Talking the Bronx 03.06.13
The History of the Grand Concourse
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 and will be held at The Bronx Archives Building located at 3313 Bainbridge Avenue.
For more information, please call 718.881.8900.
The Big Read in the Bronx
The Bronx Council on the Arts will host, as part of its Big Read, a 60-year anniversary celebration of Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 starting on Wed. March 20th and ending on Tues. April 30th.
All events are free and will be held throughout the Bronx.
The extended event will include read-aloud’s for Kids & Adults, Arts & Crafts Writing Workshops, Book Discussion Groups Panel & Artist Talks, Movie Screenings and more Fahrenheit 451 is a novel which presents an American society where books are outlawed. This future dystopian society is occupied by firemen who burn down houses that contain books. Fahrenheit 451 has been subject to various interpretations, focusing on the historical role of book burning and the dissenting of ideas.
The Big Read is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services and Arts Midwest. Additional support is provided by the Robert Bowne Foundation and the New Yankee Stadium Community Benefits Fund INC., and the Westchester Square Branch of the New York Public Library.
For more information, please call 718.931.9500 x21 or visit www.bronxarts.org.
Women in Bronx History
The Huntington Free Library and The East Bronx History Forum will host their Second Annual “Women in Bronx History” meeting on Wed., Mar. 20th at 7:30 p.m. The forum will encourage members to bring a 2- 5 minute description of their selection concerning their favorite Bronx woman. Their choice will be considered for inclusion in the East Bronx History’s Forum member report. The selection will can include women of the past and women of the present. Nominations can be family members or friends.
For more information, please visit www.BronxNYC.com.
Quinteto Latino, a classical music group devoted to performing with world-class artistry in communities not often served by classical musicians, will pair up with composer Guillermo Galindo for the New York premiere of Voces del Desierto/Voices of the Desert, a classical performance honoring the many unnamed immigrants who cross the U.S.-Mexico border. The performance will be held on Fri., Mar. 6th at the Pregones Theater located at 575 Walton Avenue. The concert features video, traditional wind instruments, and fantastical hand-made instruments created from personal belongings found at the border.
For more information or to buy tickets, please visit www.pregones.org.