Tag: Andrew Freedman Home

Exhibition Explores The Complexities of Dominican and Haitian Relations Through Art

Tonight at the Andrew Freedman Home from 6pm to 9pm ‘La Lucha II DOM & HTI: Visions of Tomorrow, One Island’ opens up and continues the conversation it began earlier this year on the complex relationship between two countries that have similar shared histories and an island: Haiti and the Dominican Republic.

Innuendos: The Voices of 10 Bronxite Women—Tomorrow at The Andrew Freedman Home (Along With Another Art Show Opening!)

Tomorrow, Friday, March 6 from 5:30PM – 9:30PM, you’ll get TWO art openings under one roof as the BxArts Factory launches their first exhibition called ‘Innuendos: The Voices of 10 Bronxite Women’, and the Andrew Freedman Home Artists in Residence II Annual Art Exhibition featuring 15 artists and their works.

BxArts Factory Launches February 12th At The Bronx Museum

BxArts Factory, the borough’s first incubator for the Arts, will officially launch on Thursday, February 12th at The Bronx Museum of the Arts. The event will be held from 6pm – 8pm and, “…will be filled with artists performing and creating art live for the audience to enjoy their craft,” says Yolanda Rodriguez Co-Founder of the organization in a press release sent to us last night.

Celebration of Life For Morgan Powell – A Memorial

On Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014, a memorial service will be held for the late Kristopher Morgan Powell at the historic Andrew Freedman Home located at 1125 Grand Concourse. Due to limited capacity, kindly RSVP via the EventBrite link provided.

If you cannot make it to next week’s celebration of Morgan’s life, stay tuned as there will be others in the coming weeks.

How to Win Your 2 VIP Tickets For Bronx Fashion Week!

On Friday, September 5th, Bronx Fashion Week will kick off for the first time in Bronx history. This celebration of fashion will be held at the historic mansion, the Andrew Freedman Home on the Grand Concourse and will be a 3-day event lasting until Sunday the 7th.

Welcome2TheBronx is giving away 3 pairs of VIP tickets giving you access to one (1) of the three evenings, from 5:30PM to 9PM, and here’s what you have to do to win the tickets:

FREE Bronx Fashion Week VIP Tickets Giveaway; VH1 To Film Mob Wives During Event!

The first ever Bronx Fashion Week is quickly approaching and in order to celebrate with you all, we are giving away three free pairs of VIP tickets to the 3 day, star-studded event!

The event will be hosted by such celebrities like Bronx Culinary Ambassador extraordinaire Baron Ambrosia and Jo Lance, a photographer and creative director as well as one of the judges for Mexico’s Next Top Model.  VH1 will be filming an episode with the Mob Wives at Bronx Fashion Week on Friday September 5th and Oprah’s O Magazine will be covering the event on Saturday September 6th — and that’s just a sneak peak at what we have in store for you!

Roaming the Bronx’s “Champs-Élysées” – Digital Nomad

Robert Reid, National Geographic Travel’s ‘Offbeat Observer’ just published a wonderful article on The Bronx and The Grand Concourse.

In the article he writes:

“The man with graying dreadlocks raking outside a New York mansion is hip-hop pioneer Kool DJ Herc. He hasn’t switched careers, but is an artist-in-residence helping out at the Andrew Freedman Home, a one-time “country club” retirement home that’s now a workspace for graffiti artists, a 1920s-styled bed-and-breakfast, and space for homegrown art and theater. Up the street, a yoga class is under way outside Edgar Allan Poe’s 200-year-old cottage. Farther south, the intricate Beaux Arts façade of the 1913 Opera House, where Houdini once did tricks, is a newly opened hotel that fancies itself “boutique.” All 60 rooms are full, and staff advise guests to dine next door at the tiny Mexicozina taqueria, a neatly converted shrine of devotion to poblano specialties (like the best pig-ear tacos in town).

Few visitors to New York will have seen this. Nor have, to be honest, most New Yorkers. The reason is location.

This is the Bronx.”

Bronx Artist Documentary Project Gives The World A Glance At The Artist’s Creative Process

Yesterday evening participating photographers and artists of the Bronx Artist Documentary Project met for a meet and greet at the Andrew Freedman Home. This was the first time that almost all 100 members gathered since the project began last year.

When the Bronx Artist Documentary Project launches its exhibition in September, it will be the culmination of 30 photographers documenting 78 Bronx visual artists in the midst of their individual and unique creative processes.

Exclusive: First Ever Bronx Fashion Week Coming This September 5th – 7th

Although The Bronx has inspired fashion around the globe, particularly in urban design, gave the world some of the most recognized labels such Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein, it is often overlooked as place to hold a major fashion event.

All that is changing this year as the first ever Bronx Fashion Week will be held at the Andrew Freedman Home from Sept 5th to the 7th featuring a wide range of designers focusing on high end fashion.

Another Boutique Hotel To Open In Melrose Adding More Lodging Options In The South Bronx

Melrose and The South Bronx are experiencing a boom in the hotel industry.

First the luxury boutique Opera House Hotel opened on 149th street between Brook and Bergen and now coming this fall is the Umbrella Hotel. Located at 681 Elton Avenue between E 153rd & E 154th Streets right off 3rd Avenue, the 7 story building will house 56 rooms with rates varying from $129 – $159 per night said one of the owners and Bronxite, Manny Chadah of AMG Elton LLC.