Programming Resumes for Spring 2023 Semester

As the academic calendar resumes for the Spring 2023 semester, La Casita’s weekly schedule of community programs is now back up and running. 

Offerings at La Casita this spring include programs in art education, dual-language literacy, music, dance, STEM, and more. In addition to youth programs, La Casita also has adult programs available this semester. Regardless of age, there is something for everyone at La Casita!  Continue Reading

La Casita’s ‘Once Upon a Time…A Toy Show’ Exhibit to Spark Dialogue Across Cultures and Ages

dolls from the collection on view at La Casita.

La Casita fall 2022 exhibit: Once Upon a Time… A Toy Show / Erase una vez… un show de juguetes, presents work by Latin American and US artists inspired by dolls and toys as the gallery transforms into an interactive playground. The fall 2022 exhibit features work by artists Matías Roth, Dashel Hernández, Rochele Royster, Jaleel Campbell, a collaborative piece by Liliana Porter and Ana Tiscornia, and a 9 ft. mural by Abisay Puentes, teaching artist at La Casita, who created the piece with the children as part of the activities of the summer 2022 youth programs.

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SU Students and Alumni Team Up with Local Musicians for Make Music Day

Musical instruments displayed against a mural of a Cuban sunset

La Casita, in partnership with CNY Arts, will join in the global music celebration of Make Music Day on June 21, 2022. La Casita will host its Fiesta de la Música an afternoon open house showcasing live performances by Syracuse University students, recent graduates and alums with musicians from the City’s Westside community. Continue Reading

La Casita Releases Anthology of Children’s Stories

La Casita Children's Stories

La Casita is pleased to announce the release of it’s latest anthology ” La Casita Children’s Stories/ Cuentos de los niños y niñas de La
Casita.” The four books compiled in this collection were written and illustrated by children attending La Casita Cultural Center’s Dual Language Literacy Programs between 2017 and 2022, and made possible through the support of Syracuse University student volunteers.

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Engaging Urban Communities: Rebounding from COVID-19 and the “New Normal”

Engaging Urban Communities: Rebounding from COVID-19 and the “New Normal” will be the focus of open dialogue at La Casita on Thursday, February 24, from 6:00pm to 7:30pm. This event will be held in person at La Casita and via Zoom. A group of panelists to lead the discussion will include Syracuse University faculty, students, and community partners across the City of Syracuse. Admission is free and open to the public. Face masks are required, along with proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test result.

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La Casita 2021 Year-End Review

La Casita 2021 Year End Review

Thank you to all the families, students, faculty, sponsors, and community members for being a part of our Fall 2021 semester. After a year and a half of being shut down, La Casita has re-opened it’s doors to our community. Continue Reading