Intercambio and Special Events

For over 40 years, Centro has created a welcoming, inclusive community through programs and events that foster language and cultural exchange. Here are just a few activities that you can join. Bring your friends and family too!


If you are learning English or Spanish and want to practice your new skills with native speakers, we have the class for you. Our intercambio is a unique, weekly, informal get-together of native Spanish and English speakers, focused on strengthening conversation skills. The program is attended by current students and a loyal base of language lovers looking for additional practice. Centro facilitators pair students, suggest discussion topics and lead games. Coffee, tea, and snacks add to a fun evening.


At the end of every semester we joyfully celebrate the dedication and accomplishments of our students and volunteers with a fiesta and book fair. We bring food from our native cultures to share, we play games, raffle prizes, dance and enjoy the company of our friends and colleagues. Friends and family are welcome. Save the date for our Fall-Winter Fiesta: Friday December14!

Sunday Food and Flyers

Several times a year we meet for brunch in a different New York City neighborhood to sample its national specialities and then distribute flyers to publicize Centro's programs.

Fall Semester begins the week of September 17 and ends the week of December 10. Interested in taking a class or joining our mailing list? CLICK HERE

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Why I volunteer

I love volunteering with Centro because it?s a unique community that could only exist in NYC, and it?s an embodiment of the diversity of our city. I originally signed up for a class to keep up my Spanish, but unexpectedly found myself in a network of interesting people from all around the world who decided, like me, to call NYC home. As a volunteer, I’m happy to help sustain Centro?s legacy of cultural exchange and supporting immigrants and recent arrivals to our city.