Boogie Down Bronx Spots

Born and raised in the Bronx, I have come to the conclusion that Bronx is New York City’s best secret! Here are a few locations that you may want to visit on a boring day. Addresses are included and websites are included (where available).

1) The Andrew Freedman Home (Arts Hub) – 1125 Grand Concourse near 167th Street (Ballrooms, Billiards, Library)

2) The Bronx Museum of Arts (Museum) – 1040 Grand Concourse near 165th Street – bronxmuseum.org (Crossroads of communities)

3) Bronx Museum Heritage Center (Arts Hub) – Elton Avenue between 162nd and 163rd Street – whedco.org (inhabiting musical legacies)

4) Bronx Children’s Museum (Museum) – 733 Exterior Street near Major Deegan Expwy – bronxchildrensmuseum.org (interactive play, self-expression, imaginations welcome)

5) Bronx Art Space (Art Hubs) – 305 East 140th Street near Third Avenue – bronxartspace.com (a series of events, visual art, performance)

6) Bronx Documentary Center (Gallery) – 614 Courtlandt Avenue near 151st Street – bronxdoc.org (thev globe reported in photography, film, new media)

7) Longwood Arts Project – Hostos College 450 Grand Concourse East 149th Stret – bronxarts.org (light on world and talent unknown)

8) Dreamyard Project (Education) – 1085 Washington Avenue near East 166th Street – dreamyard.com (in school/out of school arts learning)

9) Casita Maria Center (Arts Hub) – 928 Simpson Street – casitamaria.org (a mecca of culture, storytelling, cultural trails, concerts)

10) The POINT (Arts Hub) – 940 Garrison Avenue near Manida Street – thepoint.org (incubaator and destination, circus, broadcasting photography)

11) The Galleries at Krasdale Foods (Gallery) – 400 Center Drive – krasdalegalleries.com (industrial scape turned art space)

12) El Fogon (Arts Hub) – 989 Home Street – elfogon.org (arts and entertainment, interdisciplinary)

12) Bronx River Art Center (Arts Hub/Gallery) – 2064 Boston Road near East Tremont Avenue – bronxriverart.org (restoring and reclaiming river landscape)

13) Lehman College Art Gallery (Gallery) – 250 Bedford Park Blvd. West – lehman.edu/gallery (contemporary works enclosed by architecture)

14) Wave Hill (Garden/Gallery) – Independence Ave @ West 249th Street – wavehill.org (art and flora hand in hand)

15) The Hebrew Home @ Riverdale (Gallery)- 5901 Palisade Avenue – wavehill.org (interactive intergenerational, perched over the hudson waters)

16) Elisa Contemporary Art (Gallery) – 5622 Mosholu Avenue between Liebig and Tyndall Avenue – elisacontemporaryart.com (artas a community’s healing pearls)

If you have any stories or advice regarding a visit to any of these locations, please leave a comment.

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