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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.

First Fado Festival Comes to NYC

First Fado Festival Comes to NYC

Culture, New York, Western European February 17, 2017 at 4:16 pm

Fado Festival NYC debuts this year from Feb. 24-26 with three different events, and plans for an annual event.

Iuri, with his mother Brigida resting her hand on his shoulder. (Photo by Alexandre Soares for Voices of NY)

For One ‘Dreamer,’ a Time of Suspense

Featured Posts, Immigration, Metro Area, Western European February 10, 2017 at 6:03 pm

A teenage DACA recipient in Newark, New Jersey, had looked forward to getting his driver’s license and going to college. But now he and his family await an uncertain future.

Claire MCGovern (Photo by Peter McDermott)

Successful by Design

Dublin-born interior designer Claire McGovern began her American career in San Francisco, but is now mainly based in New York.

Dressed up for the Fastelavn festival (Photo by Jordan Rathkopf via Brooklyn Paper)

Danish Mardi Gras in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Culture, Western European February 8, 2017 at 11:44 am

The annual Fastelavn festival will be celebrated in Bay Ridge on Feb. 11, reports Brooklyn Paper.

Protesters outside Terminal 4.

Unease Among Irish Immigrants Under President Trump

Immigration, New York, Western European February 6, 2017 at 4:55 pm

Irish immigrant organizations talk to Irish Voice about the concerns of immigrants in the community following the implementation of President Trump’s executive order restricting travel from seven countries.

Patrick Sullivan in the Manhattan office of his new company, Source3 (Photo by Peter McDermott for Voices of NY)

Meet Patrick Sullivan Jr., Bronx-Born Entrepreneur

Entrepreneur Patrick Sullivan Jr., the son of Irish immigrants, has run startups from the Google-acquired RightsFlow to his latest venture, Source3.

Marking 100 years of Ireland's Easter Rising, at Battery Park on April 24. (Photo by James Higgins / Higgins Photo NYC via Irish Central)

Ireland’s Easter Rising Centennial Marked in NYC

History, Manhattan, Western European April 25, 2016 at 5:29 pm

At a ceremony marking the 100th anniversary of Ireland’s Easter Rising in Battery Park on April 24, dignitaries from Ireland and the U.S. emphasized the common ties between the two countries and the role of the U.S. during and after the Rising, reports Irish Central.

A Società Immacolata Concezione di Calitri group called Figlie di Maria (“Daughters of Mary”) outside Our Lady of Loreto, circa 1930. (Photo courtesy of Mario Toglia via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

A Future for Historic Italian Church in Brownsville?

Brooklyn, Immigration, Religion, Western European April 25, 2016 at 1:19 pm

After Our Lady of Loreto was spared from demolition, the church that once provided a spiritual refuge for Italian immigrants stands empty. Local advocates and members of the Italian community tell Brooklyn Daily Eagle their proposals for preserving this testament to the neighborhood’s Italian history.