This Thursday at the Bronx Museum, join writers from across the world for a day of writing workshops and author discussions featuring authors such as Chantel Acevedo, Billy Kahora (pictured below), and Boubacar Boris Diop. And did I mention it’s free?
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“The Bronx is an immigrant borough and deserves worldly literary programming,” says Bronx Writers Center Director Charlie Vázquez. “The Bronx Council on the Arts was extremely excited to participate on this project and we’ll continue this win/win/win partnership for the benefit of Bronxites borough-wide.” Info and RSVP: http://bronxarts.org
1. You love art.
The Bronx is filled with so many wonderful artists. This walk introduces you to what’s current in the borough and you’ll have a chance to speak with some of the artists themselves!
2. You love the Bronx.
The Bronx is awesome (obviously.) But maybe you want to get to know it a little more. This walk will make you fall in love with the Bronx all over again.
3. The only time you have ever been to the Bronx was to go to a Yankee game.
That’s quaint, but expand your horizons. There’s so much more to the Bronx than a baseball team!
4. You didn’t know the Bronx even had an art scene.
We do. And it’s amazing.
5. Your weekend plans involve spending a copious amount of time watching Netflix.
The weather’s going to be nice. Come outside and experience something new.
Bonus: After the walk, local restaurants Don Pancho’s Steakhouse and Mott Haven Bar will be offering specials to participants. And, though they weren’t able to be a part of the walk, Wall Works gallery’s having an open house on Saturday AND Ceetay will be celebrating 3 years in Mott Haven. It’s just going to be an overall awesome weekend to be in the Bronx.
I LOVE thrifting and swapping. I’d say about 50% of my current wardrobe is thrifted. It’s such a great opportunity to add some unique pieces to your closet. This weekend, GrowNYC is hosting its famed Stop N Swap in Westchester Square. Do some spring cleaning, bring your cast aways (so long as they’re in good condition, of course!) to the Owen Dolen Center to swap them out and treat yourself to something new to you. From experience, trust me, you want to show up as early as possible to get some good stuff!
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How It Works: Stop ‘N’ Swaps invite the public to bring clean, portable, reusable items to share with those who can use them. No one is required to bring something to take something—you can simply show up with a bag and see what’s free for the taking. Books, toys, fashionable clothing, housewares and electronics are just some of the offerings. Anything leftover at the end of the day is donated or recycled. Furniture and other large items are not accepted at the swap.
“Stop ‘N’ Swaps are a resource for all New Yorkers. Residents come out in large numbers to give away what they don’t need and find some really useful items for themselves, all without paying. And we are keeping perfectly good items out of the landfill, which is where so many things unfortunately end up,” said GrowNYC Executive Director Marcel Van Ooyen. “The added benefit is neighbor meeting neighbor, and a community being strengthened.”
WHAT: Free Stop ‘N’ Swap Community Reuse Event
WHEN: Saturday, April 25, 12pm–3pm
WHERE: Westchester Square – 2551 Westchester Ave, Bronx, NY 10461