Manhattan

On ‘Brown Ballerinas’ and the Dance Theatre of Harlem

On ‘Brown Ballerinas’ and the Dance Theatre of Harlem

Black, Culture, Manhattan, Video April 18, 2017 at 1:47 pm

Virginia Johnson, founding member of the Dance Theatre of Harlem and now its artistic director, speaks to Carol Jenkins of CUNY TV’s “Black America” about how Black dancers make their way in the world of ballet.

Volunteers stretch colorful meters of cloth to help tie turbans at Times Square April 15, for Turban Day, organized by Sikhs of New York (Photo by H.P. Singh via Desi Talk)

Turbans in Times Square

Manhattan, Religion, South Asian April 17, 2017 at 9:02 pm

Organizers of the second annual Turban Day in Times Square tied 8,000 turbans during the event held to celebrate Vaisakhi, the Sikh New Year, and spread awareness of the faith, reports Desi Talk.

More than 100 people attended the memorial service for Peter Kwong. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Hundreds Bid Farewell to Peter Kwong

East Asian, Labor, Manhattan April 17, 2017 at 2:35 pm

At a memorial held in Chinatown, hundreds remembered Peter Kwong, the director of the Asian studies program at Hunter College, and an immigrant and labor advocate, reports Sing Tao Daily.

Rogelio Pérez wants to join the march. (Photo via El Diario)

Upper Manhattan Residents Plan Pro-Immigrant March

Immigration, Latino, Manhattan April 14, 2017 at 5:17 pm

Washington Heights volunteers distributed flyers urging people to join a March for Immigrants’ Rights on April 23, ahead of the nationwide protest to be held on May 1, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Imam Ahmed Dewidar of the Islamic Society of Mid-Manhattan addressing attendees at the "Passover in a Mosque" seder on April 6. (Photo by Kinue Imai Weinstein for Voices of NY)

Passover Seder, in a Mosque

Jewish, Manhattan, Muslim April 10, 2017 at 6:18 pm

Jews, Muslims and members of other faiths came together for the second annual “Passover in a Mosque” at the Islamic Society of Mid-Manhattan.

‘Under the Bodhi Tree’ Comes to NYC

‘Under the Bodhi Tree’ Comes to NYC

Culture, East Asian, Manhattan, Religion April 10, 2017 at 2:11 pm

A new musical about the life of Buddha by a Korean husband and wife team opens on May 2. Newsroh spoke with composer Jingoo Lee about the production, 12 years in the making.

Juan Vivares, with his wife Yahaira Burgos and their son Christopher Vivares. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

‘…The Worst Thing Anyone Can Do to a Family’

Immigration, Latino, Manhattan, New York April 7, 2017 at 4:51 pm

Juan Vivares, the Colombian father whose detention by ICE for 20 days mobilized the pro-immigrant community in New York, talks to El Diario/La Prensa after returning home.

(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.

Casual Eatery Introduces Manhattanites to Bolivian Cuisine

Casual Eatery Introduces Manhattanites to Bolivian Cuisine

Business, Food, Manhattan, South American April 7, 2017 at 2:32 pm

Three sons of Bolivian immigrants founded Bolivian Llama Party, the first Bolivian restaurant in Manhattan, Impacto Latin News reports.

Siona Benjamin (left) and a painting included in her new show. (Photo courtesy of Siona Benjamin via The Jewish Week)

Indian-Jewish Artist Goes ‘Beyond Borders’

Culture, Jewish, Manhattan, South Asian March 29, 2017 at 6:29 pm

Siona Benjamin tells The Jewish Week she aims to “blur the boundaries between cultures” in her exhibition at ACA Galleries in Chelsea, which features a series on refugees and reflects her multicultural background.

Fighting for Chinatown

Fighting for Chinatown

East Asian, Housing, Manhattan, Video March 28, 2017 at 5:24 pm

In the latest episode of CUNY TV’s “Independent Sources,” Chinatown advocacy organizations weigh in on efforts to maintain affordable housing and identity in the neighborhood amid gentrification.

Deropoli dancers, based in Athens, performed at the flag raising in Astoria March 25. (Photo by Eleni Sakellis via The National Herald)

Greek Pride Celebrated in Astoria and on Fifth Avenue

Culture, Manhattan, Queens, Western European March 28, 2017 at 5:10 pm

Greeks in New York celebrated 196 years of independence with a flag raising in Astoria followed by the Greek Independence Day Parade the next day.

Belgian Cécile Walschaerts, one of the organizers of the exhibition. (Photo via French Morning)

Pop-Up Exhibit Takes on ‘Francophonie’ in New York

Culture, Manhattan, Western European March 24, 2017 at 12:05 pm

A pop-up exhibit about the meaning of francophonie in New York will take place this Sunday in Harlem, French Morning reports.

Republican mayoral candidate Paul Massey dining in Chinatown recently with community leaders. (Photo by April Xu via Sing Tao Daily)

Paul Massey Visits Chinatown

East Asian, Manhattan, Politics March 23, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Republican mayoral candidate Paul Massey recently visited Chinatown, Sing Tao Daily reports.

Maria Torres-Springer (Photo by Lambert Parong/ Kababayan Media via The FilAm)

Putting Political Hopes in Torres-Springer

Government, Manhattan, Politics, Southeast Asian March 22, 2017 at 2:42 pm

At a Philippine Consulate event for International Women’s Day, attendees praised Housing Commissioner Maria Torres-Springer for her political success, reports The FilAm.