Sales Ended

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

The Andrew Freedman Home

1125 Grand Concourse

Bronx, NY 10452

View Map

Refund Policy

Refund Policy

No Refunds

Event description

Description

#TheBronxisReading Book Club is Here!

Join the founder of The Bronx is Reading / Bronx Book Festival, Saraciea Fennell, for the second #TheBronxisReading Book Club at the Andrew Freedman Home on Saturday, September 29. We'll be reading the adult novel How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents by award-winning and bestselling author Julia Alvarez.

September Book Club Pick: How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents by Julia Alvarez on 9/29

RSVP to receive a free copy of the book.*

*Must be a Bronx resident to receive a free copy.

*Books will be distributed in September

About The Bronx is Reading Book Club

The Bronx is Reading Book Club was started by Saraciea Fennell. The book club is open to the general public (must RSVP). Bronx residents will receive a copy of the book club selection for free while supplies last.

About The Andrew Freedman Home

The Andrew Freedman Home looks like it belongs in the hills outside Florence, Italy. Instead, it was built on the Grand Concourse in the 1920’s to house the formerly rich. Today it houses a Head Start program, senior programs, and serves as a gallery for local artists.The villa was built by financier Andrew Freedman. He left part of his fortune to create a home for elderly people who had once been well-to-do so that they could retire in the proper style. The Renaissance building served this purpose until the 1960s. In the early 1980s, the Mid-Bronx Senior Citizens Council (now Mid-Bronx Council) acquired the property. In addition to the various community programs, a portion of the southern wing has been converted to a bed and breakfast and the 2nd floor now houses an Artist-In-Residence program as well as a Small Business Incubator program. The MBC has long-range plans for redeveloping the rest of the facility.

Share with friends

Date and Time

Location

The Andrew Freedman Home

1125 Grand Concourse

Bronx, NY 10452

View Map

Refund Policy

No Refunds

Save This Event

Event Saved