Eastern European

The opening of the library was accompanied by an exhibition on the history of the Foundation and the library, as well as a book sale. (Photo by Janusz Szlechta via Nowy Dziennik)

Polish Americans in NJ Get a New Library

Culture, Eastern European, Metro Area May 15, 2017 at 3:25 pm

The Joseph and Catherine Marjanczyk Library, located at the Polish Cultural Foundation in Clark, New Jersey, is one of the largest Polish libraries in the U.S. with 18,000 books in Polish and English, reports Nowy Dziennik.

Greenpoint’s Father Popieluszko Monument Desecrated

Greenpoint’s Father Popieluszko Monument Desecrated

Brooklyn, Crime, Eastern European, History May 12, 2017 at 3:12 pm

The vandalism of a statue of Jerzy Popieluszko, a Polish martyr, has angered the community in Greenpoint, reports Nowy Dziennik.

The first LOT Polish Airlines plane arriving from Warsaw at Newark International Airport was greeted with a water salute. (Photo by Sebastian Kunkowski via Nowy Dziennik)

Polish Carrier LOT Returns to Newark

Eastern European, Metro Area, Transportation May 11, 2017 at 5:21 pm

LOT Polish Airlines has resumed its Warsaw-Newark International Airport service after a hiatus of four years, reports Nowy Dziennik.

The cast of Old New Year (Photo by Marina Levitskaya via Tablet)

‘Lost & Found’ Stages Russian-Jewish-American Stories

Culture, Eastern European, Jewish, Manhattan May 10, 2017 at 2:53 pm

The Lost & Found Project stages theatrical shows based on the stories of Russian-Jewish-Americans. Tablet takes a look at its latest play, “Old New Year,” which runs through May 13.

Bang on a drum: Members of Brooklyn Raga Massive will perform at the Bang on a Can Festival at the Brooklyn Museum on May 6. (Photo by Stefano Giovannini via Brooklyn Daily)

30th Year of ‘Bang on a Can’

Asian, Culture, Eastern European, Middle Eastern May 5, 2017 at 5:26 pm

On May 6, musicians will gather at the Brooklyn Museum for the 30th year of the “Bang on a Can” music festival, reports Brooklyn Daily.

Radio-TV hosts Victor Topaller (left) and George Tsikhiseli. (Screenshots via BRIC TV)

‘Two Mics in Brighton Beach’

Brooklyn, Eastern European, Media May 4, 2017 at 3:48 pm

In “Two Mics in Brighton Beach,” produced for BRIC TV’s BK Stories show, two Russian-speaking radio-TV hosts with different point of views discuss Trump, Russia and immigration.

Among the current projects at the Center for Traditional Music and Dance is an exploration of different Colombian dance rhythms. (Photo courtesy of CTMD via City Limits)

Immigrants and the Arts

City Limits profiles an organization that offers cross-cultural initiatives featuring the music and dance of different immigrant cultures.

(Photo via Nowy Dziennik)

Poles, Others, Wait Longer for Citizenship

Eastern European, Immigration April 20, 2017 at 3:59 pm

Gaining citizenship is a longer process than it once was. Nowy Dziennik explores some of the reasons why.

Lauren Frommr holds her pisanki egg up to a flame in order to melt the wax off.  She is a student at a pisanki egg class at the Ukrainian Museum in Manhattan on March 26.

The Ukrainian Art of Pysanky

Eastern European, Featured Posts, Religion, Traditions April 13, 2017 at 1:38 pm

The Ukrainian Museum in Manhattan held egg decorating workshops ahead of the Eastern Orthodox celebration of Easter.

(Photo via Brighton Beach News)

Belarusian Freedom Day in NYC

Brooklyn, Eastern European, Manhattan April 7, 2017 at 2:50 pm

Belarusians marked Freedom Day in Union Square by speaking out against the Belarusian government’s crackdown on protesters during the unofficial holiday in the country, reports Brighton Beach News.

(Photo via V Novom Svete)

Russian-Speaking and Without Papers

Eastern European, Immigration, New York April 5, 2017 at 5:07 pm

A Belarusian, a Russian and a Ukrainian immigrant, all without papers giving them legal status, spoke with V Novom Svete about their lives here.

A scene in Greenpoint. (Photo by Anna Arciszewska via Nowy Dziennik)

Polish, and Living in the U.S. without Papers

Eastern European, Immigration, New York March 24, 2017 at 2:58 pm

Nowy Dziennik spoke with Poles working without papers, some for many years.

Letitia James (Photo by Matthew Cohen via V Novom Svete)

The Public Advocate Meets with the Russian Community

New York City Public Advocate Letitia James met with members of the Russian-speaking community in Coney Island recently, V Novom Svete reports.

The Richmond Hill branch of Outreach has recently started offering services in Polish. (Photo by Kasia Szczesniak via Nowy Dziennik)

‘Outreach’ Helps Polish Immigrants Fight Addiction

Eastern European, Queens, Social Services February 28, 2017 at 12:11 pm

The nonprofit Outreach offers therapy services to fight drug and alcohol addiction for Polish immigrants in their native language, reports Nowy Dziennik.

From the trailer for "Zaritsas"

Eastern European Immigrant Experience On Screen

Eastern European, Immigration, Queens, Women May 12, 2016 at 3:17 pm

Two films on the lives of Eastern European women in NYC, “English” and “Zaritsas,” will be screened in Ridgewood, Queens, reports QNS.