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September 2011 - Fall 2011 Class Registration starts Sept 12th!

August 2011 - Annual Summer BBQ!

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July 2011 - Annual Summer BBQ Save the Date!

Our Annual Summer BBQ will be on Saturday, August 13th from 12:00-4:00 pm at our headquarters at 2064 Boston Road. SAVE THE DATE and check back soon for more details!

May 2011 - Student Exhibition

Our 2010-2011 Student Exhibition Reception on May 27th was a night filled with fun and art!

We enjoyed good food, impressive art, and great company. Many of the students from our school-based and community-based classes brought their families and friends to celebrate their accomplishments. Bronx News 12 even came out to film our exhibit and interview students!

Thanks to everyone who came out to support our students! Missed it? View the photos here:

September 2010 - BRAC Presents a Weekly Sale of Student Art on Phipps West Farms Farmers' Market Wednesdays

Part of a Month-Long Series of "Harvest Move" Events

Student Holding PotteryWHAT: As we move out of our building in preparation for its two-year renovation, we are sending our art out into the community. There is plenty of amazing artwork that we would rather sell than move! BRAC's "Harvest Move" Student Art Sale will include a variety of artwork, including ceramics, drawings, paintings, and prints created by our talented students. We encourage local residents, as well as art appreciators from all over the city, to stop by and add work by future art-stars to their collections, at astonishingly affordable prices.

WHEN: 1pm – 6pm, every Wednesday from September 1st through September 29th, 2010.

WHERE: In front of BRAC’s building at 1087 E. Tremont Ave, across the street from the Phipps West Farms Farmers' Market at Drew Gardens.

WHY: The Art Sale is part of a month of "Harvest Move" activities to help us raise funds for our upcoming relocation to temporary quarters, while our building is being fully renovated. This renovation will ensure that BRAC will be an inviting and safe haven for generations to come. It is such an exciting time for us, but these changes also present the additional costs of moving and rent for our temporary spaces. We look to the community to help us harvest enough change for our upcoming changes — and to take home some great art in the process!

June 2010 - Student Spring Exhibition & Benefit Sale

2010 Student Spring Exhibition & Benefit Sale

June 2009 - Reception for End-of-Year Student Exhibition

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March 2009 - BRAC Ceramics Workshop

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February 2009 - BRAC Visits The Met (Fall 2008)

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November 2008 - The Halloween Monster Mash

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It was a dark and stormy night... BRAC celebrated the spookiest day of the year with its own Halloween Party on Friday, October 31st from 5:30-8pm! Both children and adults enjoyed themselves with games, movies and fun. While the big screen showed A Nightmare Before Christmas with popcorn and snacks for the viewers (provided by parents and staff), the guests moved about the "Haunted House", the "Alien Autopsy" room (which was dark, eerie and very creepy and was the favorite for many) and party rooms to partake in the loud laughter and fun. Games such as Musical Tombstones and Mummy Wrap got students of all ages working together. Two piñatas, one 24" and another at 16", filled with candy and prizes, was the biggest trick for these partygoers, as it took many tries by all almost all present to break through to the treats inside. Overall, everything was great, and everyone had a fun and safe Halloween!

October 2008 - BRAC Education Department Joins the National Lights on Afterschool! Celebration

On October 16, 2008, BRAC invited the NY community to tour our galleries and education studios.

Lights On Afterschool!The Bronx River Art Center and the Afterschool Alliance celebrated the importance of afterschool programs on October 16th, for our Lights On Afterschool! program.

In communities today, 14.3 million children take care of themselves after the school day ends. Afterschool programs keep kids safe, helpworking families and inspire learning.

As part of the celebration, BRAC planned a gallery tour of the current exhibition, gave tours of our resident artist studios and provided the unique opportunity to look in on some of our art classes in progress.

August 2008 - BRAC's 2008 Student Art Fair, Benefit Sale & BBQ

2008 Student Art Fair, Benefit Sale, BBQ

Despite the threat of thunderstorms and the need to switch the location of the event, 135 people came out to celebrate the end of the Bronx River Art Center's summer semester. Students and their families, community partners and residents, volunteers from the corporate world and our growing student volunteer pool all came together with the BRAC staff to make this an enjoyable celebration.

Being a non-profit art center, one of our goals was to raise money to help cover some of our necessary costs, such as art supplies, electricity and teachers' salaries. Through our fundraising efforts, we put together an assortment of activities for our guests to enjoy: a bake sale, face painting, sketches by our students for "patrons", a basketball hoop shoot, the sale of our BRAC t-shirts, bags and lavender sachets, and even a hamster raffle. We are still tallying the results, but our other goal was to give everyone a great time.

We received incredible help from Goldman Sachs Community Team Works! 11 of their employees volunteered with us from 10am-6pm, in all areas of preparation: from setting up our art displays and preparing and cooking food, to taking pictures of the event and just being enthusiastic and willing to help. It was wonderful!

In addition, our Summer Youth Employment Workers - Andrew Estick, Lisbeth Rodriquez, Stephanie Rodriquez, Dominique Short and Diamond Wynn - are the best BRAC has had to date and were an enormous help to us. We wouldn't have been able to get through this summer session without you all.

Two events that were able to be held outdoors were a Raku Ceramic Fire along the Bronx River and a Mixed Media Collage that was installed along the fence that overlooks the river on Tremont Ave. Both of these activities drew the interest of passersby, letting all know that BRAC is here bringing creativity and strengthening the public square!

Another special thanks to Veronica and the people at the Earl Williams Agency branch of Allstate Insurance for donating $1000 to BRAC through their "Agent Hero" grant program. This will definitely be put to good use!

We had a great time with you all this summer, and we look forward to seeing you in the Fall!

Photos ©2008 Marisol Diaz

P.S. Help us get the word out! Please post your comments about the BBQ and BRAC in general at one or all of the following sites. We appreciate the opinions of our students and parents. Thank you.

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DIRECTIONS TO CENTER:  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.