Founded in 1995, the Noel Pointer Foundation (NPF) is a not-for-profit that dramatically enriches children's lives by developing string music education programs for underserved communities throughout the New York metropolitan area.
On multiple platforms, NYC-ARTS reports on New York City‚ cultural organizations, whose offerings greatly benefit residents and visitors‚ from children to adults, and teenagers to senior citizens. Through web sites, television, mobile applications and social media, NYC-ARTS nurtures New York City‚ position as a cultural capital of the world, one that has both world-renowned institutions and those that are focused on local communities.
Mon - Thurs: 8 am-8 pm Fri & Sat: 10 am-5 pm The Parkchester Branch of the New York Public Library began serving the Northeast section of the Bronx in 1942 when it was originally housed in the Parkchester Housing Development. In June 1985, the library moved to its present quarters along Westchester Avenue. The branch serves a multi-ethnic neighborhood with a growing population of immigrants from India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Africa and the Middle East. The single-level brick building features a semi-circular facade which creates a recessed courtyard. The sculpture animals in the courtyard won the 1984 Annual New York City ...
Mon & Thurs: 11 am-7 pm Tues & Wed: 12 pm-6 pm Fri: 12 pm-5 pm Sat: 10 am-5 pm The Pelham Bay Branch of the New York Public Library opened in 1976. The branch is a spacious brick building and serves a predominantly Italian and Irish community in the Pelham Bay and Country Club sections of the Bronx. Fully accessible to persons who use wheelchairs, the one-story facility houses adult, young adult, children's and reference collections. A meeting room is available for community group meetings as well as library programs. For more information on the branch, click here.
This 12-acre zoo houses nearly 100 species and has many interactive exhibits and three major areas that provide close-up views of animals, from sheep to weaver finches to gar fish to the ever-popular baboons.
Mon & Weds: 10 am-6 pm Tues & Thurs: 11 am-7 pm Fri: 1 pm-5 pm Sat: 10 am-5 pm The Riverdale Branch of the New York Public Library was built in 1967. The branch is a red brick L-shaped building with vaulted ceilings of wood; its exterior is enhanced by a garden and wrought iron fence. There is a 60-seat meeting room for branch programs. The one-floor, air-conditioned branch is fully accessible to persons who use wheelchairs. The branch is in a residential neighborhood of single family houses with several apartment buildings scattered throughout the area. For more information on the branch, ...
Mon - Wed: 11 am-6 pm Thurs: 11 am-7 pm Fri: 1 pm-5 pm Sat: 10 am-5 pm Open to the public since 1951, the library was originally located on the ground floor of the Sedgwick Houses, a large housing project. It was relocated to its current location in June 1994. An extensive renovation added a second floor with an elevator and 19 computer workstations. For more information on the branch, click here.
Mon & Thurs: 12 pm-6 pm Tues & Wed: 11 am-7 pm Fri: 12 pm-5 pm Sat: 10 am-5 pm The Soundview Branch of The New York Public Library, which opened in 1973, is a bright, airy one-story marble building located on Soundview Avenue near Seward Avenue. Partially accessible to persons who use wheelchairs, the branch houses adult, young adult, and children's books, a small Spanish language collection, a non-print collection of videos, CDs, CD-ROMs, language tapes, and books on tape available for borrowing. A meeting room is available for community group use. For more information on the branch, click here.
Spoke the Hub's 2,400-square-foot space in the Gowanus Arts Building is available for rent for classes, rehearsals, performances, meetings and parties and other events. It lies just south of the Brooklyn Academy of Music and is accessible by most trains. Visit www.spokethehub.org for more details. To find out about availability, call during office hours, weekdays 3- 7 pm.
Mon - Thurs: 10 am-7 pm Fri: 12 pm-5 pm Sat: 10 am-5 pm The Spuyten Duyvil Branch of the New York Public Library is located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx, one block west of the Henry Hudson Parkway. Designed by architect Giorgio Cavaglieri, the building opened to the public in August of 1971. A one-story structure, it is accessible to persons who use wheelchairs. The branch's name comes from the Dutch Spuit den Duyvil, loosely translated as the Devil's Spate. This was the name 17th-century Dutch settlers gave to a now extinct waterway separating the northern tip of Manhattan from ...