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 in our South Bronx!
During the pandemic Hostos Center has built up an incredible library of Latin performing artists on its YouTube channel.
Hostos Center News
We speak English, Spanish and Spanglish! Don’t be surprised to hear other languages in Hostos talks. This is New York!
Spanish-language radio and tv personality Malín Falú (WADO) talks about her career with José Calderón (The Mambo Machine, WKCR and WFDU) on the Hostos Zoom, Facebook and YouTube channels on Thursday, June 3, 2021 at 7:30pm. FREE
SHARING THE SAME CIELO
Beatrice Capote, Megan Curet, Alicia Diaz, Rokafella, Jennifer “Beasty” Acosta and Beverly Lopez dance under the same sky with videos edited by Caridad de la Luz on the Hostos Zoom, Facebook and YouTube channels on Friday, June 4, 2021 at 7:30pm. FREE
A CELEBRATION OF DOMINICAN MUSIC
Adán Vásquez and the Association of Dominican Classical Artists play Dominican classical music and talk with Dr. Paul Austerlitz on the Hostos Zoom, Facebook and YouTube channels on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at 7:30pm. FREE
STREAMING THEATER FROM REPERTORIO ESPAÑOL
“Locuras en Wichita,” Lina Gallegos’ romantic comedy about a Puerto Rican woman and Mexican man who fall in love and shake things up at their senior center, is streaming in Spanish with English subtitles on repertorio.nyc from Thursday, June 10-13, 2021. FREE with discount code HOSTOS
The Zaccai Curtis Afro-Cuban Jazz Quartet streams a world premiere performance and live conversation about cubop (Cuban bebop) on Hostos Center’s Zoom, Facebook and YouTube channels on Friday, May 28, 2021 at 7:30pm ET. FREE 🇨🇺🇵🇷
Hostos Center Tickets
Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture
Hostos Community College
450 Grand Concourse
(between 149th & 144th St)
Mott Haven, The Bronx
Student tickets are often just $5
(2)(4)(5) to 149th St
The station is on the block
The center has several theaters:
- Main Theater (902 capacity)
- Repertory Theater (373 capacity)
- Black Box Theater
- Art Gallery (100-150 capacity)
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.