Culture

Culture / News

Not your average mama; she’s ‘BronxMama’

Katechis met Perrino through their daughters in 2012 and have been working together for BronxMama for the past six years.

The blog has become a lifestyle blog that provides extensive content — from local events to giveaways to reviews to travel ideas to job/volunteer opportunities and more for — Bronx families.

Culture / Politics

Bronxite develops podcast covering hyper-local news

Desiree Joy Frias

The hosts hope to bring awareness to hyper-local issues while keeping it progressive without a specific political slant. In the wake of the shut-down of local news outlets like DNAinfo and Gothamist, the team knew that hyper-local news coverage is essential.

Culture

Garífuna band drums to keep culture vibrant

The Bodoma Garifuna Culture Band rehearses.

Over the past 15 years, the band has played in every state of the U.S. as well as Canada. In 2012, they made it to the finals of the Battle of the Boroughs, a yearly competition to find the best undiscovered musicians in the city, and came in second.

Culture / Food

Coquitos contest conjures up a taste of Puerto Rico

The Bronx coquito qualifier at Bronx Music Heritage Center, taken by Debbie Quiñones  .

The creamy, rum and coconut-based drink is not only a signal that the holiday season is upon us, it is a ritual that each family has a secret recipe for.

Culture / Education

Internationally acclaimed photographer brings El Barrio to the Bronx

Photographer-Joseph-Rodriguez.

Internationally acclaimed photographer Joseph Rodriguez’s latest photography show, “El Barrio in the ‘80s,” will be on display at the Bronx Documentary Center until Dec. 23.

Culture / Economy

Capital funding revs up for Hip Hop Museum

Capital funding revs up for Hip Hop Museum

A museum dedicated to hip-hop and its international influence on music has been approved by the city as part of a massive development near Yankee Stadium. But how much will the new development cost?

Culture

Bronx artist marries the love of her life—Puerto Rico

The blushing bride, Mariposa Fernández, will take a working honeymoon to Puerto Rico this winter to deliver aid. Photo by Sarah Matusek.

Poet, activist and educator Maria Teresa “Mariposa” Fernández got hitched to her homeland Puerto Rico on Wednesday night before a packed house at The Point Community Development Corporation.

Art / Culture

Hip Hop’s birthplace has mixed feelings about cultural tours

Tourists pose in front of the Graffiti Hall of Fame at the corner of 106th Street and Park Avenue in Harlem, a stop on the "Birthplace of Hip Hop" tour. 

The HusH Tours tour company, distinct from other tours of the outer boroughs, offers patrons an insider’s perspective through its employ of local hip hop pioneers. While the company’s pride for these areas is real, community members question the company’s commitment to the neighborhoods they tour.

Art / Culture

Local clothing brand looks to make its mark

Founder Amaurys Grullon vlogs Bronx Native's team meeting.

Bronx Native, a clothing line created by a brother and sister team from Longwood, uses design to promote the borough and its people.