The Culture Tree

Grow your Mind, Strengthen your Roots

Programs

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Mindful Eating

Mindfulness, is noticing thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations and your immediate environment without judgment. Through Mindfulness you are able to be present in the moment and direct your own attention to where you want it to be at any given moment and keep it there. In this session we will talk about how one can develop a Mindful relationship with food and eating. This is an experiential workshop, where you will learn about mindful eating, Indian spices, their health benefits and their origins – the session is centered around making healthy vegetarian Indian food and then eating it mindfully.

To schedule a session please connect with us.

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Puppet Shows

We do puppet shows showcasing epic Indian stories and folk tales. Our shows are interactive and will include dance, drama, puppetry, storytelling and songs. Our entire script is read and narrated by children. All our props are also made by children.

For more information on Krishna's Holi or Ramleela, please connect with us.

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Events

We provide multi-sensorial programming for any key South Asian celebration. This can include: storytime, craft, dance, music, puppetry, yoga, mindfulness, cooking, calligraphy and decoration.

We can customize the programming based on your goal, budget and audience.

Past Events

Mindfulness through Parenting

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We celebrated Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday, through our first Mindfulness training focusing on Parenting.  

This session was led by Ayman Mukerji Househam, a mindfulness teacher and researcher.

Diwali: The Festival of Lights

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We celebrated Diwali, the Indian festival of lights October 22 at the Children's Museum of Manhattan  

Details on:http://cmom.org/event/diwali-festival-of-lights/

A Private Tour of Henri Cartier-Bresson's: India in Full Frame

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The Culture Tree partnered with Ladydrinks NY on a tour of the Rubin Museum of Art on November 11th. A docent led us on a tour of the extremely moving Henri Cartier Bresson's photographs of Post Partition India. This was a mother-child event and opportunity to educate the next generation about a time when India was undergoing major changes. 

Eid Around the World

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We hosted an Eid celebration at the Children's Museum of Manhattan. June 2017

https://www.facebook.com/pg/cmom.nyc/photos/?tab=album&album_id=10155521291461941

India @ 70

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The Culture Tree was honored to be a part of the Independence Day celebration at the Indian Consulate, where the new Consul General Sandeep Chakravorty read the President's address with a vision of "New India", where we have a "compassionate society that adds to our country's pride."

Holi: Festival of Colors

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We hosted a big Holi celebration at the Children's Museum of Manhattan in March 2017 and at the New York Public Library in March 2016

Cricket in Manhattan

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The Culture Tree is bringing Cricket to Manhattan!
We are partnering with Cricket Let’s Play USA (Ages 6+).
For more information, please go to:

https://vellocricket.net/2017/03/26/learn-cricket-in-manhattan-this-spring/

Under The African Sky

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Book reading with Mona Sehgal, the author of Under The African Sky. This is the story of Krishna, a nine-year-old Indian-American boy who struggles to reconcile his Indian heritage with his American identity.

It is now available on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/…/qid=14694…/ref=olp_product_details…

Namaste Mumbai

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  Music Workshop and Book Reading by the author of Namaste Mumbai Kavita Bafna. April 2017  

Meet My Hindu Gods

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Book Reading and introduction to some Hindu Gods.  This event was done in partnership with Desi Babies. February 2017

Create a Date!: A Culinary Experience

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This culinary class was taught at the Children's Museum of Manhattan, where children learnt about the health benefits, cultural and historic significance of dates, and created their own filled dates using traditional spices and nuts. June 2017

Thandai Today: A Culinary Experience

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Thandai is a traditional Indian drink made during Holi. In this class, kids learnt about different spices, their health benefits and significance. They also made and tasted Thandai. March 2017