Spice Up Your Life!

Learn about Indian spices, their health benefits and their origins in a culinary segment led by Chef Kanchan Koya, author of Spice Spice Baby. Learn how to make kaju barfi, a traditional Indian sweet made with cashews and spices.
Tastings provided. Recipe Includes Nuts.

Saturday, March 3 | 12 pm | Ages 6 & older | Sign-up*

*Due to limited space, this program requires you to sign-up for entry. Sign-up in the lobby one hour before the event.

Rice Snowmen with Chef Misako Sassa

Japanese cuisine expert, Misako Sassa of the Japanese Culinary Studio NYC shares techniques to create cute and expressive yukidaruma musubi (snowman rice balls)!

Tuesday, February 20 | 2 & 3 pm | Ages 6 & Older | Sign-Up*

*Due to limited space, this program requires you to sign-up for entry. Sign-up in the lobby one hour before the event.

 

 

Rice Snowmen with Chef Misako Sassa

Japanese cuisine expert, Misako Sassa of the Japanese Culinary Studio NYC shares techniques to create cute and expressive yukidaruma musubi (snowman rice balls)!

Tuesday, February 20 | 2 & 3 pm | Ages 6 & Older | Sign-Up*

*Due to limited space, this program requires you to sign-up for entry. Sign-up in the lobby one hour before the event.

 

 

Snow Storm Installation

Use a variety of Origami techniques to create snowflakes and create icicles with beads to turn our classroom into a winter wonderland.

Monday – Friday, February 19 – 23 | 2 – 4:30 pm | Drop-in

Camels and Kings: Día de Los Reyes

Camel Caravan Puppet Making
Camels are very important to Día de Reyes. Learn more about these amazing animals as you perform stories of travel and trade with your own camel puppets.
Saturday, January 6- Sunday, January 7 | 10:00 am & 12:00 pm | All Ages | Drop-in

Bomba y Plena with Jose Ocasio y su Cultura
Dance to the bomba beats to celebrate the season! Enjoy an afternoon of Puerto Rican Bomba y Plena with Staten Island’s own plenero Jose Ocasio, a Puerto Rican born and New York City raised bomba y plena master. Jose Ocasio shares his knowledge of this Afro-Puerto Rican traditional art form through workshops, musical therapy and performances around NYC.
Sunday, January 7 | 2:30 & 3:30 pm | All ages | Ticketed

Kings’ Bread Sculptures
Create a sculpture inspired by Kings’ Bread, a traditional Día de Reyes treat. Learn about traditions behind this uniquely shaped pastry and design a royal crown sculpture inspired by the bread’s round shape and candied fruit decorations.
Saturday, January 6 | 11:00 am, 12:00 pm, 2:00 pm & 3:00 pm | 6 & older | Sign-up
Sunday, January 7 | 11:00 am & 12:00  pm | 6 & older | Sign-up

Kongobeat

Move your body and tap into your own energy with this core-centered Central and East African traditional dance class with Eto’o Tsana. You will be invigorated by dancing to the sounds of fusion Kongo-beats, and traditional Ngoma drums.

2 & 3 pm | All ages | Ticketed**

**Due to limited space, this free event requires tickets for entry. Pick up your tickets in the lobby one hour before the event.

Kongobeat

Move your body and tap into your own energy with this core-centered Central and East African traditional dance class with Eto’o Tsana. You will be invigorated by dancing to the sounds of fusion Kongo-beats, and traditional Ngoma drums.

2 & 3 pm | All ages | Ticketed**

**Due to limited space, this free event requires tickets for entry. Pick up your tickets in the lobby one hour before the event.

Ayazamana Dance Group

The Ayazamana Cultural Center and Dance Group is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to promote Ecuadorian culture. Ayazamana Dance Group will perform traditional dances from different regions of Ecuador—sharing with us greater access to Ecuadorian culture through music and dance.