South Central
Bronx in which it exists. Five exhibitions featuring artists of
the Bronx and citywide, emerging to mid-career, are mounted each
year. Themes range in ethnic and historical significance to the
community and broader issues of the art world. Five highly
noteworthy performances are presented annually in conjunction with
receptions scheduled titled the High/Low Performances Series.
In addition, 10 artists studio spaces are awarded each year and
two artists-in-residence are provided studio and community service.
Forty-five classes in visual arts instructions are offered free
to kids throughout the year.
Stage & Film Company, Inc.
Office Box 580-179 / Bronx, NY
professional non-profit arts org. dedicated to the discipline of
theater and film. They serve as and artistic resource for emerging
artists. Their goal is to be touchstone for emerging artists and
to promote art particularly from the Bronx.
2141 Muliner Avenue / Bronx,
The mission of the
Bronx Symphony is to bring orchestra concerts to audiences in all
parts of the Bronx and to give capable community based musicians
an opportunity to play. The Bronx Symphony Orchestra selects classical
and contemporary orchestral repertoire that has the broadest possible
appeal. All performances are free to the public.
Research Avenue / Bronx, NY 10465
organization devoted in providing Bronx audiences various opportunities
to experience live music in their borough, and to foster the development
and promotion of unsigned or undiscovered musicians and artists
in the Bronx.
Lehman College / Carman Hall
250 Bedford Park Boulevard
/ Bronx, NY 10468
BRONXNET is the independent
non-profit community television network for the Bronx. Its four
channels features Bronxnet produced shows as well as those created
by community access producers. Bronx residents and non-profit organizations
are offered the opportunity to learn how to create television productions
and produce their own shows as access producers. Bronxnet produced
shows include: NEWS 67; BRONX TALK: and BRONX LIVE!, a monthly series
dedicated to presenting the best of Bronx -performing arts and cultural
institutions, as well as airing the work of internationally renowned
artists who are presented in limited engagements in Bronx venues.
Simpson Street / Bronx, NY 10459
school community center providing services in education, employment,
Cephas Center for the Arts
2500 Westchester Avenue
Bronx, NY 10461
The Cephas Center for the Arts is a campus-wide facility offering those in the greater NYC community, as well as Westchester and beyond, the opportunity to experience the performing & visual arts. The Center offers affordable space which is available to rent for musicals & plays, dance, visual arts, and studio space. The Center makes available to artists of all ages a place to workshop their piece in a NYC arts space without having to spend NYC prices. Steps from public transportation and four blocks from the Hutchinson River Parkway and Bruckner Expressway, the Cephas Center offers an affordable sanctuary in which artists can take risks and hone their craft, all within the epicenter for the arts.
Stage Community Playhouse, Inc.
P.O. Box 138, Westchester
Square Station / Bronx, NY 10461
347-789-7184 (ticket reservations)
1969 Center State Community Playhouse has been delighting audiences
with a wide range of first rate theater performances. We have opened
our doors to the community through free "second stage"
productions, open houses, post-play discussions, and benefit performances
for other community organizations. The quality of our productions
has been recognized by invitations to perform at Lincoln Center,
Lehman Center for the Performing Arts, and the Quaigh Theatre (off-Broadway).
Henry Hudson Parkway East / Bronx,
over 22 years CCR has been presenting a series of concerts to introduce
the Bronx Community to our beautiful landmark church founded in
1866. Both Lou Gehrig and Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia were member of
our church and have memorials in the church.
Island Historical Society
Box 82 / Bronx, NY 10464-1341
and staffed entirely by volunteers, was formed in 75 to collect
and display artifacts, photographs, documents, and art works related
to the history of City Island. The society operates a museum in
an old public school building.
Island Theatre Group
P.O. Box #45 / Bronx, NY
The purposes of the
City Island Theatre Group are : to provide a community theatre environment
on City Island by producing live performing arts events intended
to attract and include members, performers, and audiences of all
ages; provide affordable theatre and related cultural events to
the general public of Bronx County through the active presentation
of a diversity of theatre forms; encourage the creation and performance
of new works by playwrights; enrich and expand the cultural and
artistic awareness of those whom otherwise might not be exposed
to theatre; and to develop, cultivate foster and advance the intelligent
appreciation of theatre.
Box 740015 / Bronx, NY 10474
mission is to raise health awareness by offering educational and
occupational opportunities to the underserved children and adults
in the Bronx through ballet instruction and performance within a
cooperative structure. CBT was inc. in 02.
Fiesta: Baile y Teatro Puertorriqueño
Commonwealth Avenue / Bronx, NY
was created with the emission of promoting Puerto Rican culture
in NYC through folkloric and popular dance. The company has been
fulfilling its mission with workshops and performances at venues
as diverse as Summer Stage, the 77th Macy's Parade…In
2001 Danza Fiesta became part of the non-for-profit organization
Diversity in Arts in Nations for Cultural Education (DANCE, Inc.).
Institute, Inc, The
Box 558, Co-op City Station / Bronx,
cultural arts initiative whose main focus is media development,
archiving moving images and presenting social commentaries of under-represented
populations in mainstream media.
Maestro Cultural & Educational Center, Inc.
300 Southern Boulevard /
Bronx, NY 10459 (Corner of Freeman Street)
educational and cultural center focusing on promoting Puerto Rican
arts and culture. Central networking and gathering center for members
of the community to communicate and celebrate who we are.
Bruckner Boulevard 11G / Bronx,
raise the public appreciation for the unique art and skill involved
in tap dancing, which is a true American creation, by presenting
it in an entertaining, educational and multicultural way.
Calhoun Avenue / Bronx, NY 10465
educational and cultural organization with experience in designing
puppetry projects in all aspects.
1738 Hone Avenue / Bronx,
En Foco provides professional
recognition and exposure to photographers who are culturally invested
and to introduce a positive concept of Latino and other minority
culture through the expressive and interpretive medium of photography.
En Foco reaches these goals through its bilingual publication Nueva
Luz, Critical Mass newsletter, the En Foco Touring Gallery, major
exhibitions, permanent collection, photographers slide registry,
and portfolio reviews. As a 21-year-old organization, En Foco has
established a high level of artistic success and exposure, providing
quality programming by photographers of color throughout underserviced
321 City Island Avenue /
Bronx, NY 10464
Focal Point Press,
founded in 1984, provides a unique forum for both established and
emerging visual artists, especially fine art photographers who have
few outlets in which to display their work. Focal Point is distinguished
for its diverse exhibitions and high quality publications. The work
displayed at Focal Point is distinguished by its diversity. The
variety of artistic styles furthers both the artist's and the public's
understanding and appreciation of the visual arts. In addition,
Focal Point has become the one place in City Island where local
artists have come together to show their work as a group and experience
the work of their fellow artists. The Press regularly hosts 8 different
exhibitions (group and individual) per season.
1360 Merriam Avenue / Bronx,
is a professional children's choir for 250 boys and girls who live
in or go to school in the Highbridge community. The program consists
of 4 components: the concert choir and related program; the training
choir; the chamber choir; a literacy program. The concert choir
has 150 students ranging in age from 9 to 13. The students rehearse
6 hours weekly. They attend music theory classes, music history
classes, and private voice lessons weekly; the training choir has
100 members ranging in age from 5 to 8. They meet on Saturdays for
2 hours. The chamber choir has 40 students ranging in age from 12
to 16. This choir is for students who have shown a remarkable interest
in music, specifically singing. They rehearse 4 hours weekly. A
literacy program is held on Saturdays for 36 of the most academically
challenged children in the program. There are 3 two hour classes
with 12 children in each class. With the aid of a certified teacher,
the children are given individual attention addressing difficulties
in reading and writing skills.
Center for the Arts & Culture
450 Grand Concourse / Bronx,
The Hostos Center
for the Arts & Culture is committed to provide cultural and
artistic services to its host community, the South Bronx, and other
nearby communities. In all its aspects, the Program is committed
to community outreach and involvement. The Hostos Center for the
Arts & Culture strives to create ways in which the cultural
heritages of its audiences (especially Hispanics and Blacks) are
affirmed and nurtured. The Center makes an effort to present
artists of renown to community residents who normally would not
have the means or the inclination to attend performances in Manhattan.
At the time, the Center engages local professional artists, thereby
helping to foster a resurgence in the arts in an area that until
recently had been in steep economic and social decline. Virtually
every art form is presented in a typical season: music, dance, painting,
sculpture, drama, literary arts, and traditional crafts. The
Center's programming consists of a concert series; a visual arts
exhibition series; a workshop series in drama, folk arts (crafts
and literary arts; and a film series.
Free Library & Reading Room
9 Westchester Square / Bronx,
The Huntington Free
Library and Reading Room, founded in 1892, is a non-circulating
library open to the general public. The Library continues today
as a community resource with a specialization in Bronx history.
Since 1930 it also serves as the library for the Museum of the American
Indian, holding one of foremost book collections on Native Americans.
Materials on the ethnology, archeology, history, arts, folklore,
and languages of the native people of the Americas are supplemented
by information on contemporary tribal issues. This non-circulating
collection is open to the public. Visitors range from third graders
doing "Indian projects," to scholars researching topics
in their areas of specialization; The Library occasionally hosts
programs relating to its subject specialties.
Danser/dansfolk is an all-female contemporary dance company founded
in 2005 with the vision of creating socially conscious dance accessible
to underexposed audiences. Company had works presented by the Bx
Academy of Arts and Dance-BAAD!, Etc.
5961 Palisade Avenue / Bronx,
The Judaica Museum,
founded in 1982, is a three gallery facility overlooking the Hudson
River which houses the Ralph and Leuba Baum Collection of over 800
Jewish ceremonial objects which reflect Jewish culture and lifestyles
over the last three centuries. Gallery tours and workshops
are offered to the Hebrew Home's residents and staff, to schools,
senior centers, community organizations and groups with special
needs. Guided tours include an introduction to Jewish holidays,
culture and lifestyles through the permanent collection, and through
two annual temporary exhibits. This museum is proud of its
reputation in serving the aged and is currently offering newly designed
programs for special needs groups.
Bay Boys & Girls Club "K Company"
1930 Randall Avenue / Bronx
"K - Company"
is a touring company under Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club. The
company is composed of forty members, four staff workers, and eight
volunteers. The members are between the ages of 6 through 18 and
demonstrate exceptional talent skills in dance, music, and song.
The company performs African, Latin, Ballet, Jazz Dance and special
modern song and classical music.
Center for the Performing Arts, Inc.
250 Bedford Park Boulevard
West / Bronx, NY 10468-1589
Lehman Center, founded
in 1980, located on the campus of Lehman College, is a separately
incorporated, non profit organization. The facilities include a
2310 seat concert hall, 500 seat theatre and amphitheater. The Center
makes the performing arts accessible to the local community by presenting
professional and emerging artists at affordable ticket prices, or
free of charge. Programming reflects a commitment to the boroughs
diversity by offering a range of artists from many nations and cultures.
Special community celebrations (Puerto Rican Heritage Concert, Albanian
Cultural Festival) also highlight the season. Local residents
are further served through the rental of the center's facilities
by local schools, community groups, and commercial producers.
College Art Gallery
250 Bedford Park Boulevard
West / Bronx, NY 10468-1589
The Lehman College
Art Gallery, which opened November 1984 in the newly remodeled Fine
Arts building of Lehman College offers a program of quality art
exhibitions, free and readily accessible to the general public.
The Gallery presents five to seven exhibitions each year, mainly
in the field of contemporary art. While these exhibitions are presented
in a context that will be of interest to the general public, they
are chosen for their artistic merits and take into account the diversity
within the Lehman Gallery audience, with consideration given to
representation of artists of differing backgrounds. In implementing
its mission of providing exciting art and education programs as
part of life in the Bronx, the Lehman Gallery program includes exhibitions
which explore specific themes; one-person exhibitions by major innovators
ranging from the famous to the under recognized artist, providing
Bronx audiences with an opportunity to know an individual artist
through a significant body of work; and surveys honoring established
and emerging artists from the Bronx. Exhibitions are also chosen
with consideration for the interests of school children and community
members who have no specialized knowledge of the arts. Education
is an integral component of exhibition programming and provides
the basis of the Gallery's outreach - from young students to senior
citizens. All exhibitions are open to the general public free of
charge, and the Gallery has weekend and evening hours. Schools
and other community groups may book tours of the Gallery.
Art Gallery @ Hostos
450 Grand Concourse / Bronx,
The Longwood Arts
Project is a highly recognized, professional visual arts facility,
serving as an incubator for emerging artists. The exhibition program
features solo exhibitions of local artists and thematic group exhibitions
that focus on community, social issues, and contemporary values.
The Longwood Cyber Residency and Exhibition Program includes the
Longwood Cyber Studios which are available to four artists per year
and include a computer, software, Internet, and technology consultants
to facilitate their exploration of emerging technologies as creative
tools. The four artists' cyber projects will be available for viewing
the Longwood Cyber Gallery at www.longwoodcyber.org. The
mission of the Longwood Cyber Program is to help sustain our commitment
to emerging artists and artists of color while preparing them with
the skills necessary to utilize new creative technology venues.
Stages - Lovinger Theatre
250 Bedford Park Boulevard
West / Bronx, NY 10468-1589
The Lovinger Theatre
is a 500-seat, state-of-the-art theatre facility located on the
Lehman College campus. Administered by the college's City and the
Humanities Program, the Lovinger Theatre intends (a) to provide
a low-cost, full-service performance venue to arts organizations,
(b) to produce and widely publicize a rich program of cultural events
addressed to the Bronx audience, (c) to develop a site for training
and experience in the theatre arts for schools and community organizations.
Transit Theater & Video
P.O. Box 347 / Bronx, NY
Mass Transit Street
Theater operates with an ongoing commitment to provide professional
quality theatrical performances which combine drama, comedy and
dance; to celebrate the efforts people make to improve their lives;
to revitalize the concept of theater for working people and their
communities; to encourage the audience to examine personal, social,
and political issues; to address the real conditions of people's
lives depicting the same economic and social backgrounds as the
audience, and celebrating their strengths and capacities; to perform
in settings where these people gather, community centers, union
halls and union conventions, church halls, neighborhood fairs, colleges,
and off Broadway theaters. In this way we reach audiences who seldom,
if ever, see theater. Their ongoing video efforts began with "Jerome
Park Reservoir: City Lake". The video, which explores the possibility
of losing the reservoir to a 40-acre filtration plant, has been
distributed to Bronx community groups and individuals.
Creative Arts Co., Inc.
260 East 207th Street / Bronx,
Mind-Builders an multi-service
community based creative arts and educational resource center in
the Williamsbridge-Wakefield communities of the northeast Bronx.
Its mission is to promote the development of positive life styles,
expose children, youth and families to the performing and visual
arts and foster a knowledge, appreciation and pride in the Afrocentric
cultures which are predominant in our community. Mind-Builders attains
its mission by offering professional instruction in music, dance
and theatre arts. In addition, they offer educational and outreach
which includes our Literacy Through the Arts (P.S. 41), Art Against
Youth Violence (Taft High School) and Community Folkways programs.
5621 Sylvan Avenue / Bronx
The Mozartean Players
is a chamber ensemble devoted to the classic and romantic repertoire.
Most often it appears as a trio, with core members Steven Lubin,
piano, Stanley Ritchie, violin, and Myron Lutzke, cello. The group
has been active since 1977 and has always been based in the Bronx.
One important specialty of the group is the performance of 18th
and early 19th century music on instruments of the period.
601 Walton Avenue / Bronx,
The Multicultural Music
Group, Inc. is a non-profit organization created with the purpose
of promoting multicultural music instruction as a tool to achieve
global understanding, cultural awareness, and academic improvement.
The basic mission is to provide multicultural music instruction
to all the institutions that want to include this pluralistic concept
in their programming. These programs of instruction will provide
teachers, students and community members the opportunity to experience
musical growth and cultural awareness through the acquisition of
specific knowledge, skills, and attitudes that will contribute to
a more harmonious society and a better lifelong enjoyment of music.
York Botanical Garden
200 Street and Kazimiroff
Blvd. / Bronx, NY 10458-5126
Since 1891 the Garden
has managed a program of international botanical research, botanical
and horticultural education for both professionals and lay audiences,
and horticultural exhibition in its 250 acre campus in the north-central
Bronx. The Garden's mandate is to collect and display plants of
horticultural and botanical interest for public enjoyment, to enrich
public education about the pants and their uses by people, and to
promote and conduct plant science research.
World Arts, Inc.
P.O. Box 7 / Bronx, NY 10464-0007
One World Arts, Inc
was formed in 1991 with the primary mission of enhancing individual
understanding and acceptance of different races, cultures, religions,
and beliefs through the medium of dance, music, theatre, and storytelling
workshops, public school residencies, lectures, seminars, and performances.
of the Bronx
5 Minerva Place, 2J / Bronx,
The Bronx Chamber
Orchestra was founded in 1971, and has performed high quality professional
orchestra concerts in its home borough continuously since then.
The orchestra has performed in diverse locations throughout the
borough, including Lehman College, P.S. 81 in Riverdale, Manhattan
College, Columbus High School, Joyce Kilmer Park, The Bronx High
School of Science, Co-Op City and Van Cortlandt Park.
Musical Arts Foundation
Avenue / Bronx, NY 10461
Musical Arts Foundation was founded by professional musicians in
1974 in order to preserve and pass on the musical traditions of
interpretation and improvisation. Our focus has always been youth
and the population that has found most venues for this music financially
31B Edgewater Park / Bronx,
The Parkchester Chorus
was founded in 1939, initially for people living in the Parkchester
complex. It now includes members from Queens, Manhattan, Westchester
County and New Jersey. They offer two varied concerts to the community
each season (Christmas and spring) and perform at care facilities
each season as part of our community outreach.
PO Box 86 / Bronx, New York 10451
Pepatian is a South
Bronx based arts organization dedicated to creating, presenting
and supporting multi-disciplinary Latino art. Founded as a collaborative
in 1983 by visual artist Pepon Osorio and choreographer Merian Soto,
Pepatian focuses on projects that promote audience understanding
of the diversity of new Latino arts; support the work of a variety
of Latino artists as well as access to their communities; increase
the exposure and visibility of these artists' work; and initiate
collaborations with other institutions to create networks of support
and communication for Latino artists. Hailed as the foremost Latino
new dance and performance organization in New York City, Pepatian
feels a special commitment to its South Bronx home base. it serves
local communities through performances, residencies, workshops,
panels, exhibitions, arts education projects and other programming.
Home base performances take place at the Hostos Performing Arts
940 Garrison Avenue / Bronx,
The Point, located
in the Hunts Point section of the South Bronx, one block south west
of the community's main shopping strip, was founded in the winter
of 1993 by four experienced community workers based in the area,
who serve as The Point's management team. The Point operates programs
under the headings of Arts and Enterprise out of a 12,000 square
foot renovated prewar currency warehouse, a part of the historic
American Banknote complex. The centerpiece of the arts program is
Live From the Edge Theater, a 2,000 square foot performance space
wherein drama and entrepreneurship will intersect, and poetry, hip-hop
and community economics collide and synergize. Live From the
Edge will help reinvigorate neighborhood life in the Huts Point
peninsula by engaging at-risk young people and other residents of
the South Bronx in the production of live theater and spoken word
performances, while the adjacent Arts and Enterprise Incubator will
generate non-traditional youth employment opportunities by offering
low cost space to aspiring young entrepreneurs. In its first year
of operation, Live From the Edge will operate weekly neighborhood
poetry "slams" and train young people to perform and produce
on-person shows and performance pieces, aimed at enhancing communication
skills and promoting a positive sense of live. It will also stage
four larger productions aimed at intergenerational audiences, a
Spanish language performance, and two children's piece.
571-575 Walton Avenue / Bronx,
Founded in 1979, Pregones
is a theater company dedicated to creating innovative and challenging
theater of the highest quality possible, rooted in Puerto Rican
traditions and popular artistic expressions and; to present performing
artists from diverse cultures with the aim of offering Latino and
other communities an artistic means to question, reaffirm and enhance
our roles in society. To date, Pregones has performed in over 57
cities; staged over 40 new works and has participated in festivals
and conferences in Portugal, France, Spain, Brazil, Mexico, Colombia,
Puerto Rico and Cuba. Pregones' current programs include Mainstage,
Visiting Artist Series, Touring/Residency Program, and The Embrace
AIDS Theater Program.
PO Box # 7 / Bronx, NY 10464
Retumba produces and
performs dance and music activities for children and adults, and
celebrates the joy of life which can be experienced through the
gift of diversity. Retumba traces the folkloric roots of music and
dance of Puerto Rico, Haiti, Santo Domingo, Cuba and Brazil to demonstrate
the similarities and links to Africa and Europe.
P.O. Box 436 / Bronx, NY
Founded in 1964, and
led by James Cullen for more than twenty five years, the Riverdale
Choral Society is now directed by David Crone, who also holds the
posts of Director of Artistic Education of the Boys Choir of Harlem.
It is composed of men and women of all racial and ethnic backgrounds
drawn from throughout the city and neighboring areas. Throughout
its history Riverdale Choral Society has performed several times
a year in borough nursing homes. Since 1991 RIVERDALE CHORAL
SOCIETY has sung and led sing-alongs for a largely African American
and Latino audiences of adults and children at the New York Botanical
Gardens annual Green Up Celebration.
c/o Riverdale Community
660 W. 237th Street / Bronx,
Since 1980 the Teen
Theatre has accommodated 50 young people who meet twice a week from
3:00 to 5:00PM to prepare a full length musical theatre production
which takes place in May or June. The teens are involved in every
aspect of the show as performers, scenic designers, crew members,
etc. The goal is to help these young people develop skills, self-discipline,
1310 Unionport Road / Bronx,
Side Street Kids is
committed to providing children with an opportunity to participate
in a quality arts program. Its mission is to empower youth with
the necessary skills to understand and appreciate the importance
of education, positive family interaction, and cultural awareness
through dance. The reputation of Side Street Kids is international
having performed at the 1st Annual Congreso Mundial de Salsa in
Puerto Rico. Performances in the metropolitan area have included
Madison Square Garden, City Hall, the National Puerto Rican Day
Parade, Roberto Clemente State Park, La Maganette, Broadwayll, and
the University of New Haven.
The Sinfonietta of
Riverdale is a unique ensemble — large enough to perform chamber
symphonies and small enough that each of its world-class musicians
can be a featured soloist, with a repertoire that extends from the
era of Bach to the present day. The Sinfonietta will seek to enhance
the artistic environment of Riverdale and the surrounding community
by presenting great classical and modern music in our own neighborhood.
We will also serve as an educational resource by presenting children's
concerts and by collaborating with local schools and youth organizations.
1225 Boston Road, Suite
19 / Bronx, NY 10456
offers a multifaceted program designed to bring together youths
from the neighborhoods from the Central Bronx, North East Bronx,
and East Harlem Community in a format of education and communication
so as to exchange ideas, explore techniques through various art
forms. The long-term goal is to expand this format national and
internationally. Theater International, Inc. has established the
Theater International School for the Performing and Fine Arts, a
multi-arts academy for youth of all ages with the intent to train
and develop the youngsters' creative minds in one or more areas
of the arts.
4450 Fieldston Road / Bronx,
The Uptown Coffeehouse
is the only non-profit continuously operating venue for traditional
and contemporary folk and acoustic music in the Bronx. The Uptown
has continued to offer Bronx residents a comfortable and inexpensive
setting for national and local talent.
Cortlandt House Museum
(National Society of Colonial
Broadway at 246 Street /
Bronx, NY 10471
Van Cortlandt House
Museum is a private, non-profit museum founded in 1896 by the National
Society of Colonial Dames in the State of New York. The museum strives
to be a vita member of the Bronx cultural community by preserving,
researching, and interpreting the 1748 Van Cortlandt House, its
grounds, and collections for the public. Our research and interpretation
focuses on the Van Cortlandt family; the social history of those
who lived and worked on the property; and the study of decorative
arts; and the role of colonial revival on the development of the
675 West 252 Street / Bronx,
Wave Hill, located
in the northwest corner of the Bronx, is a cultural institution
on 28 acres overlooking the Hudson River dedicated to exploring
the inter-relationship between human beings and their natural surroundings.
Wave Hill maintains award-winning gardens and greenhouses; manages
urban woodland; conducts projects in landscape history and design;
presents a variety of exhibitions, concerts and special events;
and provides environmental education to city children and their
teachers. Wave Hill uses its gardens and woodlands, its three historic
buildings and four greenhouses to foster public understanding of
the complementary relationship between human culture and the natural
world. Free weekend programming, year 'round, includes walks
and presentations focusing on horticulture, ecology and education,
with arts activities and exhibitions that explores the aesthetic
response to nature.