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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.  

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Holi Hai!

Puppet Show: Krishna’s Holi

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Holi has its roots in ancient India. Lord Krishna loves to have fun with his friends and family. He plays Holi, throwing colored powders, and sharing love and laughter. The Culture Tree and Magical Whispers have created a puppet show that showcases Krishna playing Holi with his friends Radha and Sudama. The show will include dance, drama, puppetry and songs. Here children will learn the story of Holi and also learn how it is celebrated.


If you are interested in having the show at your child's school, please connect with us.

Holi at CMOM

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Join us at the Children's Museum of Manhattan on March 23rd for a Holi Celebration!
This is a celebration of spring, colors, friendship and love, and features our puppet show and an Indian dance workshop.


Puppet Show: Krishna’s Holi
Saturday, March 23 | 2 pm | All ages 


Indian Dance Workshop
Saturday, March 23 | 3 pm | All ages 

Holi at NYPL

On March 30th at 11.30 am join us at the New York Public Library (Riverside) for Holi Hai! 
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On March 30th at 11.30 am join us at the New York Public Library (Riverside) for Holi Hai!
In this segment the children and their families will learn about this beautiful festival and how it is celebrated. We will have book reading and rangoli activity.

Best for children ages 3 to 10 years old with parent/caregiver. Limit to 30 children only.

127 Amsterdam Ave, New York, New York 10023

Whats New

Summer Camp

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Our camp will have an emphasis on conversational Hindi and Indian music.


Week: July 8 -12 

Time: 9 am – 12 pm

 Age: 5 – 10 years 

Venue: Trevor Day School (1 West 88th Street)

Mindfulness Sessions

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We have introduced a series of Mindfulness options:


Mindfulness in Eating 

Movement Meditation


We are also offering Mindfulness sessions for groups and individuals at workplace




Media Coverage

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Our Founder Anu Sehgal was recognised by The Woman Inc. in their Woman of Substance issue, here is an interview with her:

https://thewomaninc.com/2018/12/03/twi-woman-of-substance-anu-sehgal/?fbclid=IwAR2sNAXDrj64er0qz_4BbtUTEyxXW1VfdE41K-YmZL3tBRaTHJsTTCMMIeo


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

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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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