Casa Monarca

Casa Monarca works to promote and preserve Mexican culture and traditions through programs and events that highlight the artistic, social, and educational aspects of the local community, especially that of South Philadelphia.

Events and ProgramsMessages in Motion Film Screening and Recording
Monday, April 30, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Laura Deutch, director of El Sol Sale Para Todos and creative director of Messages in Motion, has led a series of film workshops at Casa Monarca. Come see the premiere of these student films!  The Messages in Motion van will also be available for any audience members who may want to record their own video message.

Mexico: Our History of Freedom Performance
Tuesday, May 1, 9:30 AM

Everyone is invited to Nebinger Elementary School at 601 Carpenter Street for a free public performance of Mexico, Our History of Freedom along with traditional Mexican folkloric dance.  This play was developed by Casa Monarca’s history club and will be presented by Mexican children, ages 6-12.  Mexican students in the audience will be able to develop a sense of cultural identity, while teachers and students, both Latino and non-Latino, will be able to acquire knowledge about the Battle of Cinco de Mayo.

Opening reception for Echele Ganas: De Pueblo en Pueblo
Saturday, May 5 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM 

Opening reception for select photographs by Laurence Salzmann, entitled Echele Ganas: De Pueblo en Pueblo at Casa Monarca. There will also be a screening of Salzmann’s film Echele Ganas: Do Your Best. Photographs will be on display from April 16 – May 20.

Bilingual Bike Safety Course
Tuesday, May 29, 3:30 PM 

The Bicycle Coalition of Philadelphia will be offering a bilingual bike safety course.  This hour-long, training session highlights bike commuting tips and rules of the road at Casa Monarca.

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