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Spreading Love on the Streets of Bed-Stuy

Spreading Love on the Streets of Bed-Stuy

Brooklyn, Culture, Featured Posts, Video July 6, 2016 at 12:44 pm

Avenue Music Group’s pop-up summer series “Spread Love” uses an old-school form of music to spread positive messages as part of a campaign to fight violence.

Spreading Irish Literature Citywide

Spreading Irish Literature Citywide

Brooklyn, Culture, Video, Western European March 24, 2016 at 11:47 am

The Irish Arts Center distributed thousands of free books around NYC to show another side to St. Patrick’s Day.

Opposing Views on the Liang Conviction

Opposing Views on the Liang Conviction

Brooklyn, East Asian, Featured Posts, New York, Police, Video February 22, 2016 at 1:09 pm

A rally at Cadman Plaza on Feb. 20 was one of several held around the country in support of Peter Liang in the wake of the former NYPD officer’s manslaughter conviction in the death of Akai Gurley in 2014.

Step Afrika! in Brooklyn

Step Afrika! in Brooklyn

African American, Black, Brooklyn, Culture, Featured Posts, Video January 28, 2016 at 12:01 pm

Step Afrika!, the first professional company devoted to stepping, gave high-energy performances at the Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College.

A Haitian Procession in Crown Heights

A Haitian Procession in Crown Heights

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Culture, Featured Posts, Video November 3, 2015 at 5:03 pm

Dance, music and a traditional Haitian procession came to the Brooklyn neighborhood Nov. 1.

Nigerians Unite in Green and White to Mark Independence

Nigerians Unite in Green and White to Mark Independence

African, Culture, Featured Posts, Manhattan, Video October 30, 2015 at 3:40 pm

Hundreds took part in festivities marking the 55th anniversary of Nigeria’s independence held in midtown Manhattan.

‘The Fall of Kings’ Debuts in the Bronx

‘The Fall of Kings’ Debuts in the Bronx

African American, Black, Caribbean, Culture, Featured Posts, Video October 26, 2015 at 3:01 pm

The drama “The Fall of Kings” explores issues of racism, class and colorism in a Black family in the 1940s.

Bridging Little Italy and Chinatown

Bridging Little Italy and Chinatown

A festival brought the residents of Little Italy and Chinatown together.

Combatting Immigrant Fraud in Brooklyn

Combatting Immigrant Fraud in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Featured Posts, Immigration, Video September 29, 2015 at 7:09 pm

At a forum in Sunset Park, Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson and others spoke to immigrants about scams targeting their communities, and efforts by the borough to combat exploitation.

A Peace March in Crown Heights

A Peace March in Crown Heights

Black, Brooklyn, Crime, Featured Posts, Video September 18, 2015 at 4:47 pm

Dozens marched for peace in Crown Heights Sept. 17 in response to recent violent crimes in the area, including the fatal shooting of Carey Gabay.

Salsa and Chinese Opera in Brooklyn

Salsa and Chinese Opera in Brooklyn

Culture, East Asian, Featured Posts, Latino, Video September 15, 2015 at 4:21 pm

Salsa dancing and Chinese opera were on view as part of the BEAT Festival in Brooklyn this year.

Celebrating African Culture in Westchester County

Celebrating African Culture in Westchester County

African, Black, Culture, Metro Area, Video August 11, 2015 at 11:32 am

The 2nd Annual Festival of African Cultures, a collaboration between the organization Thirst for Water and the city of Mount Vernon, was held in the Westchester County city on August 8.

A ‘World of Dance’ in Brighton Beach

A ‘World of Dance’ in Brighton Beach

Brooklyn, Culture, Featured Posts, Video, Youth June 24, 2015 at 5:35 pm

Children performed dances from different cultures at the Brighton Ballet Theater’s annual World of Dance Festival.

screen shot from Portugal in soho video by melissa rose cooper

‘Portugal in SoHo’

Culture, Featured Posts, Manhattan, Video, Western European June 12, 2015 at 1:35 pm

Many immigrants from Portugal settled in SoHo. To celebrate Portugal Day, the Arte Institute held festivities in SoHo Square on June 6.

Thanking the Elders through Dance

Thanking the Elders through Dance

Members of the DanceAfrica troupe and the Balé Folclórico da Bahia explored Afro-Brazilian roots and traditions at the Weeksville Heritage Center in Brooklyn May 19.