Bronx Culture Collective (Photo via The Bronx Free Press)

New Art Collective in the Bronx

Bronx, Culture August 19, 2016 at 1:51 pm

The program director of the Bronx Culture Collective tells The Bronx Free Press that he hopes the art organization can help change the “Bronx is burning” image that continues to this day.

The Areíto Político Cultural group meeting held on Friday, August 5, 2016, which was attended by members of the Dominican community. (Photo courtesy of Jacqueline Lizardo via El Diario)

Political Cultural Areíto Is Born

Culture, Dominican, New York August 19, 2016 at 11:52 am

The festive cultural manifestation of the Taíno Indians known as areíto has inspired the creation of a cultural, nonpartisan organization formed by New York Dominicans, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Sahib Gul playing the rabab, an instrument originating from Afghanistan. (Photo courtesy of Dan Morrison via Ditmas Park Corner)

Composer in Exile to Perform at Pakistani Festival

Brooklyn, Culture, South Asian August 18, 2016 at 4:15 pm

Sahib Gul, a Pashtun composer from Pakistan who lives in exile in Midwood, will perform at the Pakistani Independence Day Mela Aug. 20 in his first public show in more than five years. Ditmas Park Corner speaks to the musician about his musical roots and fleeing Taliban extremists.

Ghanaians take part in a traditional Durbar procession. (Photo by Samali Bikangaga via Mott Haven Herald)

Ghanaian Festival in the South Bronx

African, Bronx, Culture August 18, 2016 at 2:01 pm

The 7th annual Afro Cultural Parade and Festival in Crotona Park was held in the South Bronx where a large Ghanaian community resides, reports Mott Haven Herald.

“Diablo cojuelo” – “limping devil” – at the Dominican Day Parade. (Photo by Ramón Vera via El Diario)

Dominican Parade Takes Over Sixth Avenue

Culture, Dominican, Manhattan August 15, 2016 at 2:13 pm

Dominicans in New York celebrated the 35th Dominican Day Parade with music, traditional costumes and dancing, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Peralta, next to some of his creations, which pay homage the Latino culture. (Photo provided to El Diario)

Dominicans According to the Pop-Art Eye of Tony Peralta

Bronx, Culture, Dominican, Latino August 12, 2016 at 4:07 pm

Artist Tony Peralta depicts his people and his own experiences growing up as a Dominican in New York through a “Latino pop art” lens, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

The Unity Parade of Flags (Photo by SB News via Brooklyn Reporter)

International Day of Friendship in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Communities, Culture, Muslim August 12, 2016 at 1:08 pm

Brooklyn Reporter covers the Third Annual International Day of Friendship, which celebrated the diversity of the borough where close to half of the households speak a language other than English at home.

"Champion" by Cannupa Hanska Luger. (Photo courtesy of Katie Fuller)

Race and Revolution: Artists Respond

“Race and Revolution,” an exhibit exploring “human injustices through art,” offers the work of several artists in many media on Governors Island through Sept. 25.

(Photo courtesy of Bazodee via Ditmas Park Corner)

The Brooklyn Filmmakers Behind ‘Bazodee’

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Culture August 10, 2016 at 4:09 pm

Ditmas Park Corner speaks to two local filmmakers behind “Bazodee,” a movie set in Trinidad and Tobago and described as “a neo-Bollywood musical with Caribbean island flavor.”

(Photo by Pablo Quiñónez via Diario de México)

Mexicans Celebrate Guelaguetza in Poughkeepsie

Culture, Metro Area, Mexican, Video August 9, 2016 at 2:07 pm

Diario de México offers a video of the traditional Mexican celebration of Guelaguetza in Poughkeepsie, New York.

(Photo via El Diario)

Celebration and Calls for TPS at Ecuadorian Parade

Culture, Queens, South American August 9, 2016 at 12:57 pm

The New York Ecuadorian Parade on Northern Boulevard in Queens, held days before the country’s independence day, was marked by calls for temporary protected status, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Salvadoran Ana Enriquez, 23, with her daughters Emily and Valeria Romero. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Salvadorans In NY: Between Economic Progress and Immigration Struggles

El Diario/La Prensa reports on the Salvadoran communities on Long Island and in Yonkers as they celebrate their national day.

Philip Murphy (Photo via Reporte Hispano)

Candidate for NJ Governor Vows to Lower Parade Expenses

Culture, Metro Area, Politics August 8, 2016 at 4:16 pm

Democratic candidate for governor of New Jersey Philip D. Murphy proposed reducing the rising cost of parades in the state, Reporte Hispano reports.

(Image via Sunnyside Post)

An International Audience for Irish Musicians in NYC

Culture, New York, Queens, Western European August 4, 2016 at 4:39 pm

“Sunnyside Sessions,” which premiered Aug. 1 on Irish TV, a channel aimed at the global diaspora, features performances by local musicians and notable figures of Irish descent, reports Sunnyside Post.

The El Diario float was featured in the New Jersey Peruvian parade. (Photo provided to El Diario)

Three NJ Cities Celebrate 30th Peruvian Parade

Culture, Metro Area, South American August 1, 2016 at 3:40 pm

In spite of the rain, three cities in New Jersey celebrated 195 years of Peruvian independence, El Diario/La Prensa reports.