The Bronx Council on the Arts (BCA) will team up with the Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance (BAAD!) for an evening of unique Day of the Dead performances incorporating live storytelling, drumming, poetry and dance. Bronx Writers Center director Charlie Vázquez will host a paranormal/ghost story open mic to get things started, followed by multimedia poetry readings, drumming and dance performances and more. BAAD! is now located at 2474 Westchester Avenue, in the Westchester Square neighborhood. This event is free and starts at 7pm.
Artists to perform include Nelson Ramírez and Herencia de mi Tambo (live percussion), Miguel Ángeles and Alicia Anabel Santos (poetry readings), Alethea Pace with Sita Fredericks (dance/choreography) and Kim Vasquez (dance). People can sign up for the paranormal/ghost story open mic before and during the event. BCA will be giving away a limited number of free copies of “The Great Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe” as part of this Big Read literary celebration!