Friday, March 24, 6:00pm to 10:00pm
First Fridays

This event is SOLD OUT.


Kicking off the 18th Annual Havana Film Festival New York, the Bronx Museum and the Hostos Center for Arts & Culture will co-host a screening of Playing Lecuona, a musical travelogue and tribute to the internationally acclaimed Cuban pianist and piano composer, Ernesto Lecuona. Special performance by Gerardo Contino y Los Habaneros. Introduction to the film by director JuanMa Villar. Music by DJ ASHO.


There will be a shuttle bus that will be scheduled to pick people up at the Bronx Museum and take them to Hostos Center for Arts & Culture.

5:30pm  at The Bronx Museum of the Arts, 1040 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY 10456 To drop off the Hostos Center for Arts & Culture, 450 Grand Concourse, Bronx, New York 10451

6:30pm at The Bronx Museum of the Arts, 1040 Grand Concourse To drop off the Hostos Center for Arts & Culture, 450 Grand Concourse, Bronx, New York 10451


Location: The Hostos Center for Arts & Culture, 450 Grand Concourse, Bronx, New York 10451


Tickets are free but reservations are required. Click here or call (718) 518-4455 for tickets. Limit four per person.


6:00 PM | Reception
Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos

7:00 PM | Film Screening of Playing Lecuona

Repertory Theater

8:30 PM | Musical Performance

by Gerardo Contino y Los Habaneros. Music by DJ ASHO.

Thursday, March 30th, 11:00am to 3:00pm

The Bronx Museum of the Arts cordially invites guests 55 and older to the Summer Senior Luncheon. Join us for a delightful afternoon with free tours of the Museum’s exhibitions, live entertainment by Just Nuts, and lunch with friends, all free of charge.


This event is SOLD OUT. To RSVP for the waitlist pemail or 718-681-6000, ext. 135.

Produced in collaboration with Jay Mac Productions.

Public Programs are made possible by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Mertz Gilmore Foundation. Senior Programs are generously supported by The Malka Fund and City Council Member Vanessa L. Gibson.

Saturday, April 1st, 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Family Affairs

Join us for an afternoon of family art-making activities. Recommended for children ages 4 to 12 with parent/guardian. Pre-register at

Wednesday, April 5th, 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Hop off The Bronx Trolley at the Bronx Museum for a free, guided discussion with Bronx-born photographer Clayton Frazier of his exhibition Clayton Frazier: Faces of the Island of Saint Dominique, which is currently on view in the Museum’s Community Gallery.


Location: North Wing Lobby & Galleries
Free admission and cash bar

Friday, April 7th, 2:30pm to 4:00pm

Join the Bronx Museum at the first Open Studio for the collaborative, interdisciplinary Co-Lab Residency. With this pioneering new program, the Museum has brought together choreographer Jasmine Hearn and visual artist Kameelah Rasheed to produce a new work launching May 2017. We invite you to see their work in progress, learn more about the artists, and their unique practices.


Co-Lab is an interdisciplinary residency program intended to deepen local exposure to dance, celebrate the borough’s storied legacy with the choreography, and foster connections to up-and-coming Bronx talent.

Friday, April 14th, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Explore the universal, art languages of geometry and color with Bronx artist Roy Secord.  Through an exploration of geometric, art expressions found in many, diverse cultures (the Eastern Mandala, Gothic Rose Windows, Native American art, African textile design and traditional Islamic art), along with simplified, color techniques, participants will create dynamic and colorful, one-of-a-kind works of art in collage technique. This class is open to beginner to advanced artists.


Roy Secord is a 21-Century Modernist, who creates large-scale paintings and sculptures for the public art sector that are ultra-modern, hard-edged, and distilled to abstraction. “I draw from a continuum:”, says Secord, “a thread of universal communication and statement winding through ancestral cultures to future, technological societies. Geometry, color, and line are my language. My art (paintings and sculptures) are abstract narratives on beauty and dynamic orders that shift, change, and mutate.”


Free admission and happy hour drink pricing

Saturday, April 15, 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Book signing with author, Bronxite, and Founder and President of Latino Sports &, Julio Pabón of his book Knockout: Fidel Castro visits the South Bronx.

Saturday, April 22, 10:00am to 7:00pm

The Bronx Museum of the Arts welcomes the Black Speculative Arts Movement (BSAM) 2017 Convention, #BSAMFUTURISMO2017BSAM is an annual Afrofuturism, black comics, film, and arts convention held throughout the United States and abroad.


BSAM encompasses different positions or basis of inquiry: Afrofuturism, Astro Blackness, Afro-Surrealism, Ethno Gothic, Black Digital Humanities, Black (Afro-future female or African Centered) Science Fiction, The Black Fantastic, Magical Realism, and The Esoteric. BSAM conventions include live performances, seminars, classes, hands on workshops, a full international film festival via MECCAcon, plays, sales of comics, art, and artisan creators, and much more. Students are welcome to submit proposals to participate.


BSAM annual conventions were co-founded by associate professor and chair of the Humanities department at Harris-Stowe State University, Reynaldo Anderson, and founder of Midwest Ethnic Convention for Comics and Arts (MECCA), Maia Crown Williams.

Sunday, April 23rd, 1:00 to 3:30pm

Discover the Grand Concourse's rich history through it's Art Deco architecture and design from the 1920s and 30s with the Art Deco Society of New York expert and Bronx historian Sam Goodman.


We'll start with a talk at the Museum at 1:00pm, and then go on a walking tour at 2:00pm.  


A Spanish translator will be available during the tour.


Free admission, but RSVP required. 


RSVP for the Art Deco on the Grand Concourse talk here.

RSVP for the Art Deco on the Grand Concourse tour here.

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