About Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture
The Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture has re-opened! We look forward to welcoming you in person.

Every year our programming features over 20 performances - from Hip Hop, Latin Jazz, Salsa, Chamber Music, Theater, to Dance and more.

As a dynamic force dedicated to the cultural and artistic life of the Bronx and New York City, Hostos plays a central role in providing accessible programs that reflect and celebrate the artistic richness and diversity of our communities.

Named the “the powerful locus of Latino Art” by The New York Times, Hostos Center is recognized nationally as a leader in Latino/a/x and African-based programming.

We look forward to greeting you!

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 Kathleen Hochul 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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The views and opinions expressed by any performers and/or speakers are their
own and do not reflect or represent those of Hostos Community College.

Upcoming Events

The Playground Theater Open Mic

Join us this year as we celebrate the principal of Nia (Purpose). The evening will feature a special performance of music and dance by the Bambara Drum and Dance Ensemble. A cultural and communal event for the entire family – celebrating Nguzo Saba – the seven guiding principles of African Heritage.
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Bronxites and New Yorkers love their holiday traditions. Holiday Jazz & Latin Jazz Parranda celebrates those traditions, keeping them alive by bringing communities together. Grammy Award-nominee and NEA Master Artist Papo Vázquez will celebrate those traditions with Parranda music as well as traditional Jazz and Latin Jazz-influenced holiday songs.
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The Playground Theater Open Mic

The Playground
Theater Open Mic

Mon | Dec 11 | 7:00 p.m.

The Playground: Theater Open Mic is a monthly evening of creativity and expression. Hosted by artist-in-residence Eric Avilés, the Open Mic is an opportunity for you to share your stage work in a safe space. Share a monologue, a scene, a song – or simply join us as a theater enthusiast and supporter.
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