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.
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 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.
Intermediate Hindi (TBD)
Introductory Hindi I - Sunday 11am
Introductory Hindi II - Sunday 10am
Introductory Urdu II - Sunday 9am (FULL)
We have introduced a series of Mindfulness options:
Mindfulness in Eating
BronxNet's Eid coverage at NYPL:
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):
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