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At the Rubin Museum's block party July 17 (Photos by Dipika Shrestha for Voices of NY)

Celebrating Nepal’s Monsoon Season

Culture, Manhattan, South Asian July 18, 2016 at 4:28 pm

The monsoon season in Nepal was celebrated with a block party in front of the Rubin Museum on West 17th Street.

Jeffrey Cirio (Photo via The FilAm)

A Ballet First for a Filipino Dancer

Culture, Southeast Asian July 14, 2016 at 11:51 am

The FilAm interviews Jeffrey Cirio, the first Filipino to be named principal male dancer at the American Ballet Theatre.

Afro-Latino Festival 2016 (Photo by Alex Ayala for Voices of NY)

NYC’s Fourth Afro-Latino Festival

Black, Culture, Featured Posts, Latino, New York July 13, 2016 at 5:01 pm

At the Afro-Latino Festival July 8-10 attendees reflected on Black Lives Matter and cross-cultural identity.

Council member Mathieu Eugene (Photo courtesy of The Office of Council Member Mathieu Eugene via The Haitian Times)

Oct. 9 Established as NYC Haitian Day

Caribbean, Culture, Government, New York July 8, 2016 at 1:03 pm

The City Council passed a resolution introduced by Mathieu Eugene that declares Oct. 9 NYC Haitian Day and recognizes the contributions of Haitians to the city and the U.S.

Festival to Celebrate the African Roots of Latinos

Festival to Celebrate the African Roots of Latinos

African, Culture, Latino, New York, Video July 7, 2016 at 10:29 am

Afro-Latino Fest NYC co-organizer Amilcar Priestly and musician Maluca Mala speak to BRIC TV about Afro-Latino identity and what holding the annual festival means to the community.

Sara Van and Santiago Antúnez de Mayolo at the Queens Council on the Arts on July 1 (Photo courtesy of QCA)

A Literary Feast in Astoria

The Queens Council on the Arts series Wordfeast concluded July 1 with a presentation by Peruvian writer and Astoria resident Santiago Antúnez de Mayolo, with help from Peruvian singer Sara Van.

Spreading Love on the Streets of Bed-Stuy

Spreading Love on the Streets of Bed-Stuy

Brooklyn, Culture, Featured Posts, Video July 6, 2016 at 12:44 pm

Avenue Music Group’s pop-up summer series “Spread Love” uses an old-school form of music to spread positive messages as part of a campaign to fight violence.

Playing pétanque, which is often done while sipping a glass of pastis, an aperitif. (Photo by Mary Frost via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Celebrating Bastille Day with Pétanque and Pastis

Brooklyn, Culture, Western European July 6, 2016 at 11:23 am

About 20,000 people are expected in Boerum Hill on July 10 for one of the largest Bastille Day celebrations in the U.S., writes Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

Sophia Dawson, artist-in-resident at ARTs East New York (Image via City Limits video)

‘ARTs’ in East New York

Brooklyn, Culture July 1, 2016 at 5:28 pm

A City Limits video profiles ARTs East New York, a nonprofit intent on changing perceptions of the Brooklyn neighborhood and empowering the community through art.

A Peruvian dancer in typical outfit during the parade. (Photo by Mauricio Hernández via Queens Latino)

Queens Peruvian Parade Bigger and More Colorful Than Ever

Culture, Queens, South American June 30, 2016 at 12:29 pm

The Peruvian community celebrated its third national parade in Jackson Heights, as part of the International Peruvian Festival, boasting more attendance and folkloric groups than ever, Queens Latino reports.

One Woman’s Story: Lost and Found in Korea

One Woman’s Story: Lost and Found in Korea

Culture, East Asian, Featured Posts, New York, Voices' Picks June 29, 2016 at 4:11 pm

Meggin Nam Holtz was born Nam Hae Ok in Korea and adopted as an infant by an American couple. Now she is completing a movie, “Found in Korea,” about her journey to find her roots and her birth parents.

Happy and proud silleteros Gonzalo Vélez and Orlando Atehortúa, from Medellín, at the press conference held at the Queens Botanical Garden. (Photo by Marcela Álvarez via Queens Latino)

Multicultural Flower Festival in Queens

Culture, Latino, Queens June 28, 2016 at 2:36 pm

The Festival de las Flores (Flower Festival), which started in Medellín, Colombia, in the 1950s, showcased the culture and traditions of the country at the Queens Botanical Garden over the weekend, reports Queens Latino.

From last year's Boricua Festival (Photo via Brooklyn Reporter)

Salsa at the Sunset Park Waterfront

Brooklyn, Culture, Puerto Rican June 23, 2016 at 10:52 am

Thousands are expected for the Boricua Festival “Salsa at the Waterfront” in Sunset Park on June 25, reports Brooklyn Reporter.

Berkis Contreras, a poet and teacher graduated from Caldwell University, will organize New Jersey's first International Book Fair. (Photo via Reporte Hispano)

Union City Hosts New Jersey’s First ‘International Book Fair’

Culture, Latino, Metro Area June 23, 2016 at 10:49 am

Around 30 Latin American authors will participate at New Jersey’s first International Book Fair next Thursday at Union City, Reporte Hispano reports.

Frank McCourt (Photo by David Shankbone, Creative Commons license)

Summer Events to Pay Tribute to Frank McCourt

Culture, Education, Manhattan, Western European June 22, 2016 at 4:03 pm

An upcoming tribute night and creative writing course at NYU will commemorate renowned writer and teacher Frank McCourt, reports Irish Voice.