El Taller 

El Taller Latino Americano is a community-based non-profit arts and education institution founded in New York City in 1979 to bridge the gap between Latin Americans and North Americans through the language of art, dance and music. 

El Taller offers its community a varied menu of Spanish and English language classes, arts programming, and music. El Taller seeks not only to educate, but also to engage and gather diverse groups together culturally and linguistically on the common ground of creativity. Over 500 people each month meet to share ideas, participate in classes and find creative inspiration and a refuge in the middle of New York City. 

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Hi-ARTS (formerly known as the Hip-Hop Theater Festival) is a leading organization within the urban arts movement. For over seventeen years, Hi-ARTS has consistently broken new ground, advancing urban art by empowering artists to develop bold new works, while creating a lasting and positive impact on urban communities. Hi-ARTS is adding to the legacy of the HHTF at an exciting stage of growth that engages Hip-Hop while creating the new urban arts. With the move to their permanent home at El Barrio’s Artspace PS 109, Hi-ARTS is poised to grow into new realms of artistry, advocacy, and service to the communities in which they live and create.

La Casa

La Casa de la Herencia Cultural Puertorriqueña

La Casa de la Herencia Cultural Puertorriqueña, Inc. (La Casa) is a non-profit community based cultural institution, founded by the late New York Assemblyman, Luis Nine of the Bronx. Their main objective is to promote the development of the Puerto Rican culture and to preserve, enrich and disseminate our cultural and literary heritage to the Puerto Rican community and others. 

La Casa hosts a series of cultural and educational programs and special events, pertaining to the history, culture, literature, and arts and crafts of Puerto Rico, and the contributions pioneered by the Puerto Rican community of New York City.

The Shakespeare Forum

Shakespeare Forum