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#StompTheBan: Resistance Through Dance

Brooklyn, Government, Middle Eastern October 18, 2017 at 5:28 pm

Days before President Trump’s latest travel ban would have gone into effect, a protest in Brooklyn featured performances and traditional dances, reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

A Revival of Shtieblach on the UWS?

A Revival of Shtieblach on the UWS?

History, Immigration, Jewish, Manhattan, Middle Eastern October 3, 2017 at 10:32 pm

The Forward looks at how small “old-school synagogues,” popular a century ago among Eastern European immigrants, are returning to the Upper West Side.

Somia Elrowmeim, Adult Education instructor at AAANY and founder of the Union of Arab Women. (Photo by Humera Afridi via Open City)

Empowering Arab Women in Bay Ridge

Brooklyn, Immigration, Middle Eastern, Muslim, North African, Women September 21, 2017 at 5:23 pm

Two articles in Open City explore the work of the Union of Arab Women, a Bay Ridge women’s collective housed within the Arab American Association of New York offices.

Rev. Khader El-Yateem at the rally outside Fort Hamilton in Brooklyn. (Photo by Jonathan Sperling via Brooklyn Reporter)

El-Yateem Urges Street Renaming at Ft. Hamilton

African American, Brooklyn, Elections 2017, Middle Eastern August 15, 2017 at 6:09 pm

Khader El-Yateem, Arab-American candidate for City Council, and others rallied to urge the U.S. Army to rename two streets at Fort Hamilton named after Confederate generals Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee, according to Brooklyn Reporter.

Sarah Al-Silwi (Photo by Mallory Moench for Voices of NY)

Debating the US Role in Yemen’s Conflict

Bronx, Featured Posts, Middle Eastern, Muslim, New York June 1, 2017 at 12:33 pm

The Yemeni community worries about the conflict in Yemen, and debates the U.S. role in providing arms to Saudi Arabia, which supports the ousted Yemeni leaders against rebel Houthis.

Turkish Day Parade May 20 in Manhattan (Photos by Orhan Akkurt for Voices  of NY)

36th Annual Turkish Parade Held in New York

Culture, Featured Posts, Manhattan, Middle Eastern May 23, 2017 at 2:57 pm

The Turkish Day Parade was held in Manhattan on May 20.

Alireza Eatemadpour, 34, an American-Iranian business lawyer, dropping his vote in a ballot box in Manhattan polling site. (Photo by Sharif Hassan for Voices of NY)

Iranians in NYC Vote to Stop Hardline Candidate Back Home

Featured Posts, Middle Eastern May 22, 2017 at 6:50 pm

Iranians in the NYC area turned out in force to re-elect president Hassan Rouhani and stop cleric Ebrahim Raisi from taking over.

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.

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.

The caption reads: “An artist is always inspired by the realities of life; their artwork is an escape to express their feelings. This particular painting displays the feeling of missing home. Red, the color of extremes, illustrates how intense being away from home can get.” (Photo via BKLYNER)

Turkish Cultural Center Holds Friendship Dinner

Brooklyn, Middle Eastern May 2, 2017 at 5:07 pm

The Turkish Culture Center Brooklyn celebrated cultural diversity and honored borough leaders at its eighth annual Friendship Dinner and Award ceremony, report Kings County Politics and BKLYNER.

Turks Here Question Referendum Results

Turks Here Question Referendum Results

Featured Posts, Middle Eastern, New York April 21, 2017 at 5:10 pm

Turks in the metropolitan New York area were discouraged by the results of the recent referendum in Turkey, and expressed concern for the country’s future.

Rev. Khader El-Yateem will officially launch his run for the 43rd district council seat in Brooklyn on Sunday Feb. 26. (Photo by Gabe Carroll for Voices of NY)

El-Yateem Leads in Fundraising

Brooklyn, Government, Middle Eastern March 20, 2017 at 3:01 pm

Palestinian pastor Khader El-Yateem leads in fundraising for the 43rd District City Council seat race, Brooklyn Daily Eagle and Kings County Politics report.

Panel Held on Arab Immigrants’ Rights

Panel Held on Arab Immigrants’ Rights

Brooklyn, Immigration, Middle Eastern March 13, 2017 at 10:02 am

The Arab American Family Support Center held a panel on immigrants’ rights following the first executive order about immigrant travel restrictions, including on nationals from certain Arab countries. Ghorba News reported on the panel.

Hakki Akdeniz in one of his Champion Pizza locations (Photo by Orhan Akkurt for Voices of NY)

A Pizza Entrepreneur’s Journey from Eastern Turkey to NYC

Hakki Akdeniz is a Turkish pizza maker who’s built a miniempire in New York City.

Turkish Day Parade Held
Turkish Americans marked the Turkish Day Parade on May 21.

Turkish Day Parade Held

Best of 2016, Manhattan, Middle Eastern May 24, 2016 at 7:10 pm

Turkish Americans marked the Turkish Day Parade on May 21.