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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.

Our Lady of Loreto, now closed, with recently built low-income housing behind it. (Photo by Lore Croghan via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Can an Italian Church in Brownsville Be Saved?

Brooklyn, History, Religion, Western European March 23, 2017 at 1:38 pm

Our Lady of Loreto, the century-old church built by Italian immigrants, faces demolition but supporters, and a Queens senator, hope to save the historic building, report Brooklyn Downtown Star and Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

Watching the St. Patrick's day Parade on Fifth Ave. on March 17, 2017. (Photo by AnuzThapa for Voices of NY)

St. Patrick’s Day in NYC

Traditions, Western European March 17, 2017 at 8:33 pm

Remembrances of parades past, celebrations of undocumented Americans by undocumented Irish and a Jewish family’s embrace of the day all were part of St. Patrick’s Day 2017.

Benoit Cohen driving his taxi (Photo via French Morning)

French Filmmaker Becomes New York Cab Driver for a Year

Culture, Manhattan, New York, Transportation, Western European March 14, 2017 at 5:39 pm

French filmmaker Benoit Cohen worked for a year as a New York taxi driver to research for a future film and a book that will be presented March 15 in Manhattan, French Morning reports.

Coaching Soccer, Dutch Style

Coaching Soccer, Dutch Style

Featured Posts, Metro Area, Sports, Western European March 8, 2017 at 5:32 pm

Kids in Brooklyn are learning to play soccer with a Dutch trainer.

Dublin-born writer Colum McCann, now living in New York, will be among those at the Irish Stand on St. Patrick's Day. (Photo by Peter McDermott via Irish Echo)

Taking an ‘Irish Stand’ on St. Patrick’s Day

Immigration, Manhattan, Western European March 9, 2017 at 2:16 pm

Prominent Irish figures will take the stage at Riverside Church on St. Patrick’s Day for the “Irish Stand” rally and concert, billed as a “global call for justice and equality,” reports Irish Echo.

St. Pat's for All (Photo by Jacobia Dahm, Creative Commons license)

St. Pat’s for All Parade Stands with Immigrants

Culture, Immigration, Muslim, Queens, Western European March 3, 2017 at 3:56 pm

The St. Pat’s for All parade, taking place on March 5 in Sunnyside, Queens, will show solidarity with immigrants, refugees and Muslims, in particular those affected by President Trump’s executive order, reports Irish Echo.