THE POINT CDC is dedicated to youth development and cultural and economic revitalization of Hunts Point section of The Bronx.

 

THE POINT CDC schedule:

Monday-Friday Building Hours 8-6PM
Office Hours 10-6PM
Saturday 10-2PM
Sunday Closed (no programming; only open for events and rentals) 
 

Due to expected severe weather conditions on Tuesday, March 14, 2017,
our after-school program, and teen programs will be cancelled.

 

 

THE BIG READ

NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.
El proyecto NEA Big Read es una iniciativa del National Endowment for the Arts (el Fondo Nacional para las Artes de Estados Unidos) en cooperación con Arts Midwest.

 


EVENTS


Mon, Apr 3, 2017
4:30pm
Creative Writing Workshop for Fahrenheit 451
THE POINT Community Development Corporation
940 Garrison Avenue, Bronx, NY 10474
Charlie Vázquez, the Director of the Bronx Writers Center at Bronx Council on the Arts will be coming to The Point to conduct a creative writing class based on themes covered Fahrenheit 451. This would give participants a chance to create a fictional world as told through a character I will help them build and design; one with a past, secrets, aspirations, obstacles, enemies and allies.

Sat, Apr 15, 2017 12:00pm
Conversation with Graphic Novelist Tim Hamilton
The Bronx Museum of the Arts
1040 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY 10456
Conversation with Tim Hamilton about his graphic novelization of the book, at the Bronx Museum and live streamed using Periscope. 13 + Up FREE


Wed, Apr 19, 2017 
4:00pm
Movie Screening with Fahrenheit 451
Hunts Point Public Library
877 Southern Boulevard, Bronx, NY 10459
In the future, an oppressive government maintains control of public opinion by outlawing literature and maintaining a group of enforcers known as “firemen” to perform the necessary book burnings. 13 + Up FREE

Thu, May 11, 2017
12:00pm
Bronx Book Fair EventBronx Library Center310 E Kingsbridge Rd, Bronx, NY 10458
Bronx Book Fair culmination event at the Bronx Library Center. In the spirit of Fahrenheit 451 -a book about censorship this event would include reading passages from censored books such as Native Son, Down These Mean Streets, The Autobiography of Malcolm X, The Bluest Eye, etc. This event will be run by Ron Kavanaugh, the executive director of the Literary Freedom Project. FREE
**Schedule may be subject to change**

Sat, May 13, 2017
2:00pm
Fahrenheit 451 Photo Workshop
Hunts Point Public Library
877 Southern Boulevard, Bronx, NY 10459
Selfies, mugshots and shelfies. Discover themes found within the novel Fahrenheit 451 via the camera lens. 13 + Up FREE
 
Mon, May 15, 2017
3:00pm
Fahrenheit 451 Tie-Dye Fabrics
Hunts Point Public Library
877 Southern Boulevard, Bronx, NY 10459Come and join the Library and on our continued Fahrenheit 451 programming. Create some fire inspired tie dye fabrics. Adults 18 + Up FREE

Sat, Jun 10, 2017
2:00pm
Create Your Own Fahrenheit 451 Storyline
Hunts Point Public Library
877 Southern Boulevard, Bronx, NY 10459
Create your own adventure in the novel Fahrenheit 451. Make alternate endings by changing the choices made within the novel. Discover just how differently things could have been with your own creativity.  13 + Up FREE

Mon, Jun 12, 2017
3:00pm – 5:30pm
Fire Themed Mosaic Coasters
Hunts Point Public Library
877 Southern Boulevard, Bronx, NY 10459
Come and join on our continued Fahrenheit 451 programming at the Library. Learn how to make fire themed mosaic coasters. Adults 18 + Up FREE


 
FRESH FOOD BOX
Every Wednesday - From 3:30-6:30PM At THE POINT 940 Garrison Avenue Bronx NY 10474
Sign-up and pay one week prior to pick -up . Only $12 per box(Cash, credit, debit,food stamps or EBT) Fresh seasonal produce mix from local farms.
 

 UPCOMING EVENTS


 

YOUNG PRODUCERS AND SONGWRITERS
Share session/Open Mic

Saturday, March 25, 2017
2-5PM
FREE
940 Garrison Avenue
Bronx NY 10474

 

 

THE GROWNFOLK COMEDY SHOW
ANOTHER BYOBB EVENT

Saturday, March 25, 2017
7 PM - 12 AM
THE POINT
940 Garrison Avenue, Bx NY
$20

Formerly known as the B.Y.O.B.B. is now named "The Grown Folk Comedy Show", but the same FUNNY SHOW. 

Grown into one of the hottest comedy show in Bronx, New York and you need to be at this one! 

The Legend HAAAAAAAMBURGER! is headlining this powerhouse of a comedy show. 

Nikki Carr has rocked her carrer and was on the hottest comedy show in AMERICA to add to her many TV Credits. 

If you don't know what an Internet Sensation look like well Tommy5k has mastered his WORLDLY POPULAR internet show into a mega independent movie. 

AND GUESS WHAT! 

We are still a BYOBB Event, yes you can bring your own Liquor & Drinks. 

DJ Mario is on the 1's and 2's 
with JP JUSTICE hosting this Bronx Comedy Show.


 

 

 

Zine-Making Workshop
With Misra Walker
On April 6, 2017
6:30-8:30PM
FREE
 
As part as "Mi Casa es Mi Casa" Exhibition at THE POINT CDC
940 Garrison Ave, Bronx, NY 10474 
RVSP to adelfin@thepoint.org
call for more info at 718 542 4139 x1555

Feed your creativity and make your own Zine about social justice issues! 
This workshop will focus on zines as a tool for advocacy, and the craftsmanship behind zine making. Zines are a great inexpensive and accessible way to explore issues and shared with the community at large. We will discuss social inequalities that affect communities of color, follow by a series of prompts, guidance and tips to encourage self expression, while exploring visual and typographical ways to articulate these ideas. Participants will use a variety of materials to create their own personal zine. All materials are provided.

 

Featuring:
A.C.T.I.O.N. (Activist Coming To Inform Our Neighborhood), Ed Alavarez, Roy Bazan, M. Cameron Crew, Chen Carrasco, Adalky Franchesca Capellan, Isabel Figueroa, Alicia Grullon, Alberto Inamagua , Sashalyn Medina, Emily Mock , Mark Nevers, Danny Peralta, Shellyne Rodriguez, Red Hoook Labs, Yuca Arts, Misra Walker, Tiffany Williams

MI CASA ES MI CASA
My House Is My House

February 16- March 31, 2017
Opening reception:
February 16, 2017

6:00PM - 9:00 PM
940 Garrison Avenue, Bronx NY 10474


MI CASA ES MI CASA (My House is My House) exhibition is intended to draw attention to the changes and resistance of the many culturally rich communities throughout New York City facing displacement. Developers and investors are reshaping in The Bronx, Harlem, and many communities throughout Brooklyn, and often done without the awareness and input of the member of the these communities. This show and workshop series hopes to address the question, “who will these changes benefit?”, afterall, MI CASA ES MI CASA. 

MI CASA ES MI CASA is curated by the House of Spoof Collective and funded by the John A. Reisenbach Foundation and THE POINT CDC.


 


 

 

 

 

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TEEN PROGRAMS
2016-2017

TEEN ORIENTATION
THURSDAY, JANUARY 12, 2017
AT 6:00PM

FREE PHOTO CLASSES

Contact: 718-542-4149

April 24 - June 22 • 2017
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