Founded in 1934 by two New York City public school teachers, Casita Maria was the first charitable organization to serve the Hispanic population in New York City. Casita's 75th anniversary in 2009 coincided with the grand opening of the Casita Maria Center for Arts and Education, a 90,000-square-foot facility on its property in the Bronx. The center serves as Casita's operational and programming headquarters and houses a New York City public school with a capacity of 550 middle and high school students.
Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education is an 80-year old South Bronx-based community arts and educational organization that presents diverse, contemporary visual and performing arts and education programming for all ages.
Mon & Wed: 11 am-7 pm Tues, Thurs: 12 pm-6 pm Fri: 12 pm-5 pm Sat: 10 am-5 pmThe Castle Hill Branch of the New York Public Library, a modern spacious brick building located on Castle Hill Avenue near the corner of Bruckner Boulevard, was opened in July 1981. Fully accessible to persons who use wheelchairs, the one story facility houses an adult, young adult and children's collection. A multi-use meeting room is available for community group meetings as well as library programs.For more information on the branch, click here.
Since 1969, Center Stage Playhouse has been producing shows in the Bronx that rival shows produced in Manhattan in artistic and production values, while providing members of the community with a chance to participate and learn the skills necessary to produce these types of plays and musicals.
The Dairy is a Gothic Revival structure located between the Wildlife Center and the Carousel and overlooks Wollman Rink. Designed by Calvert Vaux and built in 1870 as a dispensary of milk for poor families, it now serves as one of the park's information centers and houses exhibits about the design, architecture and history of the park.
Mon & Thurs: 11 am-7 pm Tues & Wed: 1 pm-6 pm Fri: 12 pm-5 pm Sat: 10 am-5 pmThe City Island Branch of the New York Public Library is located in the center of a mile-long island off the coast of the Bronx in the Long Island Sound. It has served City Island since 1911, opening at its current location in 1970. The branch has separate reference and children's sections, and a backyard reading garden for summertime children's story hours. A new community room can accommodate 45 people for programs and meetings. The branch is fully accessible to persons who use wheelchairs. ...
The collections and library of the City Island Historical Society, a not-for-profit organization established in 1976, is housed in the City Island Nautical Museum, which is located in the old Public School 17 building. The museum chronicles the island's yacht and shipbuilding history as well as its role during the American Revolution.
Mon & Wed: 10 am-8 pm Tues & Thurs: 10 am-6 pm Fri & Sat: 10 am-5 pmThe Clason's Point Branch of the New York Public Library, a modern spacious brick building, was opened in May 1974. Fully accessible to persons who use wheelchairs, the one story facility houses an adult, young adult and children's collection. A meeting room at the rear of the library is available for community group meetings as well as library programs.For more information on the branch, click here.
Named after the Greek colony of Croton, known for its Olympic athletes, Crotona Park has served the Bronx community steadily since its purchase by the City in 1888.
As its name implies, Dancing in the Streets mounts performances in unusual venues from Grand Central Terminal to Coney Island to Astoria Pool in an effort to cultivate non-dance audiences and draw attention to architecture and our surroundings.