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A painting by Laurentino Pérez, not at the exhibition. (Courtesy photo via El Diario)

Arts Program Helps Immigrant Youth Express Themselves

Culture, Immigration, New York, Youth May 29, 2019 at 4:06 pm

A free program by the organization Arts Connection gives young immigrants the tools to express their identity through the arts, El Diario La Prensa reports.

Boricua Pride, and a New Currency, at Loisaida Fest

Boricua Pride, and a New Currency, at Loisaida Fest

The Loisaida Festival on Sunday drew crowds, including some who were waiting to learn about and obtain a new community currency, the Puerto Rican peso, part of a project called Valor y Cambio.

Brooklyn Law School Interim Dean Maryellen Fullerton and Brooklyn DA Eric Gonzalez. (Photo from the Brooklyn DA's Office via Kings County Politics)

Brooklyn DA Celebrates Asian Community

Asian, Brooklyn, Culture May 28, 2019 at 4:05 pm

At the Asian Pacific American Heritage Month celebration held by the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office, DA Eric Gonzalez emphasized the community’s growing political clout in the borough, reports Kings County Politics.

Broadway star Syndee Winters (Photo from Disney via World Journal)

A Broadway Star Seeks Her Chinese Roots

Black, Caribbean, Culture, East Asian, New York May 21, 2019 at 1:46 pm

Syndee Winters, who plays Nala in “The Lion King,” speaks to World Journal about her Chinese heritage and the grandfather who immigrated to Jamaica before coming to the U.S.

Ñandutí (Paraguayan embroidered lace exhibition) at White Plains Library. (Photo via Westchester Hispano)

Westchester Paraguayan Community Celebrates 208th Independence Day

Culture, New York, South American May 20, 2019 at 4:47 pm

The Paraguayan community in Westchester is celebrating their country’s independence day with a festival in White Plains that will include the international premiere of a Guarani movie, Westchester Hispano reports.

A past Viking Fest (Photo via Brooklyn Reporter)

A Viking Fest and Norwegian Parade in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Culture, Northern Europe May 17, 2019 at 4:01 pm

Brooklyn Reporter covers a weekend of Scandinavian festivities in Bay Ridge.

Sahra Nguyen, founder of the country's first specialty Vietnamese coffee importer. (Photo courtesy of Nguyen Coffee Supply via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Vietnamese Coffee and Empowerment in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Business, Culture, Food May 16, 2019 at 4:08 pm

Nguyen Coffee Supply offers more than just coffee, founder Sahra Nguyen tells Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

Saviana Stanescu next to a poster for her play "New York with an Accent" showing in 2014 at the International Theatre Festival in Sibiu, Transylvania (Photo courtesy of Saviana Stanescu)

A Romanian Writer’s Take on the Immigrant Life in NYC

Culture, Immigration May 15, 2019 at 5:18 pm

An immigrant artist from Romania offers a “performative lecture” with photos, monologues and poems, reflecting on the life she left behind and her new life here.

(Photo by Jorge Quinteros, Creative Commons License)

Puerto Rican Parade Slated for Bushwick

Brooklyn, Culture, Puerto Rican May 14, 2019 at 5:35 pm

The Knickerbocker Avenue Puerto Rican Day Parade returns to Bushwick after 15 years, reports Bushwick Daily.

Rendering of "Our Destiny, Our Democracy," the planned monument to Shirley Chisholm by  Amanda Williams and Olalekan Jeyifous (Courtesy of the artists, via BK Reader)

Monument to Honor Chisholm Selected

Culture, History, Politics, Women May 14, 2019 at 4:24 pm

The artists say their design for the monument to Rep. Shirley Chisholm “celebrates [her] legacy as a civil servant who ‘left the door open’ to make room for others to follow in her path toward equity.” BK Reader reports on the selection and its attributes.

Compañía de Danza Mexicana Calpulli’s mission is to showcase and expand Mexican culture. (Photo provided to El Diario)

Calpulli: Bringing Mexican Dance and Traditions to the Community

Culture, Mexican, New York May 13, 2019 at 3:39 pm

The Calpulli Mexican Dance Company offers Mexican dance classes around the city for people of all ages, El Diario La Prensa reports.

‘Flavorful Fiesta’ to Benefit Venezuelan Kids

‘Flavorful Fiesta’ to Benefit Venezuelan Kids

Brooklyn, Culture, Latino May 9, 2019 at 5:46 pm

Artists will gather for a festival in Brooklyn to benefit Venezuelan children, deeply affected by the humanitarian crisis in their country, reports Bushwick Daily.

Models wear Herero-inspired creations by aspiring Brooklyn designers. (Photo by Paul Frangipane via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Aspiring Designers Have a Show at Brooklyn Library

Brooklyn, Culture May 6, 2019 at 5:17 pm

Designers from Brooklyn Public Library’s BKLYN Fashion Academy celebrated the Herero women of Namibia in a fashion show, reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

Armando Mariño, Persona, 2019

A Cuban Artist’s Take on Identity

Caribbean, Culture, Featured Posts, Latino, Manhattan May 3, 2019 at 5:10 pm

Cuban-born artist Armando Mariño has a solo show in Harlem that explores themes of identity, gender and acceptance.

A scene from "Refuge." Left to right: Eshref Durmishi and Ilire Vinca of Teatri Oda, Perri Yaniv and Becca Schneider of Blessed Unrest. (Photo by Maria Baranova)

A Little-Known Story: ‘Refuge’

The theater companies Blessed Unrest and Teatri Oda tell the story of Eastern European Jews being taken in by Albanians during WWII.

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