Video of News 12 Bronx paid a visit to Hostos Community College for the first “Boro-Linc” family concert.
On April 2, 2016, News 12 Bronx paid a visit to Hostos Community College for the first “Boro-Linc” family concert. Thanks to a new partnership between the Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture and Lincoln Center, members of the New York Philharmonic performed a special free concert for children and families.

The New York Philharmonic’s “Very Young People’s Concerts: Allegro and Adagio” kicked off with a pre-performance workshop. The main performance followed in the Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture’s Repertory Theater, where children and their families explored how tempo makes music fun, with selections from Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake” performed by members of the New York Philharmonic.

Additional events at Hostos included “Lincoln Center Education: Los Villalobos Brothers” on April 9, where children learned traditional dance steps and songs from Veracruz, Mexico with company members; and “Lincoln Center Education: Batoto Yetu,” taking place on April 16, where an African dance/percussion workshop and performance will offer an engaging cultural event for the entire family.

About Hostos Community College
Eugenio María de Hostos Community College is an educational agent for change that has been transforming and improving the quality of life in the South Bronx and neighboring communities since 1968. It serves as a gateway to intellectual growth and socioeconomic mobility, as well as a point of departure for lifelong learning, success in professional careers, and transfer to advanced higher education programs. The College’s unique Student Success Coaching Unit provides students with individualized guidance and exemplifies its emphasis on student support services.

Named one of the top 10 finalists for the 2015 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, Hostos offers 27 associate degree programs and two certificate programs that facilitate easy transfer to The City University of New York’s (CUNY) four-year colleges or baccalaureate studies at other institutions. The College has an award-winning Division of Continuing Education & Workforce Development that offers professional development courses and certificate-bearing workforce training programs. Hostos is part of CUNY, the nation’s leading urban public university, which serves more than 500,000 students at 24 colleges.