Ongoing During 2018-2019
LA CASA’S CUATRO MUSIC INSTRUCTION PROGRAM/CUATRO MUSIC LESSONS FOR BEGINNERS/ADVANCED STUDENTS / Saturdays,
from 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. / $20.00 PER CLASS
With Luis Rodríguez, Tres Master.
Learn to play the Cuatro Instrument and the Folkloric Music of Puerto Rico. For more than 35 years, La Casa has conducted the Cuatro Music Instruction Program at its headquarters and other venues for the community of El Barrio, and participants from the tristate area. La Casa’s Cuatro Music Instruction Program introduces participants to the history and traditions connected to this century old form of musical interpretation, its construction, and how to read and play music in a hands-on, and enjoyable environment. Advanced participants will have an opportunity to join our Rondalla de Cuatros (Cuatro Music Ensemble) with an opportunity to perform at community events and other venues.
Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. $20.00/Class
CUATRO AND TIPLE DEMONSTRATIONS
Demonstrating over 200 years of Puerto Rican Luthier traditions. Highlighting the Cuatro and Tiple Doliente instruments, their histories, evolutions, and genres native to the Island (Aguinaldos, Seis, Danza, Danzon, Guaracha, Marumba, and more). Most experts believe that the Cuatro has existed on the island in one form or another for about 400 years. In NYC, La Casa has conducted the Cuatro Music Instruction Program for more than 35 years (at its headquarters and other venues) for the community of El Barrio, and participants from the tristate area. Cultural, educational and entertaining! Call us at (212) 470 – 9235 to make arrangements for a demonstration at your organization or site.
REIKI WITH CARMEN LARIÑO, LPN, TRADITIONAL REIKI MASTER, INTERFAITH MINISTER
Thursdays, 6:00 – 7:30 P.M. FREE
Community and staff members benefit with meditation and a relaxation treatment to enhance healing of the mind, body and spirit. Reiki is a meditation and relaxation technique that integrates a hands-on modality to balance the energy within our bodies. Guided meditation focuses the mind and expands its capacity to lift emotions and promote healing.
ASOCIACION INTERNACIONAL DE POETAS Y ESCRITORES HISPANOS (AIPEH)
DIRECTOR LUIS A. RODRIGUEZ (MONTHLY MEETINGS)
Join an internationally known association, book readings and presentations, exhibitions, and culturally oriented activities (Date TBA) Sponsored by La Casa.
DR. DRUM @LA CASA DE LA HERENCIA CULTURAL PUERTORRIQUEÑA, INC.
Bomba Music/Dance Sessions, Special Requests (for Groups/Organizations/Residencies). Experience Bomba as a way of life. Learn about past and present historical perspectives, and trends in Bomba music and dance. Sponsored by La Casa.
THE MARY MAGDALENE CELEBRATION: A PROMESA IN THE PUERTO RICAN TRADITION, TANYA TORRES & RAQUEL RIVERA (DATE TBA) A Promesa of image, song and dance in honor of the mythical Mary Magdalene, Art Exhibition, Workshops and Performance included. Sponsored by La Casa.
FIESTA DE REYES
JAN. 4, 2019 @ 6:00 P.M.
IN COLLABORATION WITH OPERATION FIGHT BACK & EL BARRIO’S ARTSPACE PS 109
Celebrate “Three kings Day” with music, traditional food, and dancing the night away.