About Us

The Culture Tree provides South Asian themed educational and cultural programs that enrich the lives of children and their families and promotes a deeper connection with their roots and the world around them.  


Mindfulness through Parenting

Children have an inherent sense of presence. A parent’s life, on the other hand, is a constant balancing act. It would be nice to relearn the art of being present, a skill that we were born with. What if we used parenting as an opportunity to learn mindfulness from our little gurus? In the process, we start seeing a shift in our families – our children become more compliant, and our lives become richer.
Please join mindfulness teacher and neuroscience researcher Ayman Mukerji Househam on September 30, 2017 to begin your mindful parenting journey.
Paraphrasing Mahatma Gandhi, “Be the change that you wish to see.”
To celebrate Mahatma Gandhi's birthday, we will also have a brief workshop for kids on September 30th.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mindfulness-through-parenting-tickets-37149747896?aff=es2


Here are 5 ways in which you can be more mindful:

http://rubinmuseum.org /blog/tips-for-creating-a-more -mindful-family-practice

South Asian Cultural Events at the Children's Museum of Manhattan

After the very successful Holi celebration at CMOM earlier this year, we co-hosted another event in June. Eid Around the World was a multi-sensorial event, which included Sufi-inspired drumming, artwork workshops inspired by Arabic calligraphy and mosaics, exploration of different worlds through storytelling, and a culinary session in which kids made and savored traditional treats.


The event featured musician Michael Mustafa Ulmer, calligrapher Yousry Shaikhoun, children’s book author Omar S. Khawaja, Anu Sehgal (founder of The Culture Tree) as culinary artist, and writer and Urdu language instructor Tahira Naqvi. Artists representing India, Pakistan, United States, Egypt, West Africa and the Middle East showcased elements of their distinct cultures through music, comedy, food and art.


The Culture Tree received a proclamation from the Governor’s office recognizing our efforts in promoting diverse cultural events.    

Supporting Pratham

The Culture Tree supports Pratham

Pratham is one of the largest non-governmental organization providing quality education to underprivileged children of India. Pratham’s mission is “Every Child in School and Learning Well.”

We support Pratham by leading their Readathon program in the tri-state area (NY, NJ, CT):

https://pratham.risefundraiser.com/readathon2017.

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