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, october 7, 2015




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

  • HOMENAJE: Jorge Soto Sánchez
    The late Nuyorican artist and Taller Boricua founding member Jorge Soto Sánchez (1947-1987) is honored in an exhibit featuring selected paintings, ink drawings, and mixed media, including versions of his best known work El velorio de Oller en nueva york. His distinctive iconography which blends African and pre-Columbian motifs, among other traditions, expresses the multiracial and multicultural composition of Puerto Rican identity. Curator: Gladys Peña-Acosta. (on view Oct 7 - Dec 2)


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

  • 5:30-7:30pm Readings & Conversations Hop off the Bronx Trolley at the Bronx Museum where author Monica S. Martinez will read excerpts from Seasonal Husband, followed by a Q&A. Martinez takes the reader on a journey of a young woman trying to find herself in the midst of an abusive relationship.

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

    ¡Presente! The Young Lords in New York
    Organized by guest curators Johanna Fernández and Yasmín Ramírez, ¡Presente! The Young Lords in New York is the first museum survey to examine the radical social group founded by Puerto Rican youth in New York and Chicago in the 1960s. The Young Lords’ impactful political activities, community-focused initiatives, and spirited affirmation of Puerto Rican identity inspired both a generation of artists active during this era and artists working today. (on view thru Oct 15).

  • 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).


5:30-8:30  | METROPLITAN COLLEGE OF NEW YORK-Bronx Extension Center

529 Courtlandt Ave, 5th floor lounge, Bronx NY 10451  |  718-665-7787 x4002

  • Art Exhibition TBD


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

  • Hot or Cold?
    What makes us perceive something as hot or cold?  What elements are used by artists to bring out the cold or hot properties in a piece of work? Color and texture often influence our perception of temperature in work, but intellectual ideas, emotional imagery, and a sense of movement are also important factors. Nine artists from the BX200 Artist Directory feature work that explores the idea of the non-physical perception of hot and cold. The show looks at work that creates an instant visceral feeling of "Hot or Cold" and explores the idea of work having both qualities simultaneously. What elements have been employed to create the overall feeling of the works temperature? How much of this reaction is universal and how much is connected to our own unique life experience? Featured artists: Donald Daedalus, Diane Davis, Juanita Lanzo, Lisa Lebofsky, Arnaldo Morales, Roy Secord, Jose Soto, Natalie Wood, and Zimad. (on view thru Oct 10).

    6:30-8:00pm: The Artists Talk with Juanita Lanzo, Jose Soto and Roy Secord.


5:30-8:30  | WALLWORKS

39 Bruckner Blvd. |  917-825-9342

  • Ces: A Solo Exhibition
    Wallworks kicks off the fall season with a solo exhibition of Ces. Known for his incredibly creative Instagram posts of his name drawn in various objects, his show will be a full gallery experience of Ces! (on view thru Oct 14).


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.


































































































































































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