FREE ONLINE – March 1-29, 2021 – For the 15th Anniversary of our popular March Is Music concert series, we bring you 15 must-see events: Great concerts by Latinx and international talent plus music-themed episodes of Spotlight and Bronx Film Wednesdays. Featuring Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon performances by artists like VICTORY PLAYERS CONTEMPORARY MUSIC ENSEMBLE playing living Puerto Rican composers, drummer Alex García’s AFROMANTRA, pianist SARA DAVIS BUECHNER, Dominican fusion stars YASSER TEJEDA + PALOTRÉ, and much more! A festive “MIM15” HAPPY HOUR for all friends of March Is Music is scheduled for March 27, RSVP for invitation. — SAVE THE DATES!
FREE ONLINE – 9:30pm on April 7, 2021 – In anticipation of the 5th Anniversary of the 21 Islands International Short Film Festival, coming on April 14, Bronx Film Wednesdays celebrates five brilliant years of film programming from around the globe with eight award winning shorts! Hosted by BronxNet’s Sonyi Lopez and featuring interviews with festival curator Melisa Ramos and Pregones/PRTT’s Artistic Director, Rosalba Rolón. – SAVE THE DATE!
FREE ONLINE – 3:00pm on Saturday, April 24, 2021 – “Trasfondos/Backstories” is an arts- and humanities-based initiative that gives students, educators, and other community members access to our ensemble’s creative process. On April 24 we premiere of the short film Identity Through Art by Brianna Guillén. Created at PregonesPRTT, this fun 6-minute film features candid interviews with artists as they explore the many layers of identity. — RSVP NOW!
FREE ONLINE – EXTENDED through APRIL 30th! – 5th edition of Pregones/PRTT’s 21 Islands International Short Film Fest is online for free streaming and bursting with visual pizzazz! 51 short films from around the world organized into 5 fun-packed festival Groups. Winners include multiple Festival Jury Prizes and Audience Choice Awards. — WATCH & VOTE NOW!
FREE ONLINE – 7:30pm on May 5-8 and May 12-15, 2021 – Interactive online virtual residencies by powerhouse Latinx theater companies: SU TEATRO from Denver, Colorado, and AGUA, SOL Y SERENO from Santurce, Puerto Rico! Performances and dialogue with the artists. Insight into the lives and craft of award-winning Chicano and Puerto Rican theater makers, plus a chance to win two roundtrip tickets on Southwest Airlines! FREE on Zoom. — RSVP NOW!
FREE ONLINE – June 22-24, 2021 – We are proud to partner with Jane Gabriels and PEPATIÁN for its 4th Annual Indigenous Women Artists Residency, a project co-directed with and featuring Caridad de La Luz. A series of wide-ranging online conversations with seven artists from across “Turtle Island” about their relationships with the earth and transnational trans/planting through research, stories, and art. Live on Zoom. Free admission. — RSVP NOW!
FREE ONLINE – 9:30pm on July 7, 2021 – Bronx Film Wednesdays presents VERDE SALVAJE by Belén Orsini. A group of Venezuelan biologists lead the expedition into the wilderness of the green turtle (Chelonia mydas). Hosted by BronxNet’s Sonyi Lopez. – SAVE THE DATE!
FREE ONLINE – 9:30pm on August 4, 2021 – Bronx Film Wednesdays presents LUZ IN LATIN AMERICA by Amanda Nemcik. the inspiring account of international bodyboarding star Luz ‘Loly’ Grande—a young woman on a personal mission to make bodyboarding a means to improve the lives of disadvantaged children in Puerto Rico, Argentina, Brazil, and Peru. Also featuring many other greats of bodyboarding from the Americas! Hosted by BronxNet’s Sonyi Lopez and featuring brand new interview with the film director. – SAVE THE DATE!
FREE ONLINE – 9:30pm on September 1, 2021 – Bronx Film Wednesdays presents LATIN AMERICAN SHORTS, six extraordinary stories by talent to watch. Selection includes past winners of the 21 Islands International Short Film Festival and together illustrate a wide range of topics and aesthetic approaches. Featuring filmmakers from PUERTO RICO, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, CUBA, ARGENTINA, and BRAZIL. Curated by Melisa Ramos, hosted by BronxNet’s Sonyi Lopez, and featuring brand new interview with film director Michelle Malley-Campos. – SAVE THE DATE!
FREE – In Person! June 19 to September 17, 2021 – A new art exhibit by Bronx artist David Hernaíz Concepción, created in collaboration with performer Julia Gutiérrez-Rivera, exploring the fleeting and nuanced expressions of a dancer’s performance of Afro-Puerto Rican Bomba music. Opening celebration with live music, and a special panel on the intersection of visual arts, cultural activism, and performance. Free admission. On view through September 17, 2021.