DreamFest, formerly known as Bronx Arts Festival, is a 7-day festival showcasing the power of Bronx artists, makers and entrepreneurs! On Saturday, May 18th, join us for the culminating DreamFest event, featuring a marketplace, gaming tournament, fashion show, docent-led visual art tours and more! Bring your loved ones to this free & public event.
SPREAD THE WORD!
Join us for DreamFest, formerly known as Bronx Arts Festival, a 7-day festival showcasing the power of Bronx artists, makers and entrepreneurs! On Saturday, May 18th, DreamFest will culminate with a #BronxWeek2019-featured marketplace, gaming tournament, fashion show, docent-led visual art tours and more! Bring your loved ones to this free & public event.
DreamFest x Bronx Week 2019
May 18 at 12PM - 5PM
Andrew Freedman Home
1125 Grand Concourse, Bronx
art • community • justice
Download the DreamFest images here.
On Saturday, May 18th, celebrate the power of #Bronx artists, makers & entrepreneurs with us at DreamFest x #BronxWeek2019!
Join us for a Super Smash Bros Ultimate Tournament, a #fashion show, visual #art exhibition & more!
Free & open to all.
VISUAL ARTS EXHIBITION @ 12PM - 5PM
The DreamFest Visual Arts Exhibition features works by over 600 students from 25 school partners and the DreamYard Art Center. These DreamYard artists have been exploring the ways in which art can be used to nurture and navigate identity, place, and voice. Through a wide range of media—collage, printmaking, wearable art, digital media & sculpture to name a few—the work speaks to the power of young people in the Bronx.
This year, the exhibition is site-specific. Installed in the Ballroom, Billiard Room, Library, and Grand Hall of the Andrew Freedman Home, the architecture and the work will be in conversation with each other and the public in a way that traditional gallery spaces cannot.
Join the student-led docent tours of the DreamFest Visual Arts Exhibition from 12:00PM - 5:00PM on Saturday, May 18th. The Exhibition will be open for general viewing between 10:00AM - 5:30PM.
GAMING TOURNAMENT & VIRTUAL REALITY STATION @ 12PM - 5PM
The DreamFest Gaming Tournament & Virtual Reality Station will feature a space for Bronx families to enjoy playing a variety of virtual reality games together using PlayStation VR. You’ll also be able to participate in a Super Smash Bros Ultimate Tournament with gamers across the city for a chance to take home a snazzy prize!
Swing by this Station to play games, connect with fellow gamers and experience the work of local independent game developers!
PERFORMANCES ON BLACK SOLIDARITY: FASHION, MUSIC, POETRY, THEATER & ACTIVISM @ 2PM - 4PM
DreamYard’s young artists will showcase their year-long work grounded in the theme, Black Solidarity. Each piece—from the Fashion Show to the spoken word pieces—affirm Black joy, excellence, resilience and strength, and ultimately ask us to join in solidarity in uplifting the beauty in Blackness.
DREAMFEST MARKETPLACE @ 12PM - 5PM
The inaugural DreamFest Marketplace features Bronx and/or PoC-owned small businesses from a wide array of industries, including arts & culture, health & wellness, beauty, fashion, culinary arts & more!
Support your local entrepreneurs:
Aribella's Childrens Boutique
Art by Jar
Artists for Puerto Rico
Ashlee Danielle Custom Designs
Boogie Down Grind Cafe
BX Death Doula
Cards by Dé
Clara's Sweet and Crafty
Fanesha Fabre Art
Game of Crafts
La Fem LaBoy
La New Yorkilla
Lens Based Visual Artist
Let It Shine by Liliana
Lumiere by Lisa
Serene Being Mobile Massage
Taylor Made Organic Hair Care
The Bronx Burger Co.
The Dapper Rocker
The Decor Life
The Fried Kitchen
Vivien Eng Acupuncture