Irish and Irish-American officials and luminaries announced in Manhattan the Ireland 2016 program, which includes more than 200 events to run this year on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising, reports Irish Central.
Horrified by the terrorist attacks in Paris, hundreds of people, including many French, were drawn to events in New York City mourning the dead.
A festival brought the residents of Little Italy and Chinatown together.
On Staten Island, markers placed at unmarked graves honoring Irish famine victims represent the first of their kind in the U.S. and are part of an effort by the Ireland-based Committee for Commemoration of Irish Famine Victims to unite victims worldwide, reports Irish Central.
A serendipitous encounter with a couple from Southold, Long Island, brought Marco Pellegrini from his executive chef position at Castello di Reschio near Perugia, Italy, to Caci North Fork, writes Long Island Wine Press.
A Norwegian American who grew up in Sunset Park returns to find many changes, and the area is due for still more modernization as a hub of New York’s Chinese community. Sing Tao Daily writes about the neighborhood in three articles.
The intertwined cultures of Spain and Morocco were on display at the Bronx Music Heritage Center, reports The Hunts Point Express.
Eleven days of celebrating the Feast of San Gennaro just wrapped up on Mulberry Street in Little Italy.
From vintage Brazilian psychedelic to contemporary Afropolitan from Angola, the Lusophone Festival marking World Music Institute’s 30th anniversary comes to NYC.
In speaking to French expats and others, French Morning finds that while many nationals cite work or family as their rationale for returning to France, not finding love is “very often an underlying reason.”
At a meeting with supporters, the former chair of the NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade, John Dunleavy, had strong words for the organization, LGBT supporters, the Irish government, and the Irish Voice, which reported on the event.
Politcians and community leaders from Astoria, Queens, urged U.S. financial officials to pressure the Greek government to permit access to millions of dollars in remittances, various local publications report.
The “Best of France” will be held Sept. 26-7 at Times Square, with exhibits, performances, a runway show and other elements, French Morning reports.
A filmmaker is raising funds to finish a documentary about La Nacional, a mainstay of the city’s Spanish immigrant community, El Diario reports.
Irish actress Roma Downey has pledged $1 million toward the new Irish Arts Center planned for Manhattan’s West Side, Irish Central reports.