Post Tagged with: "Irish-American"

‘Brooklyn Before’ in Photographs

‘Brooklyn Before’ in Photographs

Brooklyn, Culture, History, Puerto Rican, Western European December 17, 2018 at 4:56 pm

Photographer Larry Racioppo evokes South Brooklyn of more than four decades ago. Bklyner spoke with him about his book and current retrospective.

Fiddler Tony DeMarco is looking to revive the traditional Irish music scene with a festival in October.

Traditional Irish Music is No Second Fiddle

Culture, Western European July 31, 2013 at 6:02 pm

To end the dearth of traditional Irish music festivals in the city, fiddler Tony DeMarco is organizing one for October, already with an abundant list of artists set to perform, reports Irish Central. The fall event will resurrect a celebration surprisingly missing in a city home to many Irish people.

The Irish want to make sure their immigration issues are addressed in any reform to immigration. (Photo by Andy Cross, Flickr Creative Commons License)

Opinion: Irish-Americans Want Part on Immigration Reform

Immigration, Opinion, Western European February 11, 2013 at 11:22 am

An Irish Voice editorial stresses the need for immigration reform, for the sake of both the undocumented Irish and the future of Irish immigration to this country.

Marchers take on Fifth Ave. for the St. Patrick's Day Parade. (Photo via flickr, Creative Commons License)

Irish Group Pushes to Turn St. Patrick’s Day into National Holiday

History, Immigration, Northern Europe, Religion, Traditions January 3, 2013 at 2:33 pm

New Yorkers know well about St. Patrick’s Day. Now, a major Irish group has launched an online petition to declare the Irish Catholic feast day a national holiday in the U.S., The Irish Central reports.

Car Wash workers in Jamaica, Queens, demanded better treatment and wages. (Photo by EDLP / Gloria Medina)

Voices in Focus: Obama Scores With Jewish and Indian-American Voters

Labor, Politics May 7, 2012 at 2:29 pm

Some good news for President Obama from two ethnic communities; South-Asian supporters of the Rutgers student accused of anti-gay bullying plan a rally; car wash workers in Queens protest their work conditions; and a record-breaking fundraiser by an Irish-American charity organization.