The Peace Poets at Hunts Point Riverside Park

The Peace Poets at Hunts Point Riverside Park

The Bronx River Art Center Presents:

The Peace Poets at Hunts Point Riverside Park

A Live Music & Poetry Performance

As part of our 2016 Bronx River Sounds performing art series, and in association with the Bronx River Alliance's 2016 Amazing Bronx River Flotilla.

Saturday, May 7th, 2016
(Rain Date: Saturday, May 21st)




On Saturday, May 7th, Bronx and NYC residents are invited to come out to the Bronx River for an afternoon of celebration for the amazing work that our community organizations have done over the past two decades to make our river a major recreational and cultural asset for our borough. As part of the Bronx River Alliance's annual Amazing Bronx River Flotilla, (a 5-mile paddle down the Bronx River in support of their community canoe program) Bronx River Art Center (BRAC) and several other partner organizations will be offering festive activities for Flotilla participants, as well as the Bronx community, at Hunts Point Riverside Park from 12-3PM. There will be food vendors, free community rowing by Rocking the Boat, family activities by the Bronx Children's Museum, a DJ, picnic areas, and, to top it all off, a two-set performance by The Peace Poets, sponsored by the Bronx River Art Center (BRAC) as part of our 2016 Bronx River Sounds Performing Arts Series.  

The Peace Poets are a collective of artists that celebrate, examine and advocate for life through music and poetry. For this performance they will address issues of cultural identity and the immigrant experience especially in relation to the rapid increase of the immigrant population in the Bronx today. 

"Our art can take you on a journey from the Boogie Down to Berlin, from the border to the bodega. Our style emphasizes lyricism, rhythm and authenticity. We hail from the Bronx and have been rocking the mic since 2005." - The Peace Poets