Casita Maria is thrilled to welcome world-renowned, GRAMMY award-winning pianist, composer, and educator ARTURO O'FARRILL as our arts and cultural partner!
MIGUEL A. (MIKE) AMADEO STREET NAMING CEREMONY
Saturday, May 10th at 2:00 PM
In front of Casa Amadeo at 786 Prospect Avenue, Bronx, NY
Reception at 3:30 pm at the Casita Maria Gallery
This event is free and open to everyone. RSVP required for the Reception: firstname.lastname@example.org
The City of New York, the Hon. Council Member Maria del Carmen Arroyo, and the South Bronx Culture Trail will celebrate the street dedication and unveiling of the MIGUEL A (MIKE) AMADEO WAY. MIGUEL A. AMADEO owns CASA AMADEO since 1969, a Latin music store that has become a Longwood landmark. The shop has been in the Bronx since 1941 and was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2001. AMADEO has written more than 200 songs, some of which have been sung by Héctor Lavoe, Celia Cruz and El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico.
Casita Maria is turning 80 this year and we couldn't think of a better way to celebrate our anniversary than by honoring the cultural achievements of our community. Casita Maria, City Lore and Dancing in the Streets are collaborating to commission and install a series of distinctive physical markers that identify key locations in the cultural history of the South Bronx. This collaboration is the most visible part of a larger, long-term project-the SOUTH BRONX CULTURE TRAIL-that captures key moments in the South Bronx's seminal cultural history. The project is supported by a $80,000, 2-year grant from THE NEW YORK COMMUNITY TRUST. In February 2014, the project was named by ARTPLACE AMERICA among its 97 finalists for the Creative Placemaking Awards. As part of this program, Folklorist, ELENA MARTINEZ will lead the next South Bronx Culture Trail and Bronx Music Heritage Center walking tour through The Municipal Art Society of New York's Jane's Walk 2014 on Saturday, May 3rd at 2:00 pm.