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Bronx arts organizations




Andrew Freedman Home

1125 Grand Concourse

Bronx, New York 10452

(646) 316-3382

The Andrew Freedman Home is a community center that focuses on the arts, dance, music and performance with a special emphasis education and training. Just steps away from famous Bronx cultural institutions like the Bronx Museum of Arts and Yankee Stadium, The Andrew Freedman Home welcomes creativity and inspiration for all.


Bronx Academy of Arts & Dance

(home of Arthur Aviles Typical Theatre)

2474 Westchester Avenue / Bronx, NY 10461


The Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance was founded by Bessie Award-winning dancer/choreographer, Arthur Aviles and writer Charles Rice-Gonzalez. BAAD! is the home of Arthur Aviles Typical Theatre dance company and the spaces artists in residence include Actress/Comedian Drag King Elizabeth “Macha” Marrero, sculptor Cassandra, writer Rice-Gonzalez and choreographer Richard Rivera.

Bardekova Ensemble

2965 Marion Avenue / Bronx, NY 10458


The purpose of the organization is the performance of music written or arranged for double-reed instruments. New works have been both arranged by Ellen Bardekoff during the past five years and then performed by the group. Currently, the ensemble contains two oboists and one bassoonist. They perform at various sites throughout the Bronx.

Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum

895 Shore Road / Bronx, NY 10464


The mansion was opened to the public as a house museum of the City of New York in 1946 and designated a national historic landmark in 1977. The restored carriage house, with permanent interpretive panels and a transportation exhibit, opened in April 1993. Operating under a license from the NYC Department of Parks & Recreation, the museum focuses on education for the public, care and upgrading of the exhibited and stored collections, and the fund raising to support these two areas. The museum welcomes school groups as well as visitors.

Baychester Visual Arts Association, Inc.

P.O. Box 678, Co-op City Station / Bronx, NY 10475


Baychester Visual Arts has served Co-op City and the northeast Bronx communities with quality art programs spanning all ages, levels of expertise, and cultural ethnicity.  Member artists produce works in all media -- acrylic, pastels, watercolor and oils.  Weekly classes are conducted for those who need or desire instruction.  These classes are held for seniors, adults, and youth on Monday evening and Saturday morning.  Lectures and demonstrations are offered for those who only wish to enrich their knowledge and appreciation of the visual arts.

Blind Beggar Press, Inc.

P.O. Box 437, Williamsbridge Station

Bronx, NY 10467


Blind Beggar Press has been in existence since 1977, providing a vehicle for the publication of writing and art by People of Colour. We also provide technical assistance to aspiring writers of poetry, fiction, scholarly works, plays, etc. in English, Spanish and French. They are also the oldest, if not the only Bronx publisher, owned and operated by people of colour. To date, Blind Beggar Press has published writers from all over the Bronx, the greater New York area, writers from at least 15 other states in America, Africa, the Caribbean and Europe.  BLIND BEGGAR PRESS is currently investigating use of the Internet as an exchange forum for writers of colour around the world, as well as a marketing tool for its publications.

Bronx Arts Ensemble, Inc.

80 Van Cortlandt South, Suite #7D-1 / Bronx, NY 10463


The Bronx Arts Ensemble, Inc. is establishing the structure that is giving the Bronx its first professional orchestra. An important policy that Bronx Arts Ensemble uses to guarantee quality in the orchestra is to provide fees that are prevailing Local 802 union wages, providing access to the finest pool of musicians in the NYC area. BRONX ARTS ENSEMBLE commissions new music, stages operas and children's concerts and showcases internationally acclaimed soloists. Each season they present over 100 concerts at historic sites, concert halls, schools and parks, as well as in some of the borough's treasured landmark homes. BRONX ARTS ENSEMBLE serves the Bronx with programs of high quality that includes a repertoire of many cultural, educational programs for students and adults, and traditional chamber and orchestral concerts. Programs are taken to neighborhoods and schools free of charge or at low admission fees so that BAE's mission of cultural enrichment may be accessible to all.

The Bronx Concert Singers, Inc.

c/o St. Pauls Evangelical Lutheran Church

1891 McGraw Avenue / Bronx, NY 10462


The Bronx Concert Singers encourage and foster choral singing and enrich the quality of life for the borough of the Bronx through concerts that are performed throughout the borough. Concerts are performed each year at various sites throughout the Bronx.

Bronx Conservatory of Music

P.O. Box 622460, Bronx, NY 10462


The Bronx Conservatory of Music is a music school offering private (individual) lessons to beginners and advancing students in piano, voice, guitar, strings, woodwinds, brass, and percussion. Founded by Elizabeth T. Hoard, the school’s mission is to provide world class music training to the Bronx community at an affordable price. Our faculty of renowned performers and teachers are graduates of institutions from all over the world, including the Juilliard School, Mannes College of Music, NYU Steinhardt, and Manhattan School of Music. The Bronx Conservatory is an all-borough program with two community locations, the Bronx Community College (main location) at 181st Street and University Avenue and the Holy Rosary Catholic School at 1500 Arnow Avenue. In addition to individual lessons, the program includes free theory classes, free percussion classes, small group work, and recitals throughout the year. The teaching goals are to promote personal growth through the understanding and enjoyment of music, to develop performance skills and to provide valuable outlets for self-expression, especially for young people. Secondarily, the school seeks to develop audiences for classical music in the Bronx. An announcement about a third community location will be coming soon, stay tuned to our website for more information.


Bronx County Historical Society

3309 Bainbridge Avenue / Bronx, NY 10467


The Bronx County Historical Society, founded in 1955, is a private, non-profit, educational and cultural institution chartered by the New York State Board of Regents and dedicated to the collection, preservation, documentation and interpretation of the history and heritage of The Bronx and its people. The Society disseminates information to the general public, students, historians, urban planners and to museums and libraries on the historical, social and economic development of The Bronx. The Society utilizes its collections in exhibitions, both in-house and travelling, in historical research, in the production of publications, both scholarly and popular, in educational programming and in the operation of a Research Library, The Bronx County Archives and two historic housed as museums, the Edgar Allan Poe Cottage and the Valentine-Varian House/Museum of Bronx History.

Bronx Dance Theatre

585 East 187th Street, #2 / Bronx, NY 10458


Bronx Dance Theatre provides the background, technique training and performing opportunities to talented Bronx youth who want to become professional performing artists. BDT provides instruction in classical ballet, point, modern, tap and jazz to 450 Bronx youths six days a week.  BDT presents 25 productions throughout the year. Bronx Dance Theatre also conducts over 700 classes in collaboration with Community School District 10 at Bronx Dance Academy, a middle school of classical dance located in the Bronx Dance Theatre. BDT has also conducted dance programs in P.S. 50 (CSD 12) and P.S. 37 (CSD 10).

Bronx Documentary Center

614 Courtlandt Avenue (@ 151st St.)

Bronx, New York 10451


Founded in 2011, the Bronx Documentary Center (BDC) is a non-profit gallery and educational space devoted to documentary projects from around the globe. Located on the ground floor of a recently revitalized building in the South Bronx, the BDC aims to create an engaging environment for local and international photojournalists, artists, filmmakers, critics and educators committed to innovative methods of non-fiction storytelling.

Bronx House School for Performing Arts

990 Pelham Parkway South / Bronx, NY 10461


Bronx House School for Performing Arts offers year-round private and group instrumental music, dance and theater classes for students of all ages, pre-school through adult. Additionally, we offer a special needs music class. The school also produces an annual musical theater production for children in grade 3 and up in collaboration with Riverdale Children’s Theatre. Located in a state-of-the-art 7,000 square foot wing, the facility features sound proof and sound enhanced music rooms and three dance studios. The faculty of accomplished performers and educators have advanced degrees from music schools around the world. The School offers partial need-based scholarships to any student who qualifies for financial assistance as well as multi-session and sibling discounts. Through the generosity of the Tom Freston Instrument Lending Library, loaner instruments are available for use during lessons at Bronx House and for practice at home, free of charge. Info: 718-792-1800 x235.

Bronx Museum of the Arts

1040 Grand Concourse / Bronx, NY 10456-3999


The Bronx Museum, founded in 1971, is a fine arts museum with a mandate to serve the visual arts, educational and cultural needs of the borough's residents.  The Artist in the Marketplace program provides guidance for artists in matters of financial management, self-promotion, networking and information-sharing. The museum also offers First Fridays special programming and other public programs including film screenings, panels and symposia.

Bronx Music Heritage Center

1303 Louis Nine Blvd, Bronx, NY 10459


The Bronx Music Heritage Center (BMHC) celebrates the rich history and creative spirit that defines Bronx music, from jazz, salsa, R&B and hip hop to new sounds coming to life across the borough. Founded by the Women’s Housing and Economic Development Corporation (WHEDco), the BMHC is committed to preserving and promoting Bronx music, cultivating Bronx artists, spurring neighborhood revival, and providing free cultural programs for the community.


Bronx Opera Company, Inc.

5 Minerva Place, #2J / Bronx, NY 10468


The Bronx Opera Company was founded in 1967 and has operated continuously in its home borough ever since. The centerpiece of its artistic activities annually is its full production of opera. These, done with full orchestra and chorus, fully staged and costumed and always sung in English, occur in January and May. Additional performances of excerpts occur throughout the year as do additional concerts by our chorus and orchestra. About 120 persons participate during each full production. The company introduces opera to many who have never experienced it live before (an maintains modes admission prices and discounts to this end) while proudly representing its community and providing meaningful vehicles for important exposure and experience for its many talented participants. Many of these use this to further professional careers.  Bronx performances take place at the Lovinger Theatre on the campus of Lehman College.

Bronx River Art Center & Gallery

1087 East Tremont Avenue / Bronx, NY 10460


Founded in 1980 Bronx River Art Center and Gallery provides quality professional visual arts programming to the lower income community in South Central Bronx in which it exists. Five exhibitions featuring artists of the Bronx and citywide, emerging to mid-career, are mounted each year. Themes range in ethnic and historical significance to the community and broader issues of the art world.  Five highly noteworthy performances are presented annually in conjunction with receptions scheduled titled the High/Low Performances Series.  In addition, 10 artists studio spaces are awarded each year and two artists-in-residence are provided studio and community service. Forty-five classes in visual arts instructions are offered free to kids throughout the year.


Bronx Stage & Film Company, Inc.

Postal Office Box 580-179 / Bronx, NY 10458

718-907-0079 /

A professional non-profit arts org. dedicated to the discipline of theater and film. They serve as and artistic resource for emerging artists. Their goal is to be touchstone for emerging artists and to promote art particularly from the Bronx.

Bronx Symphony Orchestra

2141 Muliner Avenue / Bronx, NY 10462-2002


The mission of the Bronx Symphony is to bring orchestra concerts to audiences in all parts of the Bronx and to give capable community based musicians an opportunity to play. The Bronx Symphony Orchestra selects classical and contemporary orchestral repertoire that has the broadest possible appeal. All performances are free to the public.

Bronx Underground, LLC

1506 Research Avenue / Bronx, NY 10465


An organization devoted in providing Bronx audiences various opportunities to experience live music in their borough, and to foster the development and promotion of unsigned or undiscovered musicians and artists in the Bronx.



Lehman College / Carman Hall Room C4

250 Bedford Park Boulevard / Bronx, NY 10468


BRONXNET is the independent non-profit community television network for the Bronx. Its four channels features Bronxnet produced shows as well as those created by community access producers. Bronx residents and non-profit organizations are offered the opportunity to learn how to create television productions and produce their own shows as access producers. Bronxnet produced shows include: NEWS 67; BRONX TALK: and BRONX LIVE!, a monthly series dedicated to presenting the best of Bronx -performing arts and cultural institutions, as well as airing the work of internationally renowned artists who are presented in limited engagements in Bronx venues.

Casita Maria Center for Arts and Education

928 Simpson Street / Bronx, NY 10459

718-589-2230 Phone

After school community center providing services in education, employment, arts, etc.

Cephas Center for the Arts
2500 Westchester Avenue
Bronx, NY 10461


The Cephas Center for the Arts is a campus-wide facility offering those in the greater NYC community, as well as Westchester and beyond, the opportunity to experience the performing & visual arts. The Center offers affordable space which is available to rent for musicals & plays, dance, visual arts, and studio space. The Center makes available to artists of all ages a place to workshop their piece in a NYC arts space without having to spend NYC prices. Steps from public transportation and four blocks from the Hutchinson River Parkway and Bruckner Expressway, the Cephas Center offers an affordable sanctuary in which artists can take risks and hone their craft, all within the epicenter for the arts.

Center Stage Community Playhouse, Inc.

P.O. Box 138, Westchester Square Station / Bronx, NY 10461

347-789-7184 (ticket reservations)

Since 1969 Center State Community Playhouse has been delighting audiences with a wide range of first rate theater performances. We have opened our doors to the community through free "second stage" productions, open houses, post-play discussions, and benefit performances for other community organizations.  The quality of our productions has been recognized by invitations to perform at Lincoln Center, Lehman Center for the Performing Arts, and the Quaigh Theatre (off-Broadway).

Christ Church Riverdale

5030 Henry Hudson Parkway East / Bronx, NY 10471


For over 22 years CCR has been presenting a series of concerts to introduce the Bronx Community to our beautiful landmark church founded in 1866. Both Lou Gehrig and Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia were member of our church and have memorials in the church.


City Island Historical Society

P.O. Box 82 / Bronx, NY 10464-1341


Founded and staffed entirely by volunteers, was formed in 75 to collect and display artifacts, photographs, documents, and art works related to the history of City Island. The society operates a museum in an old public school building.

City Island Theatre Group

P.O. Box #45 / Bronx, NY 10464


The purposes of the City Island Theatre Group are : to provide a community theatre environment on City Island by producing live performing arts events intended to attract and include members, performers, and audiences of all ages; provide affordable theatre and related cultural events to the general public of Bronx County through the active presentation of a diversity of theatre forms; encourage the creation and performance of new works by playwrights; enrich and expand the cultural and artistic awareness of those whom otherwise might not be exposed to theatre; and to develop, cultivate foster and advance the intelligent appreciation of theatre.


Contemporary Ballet Theatre

P.O. Box 740015 / Bronx, NY 10474


CBT's mission is to raise health awareness by offering educational and occupational opportunities to the underserved children and adults in the Bronx through ballet instruction and performance within a cooperative structure. CBT was inc. in 02.


D.A.N.C.E., Inc.

Danza Fiesta: Baile y Teatro Puertorriqueño

1408 Commonwealth Avenue / Bronx, NY 10472


PRDT was created with the emission of promoting Puerto Rican culture in NYC through folkloric and popular dance. The company has been fulfilling its mission with workshops and performances at venues as diverse as Summer Stage, the 77th Macy's Parade…In 2001 Danza Fiesta became part of the non-for-profit organization Diversity in Arts in Nations for Cultural Education (DANCE, Inc.).


Derfner Judaica Museum + The Art Collection

at The Hebrew Home at Riverdale

5901 Palisade Avenue / Bronx, NY 10471



The Derfner Judaica Museum + The Art Collection provide universally accessible arts programming, including exhibitions, lectures and workshops, with a special focus on older adult and special needs audiences. Permanent and changing exhibitions at the Derfner Judaica Museum highlight Jewish culture and art.  The collection of 20th century and contemporary art, including a sculpture garden overlooking the Hudson River and Palisades, features works by Jim Dine, Herbert Ferber, Alex Katz, Joan Mitchell, Louise Nevelson,  Ben Shahn and Andy Warhol.


Drammeh Institute, Inc, The

PO Box 558, Co-op City Station / Bronx, NY 10475



Multi-purpose cultural arts initiative whose main focus is media development, archiving moving images and presenting social commentaries of under-represented populations in mainstream media.



El Maestro Cultural & Educational Center, Inc.

300 Southern Boulevard / Bronx, NY 10459 (Corner of Freeman Street)

An educational and cultural center focusing on promoting Puerto Rican arts and culture. Central networking and gathering center for members  of the community to communicate and celebrate who we are.

Flo-Bert, LTD.

2040 Bruckner Boulevard 11G / Bronx, NY 10473


To raise the public appreciation for the unique art and skill involved in tap dancing, which is a true American creation, by presenting it in an entertaining, educational and multicultural way.



Garces Puppeteria

1019 Calhoun Avenue / Bronx, NY 10465


An educational and cultural organization with experience in designing puppetry projects in all aspects.


En Foco, Inc.

1738 Hone Avenue / Bronx, NY 10461


En Foco provides professional recognition and exposure to photographers who are culturally invested and to introduce a positive concept of Latino and other minority culture through the expressive and interpretive medium of photography.  En Foco reaches these goals through its bilingual publication Nueva Luz, Critical Mass newsletter, the En Foco Touring Gallery, major exhibitions, permanent collection, photographers slide registry, and portfolio reviews. As a 21-year-old organization, En Foco has established a high level of artistic success and exposure, providing quality programming by photographers of color throughout underserviced communities.

Focal Point Gallery

321 City Island Avenue / Bronx, NY 10464


Focal Point Press, founded in 1984, provides a unique forum for both established and emerging visual artists, especially fine art photographers who have few outlets in which to display their work. Focal Point is distinguished for its diverse exhibitions and high quality publications. The work displayed at Focal Point is distinguished by its diversity. The variety of artistic styles furthers both the artist's and the public's understanding and appreciation of the visual arts.  In addition, Focal Point has become the one place in City Island where local artists have come together to show their work as a group and experience the work of their fellow artists. The Press regularly hosts 8 different exhibitions (group and individual) per season.

Riverdale Repertory Company

Riverdale YM-YWHA

5625 Arlington Avenue / Bronx NY 10471


Highbridge Voices

1360 Merriam Avenue / Bronx, NY 10452


Highbridge Voices is a professional children's choir for 250 boys and girls who live in or go to school in the Highbridge community. The program consists of 4 components: the concert choir and related program; the training choir; the chamber choir; a literacy program. The concert choir has 150 students ranging in age from 9 to 13. The students rehearse 6 hours weekly. They attend music theory classes, music history classes, and private voice lessons weekly; the training choir has 100 members ranging in age from 5 to 8. They meet on Saturdays for 2 hours. The chamber choir has 40 students ranging in age from 12 to 16. This choir is for students who have shown a remarkable interest in music, specifically singing. They rehearse 4 hours weekly. A literacy program is held on Saturdays for 36 of the most academically challenged children in the program. There are 3 two hour classes with 12 children in each class. With the aid of a certified teacher, the children are given individual attention addressing difficulties in reading and writing skills.

Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture

450 Grand Concourse / Bronx, NY 10451


The Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture is committed to provide cultural and artistic services to its host community, the South Bronx, and other nearby communities.  In all its aspects, the Program is committed to community outreach and involvement. The Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture strives to create ways in which the cultural heritages of its audiences (especially Hispanics and Blacks) are affirmed and nurtured.  The Center makes an effort to present artists of renown to community residents who normally would not have the means or the inclination to attend performances in Manhattan. At the time, the Center engages local professional artists, thereby helping to foster a resurgence in the arts in an area that until recently had been in steep economic and social decline. Virtually every art form is presented in a typical season: music, dance, painting, sculpture, drama, literary arts, and traditional crafts.  The Center's programming consists of a concert series; a visual arts exhibition series; a workshop series in drama, folk arts (crafts and literary arts; and a film series.

Huntington Free Library & Reading Room

9 Westchester Square / Bronx, NY 10461


The Huntington Free Library and Reading Room, founded in 1892, is a non-circulating library open to the general public. The Library continues today as a community resource with a specialization in Bronx history. Since 1930 it also serves as the library for the Museum of the American Indian, holding one of foremost book collections on Native Americans. Materials on the ethnology, archeology, history, arts, folklore, and languages of the native people of the Americas are supplemented by information on contemporary tribal issues. This non-circulating collection is open to the public. Visitors range from third graders doing "Indian projects," to scholars researching topics in their areas of specialization; The Library occasionally hosts programs relating to its subject specialties.

Jessica Danser/dansfolk

Jessica Danser/dansfolk is an all-female contemporary dance company founded in 2005 with the vision of creating socially conscious dance accessible to underexposed audiences. Company had works presented by the Bx Academy of Arts and Dance-BAAD!, Etc.

Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club "K Company"

1930 Randall Avenue / Bronx NY 10473

Tony Santiago

"K - Company" is a touring company under Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club.  The company is composed of forty members, four staff workers, and eight volunteers. The members are between the ages of 6 through 18 and demonstrate exceptional talent skills in dance, music, and song.  The company performs African, Latin, Ballet, Jazz Dance and special modern song and classical music.

Lawyers Alliance for New York

171 Madison Avenue, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10016


Lawyers Alliance for New York is the leading provider of business and transactional legal services for nonprofit organizations, including community arts groups, that are improving the quality of life in New York City neighborhoods. Learn more about Lawyers Alliance here.

Lehman Center for the Performing Arts, Inc.

250 Bedford Park Boulevard West / Bronx, NY 10468-1589


Lehman Center, founded in 1980, located on the campus of Lehman College, is a separately incorporated, non profit organization. The facilities include a 2310 seat concert hall, 500 seat theatre and amphitheater. The Center makes the performing arts accessible to the local community by presenting professional and emerging artists at affordable ticket prices, or free of charge. Programming reflects a commitment to the boroughs diversity by offering a range of artists from many nations and cultures. Special community celebrations (Puerto Rican Heritage Concert, Albanian Cultural Festival) also highlight the season.  Local residents are further served through the rental of the center's facilities by local schools, community groups, and commercial producers.

Lehman College Art Gallery

250 Bedford Park Boulevard West / Bronx, NY 10468-1589


The Lehman College Art Gallery, which opened November 1984 in the newly remodeled Fine Arts building of Lehman College offers a program of quality art exhibitions, free and readily accessible to the general public. The Gallery presents five to seven exhibitions each year, mainly in the field of contemporary art. While these exhibitions are presented in a context that will be of interest to the general public, they are chosen for their artistic merits and take into account the diversity within the Lehman Gallery audience, with consideration given to representation of artists of differing backgrounds. In implementing its mission of providing exciting art and education programs as part of life in the Bronx, the Lehman Gallery program includes exhibitions which explore specific themes; one-person exhibitions by major innovators ranging from the famous to the under recognized artist, providing Bronx audiences with an opportunity to know an individual artist through a significant body of work; and surveys honoring established and emerging artists from the Bronx. Exhibitions are also chosen with consideration for the interests of school children and community members who have no specialized knowledge of the arts. Education is an integral component of exhibition programming and provides the basis of the Gallery's outreach - from young students to senior citizens. All exhibitions are open to the general public free of charge, and the Gallery has weekend and evening hours.  Schools and other community groups may book tours of the Gallery.

Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos

450 Grand Concourse / Bronx, NY 10451


The Longwood Arts Project is a highly recognized, professional visual arts facility, serving as an incubator for emerging artists. The exhibition program features solo exhibitions of local artists and thematic group exhibitions that focus on community, social issues, and contemporary values. The Longwood Cyber Residency and Exhibition Program includes the Longwood Cyber Studios which are available to four artists per year and include a computer, software, Internet, and technology consultants to facilitate their exploration of emerging technologies as creative tools. The four artists' cyber projects will be available for viewing the Longwood Cyber Gallery at The mission of the Longwood Cyber Program is to help sustain our commitment to emerging artists and artists of color while preparing them with the skills necessary to utilize new creative technology venues.

Lehman Stages - Lovinger Theatre

250 Bedford Park Boulevard West / Bronx, NY 10468-1589


The Lovinger Theatre is a 500-seat, state-of-the-art theatre facility located on the Lehman College campus. Administered by the college's City and the Humanities Program, the Lovinger Theatre intends (a) to provide a low-cost, full-service performance venue to arts organizations, (b) to produce and widely publicize a rich program of cultural events addressed to the Bronx audience, (c) to develop a site for training and experience in the theatre arts for schools and community organizations.

Mass Transit Theater & Video

P.O. Box 347 / Bronx, NY 10468


Mass Transit Street Theater operates with an ongoing commitment to provide professional quality theatrical performances which combine drama, comedy and dance; to celebrate the efforts people make to improve their lives; to revitalize the concept of theater for working people and their communities; to encourage the audience to examine personal, social, and political issues; to address the real conditions of people's lives depicting the same economic and social backgrounds as the audience, and celebrating their strengths and capacities; to perform in settings where these people gather, community centers, union halls and union conventions, church halls, neighborhood fairs, colleges, and off Broadway theaters. In this way we reach audiences who seldom, if ever, see theater. Their ongoing video efforts began with "Jerome Park Reservoir: City Lake". The video, which explores the possibility of losing the reservoir to a 40-acre filtration plant, has been distributed to Bronx community groups and individuals. 

Mind-Builders Creative Arts Co., Inc.

260 East 207th Street / Bronx, NY10467


Mind-Builders an multi-service community based creative arts and educational resource center in the Williamsbridge-Wakefield communities of the northeast Bronx. Its mission is to promote the development of positive life styles, expose children, youth and families to the performing and visual arts and foster a knowledge, appreciation and pride in the Afrocentric cultures which are predominant in our community. Mind-Builders attains its mission by offering professional instruction in music, dance and theatre arts. In addition, they offer educational and outreach which includes our Literacy Through the Arts (P.S. 41), Art Against Youth Violence (Taft High School) and Community Folkways programs.

Mozartean Players

5621 Sylvan Avenue / Bronx NY 10471


The Mozartean Players is a chamber ensemble devoted to the classic and romantic repertoire. Most often it appears as a trio, with core members Steven Lubin, piano, Stanley Ritchie, violin, and Myron Lutzke, cello. The group has been active since 1977 and has always been based in the Bronx.  One important specialty of the group is the performance of 18th and early 19th century music on instruments of the period. 

Multicultural Music Group

601 Walton Avenue / Bronx, NY 10451


The Multicultural Music Group, Inc. is a non-profit organization created with the purpose of promoting multicultural music instruction as a tool to achieve global understanding, cultural awareness, and academic improvement. The basic mission is to provide multicultural music instruction to all the institutions that want to include this pluralistic concept in their programming. These programs of instruction will provide teachers, students and community members the opportunity to experience musical growth and cultural awareness through the acquisition of specific knowledge, skills, and attitudes that will contribute to a more harmonious society and a better lifelong enjoyment of music.

New York Botanical Garden

200 Street and Kazimiroff Blvd. / Bronx, NY 10458-5126


Since 1891 the Garden has managed a program of international botanical research, botanical and horticultural education for both professionals and lay audiences, and horticultural exhibition in its 250 acre campus in the north-central Bronx. The Garden's mandate is to collect and display plants of horticultural and botanical interest for public enjoyment, to enrich public education about the pants and their uses by people, and to promote and conduct plant science research.


One World Arts, Inc.
P.O. Box 7 / Bronx, NY 10464-0007

One World Arts, Inc was formed in 1991 with the primary mission of enhancing individual understanding and acceptance of different races, cultures, religions, and beliefs through the medium of dance, music, theatre, and storytelling workshops, public school residencies, lectures, seminars, and performances.

Orchestra of the Bronx

5 Minerva Place, 2J / Bronx, NY 10468


The Bronx Chamber Orchestra was founded in 1971, and has performed high quality professional orchestra concerts in its home borough continuously since then. The orchestra has performed in diverse locations throughout the borough, including Lehman College, P.S. 81 in Riverdale, Manhattan College, Columbus High School, Joyce Kilmer Park, The Bronx High School of Science, Co-Op City and Van Cortlandt Park.

Osiris Musical Arts Foundation

1962 Narragansett Avenue / Bronx, NY 10461


Osiris Musical Arts Foundation was founded by professional musicians in 1974 in order to preserve and pass on the musical traditions of interpretation and improvisation. Our focus has always been youth and the population that has found most venues for this music financially inaccessible.

Parkchester Chorus

31B Edgewater Park / Bronx, NY 10465


The Parkchester Chorus was founded in 1939, initially for people living in the Parkchester complex.  It now includes members from Queens, Manhattan, Westchester County and New Jersey. They offer two varied concerts to the community each season (Christmas and spring) and perform at care facilities each season as part of our community outreach.

Pepatian, Inc.
PO Box 86 / Bronx, New York 10451


Pepatian is a South Bronx based arts organization dedicated to creating, producing and supporting multi-disciplinary art by primarily Latino and other Bronx-based artists. Currently directed by Jane Gabriels, Ph.D., Pepatian was originally founded as a collaborative in 1983 by visual artist (MacArthur Fellow) Pepon Osorio and award-winning choreographer Merian Soto, along with choreographer and educator Patti Bradshaw. Pepatian focuses on projects that promote audience understanding of the diversity of new Latino arts; support the work of a variety of Latino artists as well as access to their communities; increase the exposure and visibility of these artists' work; and initiate collaborations with other institutions to create networks of support and communication for Latino artists. Hailed as the foremost Latino new dance and performance organization in New York City, Pepatian feels a special commitment to its South Bronx home base. it serves local communities through performances, residencies, workshops, panels, exhibitions, arts education projects and other programming.



940 Garrison Avenue / Bronx, NY 10474


The Point, located in the Hunts Point section of the South Bronx, one block south west of the community's main shopping strip, was founded in the winter of 1993 by four experienced community workers based in the area, who serve as The Point's management team. The Point operates programs under the headings of Arts and Enterprise out of a 12,000 square foot renovated prewar currency warehouse, a part of the historic American Banknote complex. The centerpiece of the arts program is Live From the Edge Theater, a 2,000 square foot performance space wherein drama and entrepreneurship will intersect, and poetry, hip-hop and community economics collide and synergize.  Live From the Edge will help reinvigorate neighborhood life in the Huts Point peninsula by engaging at-risk young people and other residents of the South Bronx in the production of live theater and spoken word performances, while the adjacent Arts and Enterprise Incubator will generate non-traditional youth employment opportunities by offering low cost space to aspiring young entrepreneurs. In its first year of operation, Live From the Edge will operate weekly neighborhood poetry "slams" and train young people to perform and produce on-person shows and performance pieces, aimed at enhancing communication skills and promoting a positive sense of live. It will also stage four larger productions aimed at intergenerational audiences, a Spanish language performance, and two children's piece.

Pregones Theater

571-575 Walton Avenue / Bronx, NY 10451


Founded in 1979, Pregones is a theater company dedicated to creating innovative and challenging theater of the highest quality possible, rooted in Puerto Rican traditions and popular artistic expressions and; to present performing artists from diverse cultures with the aim of offering Latino and other communities an artistic means to question, reaffirm and enhance our roles in society. To date, Pregones has performed in over 57 cities; staged over 40 new works and has participated in festivals and conferences in Portugal, France, Spain, Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, Puerto Rico and Cuba. Pregones' current programs include Mainstage, Visiting Artist Series, Touring/Residency Program, and The Embrace AIDS Theater Program.

One World Arts/Retumba!

PO Box # 7 / Bronx, NY 10464


Retumba produces and performs dance and music activities for children and adults, and celebrates the joy of life which can be experienced through the gift of diversity. Retumba traces the folkloric roots of music and dance of Puerto Rico, Haiti, Santo Domingo, Cuba and Brazil to demonstrate the similarities and links to Africa and Europe.

Riverdale Choral Society

P.O. Box 436 / Bronx, NY 10471-0436


Founded in 1964, and led by James Cullen for more than twenty five years, the Riverdale Choral Society is now directed by David Crone, who also holds the posts of Director of Artistic Education of the Boys Choir of Harlem. It is composed of men and women of all racial and ethnic backgrounds drawn from throughout the city and neighboring areas.  Throughout its history Riverdale Choral Society has performed several times a year in borough nursing homes.  Since 1991 RIVERDALE CHORAL SOCIETY has sung and led sing-alongs for a largely African American and Latino audiences of adults and children at the New York Botanical Gardens annual Green Up Celebration.

Riverdale Teen Theatre

c/o Riverdale Community Center

660 W. 237th Street / Bronx, NY 10463


Since 1980 the Teen Theatre has accommodated 50 young people who meet twice a week from 3:00 to 5:00PM to prepare a full length musical theatre production which takes place in May or June. The teens are involved in every aspect of the show as performers, scenic designers, crew members, etc. The goal is to help these young people develop skills, self-discipline, and commitment.     

Side Street Kids

1310 Unionport Road / Bronx, NY 10462


Side Street Kids is committed to providing children with an opportunity to participate in a quality arts program. Its mission is to empower youth with the necessary skills to understand and appreciate the importance of education, positive family interaction, and cultural awareness through dance. The reputation of Side Street Kids is international having performed at the 1st Annual Congreso Mundial de Salsa in Puerto Rico. Performances in the metropolitan area have included Madison Square Garden, City Hall, the National Puerto Rican Day Parade, Roberto Clemente State Park, La Maganette, Broadwayll, and the University of New Haven.

Sinfonietta of Riverdale

The Sinfonietta of Riverdale is a unique ensemble — large enough to perform chamber symphonies and small enough that each of its world-class musicians can be a featured soloist, with a repertoire that extends from the era of Bach to the present day. The Sinfonietta will seek to enhance the artistic environment of Riverdale and the surrounding community by presenting great classical and modern music in our own neighborhood. We will also serve as an educational resource by presenting children's concerts and by collaborating with local schools and youth organizations.

Theatre International, Inc.

1225 Boston Road, Suite 19 / Bronx, NY 10456

Theater International offers a multifaceted program designed to bring together youths from the neighborhoods from the Central Bronx, North East Bronx, and East Harlem Community in a format of education and communication so as to exchange ideas, explore techniques through various art forms. The long-term goal is to expand this format national and internationally. Theater International, Inc. has established the Theater International School for the Performing and Fine Arts, a multi-arts academy for youth of all ages with the intent to train and develop the youngsters' creative minds in one or more areas of the arts.

The Uptown Coffeehouse

4450 Fieldston Road / Bronx, N.Y. 10471


The Uptown Coffeehouse is the only non-profit continuously operating venue for traditional and contemporary folk and acoustic music in the Bronx. The Uptown has continued to offer Bronx residents a comfortable and inexpensive setting for national and local talent.

Van Cortlandt House Museum

(National Society of Colonial Dames)

Broadway at 246 Street / Bronx, NY 10471


Van Cortlandt House Museum is a private, non-profit museum founded in 1896 by the National Society of Colonial Dames in the State of New York. The museum strives to be a vita member of the Bronx cultural community by preserving, researching, and interpreting the 1748 Van Cortlandt House, its grounds, and collections for the public. Our research and interpretation focuses on the Van Cortlandt family; the social history of those who lived and worked on the property; and the study of decorative arts; and the role of colonial revival on the development of the museum.

Wave Hill

675 West 252 Street / Bronx, NY 10471


Wave Hill, located in the northwest corner of the Bronx, is a cultural institution on 28 acres overlooking the Hudson River dedicated to exploring the inter-relationship between human beings and their natural surroundings.  Wave Hill maintains award-winning gardens and greenhouses; manages urban woodland; conducts projects in landscape history and design; presents a variety of exhibitions, concerts and special events; and provides environmental education to city children and their teachers. Wave Hill uses its gardens and woodlands, its three historic buildings and four greenhouses to foster public understanding of the complementary relationship between human culture and the natural world.  Free weekend programming, year 'round, includes walks and presentations focusing on horticulture, ecology and education, with arts activities and exhibitions that explores the aesthetic response to nature.


Westchester Square Art Center ...where the art is!

2616 East Tremont Avenue / Bronx, NY 10461

718-547-3871 /


We are a community-based not-for-profit organization, dedicated to exposing our students to the world of professional art and increasing their artistic skills. Specializing in traditional art training for adults and children, our goal is to elevate artists to new levels of learning and creativity. We not only guide our students through the creation of art (drawing, painting, design), but offer an extensive background in historic and contemporary art. As we are community-based, exposing our students to the cultural richness of the Bronx and to the visual opportunities it may inspire, is at the heart of W2AC.


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Andrew Freedman Home
BAAD! Bronx Academy of Arts
and Dance

Bronx Children’s Museum
Bronx Council on the Arts
Bronx Council on the Arts’
Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos

Bronx Documentary Center
The Bronx Hispanic Festival Inc.
Bronx Museum of the Arts
Bronx Music Heritage Center
Bronx River Art Center
Bronx Tourism Council
Casita Maria Center for Arts
and Education

Derfner Judaica Museum + The Art Collection at The Hebrew Home at Riverdale
El Fogon Center for the Arts
Elisa Contemporary Art
En Foco

The Fountainhead Gallery
Galleries at Krasdale Foods
Hostos Center for Arts & Culture
Lehman College Art Gallery
No Longer Empty
Pregones Theater
Wave Hill

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