The purpose of the Bronx Festival of the Arts is to create greater exposure for the many talented artists -- painters, poets, musicians, dancers, photographers, multi-media artists -- working and living in the great borough.
Mon - Sun: 9 am-9 pmThe Fordham Library Center of the New York Public Library opened to the public in 1923 and the Bronx Reference Center was added to the branch in 1931. The original building was renovated, and the new and expanded Fordham reopened in 1956. The Fordham Library Center closed its doors in November 2005 to pave the way for the bigger and more beautiful Bronx Library Center, which opened January 17, 2006.For more information on the branch, click here.
Works by 20th-century artists from Africa, Asia and Latin America, as well as American descendants from those regions, form the basis of the collection. Exhibitions and programs offer Bronx residents the opportunity to learn about themselves and their heritage, history and culture while gaining insight into other cultural groups.
This small classical company performs at Lehman College's Lovinger Theatre and elsewhere in New York City and Long Island, in English, with full orchestra and chorus.
This multi-arts center has filled the West Farms community of the Bronx with art and environmental experiences. Programs encourage residents to engage in creative activism towards the revitalization of their neighborhood. It provides affordable fine arts and digital media classes for all ages.
The Gallery Exhibitions Program has become known for both its deft curatorial vision and its ability to produce ambitious, energetic exhibitions with ingenuity and immediacy. In recent years, exhibitions have exposed various paradigms of contemporary art to the litmus test of a local Bronx community and the cultural, economic and social landscape that defines it. The Exhibitions Program also provides a resource for artists and guest curators, by giving them a platform inside a reality that has not been fully acknowledged by academia or traditional institutions.
Headquarters for the Wildlife Conservation Society, this is the largest urban zoo in the United States. Its woods, streams and parklands cover 265 acres and house more than 4,000 animals. Dramatic settings include the Congo Gorilla Forest and two miles of the open-air Wild Asia exhibit, served by monorail.
BronxArtSpace is a collaboration of artists, filmmakers and curators from the Bronx and around the world. Events include visual art, performance, experimental film, dance, music and theater.
The Brooklyn Historical Society is a nationally recognized urban history center dedicated to preserving and encouraging the study of Brooklyn's 400-year history. Its galleries and archive are housed in a magnificent landmark building.