La Casa de la Herencia Cultural Puertorriqueña, Inc. (The Puerto Rican Cultural Heritage House, Inc.), also known as “La Casa”, and located in El Barrio/East Harlem since 1980, has been a vital element in the cultural tapestry of New York City, representing the significant Puerto Rican Diaspora in all of its creative cultural force and art forms, and contributing to the vitality and development of the community. A historic, nonprofit cultural institution, La Casa was originally developed in 1980, and officially incorporated in 1983 by Puerto Rican pioneers, as a Heritage Library and Resource Center, to: promote and preserve the culture, literary work, and arts of the Puerto Rican Diaspora, within the multicultural context of New York City. La Casa provides essential structural supports for cultural and educational activities, serves youth and their families, students, professional and emerging artists, and works in collaboration with educational and non-educational institutions, and other community groups directly from El Barrio, the Tri-State-Area and Puerto Rico. La Casa houses the Puerto Rican Heritage Library/Resource Center and sponsors Violeta Galagarza’s KR3T’s Youth Dance Company, the Center of Living Light Reiki Circle and Asociación de Poetas y Escritores Hispanos (AIPEH NY Chapter). Events are conducted in English and Spanish. For additional information, contact La Casa at (646) 360 - 4126 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.