(Photo via Diario de México)

Day of the Dead Celebration in Manhattan

Culture, Manhattan, Mexican October 21, 2016 at 12:41 pm

Mexicans celebrated the Day of the Dead at Manhattan’s El Museo del Barrio with dance performances, traditional costumes and masks and even a moment of prayer, Diario de México USA reports.

(Photo by Rahima Nasa via Open City)

Bangladeshi Theater Troupe Addresses Trauma

Culture, Queens, South Asian, Women, Youth October 19, 2016 at 12:58 pm

A group of young Bangladeshi-American women use folk theater to open up dialogue about trauma in their community, reports Open City.

(Photo via Reporte Hispano)

NJ Youths Preserve Traditional Afro-Peruvian Dance

Culture, Metro Area, South American, Youth October 18, 2016 at 5:00 pm

Young Peruvian Americans in Paterson, New Jersey, are learning festejo, a traditional Afro-Peruvian dance, Reporte Hispano reports.

One of the murals inside the Black Lady Theatre shows an African woman as slave ships approach. (Photo by Caleb Caldwell via Brooklyn Paper)

Black Lady Theatre Reopens After 18 Years

Black, Brooklyn, Culture October 14, 2016 at 11:58 am

For the first time in nearly two decades, the Black Lady Theatre in Crown Heights will be open for public viewing to educate visitors on what served as a crucial meeting point for the Black empowerment movement in the 1980s, reports Brooklyn Paper.

Congregation Kol Israel president Fred Polaniecki and comic artist Fabrice Sapolsky are joining forces to create the first ever Jewish Comic Con. (Photo by Caleb Caldwell via Brooklyn Paper)

Brooklyn Synagogue to Host Jewish Comic Con

Brooklyn, Culture, Jewish October 13, 2016 at 4:08 pm

The first-ever Jewish Comic Con, which will take place at Congregation Kol Israel in Crown Heights in November, is open to all, organizers tell Brooklyn Paper.

Members of the Panamanian delegation march to the beat of one their country’s traditional rhythms. (Photo by Víctor Matos via El Diario)

52nd Hispanic Day Parade Caps Heritage Month

Culture, Latino, Manhattan October 11, 2016 at 5:34 pm

The 52nd Hispanic Day Parade was held on Fifth Avenue with former Miss Universe Alicia Machado as grand marshal, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles illustrations by Emilio Lopez

Boricua Panel on Comics Books, Diversity and Superheroes

Culture, Featured Posts, Puerto Rican October 7, 2016 at 4:41 pm

Puerto Rican comic book artists and creators talked about their craft to a packed audience in East Harlem.

(Collage de Micah Blumenthal via La Voz)

O Positive: A Festival of Art, Health and Community

Culture, Health, Latino, Metro Area October 6, 2016 at 5:02 pm

O+, a festival for arts and health professionals that will run in the Hudson Valley until Sunday, features a mural by Latina graffiti legend Lady Pink, La Voz reports.

Carmen Fariña, Chancellor of the New York City Department of Education. (Photo by Mauricio Hernández via Queens Latino)

Gabriela Mistral Campus Opens in Corona

Culture, Education, Queens, South American September 29, 2016 at 11:03 am

The Gabriela Mistral Campus in Corona, Queens, is named for the Chilean poet who lived the last years of her life in New York and is the only Latin American women to win a Nobel Prize in literature, reports Queens Latino.

Go to Diario de México to see more photos and videos of the Mexican Independence Day festivities from Gery Vereau.

Passaic Celebrates First Mexican and Bolivian Parades

Culture, Metro Area, Mexican, South American September 26, 2016 at 5:52 pm

Passaic, New Jersey, celebrated its first Mexican Independence Day celebration and Bolivian Parade this past weekend, Diario de México USA and Reporte Hispano report.

Gilbert Cruz (left) and Lin-Manuel Miranda (Photo by C. Vivar via Manhattan Times)

A Conversation with Lin-Manuel Miranda

Culture, Latino, Manhattan September 22, 2016 at 4:31 pm

Lin-Manuel Miranda speaks to New York Times TV Editor Gilbert Cruz about his work and why some Latinos related more to “In the Heights” over “Hamilton,” in a panel held to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, reports Manhattan Times.

(Photo by Garrett Ziegler, Creative Commons license)

‘No Free Walls’ in Bushwick?

Brooklyn, Culture September 21, 2016 at 5:18 pm

The documentary “No Free Wall,” takes a look at the Bushwick Collective and founder Joe Ficalora, who some consider a “harbinger of gentrification,” writes Bushwick Daily.

Mino (a.k.a. Nouns) with the valiha. (Photo courtesy Mino Razafimpamonjy, via Brooklyn Rail).

From Madagascar to Corona: Making Music in a Basement

African, Asian, Culture, Immigration, Queens September 20, 2016 at 1:22 pm

The Brooklyn Rail shines a light on Malagasy musicians in New York, telling the story of a little-known community of immigrants from Madagascar.

In Queens, a Bastion of Hispanic Literature – and Culture

In Queens, a Bastion of Hispanic Literature – and Culture

Business, Culture, Featured Posts, Latino, Queens September 20, 2016 at 11:19 am

Step inside Librería Barco De Papel in Elmhurst, one of the last remaining Spanish-language bookstores in NYC.

at "After the Fête" on Sept. 15. (Photo by Georgine Benvenuto via Brooklyn Paper)

A Positive Fair in the Wake of J’ouvert

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Culture September 19, 2016 at 5:09 pm

The Flatbush Junction BID sponsored a fair on Sept. 15, Brooklyn Paper reports, to demonstrate “the positivity of Caribbean experience and culture.”