Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture is the performing arts center of Hostos Community College (CUNY) in Mott Haven, The Bronx. It is one of the leading Latin performing arts centers in the northeast, and one of the hidden gems of the South Bronx!
The center has several theaters:
- Main Theater (902 capacity)
- Repertory Theater (373 capacity)
- Black Box Theater
- Art Gallery (100-150 capacity)
It also hosts the Longwood Art Gallery.
Thank you Hostos Center for sponsoring New York Latin Culture Magazine!
The 16th National Puerto Rican Artisans Fair & Book Expo is live at Hostos Community College, Sat, Nov 20 from 12-5pm and virtual at comitenoviembrevirtualfair.org 🇵🇷
Zoom, Facebook & YouTube
Friday, June 25, 2021 at 7:30pm
Zoom, Facebook, YouTube
Friday, May 28, 2021 at 7:30pm ET FREE
A Great Place for Latin Music in NYC
The community is very Puerto Rican and Latin, so the Center is one of the great places to listen to Latin music in New York City. The curation is excellent. You can see great artists that you won’t see in other venues, and tickets are cheaper.
Also the natural habitat of Latin music is the living room, patio, park or street. Because it’s really part of the community, the Center has that Latin vibe, even though it’s a theater. You will feel at home at Hostos Center.
Eugenio María de Hostos
Hostos (1839-1903) was a writer, educator and independence advocate from Mayagüez, Puerto Rico.
He was a Renaissance man with many accomplishments around the world including in New York City. But he is remembered as an advocate of secular education for all people including women. In his time, that was truly revolutionary.
Hostos wasn’t just a philosopher. He built many schools and changed the cultures of the societies in which he worked. Not many of us can say that about our lives.
And he was right. In New York City, one of the things we most lack as a community is education. Getting educated is one of the best things you can do to improve your life.
Hostos Community College is a great place to start.