Eco-Art Exhibit Opening October 15

Join Raíces Cultural Center on October 15th for the opening of a solo exhibit by NJ artist Lisa Bagwell. The Eco-Art Exhibit will feature sculptures made entirely of post-consumer recycled materials. Selected artwork will remain on display through November. Hope … Continue reading

Food, Music and Culture = EcoCulture

by Francisco G. Gómez Recently I was asked why Raíces’ mission had strayed so far away from the Arts. As all things evolve through the processes of experience, connections and new understanding, I pondered the question for a moment before … Continue reading

DIY Fridays – Raíces DIY Crowdfunding Fundraiser Project

You’ve heard of Kickstarter and Indiegogo?  Crowdfunding projects where you have to reach a certain goal by a certain date to receive any funding at all?  Well, Raíces opted to get away from the idea of a middleman fundraising platform … Continue reading

A Crowdfunding Project of our Own! Help Preserve and Spread Culture by Donating to the Raíces Archive and Cultural Exchange

In just one week, we are leaving for a cultural and eco-cultural exchange on the island of Puerto Rico. Raíces Co-directors will be attending and documenting the 5th Bomba Research Conference and exploring ecological sites and eco-farms like Plenitud PR … Continue reading

Visualizing the Possibilities

by Francisco G. Gómez It seems to be human nature to see ourselves in light of how others see us; what a hindrance this is for our personal progress and growth! By progress I mean what we can accomplish, things … Continue reading

Raíces Cultural Center’s New Home

The Raíces Cultural Center is happy to announce that we have found a home again. After several months of searching for a location and community that fits our mission and desires, we have been given the opportunity by the Reformed … Continue reading

Mata Siguaraya

by Francisco G. Gómez In Cuba the Yoruba of West Africa are known as Lucumí. The Yoruba were brought as slaves to the island of Cuba in the nineteenth century during the Middle Passage. They are the descendants of diviners … Continue reading

Raíces Cultural Center Receives Arts Grant to Continue Annual Cultural Legacy Festival

The new year has brought Raíces Cultural Center news of being awarded a program grant from the Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Commission to continue the annual Raíces Cultural Legacy Festival. The 2013 Cultural Legacy Festival will celebrate art, music, dance, culture … Continue reading

Guanábana – One of Nature’s Miracle Fruits

by Francisco G. Gómez I just got back from the beautiful island of Puerto Rico last week and I must say that the natural course of life presents many undesirable events that lead to a greater understanding of why those … Continue reading