Groundbreaking Ceremony for Bronx River Art Center Building Renovation

Groundbreaking Ceremony for Bronx River Art Center Building Renovation

WHEN: Thursday, June 26, 2014, 11:00am
WHERE: Bronx River Art Center, 2064 Boston Rd, Bronx, New York 10460

New York City public officials will join Bronx River Art Center Executive Director Gail Nathan, Board Chair William Aguado, and BRAC staff, students and patrons for a groundbreaking ceremony in celebration of the beginning of a $10 million city-funded renovation. BRAC’s 100-year-old, 18,000 square-foot building will undergo a major renovation and, when reopened, will house classrooms, studio spaces, a state of the art computer lab and ground floor art gallery. The design by Sage and Coombe Architects and Tatfoo Tan studios received an award from the NYC Public Design Commission in 2009, which cited the project for bringing BRAC’s facility “firmly into the 21st Century by upgrading program and public spaces, introducing sustainable design elements and establishing an institutional identity.” The project is expected to be completed in fall 2016.

Of the renovation, Executive Director Gail Nathan says, “BRAC is an essential resource for an otherwise underserved community and our goal is to secure and restore this facility as a cultural asset in the Bronx for generations to come.”

The ceremony will be attended by NYC Cultural Affairs Commissioner Tom Finkelpearl, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., Department of Design and Construction Deputy Commissioner David Resnick, City Council Member Richie Torres, State Senator Guastavo Rivera, Assemblyman Luis Sepulveda and Javier Lopez for Congressman Jose E. Serrano’s office.

Bronx River Art Center
1087 E. Tremont Ave., Bronx, NY 10460
T (718) 589-5819
info@bronxriverart.org

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GALLERY HOURS:
Wednesday - Friday: 3 - 6 PM
Saturday: 12 - 5 PM
Gallery hours are only in effect during the
exhibition dates.

OFFICE & CENTER HOURS:
Monday - Thursday: 10 AM - 6 PM
Saturday: 10:30 - 4 PM

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DIRECTIONS TO CENTER: (For directions to any of our Pop-up locations for exhibitions, classes, or performances, please check the approriate page on our website for current directions) 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.