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

Art / Culture

Young Artists showcase their talent

Nayely (second to left) pictured with Casita Maria’s Marketing and Media Manager Luis Pagan (left), young artist Samuel Agyei (second to right), 18, and Director of Creative Arts Programs Gail Heidel (right).

Through their artwork, the young artists re-remember their ancestry by delving into myths and legends like El Dorado and the Guyanese folktale of Baccoo. 

Culture

Girls and femmes celebrate potential at Casita Maria’s teen leadership summit

A focused Fatoumata Barry, 18, prepares to launch a defensive kick at the day’s most popular workshop.

The Dec. 1 summit was a project of the 84-year-old charitable organization’s after-school program for teen girls and femmes of color, SmART Leaders.

Culture / Parks

Community garden opens in Longwood

Executive Director of New York Restoration Project Deborah Marton 
at the Paradise Garden

After a year of labor, the Paradise Garden at 1106 Fox Street in Longwood, is now open to the public.

Art

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.

News

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.