Ailey II Free Summer Performance in the Bronx Highlights by yek11271


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                                       Ailey II Free Summer Performance in the Bronx
                                       Highlights August 6th’s Bronx Culture Trolley
(Bronx – July 18, 2008) The Bronx Culture Trolley rolls again on August 6th with a special treat for its riders and
dance enthusiasts alike. The Bronx Council on the Arts (BCA), in collaboration with the Hostos Center for Arts &
Culture, presents Ailey II Free Summer Performance in the Bronx. Tickets are all general admission, limited to
two per person, and are now available on a first-come, first-served basis. To obtain your free tickets for this
7:30pm performance, you must go to the Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture box office. Box Office Hours:
Monday – Thursday / 10:00am – 5:00pm. Box Office & Information: 718-518-4455. Hostos is located at 450 Grand
Concourse at 149th Street in the Bronx.

Doors open at 7:00pm for this show which includes The External Knot, Splendid Isolation II excerpt, The Hunt, and
Ailey Highlight. The performance is preceded by two free dance classes with Ailey’s teaching artists. A Modern/Jazz
dance class will take place from 5:15-6:00pm and a West African dance class will take place from 6:15-7:00pm in
the Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture Memorial Plaza, just outside of the Hostos Center’s entrance (rain location
TBA). August 6th’s show and dance classes are in celebration of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s 50th
Anniversary. Additional Ailey performances and classes are taking place throughout NYC through August 12th. Visit
their website at for information.

Additional trolley night activities include five art exhibitions, a book signing event at the Bronx Museum of the      August 6th’s Bronx Culture Trolley
                                                                                                                       features Ailey II Free Summer Dance
Arts, an outdoor literary reading, unique creations of art and jewelry at the Artisans Boutique, and a trip to the     Performance and free dance classes
Alexander Avenue Art & Antiques District. As always, the night will wind down at J. Maxson’s Bar & Grill with music    by Ailey’s teaching artists at Hostos
by the Ethereal Jazz Quartet. The Bronx Culture Trolley is a program of the Bronx Council on the Arts.                 Community College. Pictured above:
                                                                                                                       Ailey II Company Member Dominique
The trolley bell’s ring is your free ticket to a cultural tour along the South Bronx Cultural Corridor of the lower Grand
                                                                                                                       O. Rosales. Photo by Eduardo Patino.
Concourse. Admission to all participating venue attractions is free. The Bronx Culture Trolley runs on the first
Wednesday of each month (except January and September) providing Bronxites and tourists alike a fun way to travel via a replica of an early 20th-century
trolley car. Passengers are given the opportunity to sample several of the area’s hottest cultural attractions, dining establishments and entertainment
venues along the way.

August 6th’s trolley begins at the Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos (Hostos Community College, 450 Grand Concourse at 149th Street) at 5:00pm with a
“Meet & Greet” reception and a closing reception for its current exhibition. OTHER, OTHER… The show features 18 artists of African, Asian, Latino, and
Native American ancestry working in drawing, installation, mixed media, painting, performance art, photography, sculpture and video, representing a
sampling of 2007 and 2008 Urban Artist Initiative grant (UAI/NYC) recipients. They include Konrad Aderer, Karina Aguilera-Skvirsky, Keith Anderson,
Tomie Arai, Cat Chow, Nicolás Dumit Estévez, Edwin Gonzalez-Ojeda, Skowmon Hastanan, Wennie Huang, Janelle Iglesias, Duron Jackson, Teru
Kuwayama, Jessica Lagunas, Alfonso Muñoz, Juan Sanchez, Dread Scott, Shen Wei, and Injoo Whang. OTHER, OTHER… was curated by BRIO winner
Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz. For more information on the Longwood Art Gallery and its upcoming exhibitions, call 718-518-6728 or visit

And while you’re at Hostos, don’t forget to visit the Artisans Boutique which offers imaginative bronxArtworks creations in all price ranges that are
yours for the browsing and for the buying. Items included are Korean knot tying novelties by Karen Ahn, Orisha art & crafts by Luis Pagan, art cards and
prints by Diane Davis and Stephanie Chisholm, original ceramics by Toby Liederman, and silver jewelry by Liz Ortiz, and much more. View the work of our
talented team of Bronx Artisans in a quaint, charming atmosphere. Call 718-401-9558, e-mail, or visit for additional
information on BCA’s Artisans Initiative and how to be a participating artisan.

The trolley bell clangs at 5:30pm, 6:30pm, and 7:30pm indicating the trolley’s departure from Hostos to make its way to the evening’s cultural events.
Passengers can simply enjoy the trolley ride or they can hop on and off at different stops along the route to enjoy the evening’s free activities.

FIRST STOP: The Bronx Museum of the Arts (1040 Grand Concourse at 165th Street) where they continue their monthly First Wednesdays Book
Signings with Cordenia Paige and Darryl Moore (from 5:30-7:30pm). Ms. Paige will be signing copies of the new co-authored book Blogger’s
Delight. The book shares intimate, entertaining blogger stories, from “fresh new voices to the blogger scene.” She will also lead a discussion on tips for
self-publishing. Joining Ms. Paige is Darryl Moore, author of the novel Everything I Ms. At Home. This Bronx native drew on his eighteen-year teaching
career in the New York Public School system to write a story of two African-American men who approach life and love from totally opposite perspectives
as they search for meaning in their lives.

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Closing on August 18th is How Soon Is Now?, an exhibition featuring an array of work by 36 artists from Artist in the Marketplace (AIM 28), one of the
most celebrated and competitive programs for emerging artists in the country. Artists include Negar Ahkami, Blanka Amezkua, Keliy Anderson-Staley,
Daniel Bejar, Charles Beronio, Matthew Burcaw, Si Jae Byun, Brendan Carroll, Vidal Centeno, Margarida Correia, Rä di Martino, Emcee C.M., Master of
None, Jason Falchook, Michelle Frick, David Gilbert, Kyung Woo Han, Cosme Herrera, Catherine Kunkemueller, Luke Lamborn, Sujin Lee, Bill Lohre,
Rebecca Loyche, Giuseppe Luciani, Brian Lund, Kelli Miller, Laura Napier, Dulce Pinzon, Christy Powers, Risa Puno, Ronny Quevedo, Sa’dia Rehman,
John Richey, Irys Schenker, Mark Stafford, Jeanne Verdoux, and Angie Waller. On view through August 18th, this exhibition was organized by Assistant
Curator Erin Riley-Lopez. For further information on the Bronx Museum of the Arts, upcoming exhibits, and its ongoing activities, call 718-681-6000 or visit

NEXT STOP: The Alexander Avenue Antiques District where we will visit Thrift World Antiques at 122 Alexander Avenue, Custom Design Studio,
49 Bruckner Blvd., Alexander’s Café at 129 Alexander Avenue, and Books, Notes & News at 137 Alexander Avenue, and LR Studio upstairs at 137
Alexander Avenue. For information about the Alexander Avenue Antiques District, contact Laura at 718-401-7866 or

NEXT STOP: The Bronx Museum Project Space (11 Bruckner Boulevard at the corner of Lincoln Avenue) for a viewing of INSULA, a multimedia
installation by Darcy Dahl, curated by Wayne Northcross. Artist Darcy Dahl presents a series of kinetic animations projected onto drawings that begin with
the human figure. Seeing the form involves being in a state of emotional and mental engagement, layering several form studies upon one another. The
exhibition takes its title from the limbic part of the brain that involves translating objective physiological states into subjective emotional experiences. This
show is on display twenty-four hours a day, where the installation can be viewed from the street outside the gallery, the shifting illumination of forms
presents a visual experience that is constantly in flux. For information and viewing hours, call the Bronx Museum of the Arts at 718-681-6000.

NEXT STOP: Haven Arts Gallery (50 Bruckner Blvd. Building A) for a viewing of Factories. Cindy Tower in Gallery I features “Factory 1” -- Large-scale
oil paintings and tar manifestations of the original Armor Factory in East St. Louis; Scott Lowenbaum in Gallery II features “Factory 2” -- Oil paintings and
wire installation of factory; Grand Silver Company: Factory Remnants in Gallery IV features images and objects curated by Barry Kostrinsky. Artists
include Jaq Belcher, Timothy Blum, Pablo Cano, Linda Cunningham, Ana de Portela, Marisol Diaz, Barry Kostrinsky, Alejandro Lopez, Algernon Miller,
Melodie Provenzano, J.C. Rice and others. For further information and viewing hours, please e-mail or call 718-585-5753.

NEXT STOP: St. Mary’s Park (147th Street and St. Ann's Avenue) for Open City's Park Lit Reading Series from 6:30-8:00pm. Now in its fifth season,
Park Lit Reading Series is an outdoor summer reading series sponsored by Open City, Mr. Beller’s Neighborhood, and the New York City Department of
Parks & Recreation. Reading takes place in a different City parks and are curated by the editors of a local literary magazine. For information, visit the Park
Lit Reading Series website at

NEXT STOP: Bruckner Gallery at the Bruckner Bar & Grill (1 Bruckner Blvd.) for a viewing of their current exhibition. For information on this show, visit
the Bruckner Gallery website at or contact Gallery Director Assa Bigger at 718-665-2001 or

FINAL STOP of the evening: J. Maxson’s Bar & Grill (2576 Third Avenue at 139th Street) where you can wind down your trolley night with some good
food and drink while enjoying an easy-listening performance of jazz featuring the Ethereal Jazz Quartet led by Richard Fells on tenor sax. This group is a
very present force in the jazz scene of New York City’s jazz clubs. For information on J. Maxson’s and/or this performance, call J.B. Reed at 718-742-

For additional information on the Bronx Culture Trolley and the Bronx Cultural Card (which offers percentage off discounts at participating Bronx
organizations and business establishments), call 718-931-9500 x33 or e-mail The Bronx Culture Trolley will not run in September,
but will return on October 1st. Visit BCA’s website at in mid-September for information on October 1st’s trolley night attractions as well
as other events, activities, and programs of the Bronx Council on the Arts.

The Bronx Culture Trolley, a program of the Bronx Council on the Arts’ Bronx Cultural Card and the Bronx Tourism Council, is made possible with funding
from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund/Stimulating Place-Based Revitalization Venture, JPMorgan Chase Foundation, the New York City Department of
Cultural Affairs, the New York State Council on the Arts, the Bronx Delegation of the City Council, and Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrión, Jr.


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                                               1738 Hone Avenue, Bronx, New York 10461
                     718.931.9500 • Fax: 718.409.6445 • Email: • Website:

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