El Barrio Raíces Summer Program is an annual, free-of-charge summer theater experience offered to children living in NYC. This program offers a quality, age-appropriate arts curriculum designed by our experienced staff of teaching artists and administrators, and includes the fundamentals of acting, singing, dance, set construction, prop making, programming lighting cues, and costume design.  The program includes breakfast and lunch, and all teaching artists and staff are fully bilingual in English and Spanish.

This program was established in 2015 by the initiative and support of La Marqueta Retoña and the office of Melissa Mark-Viverito.