Casa Argentina is an organization dedicated to preserving and sharing Argentine culture promoting a variety of cultural, social, and humanitarian activities that are of interest for its members and for the community. Casa Argentina is a non-profit organization which opens its doors to all people regardless of their race, nationality, political and/or religious affiliation.

 

 

Since its foundation in 1982, Casa Argentina has had numerous cultural, social, and benevolent  activities.

 

As much in the literary as in the artistic, Casa Argentina has presented personalities and prestigious international groups such as: Jore Luis Borges, Ernesto Sábato, Marcos Aguinis, la Camerata Bariloche, Luis Ascot, Opus Cuatro, Cuarteto Zupay, Los Chalchaleros, Teresita Parodi, Eduardo Falú, Horacio Salgán, Ricardo Talesnik and many more.  In addition, many Argentine visual artists have had exhibitions in important galleries in the area.

 

The annual activities include movie series, picnics and tango and folklore shows.  Other events have been polo matches, fundraising teas, and parties for children.  The picnics have turned into typical asados criollos.

 

In order to celebrate patriotic holidays, Casa Argentina has organized galas including dinners, tango shows with argentine artists of excellent caliber and dancing to the music of outstanding latin musical groups.  

 

Various of the activities were organized in collaboration with  universities and local associations.  The funds gathered in fundraising events are for works of local and or Argentine charities as well as organizations such as Unicef, Caritas, etc.

 

The documentation of Casa Argentina of New Orleans is found archived in the prestigious Library of International Studies at Tulane University.