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.”

(Photo by Ana Carina Castillo via Diario de México)

Mexicans Paint Manhattan Red, White and Green

Culture, Manhattan, Metro Area September 19, 2016 at 2:27 pm

Hundreds of Mexicans living in the Big Apple celebrated their culture as they gathered to celebrate the 206th anniversary of Mexico’s Declaration of Independence in Manhattan, Diario de México reports.

Horacio Molina presents an untitled oleo painting for the Biennial. (Photo provided to El Diario)

Latin American Art Biennial in the Bronx

Bronx, Culture, Latino September 19, 2016 at 11:44 am

El Diario/La Prensa reports that at the 5th Bronx Latin American Art Biennial, artworks from more than 150 Latin American artists are shown under the theme, “I am one of those people that…”

Feast of San Gennaro in 2015 (Image via Voices of NY video)

On Little Italy and the Feast of San Gennaro

Culture, Immigration, Manhattan, Western European September 14, 2016 at 6:36 pm

Little Italy resident John Fratta speaks to Our Town about the Feast of San Gennaro, celebrating its 90th anniversary this year, as well as on growing up in Little Italy and the relationship between Italians in the neighborhood and the Chinese in Chinatown.

One of Zakaria Ahmed's photos in the exhibit "The Other Side of Me" at LaGuardia Community College (Courtesy of Zakaria Ahmed)

Bangladesh Through an Immigrant’s Lens

Culture, Environment, Queens, South Asian September 9, 2016 at 2:32 pm

“The Other Side of Me,” a photo exhibit on display at LaGuardia Community College, features photos by alumnus Zakaria Ahmed, taken during a trip back to his native country of Bangladesh.

Erika DeFreitas, a Canadian of Guyanese heritage is one of the 13-featured artists in the Unfixed Homeland” exhibit. (Photo by Melissa Noel for Voices of NY)

How 13 Artists See Guyana

Caribbean, Culture, Featured Posts, South American September 8, 2016 at 5:11 pm

Thirteen Guyanese artists explore the meaning of homeland at an exhibit in Newark, New Jersey.

The Activist Behind the Diwali Stamp Campaign

The Activist Behind the Diwali Stamp Campaign

Culture, South Asian September 8, 2016 at 4:23 pm

After the USPS announced the release of a stamp in honor of Diwali, News India Times spoke to Ranju Batra about the Indian community’s 20-year effort for a stamp that would commemorate the Hindu festival.

Women attending the Teej festival at Satya Narayan Mandir in Queens, on Sept. 3 (Photos by Anuz Thapa for Voices of NY)

Hindu Nepalese Women Celebrate Teej

Culture, Featured Posts, South Asian, Traditions, Women September 6, 2016 at 4:20 pm

About 1,000 women, most dressed in red, attend the Teej festival at Satya Narayan Mandir, a Hindu temple in Queens.

(Photo courtesy of PAFDC)

Promoting Polish Folk Culture in New York

Culture, Eastern European September 6, 2016 at 10:49 am

The Polish American Folk Dance Company, which practices at the Polish National Home “Warsaw” in Greenpoint, has been bringing a variety of traditional dances from all regions of Poland to U.S. audiences, Nowy Dziennik reports.

(Photo via Reporte Hispano)

A Pupusa Festival For A Good Cause

Culture, Food, Latino, Metro Area September 1, 2016 at 12:38 pm

West New York will celebrate this Sunday its 6th Pupusa Festival, whose benefits will be used to help Salvadorian children, Reporte Hispano reports.

Hugo Sanchéz in Sunset Park. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Latinos Mourn Death Of Mexican Superstar Juan Gabriel

Culture, Mexican, New York August 30, 2016 at 10:12 pm

The sudden death of beloved Mexican singer Juan Gabriel has left several generations of Latino New Yorkers in grief but thankful for his legacy, El Diario/La Prensa reports.