Casita Maria Center for Arts and Education offers programs to South Bronx childrenPosted: Updated:
The Casita Maria Center for Arts and Education, known for being the first Latino charity in New York City, will be holding its annual gala Tuesday.
The center says it serves over 1,000 children from kindergarten through 12th grade daily in South Bronx for free, and wants to help young people succeed in a nurturing environment through arts and education.
The organization says while it receives city and corporate funding, a large chunk of its operating budget is raised at its signature event - the annual Fiesta Gala at the Plaza Hotel in Midtown Manhattan.
The night has attracted celebrities in the past, including Nicky Hilton Rothschild.
The organization also recognizes honorees during the event, saying they are respected and established individuals who are praised for their contribution to the worlds of arts, education and philanthropy.
One of this year's honorees, Juan Montoya, is being awarded with the Casita Maria medal of honor for his work in interior design.
The organization says having honorees gives the students an idea of success to look up to.
- Mayor Bill de Blasio says new guidance from the city’s Department of Health is urging New York City residents to use a face covering while outside with other people.
- The growing spread of the coronavirus in New York City is taking a toll on the city’s postal delivery.
- NYC Health + Hospitals is on the front line of the coronavirus pandemic as the cases continue to increase throughout the city.
- After seeing crime go up across the city during the first two months of 2020, crime decreased in the month of March, according to the NYPD.
- The medial professionals trying to save patients from the coronavirus are asking for the tools to do so safely.
- The 1,000-bed hospital ship will help ease the burden on local hospitals amid the coronavirus outbreak.
- From doctors and nurses to firefighters and police officers. From grocery store workers to news media and beyond. There are many who work hard to keep things running, keep us informed and keep us safe.
- There are no rainbows without rain, right? Well, one might say it's been pouring lately. But a strong and growing group on Long Island is spreading color and positivity with a rainbow movement.
- Whatever the reason is, News 12 wants to see photos of what you're doing to keep busy during the coronavirus pandemic.
- As people work from home and avoid large gatherings, areas that are normally packed with people have suddenly become nearly vacant.