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BX Start

WHERE GAMING AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP MEET SOCIAL JUSTICE

MISSION

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

Cosplay Cozy Cafe with BXCosplay
December 3, 2022 — All minors must be accompanied by adults.
$15 Entry, $5 under the age of 12. Register here
From 1-6pm

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

CAREER 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.

COMMUNITY BUILDING

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.

COMMUNITY ENTREPRENEURSHIP

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.

SOCIAL JUSTICE

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.

VISIT BX START!