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.


LOS NUTCRACKERS: A CHRISTMAS CARAJO

A gay, Latino comedic play, centers around a 
couple, Carlos and Gabriel, who have been together for 15 years. Their arguing and fighting has reached the queer heaves from which comes a diva spirit who guides them on a trip through their lives. 

BOOGIE DOWN DANCE SERIES

APRIL 24 - MAY 31 


This year, the series returns with Okwui Okpokwasili and her "Bessie" award-winning performance Bronx Gothic. 


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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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


LATINOS SPEAK OUT ABOUT LACK OF DIVERSITY IN NYC ARTS, CULTURAL GROUPS


Charles Rice-Gonzalez, Executive Director of the Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance said, "We were doing our thing before this survey came out, and we will continue doing our thing in the future. Our space is run by people of color, and our programming reflects that." - RAUL A. REYES, NBCNEWS



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