Casita Maria’s School Mural Unveiling

Councilman Rafael Salamanca enjoyed meeting deejays Amira and Kayla after their set.
Photo by Kasey Rodriguez

South Bronxites got creative while celebrating the start of the summer season! The School’s Out for Summer Block Party and Mural Unveiling by artist Chris Stain was held for the last day of Casita Maria after-school programming on Friday, June 22 at 928 Simpson Street. The new mural’s empowering imagery celebrates the communities and cultural groups of Hunts Point and the south Bronx while serving as a welcome for everyone to Casita Maria.

Councilman Salamanca (back, c) presented Casita Maria Afterschool Program children a hefty ceremonial check.
Photo by Kasey Rodriguez

Councilman Salamanca with Hilda Soto who was featured in the vibrant mural.
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Chris Stain’s Casita Maria Mural depicting Rayne and Rhianon Blake and Hilda Soto.
Photo by Kasey Rodriguez

Photo by Kasey Rodriguez

Artist and muralist Chris Stain stood next to his favorite piece of the mural he painted for the past month at Casita Maria.
Photo by Kasey Rodriguez

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