Post Tagged with: "Casita Maria Center for Arts and Education"


New mural underscores Hunts Point’s Puerto Rican identity

From left to right, Wilfredo “BIO” Feliciano, Hector “Nicer” Nazario, and Sotero “BG183” Ortiz standing before the completed mural of La Borinqueña at Casita Maria in Longwood.

A new mural by Hunts Point-based artist collective Tats Cru was unveiled over the Simpson Street entrance of Casita Maria Center for Arts and Education, depicting a Puerto Rican comic book superheroine known as La Borinqueña.

Art / Culture

Casita Maria’s new director brings intimate knowledge of South Bronx

Haydee Morales, executive director of Casita Maria

Casita Maria’s new executive director comes to Hunts Point with an extensive resume that includes policy and community initiatives abroad, as well as locally.

Art / Culture

Aviva Davidson hangs up her dancing shoes

Aviva Davidson hangs up her dancing shoes

Director of Dancing in the Streets announces retirement after 17 years During her long career as a program and events organizer, Aviva Davidson loved working with people who were unlike her. Most, she said, were either black, Latino or simply “out-of-the-box.” The thing that surprised her the most, however, was […]

Art / Education

Casita Maria’s executive director says goodbye

Sarah Calderon with her Casita Kids.

Sarah Calderon, who had been the organization’s executive director for seven years, stepped down in October.

Culture / News

New South Bronx Halloween Parade celebrates 30 Years

New South Bronx Halloween Parade celebrates 30 Years

The New South Bronx Halloween Parade celebrates 30 years of commitment to a South Bronx tradition.


Funding for local groups announced

Several South Bronx organizations are slated to receive funding from the New York City Council for the programs and services they run in their communities.

Art / Culture

New performance series begins in Longwood

The New York City Ballet will be performing at Casita Maria Center for Arts and Education, as part of the Boro-Linc program.

In an effort to spread the talents of its arts programs beyond its Manhattan campus, Lincoln Center will be hosting free concerts aimed at families and children Saturdays at the Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education.

Culture / Education

Casita Maria marks 80 years with famed alumni

Benny Bonilla receives his conga shaped birthday cake at Casita Maria's 80th anniversary party.

On Jan. 21, Casita Maria celebrated its 80th anniversary with an exhibition of distinguished alumni and their successes to show the community how the organization has shaped the lives of past “Casita Kids.”

Art / Culture

Marking the South Bronx’s culture

Chat Travieso Yeju Choi PLAY BRONX

Proposals for South Bronx Culture Trail markers will be presented at Casita Maria on Saturday, Dec. 13. The public can vote for its preferred markers until Jan. 7.