A group of Chinese immigrants meets every week in Columbus Park to perform songs from the Cantonese opera, not just to keep their cultural roots intact but also to stave off mental health issues, reports Open City.
The Korea Times profiles Eunrim Park, the first woman to run the Korean-American Association of New Jersey in the organization’s 40-year history.
World Journal profiles two Chinese-run unique ice cream parlors in Chinatown, 10Below Ice Cream and Penguin Ice Cream.
A challenge against signatures collected by Billy Thai, a candidate for male Democratic district leader of the 47th Assembly District in South Brooklyn, has increased the hostility in the battle for control of a district with a large Chinese population, reports Kings County Politics.
Korean food may soon be among the lunch choices for some students in New Jersey schools, the Korea Times reports.
The first Asian sergeant in Jersey City speaks to Korea Daily about his recent promotion and reconnecting with his Korean roots.
Community organizers and artists have started painting “From Harlem with Love: A Mural for Yuri and Malcolm X,” a project dedicated to the late civil rights activists, reports Amsterdam News.
Former Republican candidate Lester Chang, who ran in the special election for Sheldon Silver’s seat, was back at his old job during the primaries – poll site coordinator in Chinatown. He speaks to Sing Tao Daily about criticism he received from some in the community and what he learned from campaigning.
Meggin Nam Holtz was born Nam Hae Ok in Korea and adopted as an infant by an American couple. Now she is completing a movie, “Found in Korea,” about her journey to find her roots and her birth parents.
Brooklyn Reporter and Bensonhurst Bean report that Irene Chu has been appointed the president of the Stars and Stripes Regular Democratic Club of the 49th Assembly District, a sign of the growing political clout of the Chinese community in South Brooklyn.
The 8th annual New York Times Square Taekwondo Festival also included Korean dance and drumming performances.
Participants of a biao hui, a type of lending circle popular among Fujianese immigrants, say the organizer has stolen close to $2 million of their money and disappeared after behaving strangely, reports Sing Tao Daily.
Zing Bai, the owner of Zing’s Awesome Rice on the Lower East Side, has released her first novel, Love Etc. She speaks to SinoVision about the book’s protagonist, a Chinese immigrant who’s trying to find her way in the U.S.
State Sen. Tony Avella, who wants to get more ethnic organizations involved in acquiring state funding, helped one Korean group receive $25,000, reports Times Ledger.
June Rhee has been busy bringing Korean performers to the Bergen Performing Arts Center in Englewood, New Jersey, reports The Korea Times.