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

Charla con Repertorio

Repertorio Espanol's
La Gringa
25th Anniversary Performance

May 6 through May 9
Free On-Demand Access

A young woman born and raised in New York City travels to Puerto Rico for the first time to meet her family and to discover her roots. Her misconceptions are transformed, and she learns that being Puerto Rican is a matter of the heart and spirit. La Gringa celebrates 25 years of continuous performances becoming one of the longest running productions in New York City regardless of language. Use Discount Code HOSTOS for FREE ACCESS when you register.
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Tito puente

Broadway World recently reported that “25 years ago Repertorio Español was in rehearsals for a new production that would unknowingly change the theatrical history of the nation”. On February 28, 1996 Carmen Rivera's La Gringa premiered, telling the timeless tale of a young woman born and raised in New York City who travels to Puerto Rico for the first time to meet her family and discover her roots. Join us on this special Charla con Repertorioa Live Chat with Repertorio - as Hostos Center’s Associate Artistic Director, Charles Rice-Gonzalez speaks with Playwright Carmen Rivera, Executive Producer Robert Weber Federico and the current leads of the play Frank Robles and Jenyvette Vega.
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Charla con Repertorio

A Celebration of Dominican Music
Bachata with Andre Veloz

Wed | May 12 | 7:30 p.m. (ET)
Free on Zoom, Facebook and YouTube

Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture, in collaboration with the CUNY Dominican Studies Institute, is proud to premier our Celebration of Dominican Music series with Andre Veloz in a stellar Bachata concert performance on the stage of the Hostos Main Theater. After the concert, Andre Veloz will appear with scholar and musician Paul Austerlitz in an engaging conversation about the history of Bachata, its key figures, as well as Veloz’ own career and music.
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