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Residents share their stories on camera

Residents share their stories on camera

Culture June 16, 2017 at 6:46 pm 0 comments

People packed BronxArtSpace to watch 10 first-time filmmakers recounting their lives and times in “Mott Haven Home Movies.”

Photographer shares her craft with Mott Haven youth

Photographer shares her craft with Mott Haven youth

Culture, Education June 9, 2017 at 10:27 pm 0 comments

Sarah Blesener first came to Mott Haven to take a few pictures of a 15-year-old local teenager, a friend of a friend, hoping to fulfill an assignment for a class. But within weeks, what started as a project for her photography degree became an in-depth look at boyhood, friendship andRead More

24-hour event celebrates life, work of Mexican author

24-hour event celebrates life, work of Mexican author

Culture June 3, 2017 at 6:48 pm 0 comments

The legacy of a mid-20th century Mexican writer revered in Spanish-speaking countries but little known everywhere else, was celebrated in a Mott Haven gallery last week, with a 24-hour marathon event that included readings, visual arts and theater.

Students at Upbeat NYC wait to perform.

Street festival highlights need for community center

Art, Culture May 25, 2017 at 2:24 pm 0 comments

Mott Haven residents are hopeful they can convert an abandoned health clinic into a multi-purpose center that would benefit the community before the city allows developers to get their hands on it.

From left to right: Rahim Hough, Ashley Santiago, Aisha Beltran, Jennifer Asokwah, and Jesus Roblas.

Students lead panel on women’s suffrage

Culture, Education, Government April 12, 2017 at 3:07 pm 0 comments

The 14-member Women’s Suffrage Commission, which was established by state law, will run programs celebrating the accomplishments of women’s suffrage through 2020. But LEAP’s focus is rooted a little deeper.

Musicians get together for jam sessions at Andrew Freedman Home

Musicians get together for jam sessions at Andrew Freedman Home

Culture April 3, 2017 at 11:37 am 0 comments

An event called “the jam” provides Bronx musicians a platform and a way to connect.

Artist converts her home into art gallery

Artist converts her home into art gallery

Art March 9, 2017 at 12:37 pm 1 comment

Blanka Amezkua invites artists into her home to exhibit their work for a month and host a workshop and cook a meal for guests.

Waterfront featured in mural and film

Waterfront featured in mural and film

Art, Environment February 20, 2017 at 6:16 pm 0 comments

A documentary by a European filmmaker that follows local artist Linda Cunninham as she worked on a mural about the Port Morris waterfront was aired at the Bronx Museum of the Arts.