TWENTY-THREE PORTRAITS FOR A POSITIVE TRANSGENDER IMAGE


For Michael Michelle Lynch the show felt like validation: “It does my heart proud to be up on this wall. There’s not enough of this—in the Bronx, in Brooklyn, in Manhattan, in Queens, where a trans kid can come and see themselves and grow and live." - SIMONE MCCARTHY, NY CITY LENS





OUT LIKE THAT! FESTIVAL

JUNE 4-22 


BAAD!’s Out Like That! Festival is the Bronx’s only LGBTQ performing arts festival going strong for 17 years. This year we present a mix of shared programs and evening-length performance by NY-based and visitng queer artists.


A BAAD! TAKE ON WOMEN'S MONTH


For 16 years now, the Bronx Academy of Arts & Dance (BAAD!) has celebrated Women’s History Month with its annual BAAD! Ass Women Festival. - ISABEL ANGELL, RIVERDALE PRESS


THE THREE FACES OF FANA​​


The experience continues once you enter the space: part church, part party place, part offices and sectioned off by shimmering strands that form a curtain—part performance space. 


BAAD!ASS WOMEN FESTIVAL


​​BAAD! forges forward with the 17th annual BAAD!ASS WOMEN FESTIVAL, celebrating the empowerment of women through art, culture, and performance. The festival includes evenings of dance, theatre, poetry and performance. 

IN NEW HOME, BRONX DANCE ACADEMY SEEKS TO STEP UP ITS PRESENCE


"After 14 years in Hunts Point, where he [Arthur Aviles] and Charles Rice-Gonzalez, a fellow founder, were at the vanguard of a migration of artists who reinvigorated the area, the group was priced out of its space in the historicBanknote Building. Without missing a beat, it landed in an even more historic location last year, a Gothic Revival stone chapel on the grounds ofSt. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Westchester Square." - DAVID GONZALEZ, NYTIMES 



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BAAD! SUMMER SERIES


This summer BAAD! stays cool with residencies, dance adventures, performances, and summer round activities. For the latest updates follow us on Facebook @BAADBronx. 


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GET TOUGH! GET BAAD!


GET TOUGH, GET BAAD! returns with films and events celebrating queer power, diversity, defiance, strength and visibility. The series was initiated in 2010 to celebrate queer strength and value, to take a stand against violence, and to counter negative and victimized images of queer people in the media from homophobic attacks in the Bronx and New York City.