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Shane O Keeffe and Peter Lynch race to block a kick during a recent Gaelic football match. (Photo by Rosemarie Byrne via The Sag Harbor Express)

Gaelic Football on the East End

Long Island, Sports, Western European July 19, 2017 at 2:29 pm

The Sag Harbor Express reports on the emergence of Gaelic football on the East End of Long Island this year.

The five-story, four-ton platform and statue of Saint Paolino at the 130th Giglio Feast in Williamsburg (Photo by Paul Stremple)

Giglio Feast Celebrates 130 Years

Brooklyn, Culture, Western European July 12, 2017 at 5:07 pm

The lifting of a five-story-tall statue of Saint Paolino kicked off the weeklong 130th Giglio Feast in Williamsburg, reports BKLYNER.

Samia Behaya, the French-Algerian behind New York’s "dinner over bodies" (Photo by Thomas Chesseboeuf/@ThomChess via French Morning)

Challenge-Loving French-Algerian Chef Serves Food on Naked Bodies

African, Brooklyn, Food, Western European July 7, 2017 at 3:44 pm

On special occasions, a French-Algerian chef who opened a restaurant in Williamsburg before it was fashionable, prepares meals served on top of naked bodies, French Morning reports.

Our Lady of Loreto Church (Photo by Lore Croghan via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Temporary Hold Lifted on Demolition of Italian Church

Brooklyn, Religion, Western European June 7, 2017 at 5:10 pm

After a judge removed a temporary ban on the demolition of Our Lady of Loreto in Brownsville, preservationists staged a protest calling for the century-old Italian church to be saved, reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

Artwork by Philip Tsiaras. (Photo courtesy of the artist, via The National Herald)

Exhibit of Works by Greek Artists ‘On Paper’ Opens

Culture, Manhattan, Western European June 6, 2017 at 2:25 pm

“On Paper,” an exhibit of works by 20 Greek and Greek-American artists, opened on West 28th Street, reports The National Herald.

Third graders from P.S. 145 in Manhattan, with their collage work. (Photo by Rong Xiaoqing via Sing Tao Daily)

Inspired by Zao Wou-Ki, Students Show off Artworks

Culture, East Asian, Manhattan, Western European May 26, 2017 at 1:58 pm

Students took inspiration from a deceased Chinese-French artist in making artwork at the Asia Society, Sing Tao Daily reports.

(Photo via France-Amérique)

Cheering France’s Election Returns, in NYC

Manhattan, Politics, Western European May 9, 2017 at 12:34 pm

France-Amérique reports on a “watch party” where supporters of Emmanuel Macron were cheered by Sunday’s runoff results.

Kehila Kenosha Janina at 280 Broome St. (Photo by Karen Pennar for Voices of NY)

Remembering Greek Jews Who Perished

History, Jewish, Manhattan, Western European May 1, 2017 at 5:29 pm

At Kehila Kedosha Janina on the Lower East Side, the deaths during the Holocaust of almost all the Jews from Ioannina were remembered, and one survivor who recently penned a memoir spoke, The National Herald reports.

Our Lady of Loreto Church (Photo by Lore Croghan via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Demolition of Italian Church in Brooklyn Put on Hold

Brooklyn, History, Western European April 27, 2017 at 3:50 pm

To the relief of Italian community members and preservationists, a judge has issued a temporary halt to the demolition of Our Lady of Loreto in Brownsville, reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

The Onderdonk House (Photo via QNS)

New Amsterdam Festival at Historic House in Queens

Culture, Queens, Western European April 26, 2017 at 2:00 pm

The two-day New Amsterdam Festival will take place at the Vander Ende-Onderdonk House in Ridgewood this weekend, reports QNS.

Sung Park in front of his Brooklyn restaurant, Bistrot Petit. (Photo via French Morning)

Bistro Petit: Where French Tradition Meets Korean Seasonings

Brooklyn, East Asian, Food, Western European April 24, 2017 at 5:22 pm

Chef Sung Park offers a personal Korean touch and popular prices to Bistro Petit, a French restaurant in Brooklyn, French Morning reports.

David Leite (Photo by Alexandre Soares for Voices of NY)

Gay, Bipolar and Portuguese: A Journey of Acceptance

Food writer David Leite discusses his memoir about accepting his Portuguese roots, his mental illness and his sexual identity.

take place in high-poverty areas, 36 percent of its grants support organizations working with disadvantaged populations and 33 percent serve low-income audiences.”
From left: Anthony and Dolores Pennachio, Arthur Aidala, Francesco Pedulla and state Sen. Marty Golden. Golden presents the honorees with proclamations. (Photo by Arthur De Gaeta via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Italian-American Organization Marks 40 Years

Brooklyn, Social Services, Western European March 30, 2017 at 3:00 pm

The Federation of Italian-American Organizations celebrated four decades with clergy, community leaders and elected officials in attendance, reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

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.