Borough Arts Festivals

Borough Arts Festival Manhattan Visual Arts Exhibit, Museum of Modern Art

The Borough Arts Festivals are year-end events taking place in each borough to celebrate the talents and creativity of students and their teachers through arts exhibitions and public performances. Borough Arts Directors and support staff collaborate with community superintendents and the Field Support Centers to highlight the local excellence and student achievement in the arts. These festivals engage thousands of student artists, their families and friends and members of the school community

Teachers can submit student performing and/or visual art work for adjudication on this web application. Please apply through the appropriate borough and performing or visual arts link, and please note the submission close dates may vary.


  • Bronx Performing Arts Showcase (Friday, May 15, 2020 - Lehman College Performing Arts Center)
  • Bronx Visual Arts Exhibition (Saturday May 9th-Friday, May 15th , 2020 - Lehman College Art Gallery) Opening Night is on Friday, May 15th


  • Brooklyn Performing Arts Showcase (Thursday, May 30, 2019 - King's Theatre)
  • Brooklyn Visual Arts Exhibition (Monday, May 13, 2019 - Brooklyn Children's Museum)


  • Manhattan Performing Arts Showcase (Thursday, June 13 - World Famous Apollo Theater)
  • Manhattan Visual Arts Exhibition (Monday, June 3, 2019 - Museum of Modern Art)


  • Queens Performing Arts Showcase (Friday, May 31, 2019 - Colden Auditorium at Queens College)
  • Queens Visual Arts Exhibition (Tuesday, May 7, 2019 - Queens Museum)

Staten Island:

  • Staten Island Performing Arts Showcase (Friday, May 10, 2019 - St. George Theater)
  • Staten Island Visual Arts Exhibition (Friday, May 17, 2019 - Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art at the Snug Harbor Cultural Center)
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