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People of all colors discussing evergreen ideas.

VALERIE CAPERS ENSEMBLE Pelham Bay Park Friday 9/18/15


Valerie Capers

Pelham Bay Park • Middletown Road and Stadium Avenue

John Robinson, String Bass
Doug Richardson, Trap Drums
Pito Castillo, Latin Percussion
Mark Marino, Guitar
Alan Givens, Saxophone and Flute
Duke Ellington, Horace Silver, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Stevie Wonder and more!


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BRONX:AFRICA Call to Artists

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The Bronx Council on the Arts, Longwood Art Gallery@Hostos invites artists across all disciplines to submit work samples or proposals for our upcoming BRONX:AFRICA exhibition opening February 2016.

(February 3 – May 4, 2016) The BRONX:AFRICA exhibit will feature contemporary art across disciplines along with special events throughout the Bronx. Our borough is home to major and still growing populations from across Africa. This vital presence influences and transforms our city. BRONX:AFRICA is a multidisciplinary and multimodal exploration of the art, expressions and influences of African cultures, and their impact as nationals mix and infuse. BRONX:AFRICA will explore and celebrate the influence of contemporary African cultures in the Bronx and reinforce connections among the many peoples of African descent, mixed heritage and migration-dispersion that call the Bronx home.
LeRonn Brooks, Exhibition Curator; Atim Oton, Curator, Community Engagement

How to Submit:
Please upload a resume and/or bio to your submittable application, along with up to 10 work samples.For installations and performance-based work – a description of the piece, visuals or footage, web links, budget and any special needs must be included in your submission.

Deadline to submit: Monday, September 14, 2015

No phone calls, please. Selected artists will be contacted by the exhibition staff. Please do not submit original art – work will not be returned.

This call is open to artists from all five boroughs. However, priority will be given to artists from the Bronx.

Visit the BCA website for information as it evolves

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Frederick Douglass Monument in Harlem


Frederick Douglass Monument in Harlem on Flickr – Click Photo


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Artist & Craftsman Supply Opens in the Bronx


Bronx artists no longer have to go to Manhattan to get their art supplies.Artist & Craftsman Supply, a worker owned supply shop with thousands of items has opened its first Bronx store. The 8,000+ square foot store offers everything you’d expect from downtown stores from canvases, yarn, spray paint, and markers, to chalk, watercolors, brushes, sketch books and more. The company was founded in Maine 30 years ago and now boasts over 20 stores across the country.All stores hire locally and reinvest in their employees by giving them stock thus making them part owners.

Artist & Craftsman Supply
3961 White Plains Rd.
Bronx, NY 10466
Toll Free: 844-250-8044
Phone: 718-231-0501

The store is open 7 days a week as follows:

Regular Hours
Monday 9:00am – 7:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am – 7:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am – 7:00pm
Thursday 9:00am – 7:00pm
Friday 9:00am – 7:00pm
Saturday 9:00am – 7:00pm
Sunday 11:00am – 6:00pm

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Brooklyn Bridge: Community Uncaptured


Community Uncaptured on Flickr

New York is a fascinating place. But you already know that. And you know you can capture parts of it forever by taking photographs. The salsa though is what you see and what you uncapture. Your not capturing spirits. Your releasing energy like words jumping off a page. Welcome to Community Green’s Community Uncaptured.

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About Community Greens

It takes more than a village to raise a child in today's world. The world is more than flat or round or sun and moon. It's also the village on the other side of the river. The objects in the sky are different from that view. Community Greens, griot-like, tells a story. I invite you to share my view.


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Upcoming Events

  • CB 12 Parks, Rec and Env Concerns Mtg March 20, 2018 at 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm 4101 White Plains Rd, Bronx, NY 10466, USA
  • Just Food Conference 2018 March 25, 2018 Teachers College, Columbia University, 525 W 120th St, New York, NY 10027, USA
  • Bronx Master Composter Certificate Program March 27, 2018 at 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Applications due February 20. 8 Tuesdays, March 27–May 15, 6–9 p.m., 2 Saturdays in April, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. (TBD), New York Botanical Garden • Watson Education BuildingA train-the-trainer course that is designed to promote the practice of composting. Deadline is February 20. Apply here.
  • GreenThumb Grow Together March 31, 2018 at 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Borough of Manhattan Community College, 199 Chambers St, New York, NY 10007, USA
  • Fruit Tree Care April 7, 2018 at 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Little Green Garden/Rock Garden, Bronx Have you ever wondered what you can do to get a great harvest from fruit trees in your…
  • NYCHA 16th Annual Garden Conference April 13, 2018 at 8:00 pm – 1:30 am Johnson Community Center, 1833 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10029, USA
  • Beekeeping: An Introduction (Bronx) April 24, 2018 at 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm Risse Street Community Garden, Bronx Curious about bees for honey and pollination in your community garden? Join Liane Newton…
  • Tropical Accent Design May 15, 2018 at 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm Edith Community Garden, Bronx In this workshop, we will use our warm growing season to cultivate fast growing tropical…
  • Direct Sow and Transplant May 19, 2018 at 11:00 am – 1:00 pm River Garden, Bronx Want to grow more food in less space? Tired of struggling or having stunted transplants?…

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