The Culture Tree promotes cultural literacy about South Asia through educational and cultural programs for children and their families to instill a deeper connection with their heritage and the world around them.
We partner with museums, galleries, schools and libraries to implement our classes and programming. Our programs include celebration of key festivals and events, puppet shows, bi-lingual storytime, mindful eating, mindfulness and language classes in key South Asian languages.
We are also cultural & diversity consultants and advocate for cultural literacy and diversity & equity in children's programming and education.
We are Minority Women Business Enterprise (MWBE) Certified.
We have been featured in New York Times, CNBC, Indian Express, Time Out, Red Tricycle, New York Family, Mommy Poppins, NY Metro Parents, Kid on the Town, AVS TV, TV Asia, New India Times, A Child Grows, Brown Girl Magazine, BronxNet, NY Metro Parents, India Abroad, India Life.
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Here are some of our highlights to celebrate Holi:
1) Mindful Eating - Holi Festival of Colors at Wholefoods, Tickets, February 29 at 3pm
2) Holi Bi-lingual Storytime at The New York Public Library
March 5th at 4pm
Battery Park City Branch
175 North End Avenue
3) Colors of Krishna’s Love Puppet Show at Queens Public Library
March 10 at 4pm
Hunter’s Point Branch
4) Holi at Brooklyn Children's Museum
The Culture Tree will perform two back to back puppet shows on Holi
Day long festivities including dance, activities, color play
5) Holi Writing Contest for Kids
We are partnering with Bookosmia - a children's content company curating beautiful Indian stories and providing a platform for kids to share their own stories. Please send in your child's entry for a chance to be published.
We are currently registering for Winter/Spring Hindi, Punjabi and Urdu Classes. Please go to our classes page for details.
Introducing new locations for our group classes: Brooklyn, Downtown and Jersey City.
Our Founder Anu Sehgal was recognised by The Woman Inc. in their Woman of Substance issue, here is an interview with her:
Here is article published by Brown Girl Magazine and written by our Founder Anu Sehgal, on 4 Ways to Pass on Cultural Traditions to Children
"My sons have really enjoyed this program. They have begun to learn vital skills in order to be effective communicators. The teachers were very patient, supportive and encouraging. I would highly recommend this class to anyone looking to improving their children's presentation and communication skills."
"Dilan truly enjoyed the Public Communications class. He learned a lot of wonderful skills and the carryover, homework, and group and individual participation was carefully implemented. He has a developed a good early foundation of life skills as a result."
"It's been amazing to converse in Hindi with my daughter and listen to her sing Hindi songs. A big thanks to Anu for putting so much thought and care into the curriculum."
"My son was able to communicate in Hindi with his Grandfather, that was a magic moment for them both:)"
"This class is a great opportunity for our kids to learn Hindi and the culture. Every week my kids (5 year old) are very excited to come to the class. The teachers are very dedicated and great with the kids."
"Our son (age 5) is an enthusiastic participant of this class. The teachers do a great job of making the class interactive and fun through song and games, while simultaneously packing in a lot of learning! He comes home wanting to practice his writing and slipping Hindi words into our conversations."
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):