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For anyone who has a chance to look across the Hudson River from the Bronx side, it’s a lot of views of the Palisades. But when people from the New Jersey side look back toward us, what do they see? A dozen Cuban-born artists who live on the other side of the Hudson have come together for “Shifting Streams: Twelve Artists by the Hudson River,” bringing a mix of watercolor, photography and more to the walls of Hostos’ Longwood Art Gallery. more
Winter is coming, and it’s making no secret of its arrival as the days get colder and colder. The coronavirus pandemic has made staying inside the norm for many people — especially senior citizens. But how can our older and wiser population stay healthy and happy this time of year? more
The beauty of art is in the eye of the beholder. Its symbolism and mystique can provide solace to anyone who studies it. more
Five minutes. No more, no less. Read the prompt, then write down anything and everything that comes to mind. Don’t worry about grammar, punctuation or crafting a complex plot arc. Just write. more
Musical improvisation may be the art of making it up as you go along, but music is a language like any other. Learning a language that has no alphabet, however, may seem difficult — but it just takes a good teacher. more
Penny Prince, a professor at Lehman College, has produced and directed musicals at the school for years. She’s written songs, worked with composers, and blocked out where actors would stand on stage. But for the first time this spring, Prince did all that without ever seeing her students’ faces. more
Step aside, Stephane Grappelli — There’s a new jazz string musician in town. And she also happens to be the new artistic director for the Bronx Arts Ensemble. Bronx native and professional jazz violist Judith Insell has reached a new administrative height in a long history of organizational leadership. more
Inside the college’s art gallery — be it in-person or safely through a computer screen — executive director Bartholomew Bland tries to inject as much life as he can into a seemingly dead grounds. more
It’s important to see familiar faces. Whether it’s the kind expressions behind the counter at the Kingsbridge Donut Shop, or a close relative who just happens to be passing on the sidewalk, interacting with old and new friends can brighten a day. more
Johnson Avenue, once sporting several festivals, has hit something of a snag in recent years. The cancellation of the Johnson Avenue Block Festival in late 2018 — which ended in part due to a lack of funds — didn’t devastate the economic prosperity of the area. But it certainly left a bitter taste in the mouths of business owners and prospective customers alike. more
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