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Young Artists showcase their talent

Nayely (second to left) pictured with Casita Maria’s Marketing and Media Manager Luis Pagan (left), young artist Samuel Agyei (second to right), 18, and Director of Creative Arts Programs Gail Heidel (right).

Through their artwork, the young artists re-remember their ancestry by delving into myths and legends like El Dorado and the Guyanese folktale of Baccoo. 

Culture / Food

Powerful Bronx women honored

Maria Torres (front) and Tanya Fields (in red dress) were among five Bronx women honored

Female strength and resilience were palpable when some of the Bronx’s most accomplished women were recognized at an award ceremony at the Bronx Museum of the Arts on March 22.

Culture

Blast from the past: Bronxites relive the history of hip-hop

The event was put on by the Bronx Documentary Center and featured a panel with Tobak, and two local photographers, Ricky Flores and Joe Conzo, whose iconic pictures of the underground hip-hop movement helped shape the book.

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Girls and femmes celebrate potential at Casita Maria’s teen leadership summit

A focused Fatoumata Barry, 18, prepares to launch a defensive kick at the day’s most popular workshop.

The Dec. 1 summit was a project of the 84-year-old charitable organization’s after-school program for teen girls and femmes of color, SmART Leaders.

Culture / Food

Boogie Down Grind looks to keep Bronx character at home

Boogie Down Grind looks to keep Bronx character at home

The locally-owned Boogie Down Grind on Hunts Point Ave. offers menu options ranging from oatmeal to the “Big Pun Panini” sandwich, all for prices on par with Dunkin’ Donuts. 

Art / Culture

The Point’s photography program celebrates 20th anniversary

The Point’s photography program celebrates 20th anniversary

The photographers were from the latest class of students from the International Center of Photography’s program, which on July 25 marked its 20th anniversary at The Point. 

Art / Environment

Riverdale exhibit features South Bronx artists, environmental issues

Riverdale exhibit features South Bronx artists, environmental issues

Concern about the deteriorating environment and rising waters is at the heart of an art exhibit in Riverdale that features several South Bronx artists. 

Culture

Bronx Night Market opens in Fordham

The first annual Bronx Night Market was held June 30 in Fordham Plaza.

Culture

Fish Parade marchers salute Puerto Rico storm survivors

Marchers take to the streets of Hunts Point for tThe 15th annual Fish Parade on June 16.

An array of colorful and vibrant marchers and vehicles caravanned down Lafayette Avenue for the 15th Annual Hunts Point Fish Parade on June 16, including dance troupes and about a dozen local organizations and civic groups.