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.

BCA's BxCulturalCard
BCA’s BxCultural Card provides discounts and special offers to Bronx theaters, galleries, restaurants and other businesses. Get yours today at BCA and start enjoying the borough's wide range of arts and cultural attractions.

List of Participating Businesses

Start enjoying special offers and discounts at Bronx cultural institutions and businesses. The Card is great for Bronx residents, students and visitors. Or, become a participating business to use the Card as a great promotional tool.

Bronx House | Download their Program Catalogues here

Bronx Museum of the Arts | Upcoming Events

Bronx River Art Center | Teen Classes

Bronx Zoo | Upcoming Events

Just Nuts Music | Ongoing Performance Schedule

Lehman Center | Upcoming Events

Riverdale YM-YWHA | 2015-16 Calendar

Wave Hill | Upcoming Events


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Become a Bronx WritersCorps
Teaching Artist

Bronx WritersCorps offers opportunities to write, publish, and perform. We work in partnership with Bronx sites during the academic year, programming both in- and after-school workshops. Sites include community-based organizations, shelters, and programs for incarcerated youth. Click here for more


BCA invites Bronx-based individual artists and nonprofit organizations to apply for 2016 project funding through the Artist for Community Grant, Arts Fund, and Community Arts Grant. Each grant program supports projects and activities between January 1st and December 31, 2016 that enable Bronx communities to experience and engage with the arts. Click here for more.
Join BCA and Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz
for free summer concerts in the West Bronx

Wednesday  |  August 5  |  7:00-9:00pm

Enjoy the genuine Latin style of the Orquesta SCC Salsa orchestra

Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center

3225 Reservoir Oval East
(208th Street & Bainbridge Avenue

Click here for flyer

Tuesday  |  August 11  |  7:00-9:00pm


Contemporary Pop, Jazz, Funk, R&B, Soul and Rock
Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center

3225 Reservoir Oval East
(208th Street & Bainbridge Avenue

Click here for flyer



Freddy Rodríguez: My Geometries 1970-2002

On view through August 5, 2015

This solo exhibition of work by painter Freddy Rodríguez (b.1945, Santiago, Dominican Republic) features his exploration of geometric abstractions through his hard-edged paintings and drawings executed over nearly four decades. Guest Curator: Rocio Aranda-Alvarado. Above: Just a few of the many gallery-goers who have enjoyed the exhibition.



returns on August 5, 2015

August 5th Trolley Night
Venues include

Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos
Bronx Museum of the Arts

Metropolitan College of New York

Wallworks Gallery

Click here for details.               Click here for flyer.
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...


BCA's Summer Hours
BCA's main office and Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos are on a summer schedule and will be closed on Fridays for the remainder of the summer. The Gallery's summer hours are Mon, Tue & Thurs: 12:00-5:00pm.


@ Carter Burden/Leonard Covello Center 

NYC Dept of Cultural Affairs Commissioner Tom Finkelpearl was joined by some of BCA's 2015 Seniors Partnering with Arts Citywide (SPARC) Artists team. (L to R) Program Coordinator- Milteri Tucker, Artists - Anna Tonna, Wallace Boyd, Leona Hull.
Join us on Tuesday, July 28th at 10am

BCA will be participating in a discussion about grant opportunities for Bronx organizations and arts groups at the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs on Tuesday, July 28th! RSVP HERE
Upcoming BCA Funded Projects

All Mondays |Through August 6, 2015

Art in the Park adventure

Children's Playground at VanCortlandt Park East

Fridays | July 31 & August 2 | 12:00pm

Comic Culture Anime

The Bronx Library Center

BCA's Bronx WritersCorps takes
Sharp House Girls on Field Trip
The Bronx WritersCorps program took Sharp House girls group home on a field trip to Tuff City in the Bronx. Tuff City is a tattoo shop that also teaches the art of graffiti to kids in a positive way. The workshop was led by artist Bids. We would like to thank Tuff City for their support. Llearn more about them at
2015 BRIO Awards Presentation
at Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos

The 2015 BRIO Awards Presentation on June 10th filled the Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos with the proud friends and family of the 25 new BRIO winners (pictured above) who entered the fold this year. The event marked the 26th anniversary of BCA and BRIO celebrating artistic excellence in the Bronx since 1989. Click here to learn more about this year's winners. Pictured with the BRIO winners are BCA Executive Director Deirdre Scott (far left) and BCA's BRIO Administrator Lydia Clark (far right).

2015 Fair @ The Square
A lot of clouds, a little rain, but a great day of family fun
for all those at Westchester Square on June 20
The Bronx Council on the Arts is proud to have once again been a co-sponsor of this wonderful annual community event along with the Westchester BID and NYC Parks.
BCA staff above share in the fun of the fair as one happy little fair-goer creates a special card for his dad at our "Father's Day with BCA" create your own Father's Day card table.

Spring 2015 BCA Grants News

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