“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.”


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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!”
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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!




Latin Alternative Music Conference

Alt-Chilean songstress with NYC-underground tribal hip-hop and Afro-Caribbean electronica

Princess Nokia

The fearless frontwoman of New York’s rising star collective Princess Nokia is Destiny Frasqueri (once known in some subterranean circles as Wavy Spice), an urban monarch of mixing genres and styles. Her mind-blowing hybrid sound is a seamless blend of trip-hop, rap, R&B and drum & bass, underlaid with transportive tribal beats. Her principal album, 2014’s Metallic Butterfly, highlights her ability to fuse tradition with the starkly modern and even the metaphysical. Vice magazine raved the record to be “one of the most exciting and ambitious… of NYC underground.” Two years later, she released 1992, and a tidal wave of praise followed, as Rolling Stone listed it as one of the 15 Greatest Albums You Didn’t Hear in 2016. This release features the potent knockout “Tomboy,” a transgressive track that celebrates female individuality, a roaring speed-read of a rap anthem. Reclaiming femininity with a powerful tribute to her ancestry is “Brujas,” a bewitching million+ viewed YouTube hit. Destiny also leads a feminist art collective, Smart Girls Club, that empowers women of all backgrounds to excel in the arts.

Mon Laferte

Norma Monserrat Bustamante is a renaissance woman of many musical stylings. Born in Chile, she began playing all manner of instruments at a young age. After joining a musical conservatory at age 13, she promptly set out on her own, teaching herself the intricacies of composition. Navigating the night, she played her guitar, piano, drums and harmonica and sang at bars all throughout the city of Valparaíso. She released her first album in 2003, the playful, classically Latin La Chica de Rojo, a showcase of her clear and powerful vocals. Over the next few years, she truly came into her own. She moved to Mexico City and her sound evolved into the breathtaking fusion of rock, blues, pop and electronica that it is today. In 2011, she put out Desechable, under the brand new handle Mon Laferte. As some songs featured folksy acoustic guitars and others pulsed with synth, this album delivered an aural rainbow of flavors. As her fame grew, she was asked to act as a judge on the Chilean hit show Factor X. Next came the vivacious, layered and soulful album Tornasol in 2013, and then 2015’s semi-self-titled Mon Laferte, Vol.1, where her true appreciation of and penchant for a multitude of musical forms is on full display. Bustamante is also an accomplished actress, dedicated vegetarian and all-around gorgeous person.



Created by the Puerto Rican musical sage Otura Mun, ÌFÉ is a gallant new compilation of original music stemming from the island. Mun is an ordained Ifá priest, known as a “Babalawo” in the Yoruba faith, and he has been orchestrating authentic Puerto Rican sounds since the 90’s. Working in conjunction with the most prominent indigenous talents, like Mima, Cultura Profetica and Calma Carmona, Mun has produced numerous, critically well-received records. ÌFÉ represents his first solo effort, and has garnered instant acclaim. The track “Umbo (Come Down)” is an intensely poetic tribute to the higher powers of Yoruba, invoking incantations of ancient praise songs. ÌFÉ represents a positive experience in utilizing religious practices to connect with the musically uplifting aspects of the soul and surrounding environment.


July 12
5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Doors 5pm / Show 6pm
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