BronxMamas and Papas: Outside the Bronx

BronxMama was recently invited to see Cirque Du Soleil’s Banana Shpeel at the Beacon Theater. This show is the latest  from producer extraordinaire “Marty Schmelky” and features a colorful array of slapstick comedy, eclectic dance and unique acrobatic acts. The larger-than-life personality presents the diverse talent he has gathered from around the world, as zany characters spread chaos throughout the theatre.

The show was hilarious, with amazing talent and comedy skits throughout. This is definitely a fun show to see when it’s date night for mom and dad, so make sure the babysitter is in place and enjoy a night out of the Bronx!

Show Schedule (Performances through August 29)

Wednesday at 2pm & 8pm

Thursday & Friday at 8pm

Saturday at 2pm & 8pm

Sunday at 2pm & 6pm

Ticket Information

Banana Shpeel tickets range from $45 to $110, with a limited number of premium seats available.

To purchase tickets, go to or or call 1-866-858-0008

First Fridays at the Bronx Museum

WHAT: BRONX NIGHT CINEMA: Summer Outdoor Film Screening


FREE Screening of “Shadow Ball” Directed by Ken Burns

Music by DJ Sucio Smash (Classic Soul, R&B, Hip Hop)

Live percussion by Ilu Aye

Produced in collaboration with 161st St. BID

Presented in Collaboration with African Film Festival

WHEN: Friday, June 04, 2010 6:00 – 10:00pm

Film begins at 8:20PM

WHERE:         First Fridays! Series Summer Location

Lou Gehrig Plaza (161st St. and Grand Concourse)

D&B Train to 167th St./Grand Concourse or 4 Train to Yankee Stadium

Rain location will be at the Bronx Museum, 1040 Grand Concourse (Corner of 165th St) 2nd Floor.

*Save Friday July 9th & Friday August 13th for upcoming FREE First Friday! Events.

Bronx Week Grand Finale

FREE Multi-Media Intensive Art Program For Teens

This summer, the Bronx River Art Center is offering a unique and FREE multi-media intensive art program for teens. The Art and Environmental Studies Teen Institute offers both expert arts instruction and a “green” component. The Summer Teen Institute is available to a maximum of 20 students and admission is by application only. At the end of the program, students will install their art in the beautiful Drew Gardens on the Bronx River and celebrate with a closing reception.


There is also a full schedule of regular fee-based classes for youth ages 7-18 and adults including Drawing and Painting, Ceramics, Cartooning, Portfolio Prep, and Digital Photography. Classes will run from July 5 to August 6. All  classes are limited in size to facilitate instruction and attention. This is NOT “arts and crafts,” all students work in our professional studios with high-quality materials and practicing artist-instructors.

For more information, visit their webpage at

Click READ MORE for a description of requirements to apply for this program.

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WHAT:         Learn and celebrate the various ethnic groups in the Bronx through Art-making workshops on African necklaces, Caribbean masks, Chinese scrolls and the Mexican superhero Super Barrio!!

Bring the entire family!


 WHEN:           Saturday, May 22, 2010, 1-4PM

 WHERE:         The Bronx Museum of the Arts

                    North Building – 2nd Floor

                    1040 Grand Concourse @ 165th Street Bronx, NY 10456

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