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Credit: Jonathan Sharpe Photography
Saturday, April 30, 12:00pm to 5:00pm

Find inspiration, meet fellow writers and artists, and learn new writing techniques at two workshops hosted by the Bronx Council of the Arts' Bronx Writers Center. Click here to view the complete schedule. Hosted by international authors as part of the PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature.


Free admission and cash bar

Location: 2nd Floor North Wing

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Saturday, April 30, 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Explore the often unacknowledged history and impact of Africans in the Americas a millennium before the European “discovery.” Moderated by Rashidah Ismaili AbuBakr and featuring panelists Kassahun Checole, C. Danny Dawson. In conjunction with the PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature.

 

Free admission and cash bar; Click here to RSVP

Location: 2nd Floor North Wing

 

 

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Photo credit: Kareem Gonsalves
Wednesday, May 4, 4:00pm to 7:00pm

Bronx-based artist Michele Brody presents CommuniTea, a performance series featuring a shared tea service during which participants share loose-leaf tea with the artist and relate their stories, memories, thoughts, poems, and reflections, to be transcribed onto repurposed tea stained paper filters.

 

In conjunction with the artist's exhibition Reflections in Tea, on view at the Bronx Museum through May 29.

 

Free admission; Tea is provided by SerendipiTea

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Wednesday, May 4, 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Hop off The Bronx Trolley: First Wednesdays Arts & Culture Tour at the Bronx Museum for free guided tours by artist Valeri Larko of her exhibition Bronx Focus: Paintings by Valeri Larko and photographer Martine Fougeron of her exhibition Martine Fougeron: The South Bronx Trades.

 

Bronx-based artist Michele Brody will also be hosting CommuniTea Time, part of a series in which the artist encourages participants to share tea and exchange stories that are then transcribed onto a tea filter quilt, in conjunction with her exhibition Reflections in Tea.

 

Free admission and cash bar

Location: North Wing Lobby & Galleries

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Photo credit: Nina Robinson
Thursday, May 5, 12:00pm to 2:00pm

In celebration of Senior Citizen’s Month, join us every Thursday in May for a special presentation of CommuniTea, an interactive performance series by Bronx-based artist Michele Brody. Come to one or all of the four programs, each of which will feature a tea service, snacks, and a collaborative activity culminating on May 26th.


Dancer Simone Coonrod, a known figure in the New York City swing dancing scene of the 1990s, will perform to an audience-produced poem.


Free admission & snacks; Tea provided by SerendipiTea, snacks provided by Trader Joe's.


Location: North Wing Lobby Café

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Photo credit: The Bronx Museum of the Arts/Lauren Click
Friday, May 6, 7:00pm to 10:00pm
First Fridays

Join us for a Bronx StorySLAM hosted by The Moth. Arrive by 7pm for the opportunity to put your name in The Moth “hat”.  At 7:30pm names are picked, and one by one, storytellers take the stage to tell a five minute story about the theme of the evening, MAMA RULES!. Of the ten featured storytellers, one winner is chosen.

The Moth is excited to be back in The Bronx! We have set aside a handful of complimentary tickets for Bronx residents. Please RSVP to info@bronxmuseum.org if you are interested in this offer. **Complementary tickets are now sold out**

 

$10 General admission tickets are now available at themoth.org. Tickets may be available at the door, but the majority of tickets are available online. Seating is first come, first served.

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Saturday, May 7, Meet in the Bronx Museum North Wing Lobby at 11:00am

As part of Jane’s Walk Weekend—a series of free guided tours held each year in memory of urban activist Jane Jacobs—Bronx native and urban planner in the Office of the Bronx Borough President Sam Goodman will lead a tour of the Grand Concourse. While visiting key sites along this major thoroughfare, Goodman will provide a brief history of the Grand Concourse and explain the development of its diverse neighborhoods and communities.

 

Free admission

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May 12, 2016

In celebration of Senior Citizen’s Month, join us every Thursday in May for a special presentation of CommuniTea, an interactive performance series by Bronx-based artist Michele Brody. Come to one or all of the four programs, each of which will feature a tea service, snacks, and a collaborative activity culminating on May 26th.


This week, Gary Glazner of the Alzheimer’s Poetry Project will collaborate with audience members on interactive poetry pieces.

 

Free admission & snacks; Tea provided by SerendipiTea
Location: North Wing Lobby Café

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Image credit: Valeri Larko, "Horse Rides, Bronx," 2012.
Saturday, May 14, 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Join us for a guided tour of the exhibition Bronx Focus: Paintings by Valeri Larko with the artist herself, Valeri Larko.

 

Free admission

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Saturday, May 14, 10:00am to 1:00pm

FLOW.16 – this year’s sixth annual exhibition – will be open to the public from May-November, and will feature installations reflecting and encouraging interaction with the Park’s history and environment. Each year, FLOW features site specific projects by participants in the Bronx Museum’s Artists in the Marketplace (AIM) program for emerging artists. This event is created with support from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

 

This free public event will offer a range of interactions with the pieces and the artists. For more information visit flowartnyc.org.

 

Free admission
Location: Randall's Island

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Photo credit: The Bronx Museum of the Arts/Lauren Click
Wednesday, May 18, 11:00am to 6:00pm
Membership and Special Events

The Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD) will host its seventh annual Art Museum Day on Wednesday, May 18. Visit our galleries and take advantage of 20%-off memberships at all levels and a free tote for new members.

 

Free admission


For details on membership, click here.

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Photo credit: Nina Robinson
Thursday, May 19, 12:00pm to 2:00pm

In celebration of Senior Citizen’s Month, join us every Thursday in May for a special presentation of CommuniTea, an interactive performance series by Bronx-based artist Michele Brody. Come to one or all of the four programs, each of which will feature a tea service, snacks, and a collaborative activity culminating on May 26th.

 

This week, Spaze Crafte One, a multi-disciplined artist, educator and DJ, will lead an interactive audio project.

 

Free admission & snacks; Tea provided by SerendipiTea
Location: North Wing Lobby Café

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Friday, May 20, 6:30pm to 9:00pm

How to be an Artist and Not Lose your Mind is a one-night workshop run by artist William Lee (Master Lee) for artists, writers, musicians, actors, and performers. How to be an Artist… will address some of the creative being’s greatest concerns – how to make a living, how to find and express your character, how to deal with hecklers, how to manage the emotional strain of being an artist. Come to meet your fellow artists and keep your mind intact.

 

Free admission and cash bar

Location: 2nd floor North Wing

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Thursday, May 26, 12:00pm to 2:00pm

In celebration of Senior Citizen’s Month, join us every Thursday in May for a special presentation of CommuniTea, an interactive performance series by Bronx-based artist Michele Brody. Come to one or all of the four programs, each of which will feature a tea service, snacks, and a collaborative activity culminating on May 26th.


This week, Movement of the People will lead a dance performance to a live reading of the group poem created during the May 12th program.

 

Free admission & snacks; Tea provided by SerendipiTea
Location: North Wing Lobby Café

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Sunday, May 29, 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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