Each year the Bronx Museum, together with Transportation Alternatives, the NYC Department of Health, Bronx Health Reach and over 30 other organizations, has closed the middle lanes of the Grand Concourse to cars and opened it to a world of fun with free music, activities, and programs. In 2014 we welcomed 2,500 guests, and in 2015 over 7,500 guests joined in on the festivities.
This year Boogie on the Boulevard will be reallocating the center lanes of the historic Grand Concourse from 162nd Street to 170th Street for vibrant cultural, health, and active programming for FIVE Sundays; the last Sundays of the summer months: May 29, June 26, July 31, August 28, and September 25, from 12pm to 4pm.
This year The Bronx Museum of the Arts, together with BxArts Factory, the Andrew Freedman Home, BronxWorks, and other arts organizations and individual artists will host art-making activities, face painting, arts demonstrations, performances, and more on two blocks, from 165th to 167th Streets, on the Grand Concourse.
Would you like to be a participating artist? Do you have an artwork project that just needs a (large) public space? Are you a dancer that would like to do a dance class, an actor that would like to do a play for the community and maybe do an improvisation workshop? Do you knit, paint, sculpt, create books, sings, or performs? Our goal is to have a creative hub featuring artists making live art, teaching workshops, creating studio/gallery outdoor experiences, and engaging the community through creativity.
We are looking for artists to volunteer their time on one or more of the Sundays.
This is a great opportunity for you to participate and engage with the projected 10,000+ Bronx community members and visitors that will attend the event in 2016. If you are an artist that enjoys the interactions with community members, this is your chance!
Please email us with the below information by Tuesday, March 18th at firstname.lastname@example.org to join in the fun.
- Name or collective
- Organization, if you are associated with one
- Phone number
- Dates you’d like to participate
- Type of activity or idea
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Natalie N. Caro is an editor, writer, and professor. She graduated from Lehman College, Magna Cum Laude, with double major in English Literature and Philosophy. She earned a fellowship and an MFA from City College. In 2013, she was awarded the Bronx Recognizes Its Own Fellowship by the Bronx Council on the Arts for excellence in Poetry. She was nominated for The Pushcart Prize, one of the most honored literary projects in America, in 2015. Currently, she's a doctoral candidate in CIAS- Center for Inter-American Studies, Bielefeld, University, where she will pursue a degree in Philology. She keeps forties in her fridge, because it still ain't nothing but a G thing, baby.