Spring 2021
While our theaters and art gallery remain closed due to Covid-19, Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture is as active as ever - presenting engaging programs in music, dance, theater, film, and visual arts. Follow us this spring 2021 as we bring you new programs and events for the virtual space. Whether on Zoom, Facebook Live or YouTube, the Hostos Center remains dedicated and responsive to the cultural needs of South Bronx residents and neighboring communities. An integral part of Hostos Community College / CUNY since 1982, Hostos Center is recognized nationally as a leader in Latino/a/x and African-based programming, dedicated to the development of emerging artists and the creation of new work.

We want to share some COVID-19 resource listings for artists, non-profit organizations and the general public provided by our partners -- the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and the Bronx Council on the Arts.

Hostos Center events are sponsored by the Hostos Community College Foundation with funds from the: National Endowment for the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, the Coalition of Theaters of Color, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, the Howard Gilman Foundation, the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, the Office of New York State Assemblyman José Rivera, and the Office of New York City Councilmember Rafael Salamanca, Jr.

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Upcoming Online Events


Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture partners with Orchestra of St. Luke’s in presenting Valerie Coleman's Portraits of Josephine. Written for a woodwind quintet, this musical performance celebrates the life of the famed performer and social justice activist Josephine Baker. Playwright and actor Kirya Traber performs her own original narrative to connect Coleman’s musical depictions of Baker’s origins, adventures, and legacy.
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Join Momma’s Hip Hop Kitchen on Art & Photography with artist and entrepreneur Maria “Toofly” Castillo, artist Marthalicia Matarrita and photographer Elena “Mamarazzi” Marrero. Series co-hosts Kathleen Adams and Lah Tere will engage all three female artists in a fascinating and empowering conversation on the steps they have taken to walk and perform with confidence and determination. Come Walk a Mile…In Her Shoes!
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Pepatián presents
Sharing the Same Cielo – Part III

Friday | June 18, 2021 | 7:30 p.m. (ET)
Free on Zoom, Facebook & YouTube

This final part of Sharing the Same Cielo brings all the participating artists together in a special video presentation by visual artist and editor Melanie Gonzalez. Together, this artist collective brings the series full circle - from the beginnings of Pepatián to the present - and from Mott Haven, the Bronx to Richmond, Virginia to Indianapolis, Indiana to Puerto Rico – and always back to El Bronx, where all the artists first connected.
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