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Jazz Appreciation Month at the BMHC

The Bronx Celebrates Jazz History Month! April is Jazz Appreciation Month, and what better place to celebrate jazz culture than here in the Bronx, where hundreds of jazz’s most renowned musicians have come to gather and jam? From legendary jazz Read More …

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BMHC Lab Rentals

The Bronx Music Heritage Center’s 1,400 square foot facility is available for rent by artists, community groups, and other commercial entities. Please fill out this form, and we will get back to you shortly:

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Rent Burden in the South Bronx

Far too many people -particularly New Yorkers- struggle to make ends meet every month, especially when it comes to their rent. This brief uses data from the DATA2GO.NYC site to examine rent burden in the three Bronx community districts where Read More …


Melrose Oral Histories

The history of a neighborhood is made up of countless personal stories —triumphs, tribulations, families, friendships— in which the neighborhood serves as a setting and plays an important role. WHEDco, in collaboration with New York University (NYU), is looking to Read More …


Bronx CookSpace Application

Interested in joining Bronx CookSpace? We accept new tenants on a rolling basis! Please fill out this form, and we will get back to you shortly. For more information about Bronx CookSpace, please contact 718-839-1198 or


Bronx Commons Breaks Ground in Melrose

On Friday, January 13, 2017, WHEDco broke ground on its third and most ambitious affordable housing development yet: Bronx Commons! The development will be constructed in the Melrose neighborhood of the South Bronx, in partnership with BFC Partners, and will Read More …

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Melrose Community Needs & Actions Report

WHEDco’s third affordable housing development in the Bronx, Bronx Commons, will be located in the Melrose neighborhood. To better understand and help meet the needs of the Melrose community, we conducted a community needs assessment focused on a one-mile radius Read More …


WHEDco Illuminates Christmas Tree In Melrose

On Wednesday, December 21, 2016, WHEDco’s community development department partnered with the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation to light a Christmas tree at Railroad Park in the Bronx. The installment of decorations caught the attention of passersby Read More …


Melrose Parranda | December 21, 2016

The Bronx Music Heritage Center (BMHC) and Make Music New York take over the streets in classic Puerto Rican and Garifuna fashion: Parranda! Join us for a rhythmic procession through Melrose as we spread holiday cheer with song and dance! Read More …


Christmas Tree Lighting at Railroad Park | December 21, 2016

Join WHEDco, NYC Parks and Make Music New York for the 2nd Annual Tree Lighting at Railroad Park! Railroad Park is located on the corner of Courtlandt Avenue and East 161st Street in the Bronx. Hot cocoa and snacks delicious Read More …