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


Please be advised BCA will be operating on a summer schedule beginning July 1st Monday - Thursday from 9am-5pm

Closed Fridays through Labor Day


TWO-PART Workshop

Friday |  September 2nd |  3:00-5:00pm


Friday |  September 9th |  3:00-5:00pm

Workshop 1

Friday, September 2, 2016 | 3:00p.m.—5:00p.m.

Write. Get your story on the page. Storytelling will be limited to using only dialogue. No “telling” the story, we’ll be “showing” it. You will immerse us in the action as it’s happening. 

Admission is free, but RSVP is required.

Workshop 2 -

Friday, September 9, 2016 | 3:00p.m.—5:00p.m.

Perform. This workshop will focus on your offering. Off the page: just you and your body and your audience. You will perform your story. Hope you can join us!

Admission is free, but RSVP is required.


2016 'Poetry Town Hall'

Saturday  |  September 3rd  |  2:00-4:00pm

Bronx Latinx Poets at @BronxZoo!

With BRIO-winning poets José Olivárez and Peggy Robles-Alvarado

Bronx Zoo

Flaherty Classroom

Southern Boulevard Gate, Bronx NY

Admission is free, but RSVP is required.


Bronx Council on the Arts Presents

Workshops @ Westchester Square

August 2nd thru September 6th!




Workshops for TEENS ages 13 to 17

Every Tuesday 4pm to 6pm @ Owen Dolen Recreation Center in Westchester Square.  These workshops are Free.  Sign up at Owen Dolen Recreation Center today.

Click HERE to download the flyer!


Come and Enjoy this Comic Drawing & Writing workshop today! 

Workshops takes place every Friday 4pm to 6pm @ Owen Dolen Recreation Center in Westchester Square.  These workshops are FREE..  Sign up at Owen Dolen Recreation Center today.  Click HERE to download the flyer!


Upcoming Exhibition

September 19 - December 7, 2016


October 5th, 2016 | 5-9PM

Please click HERE for more information


Join BCA and Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz for the 2016 Summer Concert Series





All concerts are free and open to the public!  All are welcome!

Information? Contact the Bronx Council on the Arts: or 718-931-9500 x33

For more information regarding these events or any other community issues, please contact Assemblyman Dinowitz’ District Office at 718-796-5345.

These events are made possible with the support of NYS Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz, NYC Council Member Andrew Cohen, NYC Parks, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs and NYS Council on the Arts

Please click HERE for a complete concert schedule!


Bronx Trolley First Wednesday Arts & Culture Tour
Wednesday October 5, 2016 | 5:30-8:30PM


Join us on August 3rd for our
next First Wednesday Arts & Culture Tour
in October


 There is no Trolley Tour in the month of September.


Thank you for Celebrating the 2016 BRIO Grantees with us!

2016 Community Arts Celebration

Congratulations to our

2016 Grantees!


In Memoriam Elizabeth Ortiz

BCA is sad to announce the passing of one of our dedicated teaching artists, and one of the Bronx's very fine artisans, Elizabeth Ortiz. She brought creativity and sweetness to all she encountered. Peace Lis.

BCA's 2017 Grants


JULY 1, 2016

Click for more info.

Congratulations to our 2016 BRIO Grantees
Recent Exhibition at Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos

Please Click here for pictures from our most recent exhibition
BRONX:AFRICA which was on view Feb 3 - May 4, 2016


Events from #BronxAfrica Program Ambassadors:

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

The United Nations has declared the International Decade for People of African Descent - 2015 -2024

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


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.
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...

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

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