Nikolai Levashov came on a student visa to the U.S. from Estonia. A decade later, he has found himself stateless, reports The Riverdale Press.
On display at Cara Gallery – whose mission is to establish a “global community of galleries” – are the works of Polish artist Igor Mitoraj, until Oct. 17, followed by the art of Indian-American artist Natvar Bhavsar.
Polish artists Karolina Cicha and Bart Palyga perform musical works in nine languages, drawing on the ethnic diversity found in Podlasie, the northeastern corner of Poland.
The city’s first Polish dual language program starts at Greenpoint’s P.S. 34 where 60 percent of the students come from Polish immigrant families, reports Nowy Dziennik.
Just before the start of New York Fashion Week, Polish designers Viola Spiechowicz, MIA Manufacture and Paprocki & Brzozowski made their New York debut at Polish Fashion Week at the New Museum, reports Nowy Dziennik.
Grand Marshal Artur Dybanowski tells Nowy Dziennik of plans for this year’s Pulaski Day Parade on Oct. 4, which include documenting the event using drones, and encouraging young people to attend with the help of a Polish hip-hop group.
Cultural and social events at six locations across the country, including New York, will mark the inaugural Polish Bilingual Day, an effort to underscore the importance of the Polish language in immigrant families, reports Nowy Dziennik.
Facing high costs of living and low pensions, Polish immigrant retirees in the New York area are returning to their native Poland to live more comfortably, finds a study, reports Nowy Dziennik.
Weeks after The Lo-Down covered the shuttering of Alex Shoe Repair on the Lower East Side, Ditmas Park Corner reports on the impending closure of Alex’s Shoe Repair in Flatbush. After at least two decades in business, both faced rent hikes.
Poland’s agriculture minister recently visited Washington and New York to discuss the export of eggs, poultry and other foods from Poland to the U.S. He met with U.S. officials and importers and distributors of Polish products, Nowy Dziennik reports.
Polish-language travel blog writers tell Nowy Dziennik that an increasing number of Polish tourists are visiting New York and unlike decades past, the trips are purely for pleasure.
The Warsaw Uprising mural in Greenpoint, defaced months after it was first unveiled last summer, has been repainted and will be unveiled in a ceremony Aug. 2, reports Nowy Dziennik.
Some of the exhibits which opened during Russian Heritage Month in June can still be seen. Russkaya Reklama and RUNYweb report on some of them.
Russian-born musician, musicologist and educator David Glukh performs polkas with his band at Flushing Town Hall on July 12.
Polish-owned businesses in Brooklyn are changing with the times in Greenpoint or leaving for Ridgewood, where rents are cheaper and business is good, reports Nowy Dziennik.