Bronx Arts Ensemble values our cultural partnerships and joins in presenting concerts with notable Bronx institutions. The BAE has had a Residency at Fordham University since 1979 which includes: a free summer concert series, free chamber music programs for both University students and the surrounding community, annual Christmas and Spring concerts with Fordham University Concert Choir, conducted by Robert Minotti, and an annual music competition for Fordham students, the winner of which performs with the BAE
Fordham University is a private institution that was founded in 1841. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 8,855. With campuses throughout New York City, students live and learn in the thick of an urban experience. The school’s original Bronx campus, Rose Hill, is in walking distance to the Bronx Zoo, New York Botanical Gardens and Little Italy. Today, Fordham has two more campuses: Lincoln Center, which is close to Central Park, and Westchester campus, which is in West Harrison, N.Y. Fordham, New York City’s Jesuit University, combines intellectual challenge and individual attention with the dynamic resources of one of the world’s great cities.
Lehman Stages at Lehman College is a unique organization in CUNY. A hybrid of sorts. Not simply a producing or presenting entity – it is a community of professionals who are dedicated to nurturing the emerging artists here at Lehman and the Bronx. Not simply a rehearsal or performance facility – Lehman Stages serves as a bridge for the Lehman student between the academic and professional worlds of performing arts. Not simply a production services company – Lehman Stages creates opportunities. Opportunities for the community to come together. Opportunities for your organization to grow.
The New York Botanical Garden is a museum of plants, an educational institution, and a scientific research organization. Founded in 1891 and now a National Historic Landmark, it is one of the greatest botanical gardens in the world and the largest in any city in the United States, distinguished by the beauty of its diverse landscape and extensive collections and gardens, as well as by the scope and excellence of its programs in horticulture, education, and science.
Pregones Theater was founded in 1979 when a group of actors led by Rosalba Rolón set out to create new theater works in the style of Caribbean and Latin American “colectivos” or performing ensembles. In the beginning, the group toured plays in Spanish to underserved communities throughout New York City, the Tri State area, and up the Eastern states to Philadelphia and Boston. Established soon after as a Bronx company, and now boasting 80 premieres in English and Spanish, 350 visiting artist presentations, and more than 500 touring credits, Pregones is widely acknowledged as a leader and innovator in the arts.
The Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture at Hostos Community College / CUNY offers two fully equipped theaters and an art gallery for rental at competitive rates to all not-for-profit, commercial, corporate, education, and community groups. Our theater facilities are ideal for a wide range of programs, including concerts, dance performances, recitals, stage plays, opera, graduations, lectures, meetings and conferences. In addition, Hostos Center has a museum-grade Art Gallery, with a full-equipped kitchen, perfect for receptions, social gatherings, readings and some performances. Hostos Center is located on the historic Grand Concourse right off 149th Street in The Bronx in a clean, safe, residential neighborhood — easily accessible by mass transit, bus, or car from all parts of NYC and the entire tri-state area.
Bronx Community College of The City University of New York offers more than 30 academic programs that prepare students for careers and to continue their education at four-year colleges. Located on a 45-acre tree-lined campus, BCC is home to the Hall of Fame for Great Americans, the country’s first hall of fame. The College provides its approximately 11,500 students with quality academic programs, outstanding faculty, and flexible class schedules. BCC is a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), with students representing approximately 100 countries. In October 2012, the BCC campus was declared a National Historic Landmark, becoming the country’s first community college campus to receive such a designation.
Built between 1836 and 1842, the Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum exemplifies a type of country living that existed in the Pelham Bay Park area in the early 19th Century. Officially open as a museum since 1946, Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum’s mansion, gardens and landscape offer visitors a source of serenity in the urban landscape. Many city children and their teachers participate in education programs and connect to the history of the site. Mansion tours, public programs and classes allow children and adults to expand their horizons in an exceptional setting.
Founded by the Women’s Housing and Economic Development Corporation (WHEDco), the Bronx Music Heritage Center is committed to preserving and promoting Bronx music, cultivating Bronx artists, spurring neighborhood revival, and providing free and low-cost cultural programs for the community.
More than a thousand acres atop the ridges and valleys of the northwest Bronx — is New York City’s third largest park. Playing fields and playgrounds are scattered about the park’s edges, surrounding a richly forested heartland fed by Tibbets Brook. The park is home to the country’s first public golf course, the oldest house in the Bronx, and the borough’s largest freshwater lake.
From the quiet green shade of its oak forests to the crisp white mantle of cricket players atop the Parade Ground, the park boasts a past rich in culture, well-versed in history, and blessed with the intrinsic beauty of nature
More than three times the size of Manhattan’s Central Park, Pelham Bay Park is the City’s largest park property. Visitors to the park enjoy miles of bridle paths and hiking trails, Orchard Beach, the Bartow-Pell Mansion, two golf courses, and a breathtaking 13-mile saltwater shoreline that hugs the Long Island Sound.