Please join us for our current exhibition
BRONX:AFRICA on view Feb 3 - May 4, 2016

Hop on the trolley and enjoy attractions at some of the
hottest cultural spots along the lower Grand Concourse
Catch the trolley on the first Wednesday evening of each month (except January & September) at Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos, on the campus of Hostos Community College at 450 Grand Concourse. The trolley departs at 5:30, 6:30, and 7:30pm for other venues in the South Bronx Cultural Corridor. The trolley ride and admission to participating venues along its route are free. The Bronx Culture Trolley vehicle is wheelchair accessible.

Directions: Hostos Community College is located at 450 Grand Concourse near 149th Street in the Bronx. Take the 2, 4 & 5 trains or Bx1, Bx19 buses to Grand Concourse and 149 Street. More detailed directions.

Group Reservations: Call 718-931-9500 x33 or e-mail



Wednesday, February 3, 2016





450 Grand Concourse at 149th St.  | 718-518-6728

    This exhibition (#BronxAfrica) features contemporary art across disciplines along with Program Ambassador events around the Bronx and beyond. Our borough is home to major and still growing populations from various countries in Africa. Their vital presence influences and transforms our city. BRONX:AFRICA is a multi-disciplinary exploration of the art, expressions and influences of African cultures and their impact on the arts as nationals mix and infuse. BRONX:AFRICA celebrates the influence of contemporary African cultures that strengthens and connects us with the many peoples of African descent, the diaspora, mixed heritage and migration-dispersion that call the Bronx home.

    Artists featured in Gallery: Seyi Adebanjo, Laylah Amatullah Barrayn, Howard Cash, Elvira Clayton, Dennis RedMoon Darkeem, Lisa DuBois, Nicky Enright, Janet Goldner, Ijeoma Iheanacho, Imo Imeh, Hakim Inniss, Natasha Johnson, Ahmed Tijay Mohammed, Nontsikelelo Mutiti, Ibou Ndoye, Eric Orr, Eto Otitigbe, Thurston Randall, Ibrahima Thiam, Osaretin Ugiagbe, Misra Walker and Tammy Wofsey. Artists featured Online: Olaniyi Akindiya, Kenneth Anderson and Ray Felix.

  • Live Music and DJ
    The opening reception will include a live performance by Gambian musician Muhamadou Salieu Suso, renowned for his mastery of the 21-stringed Kora, and additional music will be provided by DJ Juwandi of House Riddims.

    Exhibition Curator: LeRonn P. Brooks.
    Curator of Community Engagement: Atim Oton.
    Longwood Art Gallery Director: Juanita Lanzo.
    (on view thru May 4).



1040 Grand Concourse at 165th St. | 718-681-6000

5:30-7:30pm: Readings & Conversations Hop off The Bronx Trolley at the Bronx Museum for a very special reading of Voices Beyond Bondage: An Anthology of Verse by African Americans of the 19th Century with co-editor Erika DeSimone.

5:45-7:45pm: Free Guided Tours of the museum’s exhibitions:

  • Michelle Stuart, Theatre of Memory: Photographic Works
    Michelle Stuart has long been identified as a pioneer of Land  Art. She is one of its few female practitioners. Theatre of Memory, curated by Gregory Volk, concentrates on her production from 2008 to the present, as well as the debut of My Still Life (2015), a new, autobiographical work – made especially for the Bronx Museum exhibition – featuring a series of forty sculptural vignettes focused on the intimacies of memory, history, and home. Most photographs have been taken by Stuart, in addition to others she culled from such sources as the Internet and television. Images are combined into remarkable gridded fields rich with abundant correspondences and connections. The element of time is essential, with matrices conflating present and past, recent and ancient history, intimate personal memory and sweeping cultural events. The theme of nature is ever-present, as is an extraordinary array of women and men from wide-ranging cultures, and appeals to wanderlust via carousels, ships, trains, cities, buildings, street scenes, and spacecraft. (on view thru June 26).

  • Trees Are Alphabets
    Perhaps inspired by his earlier work as a NYC urban park ranger, E. J. McAdams, in this exhibition, considers how the sun, rain, wind, and soil constantly transform the shapes of trees since evolving in primeval forests. McAdams sees in these transformations a vision of an epiphenomenon – like a text – that is forever changing. For the duration of the exhibition, McAdams will write with tree branches, in the hope to make space for a resonant poetic emanation to emerge out of this human-tree collaboration. (on view thru Feb 7, 2016).
  • Martin Wong: Human Instamatic
    The first museum retrospective of the work of Chinese-American painter Martin Wong (1946-1999) since his untimely death. The exhibition traces Wong’s development as an artist, beginning with his transition from an introspective youth in San Francisco painting haunting self-portraits to his self-identification in the mid-1970s as the “Human Instamatic,” a street artist selling portraits of passersby in Eureka, CA. Highlighted are Wong’s later years in New York City where he played a pivotal role in the Lower East Side (LES) arts scene in the 1980s & 90s, a period in which he created an oeuvre immortalizing the vibrancy of a resilient, artistic, and multi-ethnic community facing displacement. Also featured are Wong’s diaristic renderings of the LES Latino community, NYC’s Chinatown, graffiti artists, and later works created in San Francisco, where he returned in 1994. (on view thru Feb 14, 2016).
  • Transitions: New Photography from Bangladesh
    An exhibition of photographs that navigate the stories of the Bangladesh people, landscapes, and its position in the world. Most importantly, the works provide viewers with perspectives of artists that are connected to the places they are capturing. We are proud to be collaborating with a cultural institution that is exploring the documentation of its own changing home, the borough of the Bronx, which is home to a growing generation of new Bangladeshi Americans. We hope to open important discussions around the meaning of changes, shifts, and transitions across generations and communities. Participating Artists: Arfun Ahmed, Taslima Akhter, Debashish Chakrabarty, Rasel Chowdhury, Samsul Alam Helal, Jannatul Mawa, Manir Mrittrik, Saikat Mojumder, Tapash Paul. This exhibition is presented by the Bangladeshi American Creative Collective. (on view thru Feb 14, 2016).




614 Courtlandt Avenue  |  718-993-3512 or 917-696-1655

  • No Exhibition this month.

    .5:30-8:30  |  BRONXARTSPACE
    305 E. 140th St., btwn 3rd & Alexander Aves | 718-401-8144 or 718-589-5819

    An evening of spoken word and performances featuring selected works from over 40 artists address the persistent condition of injustice by presenting empowering concepts of the self, body, and community.

    Artists: Atikur Abdul, John Ahearn, Antonia Andrioti, Aileen Bassis, Thom Bess, Janet Braun-Reinitz, Michael Paul Britto, Suzanne Broughel, Lex Brown, Walter Cruz, Richel M. Cuyler, Tasha Dougé, Dominique Duroseau,  John Edmonds, Jay Espy, Adam Farcus, Shelley Feinerman, William Folchi, Cacy Forgenie, Alvaro G. Franco, Jonathan Gardenhire, Camilo Gordoy, Josué Guarionex, Christopher Hill, William Howard,  Ariel Jackson, Daniel Johnson, Gauntam Kansara, Pat Lamanna, Erin Lefevre, Joe Lewis, Carlos Martiel, Rafael Melendez, Traci J. Molloy, Kaytea Petro, Michael Pribich, Dennis RedMoon Darkeem, Vincent Romaniello, Jaffia Royes, Tajh Rust, Alex Seel, Brittani Sensabaugh, Rudy Shepherd, Spencer Washington, Cinnamon Willis, Quay Quinn Wolf, Lachell C. Workman, Allison Yasukawa, MG Young (on view thru Feb 20).



137 Alexander Avenue, Suite 10 (4th fl)  |  917-558-2389


  • No exhibition this month.



5:30-8:30  | WALLWORKS

39 Bruckner Blvd. |  917-825-9342

  • Chow Dowb with Mr. Wonderful
    A solo exhibition of local artist BR163 featuring his character Mr. Wonderful. (on view thru Feb 3).



5:30-8:30pm | CHARLIE'S BAR & KITCHEN

112 Lincoln Ave. (corner of Bruckner Blvd) | 718-684-2338

    • Art & Burgers
      Wind down your trolley night at Chrlie's Bar & Kitchen. View the art on the walls and enjoy their Wednesday night Beer & Burger special.


The Bronx Council on the Arts thanks Bronx Tourism Council, Barefoot Wines & Bubbly, Capital One Bank, Crown Trophy of the Bronx, En Foco, Fox Networks, MAS Marketing & Advertising Solutions, Montefiore Medical Center, the Throgg's Neck Merchants Association, and Wellcare for supplying the give-aways for our Bronx Culture Trolley nights.


A Special Thanks to our Funders and Supporters

The Bronx Trolley First Wednesday Arts & Culture Tour is a program of:

        Bronx Council on the Arts

        Bronx Cultural Card

        Bronx Tourism Council



It is made possible with funding from:

        NYC Department of Cultural Affair,

        NYS Council on the Arts

        Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation

        Auchincloss Foundation, Inc.

        Hostos Community College

        NYC Council Member James Vacca

        Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.

        Bronx Delegation of the City Council.




FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION about the The Bronx Trolley: Arts & Culture Tour, email or call 718-931-9500 x33

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