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

Bilingual Story Time at New York Public Library

We are launching bilingual story time at NYPL. Our goal is to develop love for the Hindi/Urdu language and South Asian culture in every child that attends our class. We teach using a multi-sensorial approach, in which the child will experience and learn the language through stories, music, songs, art, movement, meditation!
Children ages 2 - 5 will enjoy stories in both Hindi/Urdu and English and a story related activity. No prior knowledge of English or Hindi/Urdu is required.
Tuesday January 30th, 11am at 53rd Street Library (18 W 53rd St)
Wednesday January 31st, 4pm at Battery Park City (175 North End Ave)

Holi at the New York Public Library

Come celebrate Holi on the day of the beautiful festival!

Date: Thursday, March 1st from 4 - 5pm

Location:18 West 53rd Street

For more information click here: https://www.nypl.org/events/programs/2018/03/01/holi-celebration?nref=91110


Event Highlights:

Book Reading: Amma Tell Me About Holi

This is a magical story of Holi—the Indian festival of colors in all its glory, as told to a little boy by his mother, with a lot of joy. 

Activity: Spray Paint Your Holi Cards

Use beautiful colors to spray paint your Holi cards and then practice writing Holi Hai! in Hindi.

Dance: Bollywood Dance Workshop

Dance to known Holi songs, our dance teacher Devna Mehra will teach key steps to the song and give basic translation of the song.

Play: Dab Gulaal On Each Other

One of the key ways to celebrate Holi involves dabbing of powdered color or gulaal on family members and friends. Experience this fun tradition when you exit the library.

Holi at the Children's Museum of Manhattan

Come celebrate Holi on the day of the beautiful festival!

Date: Thursday, March 1st from 4 - 5pm

Location:18 West 53rd Street

For more information click here: https://www.nypl.org/events/programs/2018/03/01/holi-celebration?nref=91110


Event Highlights:

Book Reading: Amma Tell Me About Holi

This is a magical story of Holi—the Indian festival of colors in all its glory, as told to a little boy by his mother, with a lot of joy. 

Activity: Spray Paint Your Holi Cards

Use beautiful colors to spray paint your Holi cards and then practice writing Holi Hai! in Hindi.

Dance: Bollywood Dance Workshop

Dance to known Holi songs, our dance teacher Devna Mehra will teach key steps to the song and give basic translation of the song.

Play: Dab Gulaal On Each Other

One of the key ways to celebrate Holi involves dabbing of powdered color or gulaal on family members and friends. Experience this fun tradition when you exit the library.

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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