3. Andrew Freedman Home

Andrew Freedman House Bronx Untapped CitiesPhoto by Lynn Lieberman

The Andrew Freedman Home, named a New York City designated landmark in 1992, is a historic building that once served as a retirement home. Thanks to revitalization efforts by the Mid-Bronx Senior Citizens Council, it is now an event space and day-care-center. To this day, community-driven initiatives are still helping to transform the complex into a hub for arts and culture to serve residents of South Bronx. These programs are comprised of five distinct tracks: the AFC Small Business Incubator, the AFC Green Technology Institute, the AFC Apartments, the Arts & Media Center and the Culinary & Hospitality Initiative, which includes a Bed & Breakfast.

SAT TOUR INFO: The Dr. Drum’s Neighborhood Harvest Festival, featuring BombaYo’s Dr. Drum and the home’s Artists in Residence, will hold a day-long celebration of music and art.