DreamYard's Rad(ical) Poetry Consortium is a two day-long institute that honors the poet as a member of community; it is for poets who find community to be an integral part of their work, both on the page and off. Faculty - José Olivarez & Aracelis Girmay - will lead participants through generative & transformative workshops that will couch the poem & poet in community (context, lineage, canon, etc.). With Shira Erlichman, Marwa Helal, Vincent Toro & Ama Codjoe there will be workshops on form as rad(ical) practice and workshops on & rooted in rad(ical) pedagogy, all workshops including some generative aspect. Throughout the two days there will be plentiful opportunity to connect & build with your fellow fellows, to share work, ideas, trajectories, bochinche, favorite poems, favorite tunes. The first day will end with a pizza party & open-mic at DreamYard, and the second day will end in a public event (location tbd) in which fellows & faculty will be invited to read their work.
What does it mean to make art in the age of restricted borders, the #METOO movement, state-sanctioned violence against people of color, limited definitions of family, belonging and civil rights?
Guided by the physical environment of Rirkrit Tiravanija's exhibition at Gavin Brown's enterprise along with DreamYard's own mission to build pathways to equity, Community Talks: Art in the Pursuit of Justice will be a forum for discussion, “open call” community participation and self-designed programming.
Reserve tickets for this event here.
Join us for our (free) Annual Back to School Movie Night at the DreamYard Art Center!
Learn about and register for programs, receive a free backpack filled with school supplies, enjoy performances from students and staff, play games, feast on our delicious BBQ, and watch a movie under the Bronx sky.
Join us for a morning of beautification in RailRoad Park, as we weed and paint alongside summer interns from DreamYard Prep High School.
Join us for two public events of our annual week-long Bronx Arts Festival, which showcases over 1,000 student performers and visual artists each year, highlighting their outstanding artistic and personal achievement.
Bronx Arts Festival occurs in early June at Lehman College, with three days of performances, a poetry slam, and a visual arts exhibition. The festival culminates with a final day of poetry, dance, instrumental, vocal and theater performances in addition to Maker and art-making activities that coincide with our art exhibition.
During this year's Service Day, volunteers will work in a local community garden around the corner from our Art Center in Morrisania, preparing the planter beds for Spring with new dirt, mulch and seedlings. Join us for this day of service on Saturday April 28th from 10am-1pm. For more information and to RSVP, please email Rachel at email@example.com
Join us in Central Park as we help the NYC Parks Department celebrate the 50th Anniversary of their Art in the Parks program. Learn more about DreamYard programs and get your hands dirty with a mosaic art-making project!
Our festival showcases the best of the arts from DreamYard programs and the Bronx Arts Learning Community! This festival is the largest arts celebration in the Bronx with student artists grades Pre-K through 12th grade.
We invite you to come and celebrate with us at the following events...
Please join us at the DreamYard Art Center for our Annual Back to School Movie Night on September 9th!
This annual celebration will include games and activities, face painting, live DJ, school supply giveaway*, a free BBQ courtesy of generous sponsor C-Town Supermarkets and of course, a movie under the stars! In addition, you'll have the opportunity to register early for programs at the DreamYard Art Center. Joining us this year will be our friends from Boom!Health, WHEDco, and the FDNY.
*Gates will open at 4pm. Line for backpack giveaway forms early-please plan accordingly. Child must be present to receive a backpack, while supplies last!