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Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education ("Casita Maria"), headquartered in the South Bronx, was established in 1934 by Claire and Elizabeth Sullivan as the first charitable organization to serve Latinos in New York City. Operating from a five-room tenement apartment in East Harlem, the Sullivan sisters, public school teachers who were also relatives of TV personality Ed Sullivan, had a primary mission to offer after school enrichment and recreational activities for the children of newly arrived families from Puerto Rico.

At Casita Maria, young people from grades K-12 are encouraged to become leaders and find their voices through art. No matter what form the art takes, we encourage program participants to explore their interests, and challenge them to express themselves. More than 1,000 students come through our doors each day to learn, explore and develop their talents, and establish a lifelong love of the arts.

Program participants attend Casita Maria programming for three hours each day, five days per week and on thirteen school holidays during the school year. For seven weeks during the summer break, the smART Kids Summer Camp introduces K-8th grade campers to cultural, educational and recreational activities that are designed to stimulate, engage, entertain and reinforce learning. For information about education programs, contact the Education Office (718) 589-2230 ext. 6054

928 Simpson St.
Bronx, NY 10459
(718) 589-2230

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Press Releases from Casita Maria Center for Arts and Education :

South Bronx Gallery Exhibits Solo Show of Mexico City Artist Jorge Tellaeche

Artwork by (c) Jorge Tellaeche

BRONX, N.Y., Aug. 21, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Casita Maria Center For Arts & Education, in partnership with The Consulate General of Mexico in New York, are proud to present “Forgotten” by Mexico City-based artist Jorge Tellaeche, on view September 13 – November 21, 2018.

South Bronx Culture Trail Festival 2018: Somos Unidos, Experience the rich culture of the South Bronx

South Bronx Culture Trail Festival 2017

BRONX, N.Y., May 17, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Casita Maria Center For Arts & Education and Bronx Music Heritage Center are proud to present the South Bronx Culture Trail Festival 2018: Somos Unidos. This fun, family-friendly festival celebrates the rich cultural contributions of the communities that make the South Bronx their home. In partnership with community based organizations, city agencies and charities, multiple events will be held May 31 through June 23, 2018 uniting communities, arts, culture, and wellness.

Casita Maria Center for Arts and Education produces the 1st Annual Young Artist Showcase ‘There’s No Place Like Home’

Samantha, 9th grade, Image credit: Argenis Apolinario

BRONX, N.Y., March 22, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education is proud to present ‘There’s No Place Like Home,’ the 1st annual Young Artist Showcase celebrating the greatness and self-expression found within all Casita Maria program participants. This multi-disciplinary exhibition will include over 200 artworks created during the 2017-2018 after school-year.