BRONX CHILDREN’S MUSEUM ARTIST RFQ – DEADLINE TO APPLY JANUARY 15TH

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Calling all artist who are residents of the Bronx or have a strong connection to the Bronx.

Sculptors * Muralist * Painters *  Multi-Media Designers * Photographers

BxCM is currently planning on awarding any number of competitive commissions in addition to awarded omissions over the next 16-24 months.

Time Line For Artists 

November 15, 2017: Artist Info Meeting at Bronx Museum of the Arts
January 15, 2018: Deadline for RFQ submissions
February 2018: Arc Committee meets to review Artists
March 2018: Selected Artist Interviews to work with Little Friends Of The Museum (LFOM)
April / May 2018: Finalists selected and notified to work with LFOM
Summer 2018: Deadline for finalists’ proposal submissions and final presentations to BCM
Summer 2018: Selection of winning artist for Hanging Sculpture first commission

Get more details and apply here.

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UPTOWN VINYL SUPREME YOUTH JAM – AUGUST 11, 2017

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“This Friday hip hop turns 44 & UVS’ll be celebrating with our summer school students in the Boogie Down. You & yours are welcome to join us in the amphitheatre at @khcc from 2-5 for the final day of our program.
To wrap things up, the one and only Grandwizzard Theodore will be joining us to show the kids how you do it.

Thank you to all who have made this possible.”

@UptownVinylSupreme

Uptown Vinyl Supreme web site

BRONX CHILDREN’S MUSEUM CELEBRATE OFFICIAL GROUNDBREAKING

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Photo: David “Dee” Delgado
Bronx Parks Commissioner Iris Rodriguez-Rosa, Sonia Manzano, NYC Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, NYC Council Member Vanessa Gibson, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver, NYS Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz, DDC Acting Commissioner Ana Barrio, BCM Board President Hope Harley, BCM Executive Director Carla Precht, Rose Rodriguez (Governor Cuomo’s office), DCLA Commissioner Tom Finkelpearl, and NYS Assemblywoman Latoya Joyner dig in the shovels.
Bronx, N.Y. July 12, 2017 – The Executive Director of the Bronx Children’s Museum, Carla Precht, enthusiastically announced that “Construction on our long-awaited Museum facility will begin this summer under the supervision of the NYC Department of Design and Construction. To mark this historic and joyous occasion, we were proud to host a public Groundbreaking Ceremony on Wednesday, July 12. ” The ceremony was co-organized by NYC Parks, the owner of the site, and NYC’s Department of Design and Construction (DDC), which is developing the site, located at 1 E. 150th St. (725 Exterior St.) in Mill Pond Park. “This is our first major milestone and we are ecstatic!” said Precht.
“We are beyond grateful and excited that the construction of our City-owned site can now begin,” said Board President Hope Harley. “When I, along with other community members, learned a decade ago that the Bronx was the only New York City borough without a children’s museum, we were stunned. Children’s museums are valued as safe, fun, educational places where youngsters, regardless of economic status, physical ability or learning style, can play, be inspired, dream, and create in a place that reflects and takes pride in the diverse cultures, natural resources, and unique history of the Bronx. I’m proud that we have already created a new kind of museum ‘without walls’ where we see more than 15,000 children a year but I am even more thrilled and satisfied to finally have a permanent home for our children to call their own. The Museum will always operate with and without walls­­­–and we are thrilled that we will have our walls by the end of 2018!”
Read more about the event here.

 

 

Imagine a place where children become explorers, storytellers, scientists, musicians, chefs or anything they can dream up. Bronx Children’s Museum seeks to inspire children, along with their families and caregivers, to learn about themselves within the richness and diversity of their surroundings and beyond, and to become stewards of the planet.

 

Building to open in 2018

 

 When you support the Bronx Children’s Museum, you inspire kids to dream big. You educate, encourage and empower.

You make a difference!

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UPTOWN VINYL SUPREME HIP-HOP SUMMER SCHOOL HAS REACHED ITS CROWDFUNDING GOAL!

96 backers pledged $5,360 to help bring Uptown Vinyl Supreme’s Hip-Hop Summer School Program to the Kingsbridge Community Center this summer.

Hip-hop Summer School is a 5-6 week youth-based curriculum focusing on the 4 elements of Hip Hop (MC, DJ, Breakdance, Graffiti). Each element will be taught by expert artists in the field. Classes will focus on the history and modern-day application of the craft via hands-on learning, workshops, field trips, and special guests. At the end of the program each class will be responsible for contributing to a “4 Elements Jam” where students will apply what they’ve learned to create an authentic and unifying performance party. Graffiti students will create the backdrop/set, MC students will host, DJ students will provide music, and breakdance students will dance and perform. Each week the classes will have a specific focus.

Curriculum :

Week 1: Orientation (Introduction to Hip-Hop & Instructors)

Week 2: Birth of the break

(Exploring the record and the role it played in Hip- Hop and dance culture)

Week 3: Check the Rhyme

 ( Birth of the Emcee, Using words as a tool to move the people)

Week 4: BREAKDANCE!

( The origin of the term B-Boy + B-Girl and the influence it had on the youth)

Week 5: Graffiti Artist ( The power of art to uplift the people)

Week 6: PARK JAM

Meet the Instructors :

Samson Da Poet ( Emcee Instructor) : Sammy “Samson” Maldonado is a Latino spoken word poet, songwriter, emcee from The Boogie Down Bronx. Samson is also one of the co founders and curator of a platform for media & performing arts entitled “Good Vibes Creative Minds”

IG: @Samsonpoet FB: Samson (Poet/Songwriter) http://www.Goodvibescreativeminds.com

Cinema ( Breakdance Instructor) : Cinema embodies all aspects of the word Breaker. He is based out of the Bronx and continues to use dance as his weapon throughout the Tri-State Area.

IG: @chris_tree

Alexis Gonzalez (Graffiti Instructor): Alexis Gonzalez is a well connected graffiti artist from the South Bronx. She has been active in the graffiti community of New York City for six years and counting. She has worked with children and their families from her community to educate them on street art, graffiti and how to collectively create murals together.

LiKWUiD ( DJ Instructor): Hip Hop Fusion music artist, DJ, songwriter and educator, LiKWUiD (Stylez), born Faybeo’n LaShanna A Mickens has curated music for Photoville and the Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival’s Family Day. As an avid lover of house music, LiKWUiD’s style of djing is based around blending beats together as one tapestry of sound. She is a resident dj at Silvana and Angel of Harlem. As a songwriter, her film credits include placements with HBO Latina Films, IFC Films, Oxygen Network, MTV and several indie projects. LiKWUiD is fully committed to combining hip hop and education. The College of Charleston (BA) and St. John’s University (MBA) graduate has performed, presented workshops, lectures and participated on panels at academic spaces such as Columbia University, BAM, the Eleanor Roosevelt School for Girls, the Hip Hop Culture Center, Flocabulary, Comic Con and more. She currently teaches workshops at Red Hook Initiative, Scribble Art/Bread & Yoga and through her community jam session The Sifer.