Holly Jolly Trolley

BCA’s Culture Trolley Saturday returns on December 10th with an afternoon of free trolley rides, attractions, free giveaways, including a number of exhibitions, interactive games, dance and craft workshops, a benefit comic book sale, and a holiday craft sale by bronxArtworks artisans. The day begins and ends at the Longwood Art Gallery at Hostos Community College, 450 Grand Concourse at 149th Street. Click here for directions. Admission is free and all are welcome.



The afternoon line-up includes…

Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos

Hostos Community College

450 Grand Concourse at 149th Street



Toys & Games with a Twist

Toys & Games with a Twist is a multi-media exhibition of paintings, drawings, sculpture, video, and board and video games.




Stations of the Lost

Stations of the Lost is a mixed-media installation by Sean Paul Gallegos that explores the growing disconnect from traditional religious iconography and belief systems in modern culture.


Information: 718-518-6728

Stick around and enjoy some fun workshops in the gallery 

1:00-4:00pm in the Main Gallery

Game On!

Interactive fun with exhibiting artists of Toys & Games with a Twist. Game On! is a hyper charged day of interactive fun at the Longwood Art Gallery. Exhibiting artists will be on site to give hands-on demonstrations and play sessions with their games. With several interactive games, puzzles, toys and video games, Game On! promises to be a day of fun and excitement! Come join us from 2-4pm.
2:00-4:00pm in the Project Room

Sean Paul Gallegos’ Grafitti Shoelace Workshop

Turn your shoe laces into graffiti art! Gallegos is inspired by “wild style” graffiti. Using basic ribbon embroidery techniques, he creates “sculptural graf” from shoelaces. From a continuous line drawing, we will turn your five-to-seven character word into a shape. Keep your word short, so that you have plenty of lace to be expressive! Bring your word or “tag” plus your basic sewing skills. Shoelaces, thread, wax, and sewing needles will be provided.

Information: 718-518-6728

Holiday Craft Sale 

just outside the gallery

Imaginative bronxArtworks Creations in all price ranges are available for browsing and buying. Items include Korean knot-tying novelties, crafts, crocheted hats, ethnic masks, illustrations, jewelry, knitwear, metal sculpture, note cards, paintings, paper mache masks and vases, post cards, and more. All items are original designs created by Bronx Artisans.



Bronx Museum of the Arts

1040 Grand Concourse at 165th Street


View the museum’s current exhibitions

  • Muntadas
  • Alexandre Arrechea: Orange
  • Urban Archives: Our Town Pictures
    of the Bronx by Emilio Sanchez
  • Lobby-For-The-Time-Being


Information: 718-681-6000


Bronx Documentary Center

614 Courtlandt Avenue, off 151st Street

Visions: Tim Hetherington

Visions: Tim Hetherington is an exhibition of color photographs taken in Libya in the days before Hetherington was untimely killed by artillery from Qaddafi’s forces. Parental advisory is advised. Admission is free.

Information: 917-696-1655

Mott Haven Library 

3rd Floor Community Room

321 East 140th Street at Alexander Avenue

1:00 to 2:00pm

Bomba Fusion with Milteri Tucker

2:30 to 3:30pm

Holiday Ornament-Making workshop
with Gail Sharbaan

Information: 718-665-4878



305 East 140th Street

Shifting Communities:
Action Club; Hatuey Ramos-Fermín & Elizabeth Hamby

Shifting Communities explores ideas of community, collaboration and culture.

Information: 718-401-8144




LDR Studio Gallery

137 Alexander Avenue, Suite 10, 4th floor

Uptown Girls

Uptown Girls is an exhibition of illustrations, paintings and video by four female artists ¬curated by Dominic Salerno. The Superhero Project – A benefit sale of comic book illustrations created by students of Brainpower’s art business education for homeless LGBT youth.

Information: 917-558-2389


Directions to Hostos: The Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos (718-518-6728) is located on the campus of Hostos Community College, 450 Grand Concourse and 149th Street. By subway, take the #2, 4 or 5 IRT train. By bus, take the BX1 or BX19. All destinations to 149th Street and the Grand Concourse.


The Bronx Council on the Arts thanks Capital One Bank and Fox Networks for supplying the give-aways for the riders of our Holly Jolly Trolley.



Information: 718-931-9500 x23 or saturdays@bronxarts.org.

Culture Trolley Saturdays, a program of the Bronx Council on the Arts and the Bronx Tourism Council, is made possible with funding from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, NYS Council on the Arts, Greater New York Arts Development Fund Regrants, the Bronx Empowerment Zone, Bloomberg Philanthropies, the Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation, the Scherman Foundation, Council Member Maria del Carmen Arroyo, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and the Bronx Delegation of the City Council.


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