Thought Leaders Discuss Cultural Hubs​ and Community Anchors – NOCD-NY

Naturally Occurring Cultural Districts NY (NOCD-NY) organized a Peer Learning Exchange: Cultural Hubs​ and Community Anchors–hosted by THE POINT CDC in Hunts Point, Bronx–on Friday, October 26, 2018. This moderated round table discussion and information exchange featured some of the most innovative and pioneering thought leaders in the New York City arts and culture sector, … Continue reading Thought Leaders Discuss Cultural Hubs​ and Community Anchors – NOCD-NY

Dancer Alethea Pace Unveils “Bring Me Flowers” at Teatro Pregones, Bronx

Bronx-based dancer and artist Alethea Pace debuted “Bring Me Flowers” on Saturday, November 18, 2018, at Teatro Pregones. This multimedia performance featured projection design by Mikhail Torich, sound design by Pace, which included tracks by William Basinki, Daphne Oram, Flying Lotus, and Big Pun, and lighting by Vir Amicus. The piece is based on conversations on … Continue reading Dancer Alethea Pace Unveils “Bring Me Flowers” at Teatro Pregones, Bronx

How the Arts and Fame Drive Puerto Rican Hurricane Relief

Individuals and organizations around the globe have come together to demonstrate the power of crowdfunding campaigns launched to provide disaster relief to Puerto Rico. Ineffective federal and local aid has contributed to a death toll that swelled to almost 3,000 (if not more) after the hurricane struck on September 20, 2017. This follows an original … Continue reading How the Arts and Fame Drive Puerto Rican Hurricane Relief

A Cultural Oasis Inside a Bronx Bodega

(Originally published by Electric Literature – June 2017) The Bronx corner where all languages and people converge and a culture is passed from one generation of New Yorkers to the next There are several bodegas in my neighborhood, the most convenient being Yaffa Deli and Grocery on the corner of Lydig and Cruger Avenues. Yaffa attracts … Continue reading A Cultural Oasis Inside a Bronx Bodega