Art & Theater Programs

This Weekend at Wave Hill

SAT, MARCH 8    FAMILY ART PROJECT: FAMILY ROOTS Make a family album featuring your family’s global roots and the branches of your lineage. See and sketch trees from around the world and make a collaged, hand-made book of your sketches, bound with a found twig. Bring family photos, if you like, to adorn your album. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon. WAVE HILL HOUSE, 10AM‒1PM   SAT, MARCH 8    WINTER

Spring Classes at the Bronx River Art Center

Spring 2014 Fine Arts & Digital Media Classes March 31, 2014 – June 21, 2014   Registration fee for all 10 sessions (including supplies!):  Youth & Teens: $75 Adults: $100                                                                                    

March Events at The Bronx Museum of the Arts

Friday, March 21, 2014 6:30pm to 9:00pm 1040 Lounge — Celebrating and Promoting the Arts in the Bronx Join us for a screening of the newly-restored Style Wars: The Original Hip Hop Documentary, the filmic record of a golden age of youthful creativity that exploded into the world from a city in crisis. Introduced by producer Henry Chalfant. Directed by Tony Silver and produced by Tony Silver and Henry Chalfant,

Remembering Freedom Summer and the Civil Rights Era: Black History Month at the BMHC Lab

The Bronx Music Heritage Center (BMHC) Lab will celebrate Black History Month with a free Bronx community event commemorating the Civil Rights Movement and the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer.  Attendees at the event, titled Remembering Freedom Summer and the Civil Rights Era: Black History Month at the BMHC Lab, will learn about Civil Rights through jazz, storytelling, photo-sharing and film, all while shopping, eating locally, and enacting their rights.  

Giveaway: Pass to Victorian Valentine Workshop

Valentine crafts are always fun, but making handmade Valentine’s Day cards just like ones from the 19th century is even more awesome. This event is always so fun every year at Bartow Pell Mansion, so the mansion has offered to give away a free spot to a child on the February 8th workshop! To Enter: Leave a comment letting us know why you think your child would love this! Random

Giveaway: Shadow Box Theatre at Hostos College

We are excited to share a great giveaway from Shadow Box Theatre! If you read our interview with founder Sandra Robbins, then you know how amazing this theatre is. In addition to their home in Brooklyn, Shadow Box also travels to other boroughs for some of it’s performances. For February, they will be at Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture for one of their wonderful productions, and we have 3

Winter Classes at Bronx River Art Center

Registration has begun for BRAC’s Winter Classes! Classes begin the week of January 6th through March 22nd (10 weekly sessions) Come in to register in person at ‘2064 Boston Road (near West Farms 2/5 train stop) or Click here to register online! Registration fee: Youth & Teens: $75 Adults: $100   Adults & Teens Classes: Digital Photography (ages 13 & up) Drawing & Painting (ages 13 & up) Cartooning (ages 18

Bronx Arts Ensemble Presents: Composer/Pianist Gregg Kallor

On Sunday, November 17th there will be a performance by classical pianist and Aaron Copland Award-winning composer Gregg Kallor presented by The Bronx Arts Ensemble. The program will include works by Bach, Rachmaninoff, and Kallor’s own chamber composition “Undercurrent” which was originally presented at SubCulture in New York City this past September. Kallor’s new music video “Broken Sentences” features many of the Bronx’s beloved sites. The video follows Kallor on a journey to the Bronx

Review: Ballerina Swan

Last week we had a chance to check out Ballerina Swan, a family show that blends dance, theater, and puppetry by Making Books Sing. Making Books Sing takes family friendly books and turns them into shows that the whole family can enjoy. In the play, four students who take ballet class at a dance school near Central Park become friends with a swan named Sophie, who dreams of being a

Growing Up Daddy

This month the groundbreaking one-man play about fatherhood, Growing up Daddy, returns to the stage. Written by spoken word phenomena Kraal “Kayo” Charles, the play uses poetry and hip hop to explore what happens when a rising artist-entrepreneur is  faced with becoming a father. Performed on three nights at the Nuyorican Poet’s Cafe, the play is sure to leave an impact on all who attend. The official Facebook page for Growing

This weekend at Wave Hill

SAT, OCTOBER 12    FAMILY ART PROJECT: BUILDINGS ON THE LAND With the Family Art Project back in its original home in Wave Hill House, consider the varied structures at Wave Hill. Then create your own homey structure using clay, cardboard and natural and recycled materials. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon. WAVE HILL HOUSE, 10AM‒1PM             SUN, OCTOBER 13    BIRDING WALK Naturalist Gabriel Willow contributes his

World-Renowned Jazz Pianist Valerie Capers Headlines Bronx Rising! Series at BMHC Lab

Event Details Music: World-renowned Jazz pianist and Bronx Living Legend Valerie Capers Thursday, October 17, 8:00pm Dr. Valerie Capers is a Bronx-born acclaimed jazz pianist and educator.  She obtained bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Juilliard, and served on the faculty of the Manhattan School of Music and as chair of the Department of Music and Art at Bronx Community College of the City University of New York.  Dr. Capers has