BX Start



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 Community Hours: Monday to Friday – 10am to 6pm

Location: 337 East 162nd Street, Bronx NY 10451
Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 11-2pm – Closed on Holidays




Mondays 4pm to 6pm | October 16th to May 13th
Teaching Artist: Edwin “Enoch” Sanchez
In this class, you’ll learn the basics of comic and manga illustration, including how to use different art supplies to create unique effects. Practice your skills and learn new techniques with plenty of guidance. By the end of the class, you’ll be on your way to creating your own amazing comics and manga!

Mondays 4pm to 6pm | October 16th to May 13th
Teaching Artist: Vega Montanez

In this class, you’ll learn how to create and edit videos that people will actually want to watch. We’ll cover everything from planning and shooting your video to editing it for maximum impact. Put your new skills to the test by creating your own content! Whether you’re interested in becoming a YouTube star or just want to learn how to make better videos for your friends and family, this class is for you.

Wednesdays 4pm to 6pm | October 18th to May 1st
Teaching Artist: Joanna Gonzalez

Unleash your creativity and passion for cosplay in our Introduction to Cosplay Fashion class. Learn the fundamentals of creating stunning cosplay outfits, from design to construction. With expert guidance, hands-on projects, and interactive workshops, you’ll develop the skills to bring your favorite characters to life through fashion.

Wednesdays 4pm to 6pm | October 18th to May 1st
Teaching Artist: Karila Warner

Are you always sharing your opinions about video games? Do you enjoy writing and sharing your perspectives on the latest releases? In this class, you’ll work with a professional gaming journalist to learn about the different aspects of gaming journalism, from writing news stories, reviewing new releases, discussing controversial gaming topics and interviewing game developers!

Thursdays 4pm to 6pm | October 19th to May 16th
Teaching Artist: Geneva Heyward

In this hands-on class, learn from experienced professionals as you explore the principles and techniques behind successful game creation, from concept development to prototyping and testing. Showcase your final game project to industry professionals, opening doors to future opportunities. Join this transformative Game Design Class and craft your very own interactive experiences!


Join us every Friday for community game nights, where we showcase up and coming game designers, host community tournaments, and meet other New York City gamers! For more community events, visit our events page!


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


Opportunity for community members to understand, network with, and train for seeking work and business success in the gaming industry to create gaming experiences that truly represent all different types of gamers.


Using the emerging field of E-sports and youth interest in gaming as a catalyst for community building, BX Start will act as a team building and training ground for community members to compete domestically and internationally across multiple games.


Build a self-sustaining organization through community member entrepreneurial activities such as art sales, merchandising, and a community run food service venue on site. By doing this, we will expand economic opportunities for community members and creative entrepreneurs.


Video games and digital media have continued to grow not only as a medium to entertain, but as an avenue to educate, inspire, and mobilize large groups of people. BX Start seeks to leverage these mediums to recruit and engage community members in social justice causes that will improve not only their community but ultimately the city they live in as well.