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Sunday, August 28, 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Get ready to Boogie! On May 29, June 26, July 31, and August 28, 2016, the last Sundays of each month, the center lanes of the Grand Concourse starting at 162nd Street will be closed to cars and open to a world of fun with free music, art and fitness programs hosted by organizations from the Bronx and beyond.

 

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Friday, September 2,2016, 6:00pm to 10:00pm
First Fridays

Pioneer B-girl Ana “Rokafella” Garcia hosts a tribute to choreographer and dancer Willi Ninja in memory of the 10th anniversary of his passing. Join us to commemorate the career of one of Voguing's visionary pioneers and powerful advocate for HIV/AIDS awareness with the presentation of the first Willi Ninja Award, a performance by the NYC Legendary House of Ninja, runway show, video and film montage celebrating the life of Willi Ninja, and a reception featuring music by Guest DJ'S including DJ KS360.

 

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Wednesday, September 7 and Thursday, September 8

The Bronx Museum of the Arts is working with StoryCorps—a non-profit, public media, and oral history organization—to record stories related to the current exhibit, Art AIDS America, specifically focusing on communities of color who were affected by the AIDS crisis, and to preserve the stories at the Library of Congress.

 

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Friday, September 9, 2016, 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Please join Bronx Museum Executive Director Holly Block and Architect Monica Ponce de Leon at public Town Hall to discuss plans to renovate the Bronx Museum of the Arts. Before design begins, we want to hear what you love about the Bronx Museum and what you want to see in its future. RSVP preferred but not required.

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Saturday, September 10, 2016, 3:00pm to 5:00pm

This panel brings together a group of medical researchers whose pioneering work on HIV/AIDS in the Bronx has helped improve the health of marginalized and under-served populations in the US and around the world.

 

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Photo credit: Connor Johnson
Friday, September 16, 2016, 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Join us for a solo spoken word performance by Karen Finley. Finley will perform selections from her artworks on the subject of HIV/AIDS, which allows her characteristic style of humorous improvisation and wit to both alleviate and add tension to the work surrounding loss, suffering, memory, poetics, and the human experience.

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Friday, September 23, 2016, 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Gather around a dizzying circle of New York’s most talented street dancers for a radical re-take on the traditional cypher with Champion B-girl Anne Nguyen, B-boy Yugson Hawks, and their assembled dream team of young NYC street dancers.

 

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Saturday, September 24, 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Membership and Special Events

In Before the Fires: An Oral History of African American Life in the Bronx from the 1930's to the 1960's, co-editors Bob Gumbs and Mark Naison document the African American experience in the Bronx during the years when the Bronx was seen as a place of hope and opportunity for Blacks and Latinos.  At the event Gumbs, a Bronx native, and Naison will read excerpts and signed copies of the book.

 

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