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, may 7, 2014

*note: programming and venue information subject to change



Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos

Bronx Museum of the Arts



Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos

450 Grand Concourse at 149th Street

Bronx NY 10451


 5:00-8:30pm: Closing Reception for GAY

GAY examines the cultural shift that has taken place in identity within the last decade by looking at the production of gay male artists of color from 2003-2013. Through painting, drawing, sculpture, video, performance and text, the artists in the exhibition interrogate, de-construct, embrace and celebrate the gay label. This show contains adult content.

Artists include: David Antonio Cruz, Jose Joaquin Figueroa, Cacy Forgenie, Lawrence Graham-Brown, Imani Henry, Steve Locke, Rafael Melendez, Lucas Michael, Troy Mitchie, Netza Moreno, Twiggy Pucci Garçon, Carlo Quispe, Carlos Sandoval De Leon, Jacolby Satterwhite, Hector Silva, Nodeth Vang, Rob Vassilarakis, Charlie Vázquez, Antonio Vicenty and Dorian Wood. On view thru May 7, 2014.

 6:00-8:30pm: Big Read Book Giveaway
Big Read student book discussion, book giveaway and performance


The trolley bell rings at 5:30, 6:30, and 7:30pm,

just before the trolley departs for other destinations.

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along the trolley route

Bronx Museum of the Arts

1040 Grand Concourse at 165th Street

Bronx, NY 10456


 5:30-7:30pm: Book Signing

Readings and Conversations with Raquel Cepeda

Hop off the Bronx Council on the Arts’ Bronx Culture Trolley at The Bronx Museum and hear Raquel Cepeda discuss her book Bird of Paradise: How I Became Latina. Equal parts memoir about Cepeda’s coming of age in New York City and Santo Domingo and detective story chronicling her year-long journey to discover the truth about her ancestry, the book also looks at what it means to be Latina today. The paperback is out now wherever books are sold.

Visit Raquel Cepeda's website at

 5:45-7:45pm: Free Guided Tour of the Museum’s Exhibition
Bronx Lab: Performing the Library

This exhibition displays the outcome of a 2013 workshop entitled "Performing the Library" held at the University Institute of Architecture in Venice as an intensive university-level studio whose aim was to design one or more "library" spaces. A video about the workshop’s activities and process accompanies boards illustrating the students’ projects and study models that contain objects belonging to members of their own families, which were used to establish spatial relationships as conceptual stage-sets for future buildings. (on view thru May 31st)

Nina Talbot: Veterans

Veterans conveys rarely told personal stories of American men and women from the U.S. Military. The ten paintings on view focus primarily on Bronx residents including portraits of Leroy Archible and Carmen Rodriguez, who were instrumental in introducing Talbot to veterans in the Bronx. Archible, a Korean War Marine Veteran, is an activist in local Bronx politics and civic affairs, and provided leadership in raising funds in 2008 to renovate the Charlton –Thompson Memorial Garden in the Morrisania section of the Bronx, which is dedicated to two decorated African-American Korea veterans. Rodriguez, founder of the Military Women in Power group at the Bronx Veterans Affairs Medical Center, provides support to female veterans. (on view thru July 6, 2014)

Shyu Ruey-Shiann: One Kind of Behavior

Shyu Ruey-Shiann works with different materials and media to explore themes related to our environment. This installation is inspired by the quasi-mechanical movements of creatures such as the hermit crabs. The artist sees in the random opening and closing of their shells on the beach, a stark contrast with contemporary society where things move at high speed. Contrasting man and animal behavior, the exhibition asks us to consider the environmental consequences of our mechanical impulses on nature. (on view thru Aug 17).

Beyond the Supersquare

Beyond the Supersquare explores the indelible influence of Latin American and Caribbean modernist architecture on contemporary art. The exhibition features over 30 artists and more than 60 artworks, including photography, video, sculpture, installation, and drawing, that respond to major Modernist architectural projects constructed in Latin America and the Caribbean from the 1920s through the 1960s. This exhibition is co-organized by Holly Block (NYC) and María Inés Rodríguez (Colombia) and designed by Benedeta Monteverde (Mexico). (on view thru Jan 11, 2015).

Rethinking the Garden Casita

Rethinking the Garden Casita From Puerto Rico to the South Bronx, the casita, or “little house” in Spanish, is the social centerpiece and focal point of many community gardens. For this exhibition, TEN Arquitectos and engineers were enlisted to rethink the traditional casita as a modular kit of parts. The design incorporates resilient elements such as photovoltaic panels, rainwater management systems, and Wi-Fi, ensuring that the casita will function off the grid both on a daily basis and in the event of another citywide disaster like Sandy. Looking ahead, the flexible kit of parts can be adapted and built at NYRP’s other community gardens across the five boroughs. Plans, sketches, renderings, and images of TEN Arquitectos’ design will be on view, 2015 to continue the dialogue surrounding community-based design and resilient architecture. (on view thru Jan 11, 2015).

 5:30-7:30pm: Exhibition TBA

305 East 140th Street

Bronx, NY 10454

Exhibition TBA


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 Culture Trolley is a program of:

  • The Bronx Council on the Arts’ South Bronx Cultural Corridor,
  • The Bronx Cultural Card, and
  • The Bronx Tourism Council.

It is made possible with funding from:

  • Bloomberg Philanthropies
  • Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation
  • The Scherman Foundation
  • The New York City Department of Small Business Services
  • The Bronx Empowerment Zone
  • The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs
  • The New York State Council on the Arts
  • National Endowment for the Arts
  • Council Member James Vacca
  • Council Member Maria del Carmen Arroyo

Bronx Delegation of the City Council
Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.
























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

  Visit the South Bronx
  Cultural Corridor

The Bronx Culture Trolley runs on First Wednesdays, but these venues have a lot to offer between trolley nights. Call or check web sites for more information.

305 East 140th Street

Bronx NY 10454

Bronx Academy of Arts & Dance
842 Barretto Street (between Garrison & Lafayette Avenues)

Bronx, NY 10474

Bronx Museum of the Arts
1040 Grand Concourse

(at 165 Street)

Bronx, NY 10456

Bruckner Gallery

Bruckner Bar & Grill
1 Bruckner Blvd,

Bronx, NY 10454


Gordon Parks Gallery
The College of New Rochelle School of New Resources
(John Cardinal O’Connor Campus)
332 East 149th Street


Hostos Center for
the Arts & Culture

Hostos Community College
450 Grand Concourse
at 149 Street

Bronx, NY 10451

LDR Studio Gallery
137 Alexander Avenue, Suite 10 (4th floor), Bronx, NY 10454

Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos
Hostos Community College
450 Gran
d Concourse

(near 149th Street)

Bronx, NY 10451

940 Garrison Avenue

(at Manida Avenue)

Bronx, NY 10474

Pregones Theater
571 Walton Avenue
(btwn 149th & 150th Sts)

Bronx, NY 10451



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