BRONX RIVER Sights & SOUNDS Festival

BRONX RIVER Sights & SOUNDS Festival

Please join us for the 9th Annual BRONX RIVER Sights & SOUNDS Festival with a great series of performing artists during the month of June, 2012.

This performing arts lineup highlights renowned and emerging artists whose work transverses languages, style, and geography. The series features three unique performances in satellite locations across the Bronx as a continuation of our BRAC on the Block programming while our main facility undergoes a capital renovation. 
 
We kick things off with an outdoor concert of Haitian music by the charming singer-songwriter-guitarist Monvelyno Alexis Quartet. The rhythm keeps going with an eclectic performance of Latin Jazz and Salsa by Chico Alvarez & RumbaySón and then goes out with a boom(box) through Death in the Afternoon by performance artists Irvin Morazan and Shaun El C. Leonardo.  
 

   
   Saturday, June 2 at 3pm

   Monvelyno Alexis Quartet
   (Haitian/Guitar)
    Co-presented with the Bronx River Alliance as part of the
    Bronx River Festival  


    Where: BRAC on the Block @ Bronx River Forest
    Subway: D Train to 205th St/Bainbridge Ave at Norwood or 
    2,5 Train to Burke Ave at White Plains Rd
    Admission: FREE

 


   Saturday, June 9 at 8pm

   Chico Alvarez + RumbaySón  
   (Latin Jazz & Salsa)
   Co-presented with St. Thomas Aquinas Church Parish   

    Where: St. Thomas Aquinas Schoolyard, 1909 Daly Ave, 
    Bronx, NY 10460
    Subway: 2,5 Train to West Farms Square/East
    Tremont Avenue
    Admission: FREE

 


    Saturday, June 16 at 4pm

   Irvin Morazan + Shaun El C. Leonardo

   (Performance Art)  
 
    Where: Drew Gardens, across the street from
    1087 E Tremont Ave, Bronx, NY 10460
    Subway: 2,5 Train to West Farms Square/
    East Tremont Avenue
    Admission: suggested donation of $6 advance
    $8 at the door 
 


Images from the Sights and SOUNDS Festival


Monvelyno Alexis Quartet perform at the Bronx River Forest


Monvelyno Alexis Quartet perform at the Bronx River Forest


Chico Alvarez + RumbaySón perform at St. Thomas Aquinas Church Parish


Chico Alvarez + RumbaySón perform at St. Thomas Aquinas Church Parish


Irvin Morazan + Shaun El C. Leonardo perform Death in the Afternoon at Drew Gardens


Irvin Morazan + Shaun El C. Leonardo perform Death in the Afternoon at Drew Gardens

 

This program is made possible with generous support from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency. Additional support is provided by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., Majority Leader Joel Rivera, the Bronx Delegation of the New York City Council, and Bronx River Alliance.

Bronx River Art Center
1087 E. Tremont Ave., Bronx, NY 10460
T (718) 589-5819
info@bronxriverart.org

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GALLERY HOURS:
Wednesday - Friday: 3 - 6 PM
Saturday: 12 - 5 PM
Gallery hours are only in effect during the
exhibition dates.

OFFICE & CENTER HOURS:
Monday - Thursday: 10 AM - 6 PM
Saturday: 10:30 - 4 PM
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DIRECTIONS TO CENTER: (For directions to any of our Pop-up locations for exhibitions, classes, or performances, please check the approriate page on our website for current directions) By Train: Take #2 or #5 to West Farms Square/East Tremont. Walk one block east to Bronx Street. By Bus: Take #'s B9, 21, 36, 40, 42, or Q44 to East Tremont and Boston Road. By Car: Take Bruckner Expressway to Sheridan Expressway, and exit at East Tremont Ave. Turn left at the traffic light one block down onto East Tremont. Turn left after one block onto Bronx St. (Cross Bronx Expressway) towards Rosedale Ave, then exit. Turn left onto Rosedale Ave, then take a left onto Tremont Ave. Drive four blocks to West Farms Square.