Tag Archives: Art

Medicine and mariachis

On a recent Friday afternoon at St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx, the sounds typical of a bustling health care center could be heard in the hallways. The whirring and beeping of medical equipment. Conversation among doctors about patient symptoms.

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EL MUSEO DEL BARRIO

As announced this past Tues., Apr. 30th, the seventh edition of El Museo’s biennial exhibition, La Bienal 2013, will feature work by 35 emerging Latino and Latin American artists, from newly-minted to mid-career, who live and work in New York City metropolitan area. Simultaneously, El Museo is launching RADIANCE: After-Hours at El Museo a free Wednesday night after-hours summer art and...

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Talking the Bronx 05.01.13

The Bronx Academy of Art & Dance (BAAD!) will present its annual spring dance festival “The Boogie Down Dance Series” from Sat., May 4th through Sat., June 1st, at BAAD!, located at 841 Barretto Street in the Hunts Point section of the South Bronx. The festival features a mix of home-grown Bronx dance and dance from around New York City, and presents a diversity of dance in the Bronx...

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Pretty Pink Pollock at Poe Park

Pretty Pink Pollock is a part of a five-year project which was produced by 100 students in collaboration with artist Ray Felix. The work on display was influenced by the paintings and techniques of Abstract Expressionist Jackson Pollock. Each Pollock tapestry was created with a minimum of thirty...

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Spare time, make change

Time is precious. It can seem that there is never enough of it to address what needs doing: school, work, family.

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MAD About Dance flies high
MAD About Dance vuela alto

Rarely do Tennessee Williams, Lady Gaga and Lewis Carroll ever share the same stage. But Michiyo Tanaka, founder of dance company MAD About Dance, is equally adept at combining these disparate influences in her work as a founder and choreographer...
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Paying Tribute to 100-Year-Old Bronxites

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. will host the borough’s third centenarian celebration to pay tribute to Bronxites who are or will turn 100 years old in 2013. This Bronx Week event salutes seniors from throughout the borough in recognition of their remarkable longevity...

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In her own words
En sus propias palabras

"Las palabras son muy, muy importantes". No se podría esperar menos de una maestra de escuela, que se emociona en los días que pasa enseñando a 30 alumnos de segundo grado.
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Talking the Bronx 04.03.13

The School of American Ballet (SAB), the country’s most prominent ballet academy, will hold special free auditions for boys and girls ages 6 to 10 in the Bronx on Sun., Apr. 28th at Bronx Dance Theatre, located at 585 East 187th Street, on the 2nd floor (between Arthur Avenue and Hoffman Boulevard)...

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Going big at Kips Bay
Kips Bay va a lo grande

The auditorium of the Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club on Randall Avenue is about to undergo a massive transformation. It’s going to the Heights – and it’s a family affair.
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The Kids Are Out – Now What?
Los Chicos Están Fuera—Y Ahora Que?

Seguro, los chicos están disfrutando de su Receso de Primavera. Y porque no habrían de hacerlo? Es una semana y media fuera de la escuela.
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WAVE HILL EVENTS

Wave Hill is all about connecting people with nature, so residents are invited to join its “Drawn to Nature” weekend. Centered around the spring exhibition in Glyndor Gallery—drawings by seven contemporary artists—it invites all to get inspired by the early spring landscape. And it’s a Target...

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I Love the Bronx: Windows of Hip-Hop

Amo al Bronx: ‘Windows of Hip-Hop’

Amo al Bronx: ‘Windows of Hip-Hop’

Video Music Box (VMB) celebró su aniversario 30 este año. Recuerdo que poníamos el canal 31 a las 3:30 p.m. para ver los últimos videos urbanos. A diferencia de MTV, la cual no estaba disponible...
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On the rocks, and winning
Al hielo y ganando

The play’s the thing that will capture the conscience of the king, said Hamlet. It is also the thing that, thanks to a distinctive playwriting
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Outside the lines
“¡Santos revoltijos!”

“Everybody loves Superman. What’s not to like about Superman?” For Verna Simpson Vadnos, a retired schoolteacher, the question was not rhetorical.
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Talking the Bronx 03.06.13

Historic preservation consultant Hansel Hernandez will discuss the history of the Grand Concourse, and its present historic buildings, monuments, and architectural heritage on Sat., Mar. 16th at 11:00 a.m. The public lecture is presented by the Bronx Historical Society...

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I Love the Bronx: Evicted!: Hip-hop back on the Streets
Yo amo el Bronx: Desalojados: Hip-Hop de vuelta a las calles

Last year, I was invited to attend an event held at the hip-hop community center the Rebel Díaz Art Collective at 478 Austin Place and East 149th Street.
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Learning with a smile
Aprendiendo con una sonrisa

Una tarde reciente, Earl Childs entró en el Bronx Library Center, ubicado en East Kingsbridge Road. Se dirigió a un espectáculo colorido... In-English

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Patria, de cada día
Patria, de cada día

El aroma afilado se cierne. Inclino mi cabeza y acerco mi nariz. Me asomo por encima del borde de la pequeña taza blanca y me atrevo respirar...
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Nitín: A sweet classic

Got a sweet tooth? The best cure in town is Nitín Bakery. In fact, it is the best cure in two towns. The first Nitín Bakery was founded decades ago in Santo Domingo. “I’d say 45 or 50 years ago,” projected Atilano Blandino...

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Talking the Bronx 02.27.13

The Bronx Council on the Arts (BCA) and the Huntington Free Library (HFL) continue their 2012-2013 family-friendly craft workshop series at 12:30pm on Sat., Mar. 16th at Westchester Square’s Huntington Free Library with Doll Making with Alba García...

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Talking the Bronx 02.20.13

Van Cortlandt Park invites those interested in developing useful skills, making a significant contribution to the future of Van Cortlandt Park and the Bronx community to join its “Friends of Van Cortlandt Park Spring 2013 Trail Restoration Crew”...

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Wave Hill Events

A 28-acre public garden and cultural center overlooking the Hudson River and Palisades, Wave Hill’s mission is to celebrate the artistry and legacy of its gardens and landscape, to preserve its magnificent views, and to explore human connections...

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Talking the Bronx- 02.13.13

The China National Symphony Orchestra will play at the Lehman Performing Arts Center on Sat., Feb. 16th. The orchestra will perform the opening movement from Guan Xia's Requiem for the Earth, written in remembrance of the 2008 Sichuan earthquake and Beethoven's Symphony..

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Transition at St. Augustine Church in Morrisania

Until the 1940’s, the congregants of St. Augustine Church in Morrisania, South Bronx were mainly German and Irish Catholics. But during the end of the Depression and the beginning of World War II, whites started to leave the area. Incoming African-Americans...
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At the Collective, filmmakers call the shots

While there might be a lot of talk about the Academy Awards in Hollywood these days, a local group of filmmakers has been sticking close to home, and generating plenty of chatter themselves. Budding and veteran filmmakers have come together to form the Bronx Film Collective...

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Where there’s a Wills…
Donde hay un Wills…

Cheryl Wills mantiene a los neoyorquinos al día con las noticias más críticas del día. La personalidad de la televisión ganadora de un premio ha sido una...
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“For when I come to New York City”

Two weeks ago Christopher Abeleda, 19, started chemotherapy treatment for his Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. In his room at the hospital, he is often surrounded by visiting family members—and his guitar and keyboard...

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Talking the Bronx 02.06.13

The Fortune Society is launching new employment services initiative named Project Compass, which serves as an integration assistance program. Project Compass is a free job training and placement assistance program, exclusively for re-entrants in specific neighborhoods, including in the South Bronx...

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Charting a new course
Marcando un nuevo rumbo

In guidebooks, online, on the subway. Anywhere you look, maps are a familiar sight as you navigate the terrain. Still, it's fair to imagine you’ve never seen maps like the ones at Contemporary Cartographies, a new exhibit at Lehman College opening on Tues., Feb. 5th...
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Celebrating History with Our Kids
Celebrando la historia con nuestros hijos

Ha preguntado a sus hijos qué lecciones de historia han aprendido últimamente? Si el currículo de su hijo se parece al mío, están ocupados con el tradicional perfil del Mes de la Historia Negra, en donde cada niño elige a un personaje afroamericano...
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Talking the Bronx 01.30.13

Toastmasters invites residents to its First Leadership Training Day. Come out and meet new and advanced members and hear special guest speakers talk about the importance of communication skills in today’s job market...

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Usnavi, always at your service

One is named Usnavi. The other, Ali Saleh. There are phonetic similarities in their names, and in their occasional disposition towards the occupation they share...

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Talking the Bronx 01.23.13

This past Mon., Jan. 21st, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor swore in Vice President Joseph Biden at the presidential inauguration. She was the first Hispanic to administer an oath of office in American history. Justice Sotomayor, the first Latina to serve on nation’s highest court, also became the fourth female judge in history to administer an oath of office...

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Scoring more than one kind of goal
Anotando más de una clase de ‘gol’

“Do you drive a Mercedes?” “Do you still get paid to play hockey?” “How old are you?” “Do you have a pension?” These are some questions inquiring young minds at the Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club on 1930 Randall Avenue...
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Un vínculo irrompible
An unbreakable bond

Tan difícil como podría haber sido conseguir un asiento en el público para escuchar de primera mano los ritmos latinos y el hip hop de In The Heights durante sus cuatro años en Broadway, en alguna de sus giras nacionales, o cuando se volvió internacional y visitó Puerto Rico y las Filipinas, definitivamente es más difícil conseguir un lugar en el escenario...
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