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Boricua College has several arts organizations based at its campus. The Boricua College Chorus is composed of singers of diverse ethnic backgrounds and membership is open to students, staff, and alumni of Boricua College, and the community-at-large. While the scope of musical presentations is universal, the chorus emphasizes the dissemination, development and nurturing of Puerto Rican and Hispanic music and composers, utilizing an international repertoire of varied styles and languages. The Chorus performs extensively throughout the New York metropolitan area, including Carnegie Hall, and has collaborated with the Bronx Arts Ensemble Orchestra on numerous occasions.

The annual Poetry Series, under the direction of Dr. Myrna Nieves, was inaugurated in 1988 and is held four times a year. The College sponsors poetry readings by prominent Puerto Rican and Latino poets and writers, followed by discussion with invited critics. Boricua College has institutionalized the Annual Puerto Rican Craft Fair, celebrated during the month of November at the Brooklyn Campus. This event is part of celebrating Puerto Rican Heritage month. Puerto Rican and other Hispanic artisans come and present their craft.

The Galerías de Arte are located at each of the College’s campuses. The Galerías de Arte provide an indispensable showcase for emerging and professional Puerto Ricans and other Hispanic artists to present their work. The Galerias present exhibits, discussions, workshops and conferences for students and the community.