CultureAID (Culture Active in Disasters) is a collaborative network of stakeholders and service providers committed to strengthening New York City’s cultural community – including artists and organizations – before, during, and after disasters through an organized communications system, as well as coordinated activities and services to the field. Learn more about CultureAID here.

BCA is on the steering committee of the Cultural Equity Group [CEG], an important city-wide advocacy alliance. Link to us on Facebook and get involved now. Cultural equity needs your voice.

Bronx Artist Documentary Project
The Bronx Artist Documentary Project is a borough-wide collaborative endeavor involving 30 Bronx photographers documenting 80 Bronx visual artists at work in their studios or other Bronx venues. The BXADP contains 272 full-color pages with an introduction by artist and eight-time BCA BRIO winner Daniel Hauben, a forward by photographer Mike Kamber and a special dedication to the Bronx Council on the Arts. The book is available for purchase online.




Ginetta’s Vendetta

Tuesday, July 18th | 7:00 - 9:00pm

Amalgamated Train Park (on Orloff Ave between Van Courtlandt Ave W. and Gale Pl.)

John Benitez & His Salsa Band

Wednesday, August 2nd | 7:00 - 9:00pm

Amalgamated Train Park (on Orloff Ave between Van Courtlandt Ave W. and Gale Pl.)

Mystery Tour Beatles Tribute Band

Wednesday, August 9th | 7:00 - 9:00pm

Henry Hudson Park (on Independence and W 227th), Bronx, NY

Just Nuts Party Band

Thursday, August 17th | 7:00 - 9:00pm

Henry Hudson Park (on Independence and W 227th), Bronx, NY

Gene DiNapoli Variety All-Star Show

Monday, August 21st | 7:00 - 9:00pm

Riverdale YM-YWHA, 5625 Arlington Avenue, Bronx, NY

New York Skyscrapers & Friends

Tuesday, August 22nd | 7:00 - 9:00pm

Riverdale YM-YWHA, 5625 Arlington Avenue, Bronx, NY

River of Dreams

Wednesday, August 23rd | 7:00 - 9:00pm

Riverdale YM-YWHA, 5625 Arlington Avenue, Bronx, NY



Upcoming Exhibition


September 20th - December 6th, 2017


Co-Curators: Juanita Lanzo, Kimberly Vaquedano-Rose 

Boleros presents recent work by contemporary artists working on mixed media, painting, photography, poetry, sculpture and video, that directly and indirectly allude to emotions of love and loss, memories and longing/nostalgia, touch/contact and other feelings that have inspired or are associated with “bolero” music, which originated in Cuba and became very popular between the 1930’s and ‘40’s in Mexico, Puerto Rico, Venezuela and other Latin American countries. 

Participating artists are Blanka Amezkua, Patricia Cazorla, Yarisa Colon, Esperanza Cortes, Maria Dominguez, David Gonzalez, Norma Marquez Orozco, Glendalys Medina, Rafael Melendez, and Phyllis Sanfiorenzo.

Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos

450 Grand Concourse, Rm C-190

Bronx, NY 10451

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First Wednesday Arts & Culture Trolley Tour!

Trolley will return in the Fall

Stay Tuned!


Bronx Council on the Arts, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, Department of Design and Construction, and Local Officials Break Ground on BCA@2700

Bronx, NY – Today the Bronx Council on the Arts was joined by NYC Cultural Affairs Commissioner Tom Finkelpearl, NYC Councilman James Vacca, Congressman Joseph Crowley, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., and other local officials to celebrate the start of construction on BCA@2700. BCA@2700 will serve as BCA’s new headquarters building, transforming a former JPMorgan Chase bank branch into a new cultural hub in the Westchester Square district of the Bronx. The gut renovation will update all infrastructure and services and convert the basement, 1st floor, and mezzanine into programmable spaces, including a multi-purpose room, classrooms, meeting rooms, and administrative offices. The project is expected to be completed in late 2017.

“BCA is working to build a new, dynamic HQ that will serve our growing borough and beyond,” said Charles Rice-Gonzalez, BCA’s board chairman.

Congratulations to our 2017 BRIO Grantees


Are you interested in making a difference in arts funding in the Bronx?  Do you want 2017 to be about support for Bronx Artists and Communities?

The Bronx Council on the Arts (BCA) seeks artists, arts professionals, and nonprofit and community based organization leaders to serve as panelists for our 2017 grant cycle.

Bronx Stories |  Bronx Memories  |  Bronx Writers

The Bronx Memoir Project – Volume 1 is an unprecedented collection of over 50 Bronx memoir fragments, as penned by our very own residents, spanning various generations, continents, languages, cultures and themes.

Paperback books can be purchased at and as e-books for download for Kindle and Nook! Come meet the contributors! More...


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