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.  

What's New

Celebrate Diwali at the NYPL (UES)

Monday, October 29 at 4 PM – 5 PM

Join us at the New York Public Library (Webster branch) to celebrate this beautiful festival. Celebration includes story-telling, rangoli art and other activities.
Ages: 4 – 10 years

Address: WEBSTER LIBRARY 
1465 York Avenue, New York, NY 10021
Sign-up required before the event

Diwali Lights Up the NYPL (Harlem)

Saturday, November 3 at 2 PM – 3 PM

Join us at the New York Public Library (Allerton branch) to celebrate this beautiful festival. Celebration includes story-telling, make your own diya (lamp), rangoli art and other activities.
Ages: 4 – 10 years

Address: ALLERTON LIBRARY
2740 Barnes Avenue, Bronx, NY 10467
This is a FREE event but sign-up required before the event.

Urdu Language Storytime at the NYPL

Wednesday, October 24 at 11 AM – 11:45 AM

Come in and join us for stories, songs, rhymes and activities in Urdu. Recommended for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. Presented by The Culture Tree.
Ages: 2 – 6 years
Address: ALLERTON LIBRARY  2740 Barnes Avenue, Bronx, NY 10467 This is a FREE event but sign-up required before the event.

Fall Hindi Language Classes

Intermediate Hindi, Sundays at 10am

Introductory Hindi, Sundays at 10am

Intro + Hindi, Tuesdays at 4pm

Toddler Hindi, Wednesdays at 3.15pm


Private and Afterschool classes available 

Fall Urdu Language Classes

Introductory Urdu, Sundays at 9am, UES

Introductory Urdu, Saturdays at 10am, UWS


Private and Afterschool classes available upon request

Tips for Parents

Tips for Parents

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

https://www.browngirlmagazine.com/2018/07/culturaltraditionstochildren/

Testimonials

Ratna Mukhani

"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."

Bina Shah

"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."

Raina Mehta

"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."

Prashanthi Reddy

"My son was able to communicate in Hindi with his Grandfather, that was a magic moment for them both:)"

Ratna Mukhani

"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."

Sun Kim

"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."

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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