The Culture Tree promotes cultural literacy about South Asia through language and educational & cultural programs. Our goal is to create empathy, respect and understanding towards all different cultures and further inclusivity, while still helping address questions about Identity with heritage cultures.
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, Fox News, CNBC, Indian Express, Times of India, Time Out, Pix 11, The Economist, Red Tricycle, New York Family, Mommy Poppins, NY Metro Parents, 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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We are currently registering for Hindi, Urdu and Gujarati Classes. Please go to our classes page for details.
We are now booking for our Holi events, done in March and April 2023. Our Holi events will feature, our Puppet Show, Puppet Making workshop, Color Play, Dance Performances and food tastings.
More on our Holi event here.
NY Times and Indian Express feature of The Culture Tree
The Times of India featured us this Fall.
Vision on Asia and TV Asia covered our event Color For India at Hudson Yards.
"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):