BxArts Factory is proud to collaborate with Mi Gente Latinx Bronx Music Festival and The Point CDC to present Mi Gente! Unplugged. This is a live acoustic show featuring the Bronx Spoken Word Artist Lorraine Currelley and the undeniably exciting band, Underground System.
We want you to share an intimate space and celebrate Black History Month on Saturday, February 18th, 2017, at The Point CDC Theater located at 940 Garrison Avenue, Bronx NY 10474. Advance Tickets are $10/Door $12. Theater doors will open at 7PM.
See you Saturday, February 18th Mi Gente!
We are back with our monthly Paint the Night Away events! This September our design will be a surprise!
We will be at the Bronx Beer Hall by popular demand! Join us for a fun, chillax night of painting, beer drinking, music and real cool vibes!!!
Ticket includes a FREE drink from the draft selection a the Bronx Beer Hall! (Draft Beer or House Wine). You are also welcome to order food from their menu and keep the party going with their selection of other local beers!
All art materials are also included! At the end of the night you will take home your own creation on a canvas!
This month we have a special treat! During our summer months, adults and children in the community have created designs on the aprons that you will use. It is a way for them to thank you for your financial contribution! You can have this specially designed aprons! You can purchase the apron you will use this evening for only $5!
This evening, all funds collected by BxArts Factory will support our Free Workshop Series for 2017! With your contributions we are able to purchase materials, support the artists facilitating the workshops and provide free of cost snacks for participants. We love our Free Workshops Series and we are happy to receive your support for our 3rd consecutive year of programming.
Get your TICKETS now!
On June 26th, Boogie on the Boulevard is back!
This year, on the last Sunday of every month from May-August, the center lanes of the Grand Concourse will be closed to cars and open to a world of fun. Boogie on the Boulevard is the largest Open Streets event in the Bronx, so get ready to walk, bike, skate, and boogie starting at 162nd Street from 12:00pm-4:00pm, as thousands of Bronxites celebrate the Boulevard of Dreams!
The Bronx Museum of the Arts and BxArts Factory will present the Boogie Arts Block, featuring local artists and performers. The Museum will also be open to the public and will offer tours of its’ current exhibitions.
This week come to make your own costume for the parades. We will be painting at our booth and dancing with Lalitha Dance Studio. Yelaine will be knitting. There will be music and lots of fun!
Friday, July 1st 2016
from 7:30 to 10 p.m.
The Bronx Beer Hall
2344 Arthur Ave, Bronx, NY
Ticket includes a FREE drink and all art supplies. At the end of the night you will take home your own creation on a canvas!
This evening, all funds collected by BxArts Factory will support our Community Engagement Summer Activities as well as our Bring Art to Every Household programming in the Fall!
This summer we will be participating in 4 summer events! These events are:
1. Longwood Art Festival - June 4th
2. Boogie on the Boulevard - Last Sundays on May, June, July and August
3. Wonderfully Made Walkathon – July 9th
4. Weekend Walks with WHEDco and Morning Glory Garden – September 17th
In the Fall and Winter we will be collaborating with Wonderfully Made Family Services to bring art directly to the homes of the parents and families involved in their parenting programs!
These are unique and special project to us and they allow us to have a real and powerful connection with the community through the use of art and creativity as a vehicle for change!
Support us by buying your tickets today!
On July 4, 2016 the BxArts Factory participated in their 2nd event of the summer. They were one of the many artisans who came out to the "I am Longwood Arts Festival". The event was a success as they "celebrated and promoted cultural vitality of the arts in the South Bronx".
BxArts Factory had the opportunity to talk to many community members about how they bring art to their homes, what type of art they do and how they feel this has benefited their lives. The community activity facilitated by awesome volunteers, encouraged participants to have fun with art, stimulated teamwork and promoted creativity without competition. This was displayed as children, parents, and siblings worked together for a common goal. They all contributed their time and talents towards a community collage which will be displayed at PS 333. Members of the community continued to return to the table to see the evolution of the project. Many commented they were excited to have been a part of the project as it reminded them of the space they live in. It also bought them a sense of pride and strength to know that, as a community, they are resilient despite individual challenges.
May 29th was a lovely, sunny, summerlike day, prefect for the first 2016 Boogie on the Boulevard, in the Bronx. The event begun with setting up tents, tables, and chairs, along the Grand Concourse, starting at 162nd Street. And, of course, there was also the issuing of the coveted pink Boogie on the Boulevard, volunteer t-shirts. Pink not being a natural color choice for me, I tried my best to rock and wear it with pride. After all I was representing the BxArts Factory, and we were at the first tables along the Grand Concourse, right across from the main stage.
The BxArts Factory conducted several fun activities for people as they walked up, and down the Boulevard. At one table Liz and Natalie helped children, and some adults, make beautiful, fancy costumes. While at another table Karen painted old tires to be made into planters. At the table where Omesh and I worked, we took a smiley face/ frowning face survey on whether people did art at home. Then, once the survey was completed, participants wrote on eraser board what their art was, held the boards proudly up to their chests, and Trevon snapped pictures of them.
While all these things were happening Alexis, Twahira, and our tireless leader Laura floated from table to table, making sure everything was running smoothly. And, from what I could tell most everything did. It was a beautiful day, and I was glad to have visited with the over 50 people who stopped by, to spend a little time with the BxArts Factory.
John Maney, Jr.
We would like to say thank you to everyone who attended our Paint the Night Away Party-Spring Version at the Bronx Beer Hall. We had a blast!
We are grateful for your contribution! Your support will help us make our free programming possible for the community! We are on our way to Bringing Art to Every Household during the Summer and Fall!
Thank you Paul, Anthony and the Beer Hall crew! Additionally, we would like to thank DJ Eddie B Swift for the amazing and incredible vibe and dancing tunes!
Want to see what went down? Here some pictures of all the fun had!
Saturday, March 26
From 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Bronx Music Heritage Center Laboratory
1303 Louis Nine Boulevard
Bronx, NY, 10459
BxArts Factory, in partnership with the Bronx Music Heritage Center, collaborated with the Neighborhood Shopp Senior Center La Casa Boricua to bring you the stories of a group of senior citizens from our community.
Poets Peggy Robles-Alvarado, Bonafide Rojas, El David & Andres Chulisi Rodriguez will present original works inspired by their stories, including their journeys to the United States and their lives in the Bronx.
Additionally, artist and videographer Melanie Gonzalez will present a series of short video-stories/documentaries created to further highlight their stories. This event will also be the culmination of our art exhibition, Memories Un-Remembered: Thinking of Home (Longing).
Collaging Memories with Francheska Alcantara as part of
BxArts Factory's Free Art Workshop Series!
Tuesday, March 22nd
Thursday, March 24th
From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Bronx Music Heritage Center Laboratory
1303 Louis Nine Boulevard
Bronx, NY, 10459
This workshop is open to community members 18 years old or older!
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED- SPACES ARE LIMITED!
Following our exhibition Memories Un-remembered: Thinking of Home, join us for a fun workshop introducing various collage techniques with artist Francheska Alcantara. What are important things you recollect from your childhood? How have they become part of who you are today? What do you imagine, see, and feel that you would love to share?
We'll experiment with photography, painting, and fabrics to create multi-dimensional works. Come and explore exciting ways to express yourself and engage with your world of memories creatively!
Join us for an evening of art, musical performances and community discussion centered on the immigrant experience and Bronx love.
Artist Not4Prophet will perform original songs inspired by Joe Hill, a Swedish immigrant, songwriter and labor activist, and recount stories from his own life experiences in the Bronx. Following the performance, all attendees are invited to share stories, memories, and ideas in a story circle, and contribute a love note to the Bronx on our “South Bronx Love Letter” interactive station.
This event is presented in conjunction with BxArts Factory ‘s exhibit “Memories Un-Remembered,” a collection of visual stories exploring immigration, nostalgia, displacement, adaptation, and gentrification.
The Bronx Music Heritage Center Laboratory is located at 1303 Louis Niñé Blvd. Take the 2 or 5 trains to Freeman Street, or the BX 19 bus.
"South Bronx Love Letter" is a series of workshops and community events that showcase storytellers, artists, and community members sharing their love for the Bronx through true life stories, poetry, and art. This series aims to affirm the stories of people who have been living in the South Bronx and pouring their love into it, putting forward an image of the Bronx as defined by the people who live there.
Visit www.fiveborostoryproject.org/south-bronx-love-letter for updates on upcoming events!
This is a Free Event Open to the Public
Bringing Art to Every Household.