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


Stay Tuned for the December 7th Trolley Tour

November 2nd "All Souls Day" Ghost Story Trolley Tour with Charlie Vázque

BCA's Bronx Writers Center Director Charlie Vázquez will host this special First Wednesday Arts and Culture Trolley in the South Bronx, which will depart from our Longwood Art Gallery in Hostos Community College at 5:30pm. Come share a ghost story or listen to those told by others for All Souls Day, which arrives on the heels of Halloween and Mexico's Day of the Dead.

Ghost stories are one of humankind's most enduring story forms and are constantly reinvented by writers, filmmakers and other artists to reflect the values and styles of their times. These chilling tales of the supernatural and returning dead continue to mystify and fascinate the most curious and innocent aspects of our psyches... for the young and old!




450 Grand Concourse 149th Street | 718-518-6728

November 2, 2016 | 5-9PM

RECEPTION - Fifth Bronx Latin American Art Biennial

Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture, in partnership with the Bronx Council on the Arts, is pleased to be participating in the.  Featured artists at Longwood include: Liliana Avalos (Perú),  Williams Carmona (Cuba), Scherezade García ( Dominican Republic), Patrick McGrath Muñiz (Puerto Rico),  Elsa Meléndez (Puerto Rico), José Morales, (Puerto Rico), Clara Morera (Cuba), Freddy Rodríguez (Dominican Republic), Nancy Saleme (Venezuela), Juan Sánchez (Puerto Rico), Ezequiel Taveras (Dominican Republic), Sandra Mack Valencia (Colombia).



1040 Grand Concourse 165th Street | 718-681-6000

November 2, 2016 | 5:30 – 7:30 – Free guided gallery tours


Linda Cunningham: South Bronx Waterfront Sagas

For the Bronx Museum’s lobby wall, Cunningham’s mural combines unexpected materials with photo-transferred images. These images are layered with acrylic and pastel, revealing deteriorating remains of abandoned South Bronx waterfront areas, punctuated by multiple power transfer stations, railroads, and refuse transfer stations. The torn edges of bifurcated sheets of canvas and shards of information provide a glimpse of the South Bronx’s complex history as a borough with industrial landscapes and greenery.

Linda Cunningham South Bronx Waterfront Sagas is made possible in part by the support of the Bronx Council on the Arts’ Bronx Recognizes its Own (BRIO Award) stipend.

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305 East 140th Street Bronx NY 10454 | 718-401-8144

November 2, 2016 | 6-8pm


Blanka Amezkua, Dina Bursztyn, Alva Calymayor, Patricia Cazorla, Ada Pilar Cruz, Maria Dominguez, Miriam Hernandez, Antonia Perez, Nitza Tufiño, Mary Valverde, Catalina Viejo

Curated by Esperanza Cortés, THE BORDER CROSSED ME examines the emotional, psychological and physiological effects of immigration across the planet. Works on view tackle the disempowering effect of immigration often due to political upheaval, religious intolerance, armed conflict, land grabs and dispossession on individuals, families and cultures from colonized countries.

The exhibition delves into the impact of border culture on language, the economy, the earth, and mental health. Constructed by more powerful governments, these borders are intended to guard their political power, cultural knowledge and privilege. Here border culture is defined as a state of living between worlds, customs, cultures, languages, sexes and expanses of time. Its plight gives birth to hybridity and transculturation.


128 Alexander Avenue, Bronx, NY, 10454 | (845) 729-5467

November 2, 2016 | 6:30 - 7:30

"Friends: Passed and Present" 

Curated by Barry Kostrinsky

A group exhibition featuring friends who have passed and are very much still present. As well as old and new friends. Though not a thematically driven show, many themes are present: Expressionism, outsider art, time, the figure, sex,  and more. Mediums include: painting, drawing, photography, ceramics, glass, poetry, found objects.... This is not a static show, new work will be added and others will rotate out fluidly throughout the exhibition. 

Artists include: 
Dan Asher, Anthony Haden-Guest, Bradley Hart, Jerome Lamaar (9J), Heide Hatry, Timothy Blum, Michelle Ross, Andy Golub,  Aurelija Cepulinskaite, Pablo Cano, Nina Seigenfeld, R. Douglass Rice, JC Rice, Adam Shultz, Steve Montgomery, Bing Lee, Al Bensusan, Matt Chmielarczyk, Luis Pagan, Romaro Richardson, Alex Jove, Reydi Garcia Gil, Chelsea Herron, Shannon Lange, Pablo Cano, Rhonda Dee, Kai Ladzinski, Barry Kostrinsky, Eric Doeringer, Marisol Diaz, Zimad, Krystyna Lyczywek, Larry Kleinman, Julie Harvey, Darcy Dahl , Charles Mayton, Bruce M Sherman, Anne Muldrow, Ruonan Yan and others. Performance at the opening reception on 9.17 included Poets and Musicians.



309 Alexander Avenue Apartment 3A - Bronx 10454 | 917.260.9954

November 2, 2016 | 6pm - 8pm

Pipe Cleaners & Works on Paper

Pipe Cleaners and Works on Paper will inaugurate the artist run space AAA3A.  AAA3A will host gregarious living room occurrences, face to face exchanges, victual, dialogue, workshops, residencies and art inside the former home of the Bronx Blue Bedroom Project

In this recent body of work, I rediscovered the nobleness of working with paper and pipe cleaners all over again, through the use of simple forms, primarily the circle.  I found that in its apparent simplicity lies an infinite world yet to be unfolded.  And the door seems to be opening for loads of new unrestrained and creative possibilities for me.

Recipient of the BRIO award from the Bronx Council on the Arts in 2007, Blanka Amezkua began an artist-run project in her bedroom called the Bronx Blue Bedroom Project (BBBP) in 2008.   In 2010, BBBP's two-year trajectory was included in several shows in New York City.  The first was Greater New York: 5 Year Review at MoMA-PS 1 and Alternative Histories at Exit Art.

Blanka was formally trained as a painter, studying in Florence, Italy and received her B.A. from California State University, Fresno.  Her work and projects have been shown in the United States, Mexico, Belgium and Greece at MoMA-P.S.1, Exit Art, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, El Museo del Barrio, Queens Museum of Art, Towson University, Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts in San Francisco, Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana (MACLA), Casa John Spencer, and The Taller Boricua, among others.

Between 2010 – 2016 she made Athens, Greece her home, where among other things, she was involved in "social / mobile art & performance", curated and organized art related events, and initiated and ran an alternative art space in the intimacy of an apartment in the center of Athens.

Mentions of her work and projects are included in Art News, the New York Times, TimeOut, Daily News, Art21:blog, athinorama, Athens News, Queens Chronicle, International Museum of Women, WNYC, as well as other publications.


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, a program of the Bronx Council on the Arts and the Bronx Tourism Council, is made possible with funding from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, NYS Council on the Arts, the Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation, Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Inc., Hostos Community College, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., NYC Council Members Fernando Cabrera, Andrew Cohen, Melissa Mark-Viverito and James Vacca and the 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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