WHERE GAMING AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP MEET SOCIAL JUSTICE
DreamYard’s BX Start seeks to provide a space where the power of video games and digital media can be used to promote economic opportunity, community building, and forward the cause of social justice for residents of the Bronx.
The Bronx Game Space started with an idea: “What if we could create a space that taps the power of video game design, art, and digital media to bring people in the Bronx together to uplift the city of New York, their local community and themselves?” From this, BX Start was born.
BX Start Co-Working Hours
Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 11-2pm – Closed on Holidays
PROGRAM INFORMATION FOR BX START
(ALL PROGRAMS ARE FREE!)
- Gaming Journalism – Mondays, 4 – 6pm (Wait Listed) Pre-Register
Program Ends on May 2, 2023
In this class, you’ll work with a professional games journalist and get an opportunity to compete for a scholarship and internship. Learn about the different aspects of gaming journalism, from writing news stories to interviewing developers. Unique opportunity to submit a games narrative that results in a scholarship and a potential paid internship in the spring!
- Intro to Comic/Manga Illustration – Tuesdays, 4-6pm (Wait Listed) Pre-Register
Program Ends on May 2, 2023
In this class, you’ll learn the basics of comic and manga illustration, including how to use different art supplies to create unique effects. You’ll also have plenty of opportunity to practice your new skills, with plenty of guidance from our experienced instructors. By the end of the class, you’ll be well on your way to creating your own amazing comics and manga!
- Media Production – Wednesdays @ 4-6pm (ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS) Pre-Register
Program Ends on May 10, 2023
Have you ever wanted to create your own videos but didn’t know how? Well, our Media Production class is perfect for you! In this class, you’ll learn everything you need to know about creating and editing videos that get views. We’ll cover topics like storyboarding, shooting, editing, and more. By the end of the class, you’ll be a video pro!
BX START EVENTS (FALL 2022)
Community Game Nights
>All Ages Welcome — Gamers under 18 must be accompanied by an adult after 6pm.
Friday November 4, 4-8pm
Friday December 2, 4-8pm
Friday December 9, 4-8pm
Anime Movie Nights with TokyoBronxACG – $5 Tickets
All minors are to be accompanied by an adult.
Registration not required. Just show up! 1-7pm
Sunday – November 13, 2022 – Theme: “Retro Anime”
Sunday – December 11, 2022 – Theme “Love is Love” – LGBTQIA+ Anime Appreciation
Sunday – January 15. 2022 – Theme “New Year New World” – Isekai
GlowForge Workshop – Learn to use our Laser Cutter!
December 16 from 5-7pm
February 9 from 5-7pm
BGN Pokemon Gym with The Bronx Gaming Network
December 17, 2022
1-7pm — All ages welcome. Minors accompanied by adults after 5pm
CALL TO ACTION
Currently looking for organizations and individuals who would be interested in:
- Utilizing space for gaming based programming
- Donations, Sponsorships and charitable contributions
- Providing internships and/or volunteer experiences
- Partnership development