Art

Picture us: Melrose poses for portraits

Picture us: Melrose poses for portraits

Art, Culture February 15, 2016 at 4:04 pm 0 comments

The Bronx Documentary Center held its fifth annual Valentine’s Day Portraits event on Feb. 14, drawing residents looking to take advantage of the offer to have their photos taken by a professional photographer to commemorate the special day.

Aviva Davidson hangs up her dancing shoes

Aviva Davidson hangs up her dancing shoes

Art, Culture December 23, 2015 at 12:43 pm 0 comments

Aviva Davidson announced her retirement after 17 years as executive director of Longwood-based Dancing in the Streets.

Concourse Plaza Hotel honored

Concourse Plaza Hotel honored

Art, Slider December 14, 2015 at 12:47 pm 1 comment

Artists whose works were featured in an exhibition at the long-defunct Concourse Plaza Hotel came to share tales and observations of the area’s former grandeur and present challenges at the show’s closing on Dec. 13.

KRS One at the Old Bronx Courthouse helps

Visitors get a peek at hip-hop museum’s potential

Art, Culture, Slider December 2, 2015 at 9:28 am 1 comment

A virtual reality mobile application launches this week on Google Play, to help make hip-hop’s history visible to all.

Longwood Art Gallery pays homage to late artist

Longwood Art Gallery pays homage to late artist

Art November 25, 2015 at 8:51 pm 0 comments

An exhibit at Longwood Art Gallery in Hostos Community College launched during Hispanic Heritage Month in October, celebrates the life of the late artist Jorge Soto Sanchez.

Bronxites celebrate ‘El dia de los muertos’

Bronxites celebrate ‘El dia de los muertos’

Art, Culture, Religion November 3, 2015 at 7:35 am 0 comments

Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead), a Mexican holiday, very separate from Halloween, where people honor the souls of their lost loved ones brought families together through dance, food, art and even health, something that South Bronx residents say they don’t see often.

Hip-hop legends say goodbye to Kool DJ AJ

Hip-hop legends say goodbye to Kool DJ AJ

Art, Culture October 23, 2015 at 3:27 pm 0 comments

Moore Houses lost a legendary resident in September when hip-hop icon Kool DJ AJ succumbed to stomach cancer. Other legends of the genre remembered DJ AJ as a humble pioneer of modern music.

An artist from  the collective 2Alas paints a mural at 138th Street and Park Ave.

Past and present intersect through street art

Art, Culture October 17, 2015 at 9:30 am 0 comments

Colorful new murals painted by a duo of Florida artists now adorn a gritty Mott Haven highway underpass, thanks to an international festival aimed at adding color to urban areas.