Marco Shalma and Amaurys Grullon inside the Union Crossing building where It’s the Bronx will be launched.  Photo: Georgina Hallowell

Local venture calls to Bronx creatives

Culture January 19, 2019 at 12:58 pm 0 comments

The debut of their event series is scheduled for Jan. 26, with a free event to highlight Bronx media, music, food and art. 

Musicians sing and play the panderettas during the 4th Annual Melrose Holiday Parranda. By Jaya Sundaresh

Puerto Rican culture is front and center at Melrose ‘parranda’

Culture December 24, 2018 at 7:54 pm 0 comments

The procession stopped at various casitas, or garden houses, located in public parks and lots around the neighborhood. Melrose has the highest concentration of casitas in the city.

Blast from the past: Bronxites relive the history of hip-hop

Culture December 20, 2018 at 12:35 pm 0 comments

The event was put on by the Bronx Documentary Center and featured a panel with Tobak, and two local photographers, Ricky Flores and Joe Conzo, whose iconic pictures of the underground hip-hop movement helped shape the book.

Virtual bookstore brings local families together

Virtual bookstore brings local families together

Culture, Education December 19, 2018 at 11:31 am 0 comments

“From what we’ve been seeing and experiencing, kids are extremely interested in books,” said Rebekah Shoaf, founder of Boogie Down Books.

Photo: Georgina Hallowell

Bronx Native offers Mott Haven much more than clothes

Culture November 15, 2018 at 3:44 pm 0 comments

Apparel. Culture. Art. Community. Those were the words stamped in bold on the bright yellow sign hanging over the shop. Though it started as a pop-up shop, one year later Bronx Native is still standing, thanks to its founders’ love for the borough and the communities they work in. 

Attendees at the War and Peace in Liberia exhibit at the Bronx Documentary Center

Exhibit features the work of two photographers who documented war

Art November 8, 2018 at 10:31 pm 0 comments

The new War and Peace in Liberia photography exhibit pays tribute to photojournalists Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros who lost their lives capturing brutal wars in its entirety. 

Photo: Andee Teagle

Aloha to the world from the Don Ho Terrace

Art, Immigration October 3, 2018 at 12:36 pm 0 comments

Aloha to the World from the Don Ho Terrace is an aggressive “goodbye and good luck” of sorts (the song “So Long, and Thanks for the All the Fish,” from The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy will be playing throughout the exhibit), inviting viewers to explore Ho’s “embodied reality” as a global citizen.

Hip hop’s history comes into view in Port Morris

Hip hop’s history comes into view in Port Morris

Art September 18, 2018 at 10:35 pm 0 comments

Photographer Jonathan Mannion collaborated with Set Free to establish a gallery that will showcase the great artists and cultural achievements of hiphop through imagery.