What’s Happening | Latin American printmaking, art exhibitions, and more!

Photo courtesy SWIM Coalition

ARTIST TALK: Latin American Printmaking in the Bronx

Tuesday, April 16, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Lehman College Art Gallery

250 Bedford Park Boulevard West

Free admission

Join us for an artist talk and Q&A with artists Moses Ros and John Mejias!

Moses Ros has created a unique installation involving prints in the gallery rotunda. Ros is a Dominican-American sculptor, painter and printmaker who lives and works in the Bronx. Ros has created public art commissions for the New York Department of Cultural Affairs, Bronx Council for the Arts, New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) and the MTA. Artwork by Ros is held in public collections, including the Smithsonian Museum of American Art and El Museo del Barrio. Ros is a member of the artist collectives Dominican York Proyecto Gráfica (DYPG) and ArteLatAm. Recently, the Metropolitan Museum of Art has purchased a portfolio of prints from the DYPG.

John Mejias is a recent Lehman College alumni, as both an MFA in 2013 and a master’s in art education in 2022. John Mejias is a teacher, printmaker and comic book artist who lives in the Bronx. His woodcut book The Puerto Rican War will be published by Union Square and Company in May. The book is currently in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the MOMA.

Refreshments will be served.

Nathan & Schubert with the New York Classical Players

Friday, April 19, at 3 p.m.

Chapel of the Immaculate Conception

Founders Hall University of Mount St. Vincent, Bronx

Free admission, but a suggested donation

Since 2011, NYCP has been captivating audiences in the Bronx with its compelling performances. They are excited to return to the University of Mount St. Vincent with this dynamic program that opens with William Grant Still’s Mother and Child, an emotionally rich and elegant portrayal of motherhood from this groundbreaking composer. The program also highlights two living American composers: the premiere of Seth Grosshandler’s Concertino for Cello, featuring the accomplished cellist Madeline Fayette, and Eric Nathan’s Double Concerto for Two Violas with celebrated violists Misha Amory and Hsin-Yun Huang as soloists. The finale is Schubert’s much-loved Death and the Maiden, known for its profound emotional depth and intensity.

Bronx Chronicles – Open Mic Night

Friday, April 19, from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

iNINE Bistro

53 Bruckner Blvd.

Free admission

Welcome to the Bronx Chronicles Creative Writing Session and Open Mic Night! Get ready for an exciting night filled with resilience and triumph. Join us at the vibrant iNINE Bistro in the heart of the South Bronx. Come out to Open Mic enjoy the ambience as everyone has fun creating together with Host Creative Writer Chelsey J. Don’t miss out on this epic night of music, food (available for purchase) and good vibes.

Green Infrastructure Walking Tour

Saturday, April 20, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Bronx River House

1490 Sheridan Blvd.  

Free admission

This tour will be a walking tour of the green infrastructure interventions in Starlight and Concrete River Park in the Bronx. Please make sure to bring water, dress comfortably and wear good walking shoes.

Image courtesy DJNY Art

Can I Kick It

Thursday, April 25, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The Bronx Brewery & Hudson Yards Kitchen

20 Hudson Yards #Unit 207

Free admission

Continuing the Landmark x Bronx Brewery Artists Series at Hudson Yards, the establishment os proud to bring “Can I Kick It,” World renowned artist Shiro’s two-month-long solo exhibit.  The show features a series of Shiro’s signature works that explore classic New York urban history through the lens of an artist who reveres hip hop culture. Showcasing her distinctive fusion of Japanese aesthetics and old school New York graffiti art, Shiro highlights and honors the different hip-hop elements in this inspired and fun exhibit.

The Story Garden: Where Reading Meets Art and Nature

Thursday, April 25, from noon to 1:30 p.m.

Bronx River Community Garden

1086 East 180th St.

Free admission

Come for a magical afternoon of storytelling, art and nature! Let your imagination bloom as we gather with Bronx-based author and illustrator Charles Esperanza to share his new book, “Kicks In The Sky.”

We will spark creativity with a hands-on art experience inspired by the story and finish with nurturing nature by getting to plant your very own container garden.

Best for ages 4 to 10 years old. Every registered participant will receive their very own copy of the featured book.

Don’t miss the debut of our exciting series, connecting with nature and community through the power of storytelling.

Pedro Giraudo Tango Quartet

Saturday, April 27, from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Bronx River Art Center

1087 East Tremont Ave.

Free admission

This program includes selections from great tango masters from the 1930s to the present, such as Alfredo Gobbi, Francisco Canaro, Osvaldo Pugliese, the revolutionary Astor Piazzolla and Pedro Giraudo. In this program, the ensemble offers the audience insight into how tango evolved from marginal venues to cafes and dance halls, and finally to prominent concert halls. The musical journey will be accompanied by short anecdotes about the main figures in the history of tango, as well as some explanation of the principal rhythms of the genre (milonga, waltz, and tango).

For more coverage, follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram @bronxtimes