Eastern European

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Turning to Opioids in the Russian Jewish Community

Brooklyn, Eastern European, Health, Immigration, Jewish January 3, 2018 at 4:53 pm

A story in The Forward explores the pressures faced by the children of Russian-speaking Jewish immigrants that lead some to opioids.

Hoboken Mayor Ravinder Bhalla being sworn in by Sen. Cory Booker. (Photo via Twitter)

History Made as Elected Officials Sworn In

News India Times, the Filipino Reporter and Brooklyn Daily Eagle cover the swearing-in ceremonies of Hoboken Mayor Ravinder Bhalla, Jersey City Councilman-at-large Rolando R. Lavarro Jr., and Brooklyn Civil Court Judge Elena Baron.

At the memorial services for victims of the Holodomor on Nov. 18. (Photo by Irena Reyant-Saviano)

Victims of Holodomor in Ukraine Remembered

Eastern European, History, Manhattan December 1, 2017 at 5:05 pm

Ukrainians in NYC marked the death of millions in 1932-33, reports Svoboda.

Fraunces Tavern Museum (Photo by Magdalena Mazurek via Nowy Dziennik)

Kosciuszko at the Fraunces Tavern Museum

Eastern European, History, Manhattan October 20, 2017 at 3:52 pm

A discussion on Polish-American hero and freedom fighter Gen. Tadeusz Kosciuszko, who joined the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War, will be held at the Fraunces Tavern Museum on Oct. 26, reports Nowy Dziennik.

UWC President Eugene Czolij (left), Volodymyr Zaryckyj, Chair of the UWC International Scholarly Council (right) with participants of the 50th anniversary of the UWC. (Photo via Svoboda)

Exploring the Achievements of Ukrainian Diaspora

Eastern European, New York October 17, 2017 at 4:46 pm

The Ukrainian World Congress held its 50th anniversary meeting at the Princeton University Club in NYC on Sept. 16. Svoboda-news.com reports on the event.

The original Statute of Kalisz can be viewed at the exhibition at the New-York Historical Society Museum & Library (Photo by Wojtek Maslanka via Nowy Dziennik)

‘Arthur Szyk: Soldier in Art’

Culture, Eastern European, Jewish, Manhattan October 11, 2017 at 1:42 pm

The ”Arthur Szyk: Soldier in Art” exhibition at the New-York Historical Society features the 1930s and 1940s artwork of the Polish-Jewish immigrant who championed human rights, reports Nowy Dziennik.

Batya Goldberg (Photo from Goldberg via BKLYNER)

A Teenage Conservative Activist in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Eastern European, Politics, Youth September 27, 2017 at 4:28 pm

BKLYNER speaks to the daughter of Soviet refugees, a teenage political activist who describes herself as a “conservative, female member of Generation Z.”

Counterclockwise from top: Yoni Hikind, Ari Kagan, Gregory Davidzon, and Margarita Kagan (Image via Kings County Politics

Yoni Hikind Endorsed by Russian Leaders in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Eastern European, Elections 2017 September 25, 2017 at 5:06 pm

Three political leaders of the Russian-American community in Brooklyn threw their support behind “Our Neighborhood” party candidate Yoni Hikind in the race to replace Democratic Council member David Greenfield, who had their support in the past, notes Kings County Politics.

Ayọ (Photo via BK Reader)

A Conversation with Ayọ

African, Brooklyn, Culture, Eastern European, Immigration September 21, 2017 at 6:00 pm

The singer and musician Ayọ will be performing at Weeksville Heritage Center on Sept. 24, a few days before the release of her eponymous album, reports BK Reader.

The pierogis are produced according to old recipes. (Photo by Anna Arciszewska via Nowy Dziennik)

Old-fashioned Polish Pierogi, in a Modern Setting

Brooklyn, Eastern European, Food August 21, 2017 at 11:55 am

Pierogi Boys, started by two Polish Americans, serves up authentic pierogis and more at the new DeKalb Market Hall in Brooklyn, Nowy Dziennik reports.

Kindergarten, knowns as "zero class," with teacher Eve Syta. (Photo by Aleksandra Pietrusiewicz)

Polish Gains Popularity at NYC Public School  

Eastern European, Education, New York August 7, 2017 at 1:53 pm

Nowy Dziennik reports on the success of the first and only Polish dual language program in the NYC public school system, located in P.S. 34 in Greenpoint.

Krystyna Godawa has run the Park Deli since 2007 (Photo by Wojtek Maslanka via Nowy Dziennik)

The Last Days of a Polish Deli

Brooklyn, Business, Eastern European, Food July 20, 2017 at 1:27 pm

Park Deli, a popular deli in Greenpoint that has been at the same location since 1931, will close down at the end of July due to rising rent. Nowy Dziennik speaks to its Polish owner.

Pushkin Society of America president Victoria Kurchenko addresses attendees at the June 30 event. (Photo courtesy of the Pushkin Society of America)

Art Festival Celebrates Alexander Pushkin

Culture, Eastern European, Manhattan July 17, 2017 at 3:42 pm

The Tenri Cultural Institute Gallery hosted an art festival dedicated to the 218th anniversary of the birth of Russian writer Alexander Pushkin, which featured various Russian artists and performers, reports Russkaya Reklama.

Members of the Polska Running Team raised $900 for Jas Karwowski, a 4 year old fighting an eye cancer (Photo via Polska Running Team)

For ‘Polska’ Athletes Running is the Only Legal Drug

Eastern European, Sports July 17, 2017 at 3:08 pm

The Polska Running Team, which celebrated its 10th anniversary, recently participated in a race to commemorate Staff Sgt. Michael Ollis who died shielding a Polish soldier from a suicide bomber in Afghanistan, reports Nowy Dziennik.

Representatives from My Way Development Center, with Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams (Photo courtesy of the Russian American Federation)

Russian Heritage Month Observed

Culture, Eastern European, Immigration, Metro Area, New York July 10, 2017 at 2:09 pm

Russian Heritage Month, a series of events and exhibits sponsored by the Russian American Federation, is concluding in a few days. Forum Daily and Russkaya Reklama covered some events.