Opening Weekend: River Rising/Sube el Rio

Opening Weekend: River Rising/Sube el Rio

The Bronx River Art Center invites the community to come out to Starlight Park for the opening of the outdoor exhibition River Rising/Sube el RioAn Exposition of Science, Art and Technology. BRAC will present eight large-scale public art sculptures in the newly renovated Starlight Park that the community will be able to interact with and enjoy as modern pavillions. The sculptures artistically recreate the 1918 Bronx International Exposition of Science, Arts and Industries.

This fun weekend of parades, music, dancing, live performance, and more recreation will reimagine the vibrant outdoor space of  the 1918 Fair’s art and business focus and celebrate the rejuvenated Bronx River and redesigned Starlight Park . 

June 30, 12-10pm 
11am: Stephen Paul DeVillo's leads a historical tour of Starlight Park. 
12pm: Mind-Builder's New Orleans's Style Second Line Opening Parade
4:30pm: James Lovell and the Afrigarifuna Music Ambassadors
6pm: Moonlight Dancing to Papo Vazquez Mighty Pirates Troubadours 
and much more in between

July 1, 12-6pm
12pm: Arthur Aviles Typical Theatre and friends, followed by another day of art, science, and entrepreneurial activities
Special kids art & science workshop too!

DJs spinning all weekend
River Rising continues on view June 30, 2018 to June 30, 2019

Starlight Park
Enter at 177th St. & Devoe Ave. or 174th St. Bridge

Produced by BRAC’s Executive Director Gail Nathan and Programs Associate Laura James 
Site curation by KaN Landscape Design, Karine Duteil & Nadej 

Papo Vazquez Mighty Pirates Troubadours

Manuel Acevedo, “S” is for Starlight

Samantha Holmes, Starlight Ride

*Named after a Latin Jazz composition by Papo Vazquez, sponsored by BRAC

Programs are made possible with support from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, the NYS Council on the Arts with support from Governor Andrew Cuomo and the NYS Legislature, and Con Edison. Additional support from the Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr., Councilman Ritchie Torres and the Bronx Delegation. River Rising/Sube el Rio is made possible in part by the Lincoln Center Cultural Innovation Fund, which is generously supported by The Rockefeller Foundation and administered by Lincoln Center. River Rising/Sube el Rio is produced in conjunction with KaN Landscape Architects and Bronx River Alliance, in partnership with NYC Parks.

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1087 E. Tremont Ave., Bronx, NY 10460
T (718) 589-5819

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Monday - Friday: 3:00 - 6 PM
Saturday: 12 - 5 PM
Gallery hours are only in effect during the
exhibition dates.

Monday - Friday: 10 AM - 6 PM
Saturday: 10 AM - 5 PM

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.

This program is made possible with support from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, including Council Members Eric Dinowitz, Althea Stevens, Kristy Marmorato and the Bronx Delegation. Additional support is from Bronx Borough President Vanessa Gibson, the NYS Council on the Arts with support from Governor Kathy Hochul and the NYS Legislature. Foundation support is from Con Edison: The Power of Giving, The New Yankee Stadium Community Benefits Fund, The Lincoln Fund, and private donors.

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