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Winter 2018


Classical Christmas Spree / Parranda Clásica Navideña 

November 29, 7:00pm-8:30pm

Lyrica Chamber Orchestra presenting works by Aldemaro Romero, Arcangelo Corelli and Georg Philipp Telemann. Featuring professor Laura Bossert from the Setnor School of Music as Concertmistress and Aleksandre Roderick-Lorenz as conductor and soloist. 

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¡Fiesta de Navidad!
December 7, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

We invite you to join our Casita family for a Caribbean style Christmas with live music & dance performances, and a traditional Caribbean Holiday dinner.

PLENEROS D' BORIKEN, Lively Plena from Puerto Rico
RAICES, SU student Dance Troupe
TROPOS, Spanish guitar & song by Liamna Pestana & Daniel Yost.

Admission is free 
Free Parking Available

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Literacy, Art and Music Education

Weekly Programs


Dual-Language Reading Circles

Tuesdays from 4:30pm-5:30pm.

Creative activities that explore the themes of the readings, improve children’s reading skills in English and Spanish, connect reading with daily-life experiences, engage children in a bilingual, multicultural environment where they develop a friendly relationship with books, stories and art. 

STEM Workshop

Tuesdays from 4:30-5:30pm.

Children work with student volunteers from SU School of Engineering Latino student group on weekly STEM related projects. Children learn about science, Technology, Engineering and math through games and experiments.

DanzaTroupe & Open Dance Workshops

Fridays from 4:30pm-5:30pm.

Learn to dance to the rhythms of música Latina with La Casita’s DANZA troupe. Experience the joy of dance and the thrill of performing for your community!


These programs are free for community youth, ages 6 and up.

For more details please contact La Casita.

Spaces are limited.


La Casita Art Gallery


Also on view, La Casita's collection of Latino baseball memorabilia.This ongoing research project at La Casita, now in its 4th year, explores the national pastime as a social and cultural force within U.S. Latino communities and across Latin America. This is part of a national community collecting and research initiative in partnership with the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History


Bilingual Library & Cultural Memory Archive


La Casita houses a bilingual library to serve as an interactive space where local residents, students, and scholars can discover the richness and diversity of U.S. Latino and Latin American literatures and cultures.

The library was designed and built by Syracuse University students from the Society of Multicultural Architects and Designers in SU’s School of Architecture.

For students in Library Sciences and in the Cultural Heritage Preservation Certificate Program (SU’s School of Information Studies) this is a great opportunity to acquire library experience.


Oral History Series

Open forums where local community members share their stories and discuss issues of relevance to them following prompts and interviews designed by journalistic and social sciences programs at Syracuse University. Scheduled interviews and occasional open mic sessions are recorded on video to be preserved in La Casita’s Library as part of its cultural memory archive.


Fall 2019


Latinx-Hispanic Heritage Month

Special program

Details TBA.




Visit Our Center

109 Otisco St., Syracuse NY 13204
Tel: (315)-443-2151

Students, visiting La Casita from campus is convenient and easy. Bus #443 Connective Corrider serves The Warehouse, the closest stop to the center from College Place bus stop.

Visit the centro website for more infromation on schedules and additional routes.

La Casita offers interactive guided tours in both Spanish and English. Space is available for special events, receptions, classes, meetings, and workshops.

Image digitizing services offered.
Historic pieces that tell the history of our families and community are welcome to be scanned or photographed at no cost. These pieces and the stories that surround them, are cataloged and preserved in La Casita's Cultural Memory Archive, a digital archiving project in collaboration with Syracuse University Libraries. La Casita is prepared to digitize photos, documents, prints, art pieces, old family keepsakes and transparencies. Families may keep the originals along with digital copies that will remain in perfect condition for years to come. Digitizing service is not limited to baseball-related pieces. All items donated or loaned to exhibit collections at La Casita are welcome.
This is program of the Office of Cultural Engagement for the Hispanic Community,
College of Arts & Sciences at Syracuse University,
in partnership with Smithsonian Institution.