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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.

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.

(Photo via French Morning)

Raising Funds for the ‘French New Yorkers Memorial’

History, New York, Western European January 25, 2017 at 5:18 pm

Two associations are raising funds to install in Morningside Heights’ Church of Notre Dame a memorial to the hundreds of New Yorkers who volunteered to fight with France in the world wars, French Morning reports.

Lorene Hourcade (Photo via French Morning)

Website Connects New Yorkers With French-Speaking Tutors

Education, New York, Western European January 3, 2017 at 1:08 pm

A new initiative, MyTutorSpeaksFrench, connects students with French-speaking tutors for an array of subjects, reports French Morning.

Irish Leaders Urge Caution

Irish Leaders Urge Caution

Bronx, Immigration, Metro Area, New York, Queens, Western European November 18, 2016 at 5:36 pm

Irish community leaders say it will take time to sort out the implications of Donald Trump’s win for undocumented Irish immigrants in the U.S., Irish Central reports.

Local dignitaries and Irish figures gather for a photo with the renamed street sign, with Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams with the red scarf. (Photo from the office of Council member Elizabeth Crowley via Irish Central)

A Queens Street Renamed to Easter Rising Way

History, Queens, Western European November 16, 2016 at 5:22 pm

At a street renaming ceremony in Maspeth in honor of the centennial commemoration of Ireland’s Easter Rising, officials spoke about the role of Queens and NYC in the rebellion against British rule, report Irish Central and Queens Ledger.

Singer Rebeca Vallejo will appear at Jazz Standard on Wednesday 16. (Photo courtesy of the artist via El Diario)

The Flame Festival: Blending the Best of Flamenco and Jazz

Culture, Western European November 15, 2016 at 1:53 pm

New York-based singer Rebeca Vallejo talks about her upcoming show as part of “The Flame,” the third edition of the first flamenco-jazz festival in the city, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Irish American magazine inducted Hillary Clinton into the Irish America Hall of Fame for her Irish peace process efforts. She spoke during the ceremony at the J.W. Marriott Essex House on March 16, 2015. (Screenshot from video  from Irish America of the induction ceremony)

An Irish Voice on the Elections

Elections 2016, Opinion, Western European November 4, 2016 at 5:30 pm

In its endorsement of Hillary Clinton for president, an Irish Voice editorial highlights her bond with the Irish-American community. Irish Central, meanwhile, reports on the results of a presidential election poll of its readers.

(Twitter image from @Aisling_Irish)

Aisling Irish Center Marks 20 Years in Yonkers

Immigration, Metro Area, Social Services, Western European October 6, 2016 at 2:35 pm

The executive director of the Aisling Irish Center in Yonkers reflects on 20 years of serving the Irish – and non-Irish – in the Irish Echo.