Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture is the performing arts center of Hostos Community College (CUNY) in Mott Haven, The Bronx.
Its curation is adventurous. Hostos presents artists you won’t see anywhere else, and tickets are less than in Manhattan.
Hostos Center is not commercial. It’s educational. It’s Hostos!
Hostos Center venues:
- Main Theater (884)
- Repertory Theater (367)
- Longwood Art Gallery
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Latin Culture at Hostos Center
HOSTOS CENTER, Mott Haven, The Bronx ~ The NEA Latino Master and Grammy nominee leads a jazz version of the Puerto Rican holiday parranda tradition. 🇵🇷
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BIRDLAND, Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan 🇨🇺
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HOSTOS CENTER in Mott Haven, The Bronx ~ New York’s Puerto Rican folkloric dance company dances the grand finale to the 14th South Bronx Folk Festival. 🇵🇷
HOSTOS CENTER, Mott Haven, The Bronx ~ Ángel Vázquez, Resident Artist at the Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College, tells funny, but true stories, about the brilliance and resilience of the Puerto Rican Diaspora. 🇵🇷
HOSTOS CENTER, Mott Haven, The Bronx ~ Go if you love mambo, salsa, and bolero by Tito Puente, Celia Cruz, La Lupe, Vicentico Valdes, Santos Colon, and well you know.
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Hostos Center News
Mexican Day of the Dead Installation
Daniel Valle’s “Camino a Mictlán” (Road to the Underworld), an installation of ofrendas (family altars), sculptures, and masks in Mexico’s beautiful Day of the Dead tradition; opens with a reception in the Longwood Gallery at Hostos Center in Mott Haven, The Bronx; on Wednesday, October 4, 2023 from 6-8pm. It runs to a closing reception on Friday, November 3, 2023 from 6-8pm. FREE. hostos.cuny.edu 🇲🇽
African Diaspora Festival
The New Afro Diasporic Fest 2023 brings Afro art, dance, music, and talks to Hostos Center in Mott Haven, The Bronx. Art openings in the Longwood Art Gallery on Friday, October 13, 2023 from 5:30-8:30pm. Workshops from 12-3pm. Concert at 7pm. FREE. hostos.cuny.edu 🇨🇴 🇨🇺 🇩🇴 🇬🇲 🇭🇳 🇵🇷
Hostos Repertory Company presents Anna-Nanine S. Pond’s “Homeward” about how a Vietnam vet stands up to his PTSD; in the Repertory Theater at Hostos Center in Mott Haven, The Bronx; Thursday-Friday, October 26-27, 2023. FREE. hostos.cuny.edu 🇺🇸
New York Mambo Diablo Concert
The Mambo Legends Orchestra, Tito Puente’s legacy band with special guests, salutes Tito Puente, Celia Cruz, La Lupe, Vicentico Valdes, Santos Colon, and more with your mambo, salsa, bolero favorites; at Hostos Center in Mott Haven, The Bronx; Saturday, November 11, 2023 at 8pm. From $45. hostos.cuny.edu 🇵🇷 🇨🇺
The incredible lineup is John “Dandy” Rodriguez, Ronnie Puente and Tito Puente Jr; with Carlos Henriquez, Jimmy Delgado, Louis Bauzó, Ray Vega, Humberto Rámirez from Puerto Rico, Lucrecia (singing Celia Cruz), Yolanda Duke (singing La Lupe), and Jeremy Bosch. ¡WEPA!
Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance
Danza Fiesta, New York’s Puerto Rican folkloric dance company, presents Baile y Teatro Puertorriqueño, the grand finale of the 14th South Bronx Folk Festival; in the Main Theater at Hostos Center in Mott Haven, The Bronx; on Saturday, November 18, 2023 at 3pm. Free with rsvp. hostos.cuny.edu 🇵🇷
Puerto Rican Comedy
“The Other Side Story” by Ángel Vázquez (Resident Artist at the Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College), is a one-man comedy with live music, about moving from Puerto Rico to “El Barrio” and learning first-hand the struggles and triumphs of the Puerto Rican Diaspora in New York. It is in the Repertory Theater at Hostos Center in Mott Haven, The Bronx; on Thursday, November 16, 2023 at 2pm, Free with rsvp. And Sunday, November 19, 2023 at 3pm. $15, $5 students. hostos.cuny.edu 🇵🇷
The show’s title is a play on “West Side Story,” the famed Broadway musical and movie that gave Puerto Ricans a negative image. This is our story.
November 19 is the Beginning of Navidad en Puerto Rico
“Mami, ponme el arbolito, tradición de Navidad.”
November 19 is the Feast of Our Lady of Providence, the patron saint of Puerto Rico. It’s also Discovery of Puerto Rico Day, the day in 1493 when the evil Colon claimed Borikén for Spain and unleashed a genocide. Perhaps most importantly, it’s the traditional beginning of the Christmas season in Puerto Rico, the world’s longest Christmas celebration.
“¡WEPA, WEPA, WEPA, vamos a gozar!”
Theatre and Song Open Mic
The Playground Theater Open Mic, hosted by artist-in-residence Eric Avilés, is in the Longwood Art Gallery at Hostos Center in Mott Haven, The Bronx; on Monday, November 20, 2023 from 7-9pm. FREE. hostos.cuny.edu
Cuban + Puerto Rican Holiday Jazz, Bomba, and Plena
Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra celebrate 40 Years of Los Pleneros de la 21 in “Una Navidad Nuyorkina;” at Hostos Center in Mott Haven, The Bronx; on Saturday, December 2, 2023 at 7pm. From $42. mpv.tickets.com 🇨🇺 🇵🇷 🎄
Bambara Drum and Dance Ensemble celebrates Nguzo Saba, the seven principles of Kwanzaa; in the Repertory Theater at Hostos Center in Mott Haven, The Bronx; on Thursday, December 7, 2024 at 7pm. FREE tickets at the Hostos Box Office. hostos.cuny.edu 🇺🇸
Puerto Rican Holiday Jazz Parranda
Papo Vázquez and the Mighty Pirates Troubadours play a Puerto Rican holiday jazz parranda concert, at Hostos Center in Mott Haven, The Bronx on Saturday, December 9, 2023 at 8pm. (ticketing not posted at press time.) 🇵🇷 🎄
Theatre and Song Open Mic
The Playground Theater Open Mic, hosted by artist-in-residence Eric Avilés, is in the Longwood Art Gallery at Hostos Center in Mott Haven, The Bronx; on Monday, December 11, 2023 from 7-9pm. FREE. hostos.cuny.edu
Hostos Center Tickets
Student tickets can be as low as $5.
Hostos Community College
450 Grand Concourse
(between 149th & 144th St)
Mott Haven, The Bronx
(2)(4)(5) to 149th St
The station is right on the block
Many great Latin artists play Hostos Center. This is just since 2022.
- Annette A. Aguilar & StringBeans Nicaraguan jazz, salsa, rock. 🇧🇷🇮🇹🇳🇮
- Arturo O’Farrill & the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra Cuban jazz. 🇨🇺
- Calpulli Mexican Dance Company folkloric dance. 🇲🇽
- Danza Fiesta Puerto Rican bomba, plena, seis. 🇵🇷
- Gilberto Santa Rosa Puerto Rican salsa. 🇵🇷
- Hèctor “Tito” Matos Puerto Rican bomba and plena. 🇵🇷
- Jane Bunnett & Maqueque Cuban jazz. 🇨🇺
- Josean Jacobo Dominican jazz. 🇩🇴
- Lena Burke Cuban bolero. 🇨🇺
- Los Pleneros de la 21 Puerto Rican bomba and plena. 🇵🇷
- Malena Burke Cuban bolero. 🇨🇺
- National Puerto Rican Artisans Fair Puerto Rican art. 🇵🇷
- Nélida Tirado Puerto Rican Spanish flamenco. 🇵🇷 🇪🇸
- Orchestra of St Luke’s classical music. 🇨🇦
- Papo Vázquez and the Mighty Pirates Troubadours Puerto Rican jazz. 🇵🇷
- Paquito D’Rivera Cuban jazz. 🇨🇺
- Repertorio Español Hispanic theatre. 🇨🇺
- Spanish Harlem Orchestra Puerto Rican jazz and salsa. 🇵🇷
- Tito Rodríguez Jr Puerto Rican mambo and salsa. 🇵🇷
- Xiomara Fortuna, Afro Dominican fusion. 🇩🇴
- Xiomara Laugart Cuban bolero. 🇨🇺
- Zaccai Curtis Afro-Cuban Jazz Quartet. Puerto Rican Cuban jazz.🇵🇷 🇨🇺
About Hostos Center
Hostos is one of the leading Latin performing arts centers in the Northeast. Curation is excellent. You can see great artists that you won’t see elsewhere, and tickets are cheaper. It’s a great place to see Latin culture because Latin culture is community-oriented, and Hostos Center feels like home.
Eugenio María de Hostos y de Bonilla (1839-1903) was a Puerto Rican scientist, educator and independence advocate who worked for equal rights and education for all people. He didn’t just talk, he built, and is loved across the Latin world.
“I wish that they will say: In that island (Puerto Rico) a man was born who loved truth, desired justice, and worked for the good of men.”Eugenio Hostos wrote his own epitaph.
Hostos won’t return to Puerto Rico until it is free, so he is buried in the Panteón de la Patria, in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. We went to visit him and just cried, because through Hostos Center, he part of our DNA too. What a great man.