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Casa de Teatro

Casa de Teatro

A group of friends got together and wanted to open something different and in 1974 Casa de Teatro was born. Art exhibitions, live music from local and international musicians, theater, poets, dancers and just about any type of entertainment or art you could imagine. All under one roof.

Casa de Teatro, Calle Arz. Meriño, Ciudad Colonial
Casa de Teatro, Calle Arz. Meriño, Ciudad Colonial

At Casa de Teatro you will find people of all ages enjoying the cultural and art activities. They offer a wide variety of art and entertainment. There is always something happening at the Casa. Be it an art display, some great music or an original play, the Casa de Teatro has it. The bar and interior patio has an atmosphere that is always very casual and welcoming.

Art display at Casa de Teatro
Art display at Casa de Teatro

“La cultura somos todos.” / We are all cultures.

They describe themselves as a “House of photography, plastic arts, poets, puppeteers, folk groups, classical ballet, experimental music, home of workshops of all kinds, political dissidents, of writers and movie lovers. The Casa is open to anyone who seeks a space to be and dream.”

Hours

The gallery hours are:
*Monday thru Thursday: 9AM to 1PM then again opening at 2:30PM until 2AM
*Friday: 9AM to 1PM then again opening at 2:30PM until 3AM.
*Saturday: 9AM to 1PM and again 5PM until 12midnight.
Sunday: Closed

Contact: 809-689-3430 and 809-686-7840

Location

Walking from Calle el Conde at Palacio Consistorial turn right towards the sea onto Arzobispo Meriño. Go 2 blocks, past Calle Padre Billini. The Casa de Teatro on Arz. Meriño #110, Ciudad Colonial, Santo Domingo

Find them on Facebook to see announcements of their many activities

http://www.casadeteatro.org/

Parque Eugenio María de Hostos

Parque Eugenio María de Hostos

The Parque Eugenio María de Hostos, located on the Malecon sea side road in Santo Domingo, is a beautiful park to visit. The plaza has tree and flower-lined paths, playground and exercise areas and a reflecting pool. The park was also known as Plaza Colombina and Parque Ramfis. It is a place of fun, beauty and also a place of incredible sadness.

Parque Eugenio María de Hostos, located on the Malecon sea side road in Santo Domingo
Parque Eugenio María de Hostos, located on the Malecon sea side road in Santo Domingo

The Plaza History | New and Improved Parque Eugenio María de Hostos | National Scout Office | Who Is Eugenio María de Hostos?

The Plaza History

The Park and public space Eugenio Maria de Hostos has a very interesting past and present.

The original park was named Plaza Colombina and was there before the entire seafront was reworked to be a place for enjoyment. (President Trujillo is the person that build the seafront road, The Malecon. Before this there was no real road to speak of.)

On September 3, 1930 a devastating hurricane, Cyclone San Zenón, hit Santo Domingo directly. There were only 400 buildings left standing of the cities 10,000 some structures. Rafael Leonidas Trujillo, who had just recently become president, declared a state of emergency, as tens of thousands of the cities residents were now homeless.

Plaza Colombina was used to dispose of and burn the storm debris. These fires were also used as funeral pyres, for cremating hundreds of the human and animal casualties from this incredibly devastating hurricane (some say that the dictator Trujillo used this opportunity to also dispose of politicians and activists that did not die in the storm).

The park was again renovated and inaugurated in 1936 during days of dictator Trujillo. The new name was Parque Ramfis, named after Trujillo’s first-born son.

The park was very well kept. It had a public swimming pool, library, aquarium, aviary, a place for skating, bicycle trail and pavilions for concerts.(Old pictures of the park are located in the Old Pictures of Dominican Republic image collection).

The old Parque Ramfis
The old Parque Ramfis

The name changed, once again, to Parque Eugenio María de Hostos in 1961. Over the years it changed to a dull, dirty and depressing place. It was boarded up for many years and became an eyesore along the Malecon.

Reflecting pool -  Parque Eugenio María de Hostos
Reflecting pool – Parque Eugenio María de Hostos

New and Improved Parque Eugenio María de Hostos

The new Parque Eugenio María de Hostos
The new Parque Eugenio María de Hostos

After closing the park for about six years and spending over 80 million pesos on renovation works the new Parque Eugenio María de Hostos was inaugurated on December 14, 2013.

Parque Eugenio María de Hostos new architect design

The newly improved park adhered to much of the original park looks and design. The park has many flowers, shrubs and trees including beautiful Oaks (Robles), Almond (Almendras) and Palms. There are a playground and an exercise area plus a beautiful reflecting pool in the center.

The playground -  Parque Eugenio María de Hostos
The playground – Parque Eugenio María de Hostos

There is a fountain with reflecting pool and a mural by artist Manuel Toribio. You can stroll along the beautiful and serene flower-lined walkways that twist and turn throughout the park.

Mural by artist Manuel Toribio -  Parque Eugenio María de Hostos
Mural by artist Manuel Toribio – Parque Eugenio María de Hostos

There is a section where there is exercise equipment for all to use and a brightly painted playground for the children and even clean public restrooms. There is a police station located in the park, good lighting and security cameras for the safety of all.

The exercise equipment -  Parque Eugenio María de Hostos
The exercise equipment – Parque Eugenio María de Hostos

The park is now a fantastic and fun place for the entire family.

Location:

The Malecon (Avenida George Washington) of Santo Domingo across from the Plaza Juan Barón and the Obelisco Macho, Ciudad Nueva. Walking distance from the Colonial City.

National Scout Office

Asociación de Scouts Dominicanos, Inc. - Parque Eugenio María de Hostos
Asociación de Scouts Dominicanos, Inc. – Parque Eugenio María de Hostos

For the Scouts, the Eugenio Maria de Hostos Park has special importance. It is the headquarters of the Asociación de Scouts Dominicanos, Inc. / Dominican Scout Association, Inc. and has housed the National Scout Office since the 1950s and is the home of Scout Group No.7. “In 2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the arrival of the Scout movement to the Dominican Republic. The reopening of this space that houses the national home of the Scouts, as is the Eugenio María park Hostos, occurs at the right time, as it will allow us to celebrate with the rest of the citizenry this historical moment in our home, “said Diana Taveras, No. 7 Scout Group.

Buenagente reflecting at the pool - Parque Eugenio María de Hostos
Buenagente reflecting at the pool – Parque Eugenio María de Hostos

Who Is Eugenio María de Hostos?

Eugenio María de Hostos Bonilla (Born January 11, 1839 and died on August 11, 1903 at the age of 64). He was born in Puerto Rico, educated in Puerto Rico, and Spain and traveled extensively throughout the Americas. He held many titles including educator, philosopher, lawyer, writer, sociologist and fighter for women’s rights. He also has many published written works.

Hostos and his Cuban wife had 5 children. He was known as “The Great Citizen of the Americas” / “El Gran Ciudadano de las Américas”.

Eugenio María de Hostos first came to the Dominican Republic in 1875 where he founded a Teachers School. He stayed here for a year, then moved to Venezuela. He returned off and on to Santo Domingo and helped to reorganize the educational and railroad systems of the country.

Eugenio María de Hostos remains are located in the Panteón Nacional in Colonial Zone, as he wished. They are only to be moved to Puerto Rico on the day the country is completely independent. His birthday is a national holiday in Puerto Rico. Honoring Hostos are schools, monuments, towns and more in Dominican Republic, Spain, USA and other countries.

More detailed information about Eugenio María de Hostos.

Dominican Republic Television

Dominican Republic Television Stations – Live Television / Estaciones Televisión de la República Dominicana – Transmisión En Vivo

Links to many of the online tv stations transmitted live from the Dominican Republic and some from the USA.

Dominican Republic Television channels / Canales de televisión de República Dominicana

Antena Latina 7
Varied programs providing entertainment, information, education and knowledge. Watch online

Bonao tv Canal 12
Live TV from Bonao. Watch online / transmision en vivo

Caribbean Traveling Network Dominicano
Canal 30 de Telecable

CDN Cadena de Noticias Canal 37
Dominican news network with sports and other variety shows. Watch live

CDN Santiago Canal 38
Dominican news network Canal de la Cadena de Noticias Para la Region del Cibao. Watch live

CERTV canal 4
Variety and information channel, aimed at households. Watch live

Color Visión
Their mission is to be the light of the present in terms of the future, educating, entertaining, informing and guiding, promoting the development and entering bold and creative projects to the generation for better opportunities. Transmision en vivo

La voz de Maria
A Catholic channel run by Father Chelo, transmitted from La Vega, R.D.

El Nuevo Diario TV

Luna tv canal 53
Luna tv canal 53 Santiago Republica Dominicana

Maimon TV Canal 3
Dominican variety television From Maimón, Bonao, Provincia Monseñor Nouel, en República Dominicana. Watch live

Micro Visión
Channel 10 covers the Central Cibao region focusing on its six provinces reaching over one million viewers. Watch live

Platinium Television
Canal 50 Aster from La Vega. Watch live

Quisqueya TV Canal 17
“Providing public service and the community with educational programming, cultural information and contributes to social and human development of citizens”

Colegio de Gorjón art display. Inserted here just to break up the page.
Colegio de Gorjón art display. Inserted here just to break up the page.

Super Canal
Offers News, Entertainment, Musical Variety, Video Clips, Investigative Reporting, Editorials, Interactive Viewer Feedback, and important Special Programming

Teleantillas
Designed to entertain, inform and educate

Telecentro Canal 13
Varied programming. News, soaps, special events, children’s block and more. Watch live

TV 10 San Juan
The image of the community Cable TV from San Juan de la Maguana. En vivo.

TV Plata Canal 3
News, sports, culture, events and more live 25-4 hours daily. Transmisión en Vivo!

Vegateve
Broadcasts from La Vega through fiber optics to the entire region of Cibao. Click “míranos en tiempo real” to watch live.

Xtremo Vision
Canal 22 de Televisión “The channel that moves you / el canal que te mueve” produced in San Pedro de Macoris. Broadcast live.

Yunavision
From Bonao, Provincia Monseñor Nouel. Watch live

ZTV 101

Latin TV stations in USA

Dominican York TV
TV service on the web providing local programs for Hispanics from NY. Ver tv en vivo

Univision.com