Patrick Charpenel leads El Museo del Barrio’s renovation and new path. (Photo by Jesús García via El Diario)

El Museo del Barrio Reinvents Itself

Culture, Latino, Manhattan March 22, 2018 at 5:31 pm

In an interview with El Diario/La Prensa, Patrick Charpenel, the new director of El Museo del Barrio, which will turn 50 next year, lays out his ambitious plans.

Acariciando El Chivo (Caressing the Goat) by Scherezade Garcia (Photo by Vania Andre via The Haitian Times)

Artists from DR and Haiti Explore a Complicated Past

Caribbean, Culture, History March 19, 2018 at 3:54 pm

BRIC is holding an exhibit of artists from Haiti, the Dominican Republic and their diasporas through April 29, report The Haitian Times and Brooklyn Paper.

City Council member Laurie Cumbo at the 2016 Irish Book Day giveaway (Screen shot from Voices of NY video)

#GetLit – A St. Patrick’s Day Book Giveaway

Culture, New York, Western European March 16, 2018 at 3:10 pm

The Irish Arts Center is holding its eighth annual book giveaway this Saturday, St. Patrick’s Day, at a dozen pop-up locations around the five boroughs.

Sonia Sanchez, subject of Sabrina Scott Gordon's documentary (From Facebook page for BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez)

‘Gathering at the Waters’: National Black Writers Conference

Black, Brooklyn, Culture March 15, 2018 at 4:12 pm

The 14th National Black Writers Conference is being held at Medgar Evers College March 22-25, reports BK Reader.

Lola Flash, "Incarceration." (Courtesy of the artist, via The Brooklyn Rail)

Lola Flash on Incarceration and More

Black, Culture, LGBTQ, Manhattan March 12, 2018 at 4:31 pm

Artist and activist Lola Flash is interviewed in The Brooklyn Rail about her retrospective exhibit.

Photo by Nina Subin

Junot Díaz on Island Memories and ‘Islandborn’

Brooklyn, Culture, Dominican March 9, 2018 at 3:42 pm

Brooklyn Daily talked with Junot Díaz about his new children’s book “Islandborn.”

From "The Guide to Getting What's Yours" by Chelsea D. Harrison (Photo by Dexter Jones, via Bklyner)

A Jewel Thief, Profiled at Weeksville

Black, Brooklyn, Culture March 9, 2018 at 2:20 pm

Bklyner writes about a new show, “The Guide to Getting What’s Yours,” on at the Weeksville Heritage Center.

(Photo by Mike Hong via World Journal)

Documentary Captures Lives of Chinese International Students

Culture, East Asian, Education, Youth March 8, 2018 at 1:27 pm

Ahead of the release of “Maineland,” a documentary that follows Chinese students at a boarding school in Maine, director Miao Wang speaks to World Journal about her own experience as a teenage student from China.

Photographer Zun Lee. (Photo by Julius Constantine Motal via The Riverdale Press)

In the Bronx, Images of Black Fatherhood

African American, Black, Bronx, Culture February 21, 2018 at 2:32 pm

The Riverdale Press visits an exhibit at the Bronx Documentary Center on Black fatherhood, and speaks with photographer Zun Lee.

Lunar New Year in NYC

Lunar New Year in NYC

Culture, East Asian, Featured Posts, New York, Traditions, Video February 15, 2018 at 3:49 pm

SinoVision and other community media outlets covered city events and news related to the Lunar New Year, which begins on Feb. 16.

The Hungarian House on East 82nd Street (Photo by Anna Brooks via Our Town)

The Hungarian House – Then and Now

Culture, History, Manhattan February 7, 2018 at 3:39 pm

Our Town traces the history of the Hungarian House on the Upper East Side, from its early years as a refuge to more recent decades when it “started to lose its identity.”

Members of the judiciary singing at Kings County Supreme Court. (Photo by Rob Aburzzese via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Marking Black History Month

African American, Black, Brooklyn, Culture, History, Queens February 7, 2018 at 1:08 pm

A wide range of exhibits, performances and events are planned to mark Black History Month.

Daniel Beaty (Photo by Lelund Durond Thompson via BK Reader)

Daniel Beaty Plays 43 Roles in ‘Emergency’

African American, Brooklyn, Culture February 5, 2018 at 4:58 pm

Actor Daniel Beaty, who plays 43 characters in his award-winning play “Emergency,” speaks to BK Reader.

“Mother and Child,” an image that will be part of the Claremont Illuminated project. (Photo: Adeline Lulo, courtesy of Bronx Photo League, via Next City)

‘Claremont Illuminated’ Brings Public Art to the S. Bronx

Bronx, Culture February 5, 2018 at 3:13 pm

A public art project, “Claremont Illuminated,” will project images onto walls in the South Bronx neighborhood this summer, Next City reports.

Uzbek Music: ‘Shashmaqam Forever’

Uzbek Music: ‘Shashmaqam Forever’

Asian, Culture, Jewish, Muslim February 2, 2018 at 3:19 pm

Bukharian Times reports on the forthcoming Shashmaqam concert, which features the classical music of Uzbekistan, played by both Muslims and Jews.