CultureAID (Culture Active in Disasters) is a collaborative network of stakeholders and service providers committed to strengthening New York City’s cultural community – including artists and organizations – before, during, and after disasters through an organized communications system, as well as coordinated activities and services to the field. Learn more about CultureAID here.

BCA is on the steering committee of the Cultural Equity Group [CEG], an important city-wide advocacy alliance. Link to us on Facebook and get involved now. Cultural equity needs your voice.

Bronx Artist Documentary Project
The Bronx Artist Documentary Project is a borough-wide collaborative endeavor involving 30 Bronx photographers documenting 80 Bronx visual artists at work in their studios or other Bronx venues. The BXADP contains 272 full-color pages with an introduction by artist and eight-time BCA BRIO winner Daniel Hauben, a forward by photographer Mike Kamber and a special dedication to the Bronx Council on the Arts. The book is available for purchase online.

BCA's BxCulturalCard
BCA’s BxCultural Card provides discounts and special offers to Bronx theaters, galleries, restaurants and other businesses. Get yours today at BCA and start enjoying the borough's wide range of arts and cultural attractions.

List of Participating Businesses

Start enjoying special offers and discounts at Bronx cultural institutions and businesses. The Card is great for Bronx residents, students and visitors. Or, become a participating business to use the Card as a great promotional tool.

Bronx House | Download their Program Catalogues here

Bronx Museum of the Arts | Upcoming Events

Bronx River Art Center | Teen Classes

Bronx Zoo | Upcoming Events

Just Nuts Music | Ongoing Performance Schedule

Lehman Center | Upcoming Events

Riverdale YM-YWHA | 2015-16 Calendar

Wave Hill | Upcoming Events

Become a Bronx WritersCorps Teaching Artist
Bronx WritersCorps offers opportunities to write, publish, and perform. We work in partnership with Bronx sites during the academic year, programming both in- and after-school workshops. Sites include community-based organizations, shelters, and programs for incarcerated youth. More

Join us for PEN World Voices!

Friday, April 29, 2016  | 6 pm – 8:00 pm

Reclaiming our Narratives:

A Conversation with
Nigerian Journalist Chike Frankie Edozien

Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos

450 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY 10451




Saturday, April 30, 2016  | 12 pm 2:00 pm

Storytelling & the Brain
A Writing Workshop with Jorge Volpi

The Bronx Museum

1040 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY 10458

Admission is free, but RSVP is required.



Saturday, April 30, 2016  | 3 pm – 5:00 pm

The Politics of the “Narco-Novel”
A Writing Workshop with Oswaldo Zavala

The Bronx Museum

1040 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY 10458

Admission is free, but RSVP is required.



Saturday, April 30, 2016  | 6 pm – 7:30 pm

Before Columbus:

Africa in Mexico

A Panel Discussion

The Bronx Museum

1040 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY 10458

Admission is free, but RSVP is required.




Wednesday, May 4th | 5-9pm


Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos

450 Grand Concourse, Rm C-190

Bronx Trolley First Wednesday Arts & Culture Tour
Wednesday May 4th | 5-9PM

Join us on May 4th for our COMEDY & POETRY NIGHT

Trolley Tour featuring BCA's local Bronx artists!

We will also make stops at:

Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos

Bronx Museum of the Arts

Bronx Arts Space

Stay tuned for more updates!!!



"Daniel in the Lions Den"

performance by Penny Prince 2015 BRIO Winner

Saturday May 14th, 2016 | 11AM & 2:30PM

Bronx Library Center
310 E. Kingsbridge Rd.
Bronx NY 10458

Sat. May 14th, 2016 at 11AM & 2:30PM
at Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos
BRONX:AFRICA features contemporary art across disciplines along with special events throughout the Bronx and beyond. Our borough is home to major and still growing populations from across Africa. This vital presence influences and transforms our city. BRONX:AFRICA is a multi-disciplinary exploration of the art, expressions and influences of African cultures, and their impact as nationals mix and infuse. BRONX:AFRICA explores and celebrates the influence of contemporary African cultures in the Bronx and reinforces connections among the many peoples of African descent, he diaspora, mixed heritage and migration-dispersion that call the Bronx home. More...
2016 Community Arts Celebration

Congratulations to our

2016 Grantees!

BRONX:AFRICA Opens at Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos
The BRONX:AFRICA exhibition enjoyed a successful opening this week with an intimate crowd who gathered for the February 2nd press preview/VIP reception (upper left) and hundreds of visitors kicked off the opening night reception on February 3rd (right). Some of the exhibiting artists stood proudly for their photo opp (bottom left) before the room filled up.

Pictured above left (l. to r.): Nontsikelelo Mutiti, Kenny Anderson, Elvira Clayton, Misra Walker, Osaretin Ugiagbe, Thurston Randall, Lisa DuBois, Dennis RedMoon Darkeem, Janet Goldner, Howard T. Cash, Imo Imeh, Eto Otigtibe, Ibou Ndoye, and Ijeoma D. Iheanacho. Photo: Marisol Diaz

On View at Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos

Please join us for our current exhibition
BRONX:AFRICA on view Feb 3 - May 4, 2016

Bronx:Africa - Do you Know?....

The United Nations has declared the International Decade for People of African Descent - 2015 -2025

Over 200 million people identifying themselves as being of African descent live in the Americas. Many millions more live in other parts of the world, outside of the African continent. The promotion and protection of human rights of people of African descent has been a priority concern for the United Nations. 

Learn more here

Cultural Partner Event: Pen World Voices Festival !

Beyond Orientalism | May 2nd

Congressman Crowley Hosts 13th Annual Women’s History Month Celebration

Women Leaders from Queens, the Bronx Recognized for their Outstanding Contributions to Local Community. Rep. Joe Crowley is joined by (l. to r.) Bronx Council on the Arts Executive Director Deirdre Scott, Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul, High School for Arts and Business Principal Ana Zambrano-Burakov and Queens Borough Director of Immigrant and Intercultural Affairs, Susie Tanenbaum.

Events from #BronxAfrica Program Ambassadors:


The application deadline is
Friday, April 22, 2016.

The application deadline is Friday, April 29, 2016
Bronx Stories |  Bronx Memories  |  Bronx Writers

The Bronx Memoir Project – Volume 1 is an unprecedented collection of over 50 Bronx memoir fragments, as penned by our very own residents, spanning various generations, continents, languages, cultures and themes.

Paperback books can be purchased at and as e-books for download for Kindle and Nook! Come meet the contributors! More...


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