Culture

"PONEROS" by Doreen Garner from the exhibit "White Man on a Pedestal" works by Kenya (Robinson) and Doreen Garner at Pioneer Works, New York, November 10 – December 17, 2017. (Photo © Dan Bradica)

‘White Man on a Pedestal’

African American, Black, Brooklyn, Culture December 14, 2017 at 4:50 pm

Red Hook Star-Revue writes about an exhibit of works by two artists that explores “white patriarchy’s force over black female bodies.”

At Howard Bennett Park in East Harlem, "The Coquis are Here," by Patricia Cazorla and Nancy Saleme. El Museo del Barrio was the community partnership. (Photo courtesy of the NYC Dept. of Health)

Public Art and Health

Culture, Health, New York December 12, 2017 at 4:47 pm

New public works of art, designed in collaboration with community partners, are aimed at encouraging physical activity and neighborhood connections.

Photographer Joseph Rodriguez

‘El Barrio in the ’80s’ on View in the Bronx

Culture, Latino, Manhattan December 11, 2017 at 4:28 pm

Now on display in the South Bronx, Kodachrome images from acclaimed photographer and Brooklyn native Joseph Rodriguez depict the everyday lives of El Barrio residents in the 1980s, reports Mott Haven Herald.

(Image via Greek News)

Minoan Art – Restored or Reconstituted?

Culture, History, Western European December 8, 2017 at 3:37 pm

An exhibit and book explore the ways in which Minoan art was “reconstituted,” reports Greek News.

The Braata Folk singers will perform traditional and modern Caribbean Christmas songs at the fifth-annual Old Time Grand Market in Canarsie on Dec. 10. (Photo by Jason Johnson via Brooklyn Daily)

A Caribbean Christmas Fest in Canarsie

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Culture December 8, 2017 at 3:34 pm

Brooklyn Daily reports that the Old Time Grand Market is relocating to Brooklyn on Dec. 10 for its fifth year in offering a “little taste of what a Caribbean Christmas is like.”

Willie Colón presents his show “Asalto Navideño” on Saturday at Lehman Center.

Willie Colón Brings Back a Very Nuyorican Christmas

Bronx, Culture, Puerto Rican December 7, 2017 at 3:52 pm

Salsa legend Willie Colón talks to El Diario about how he married New York’s street rhythms with Puerto Rican traditional music when he created Puerto Rico’s most famous Christmas record 46 years ago.  

Kids signed Sinterklaas’s red book to let him know if they were good or bad all year. (Photo by Wyckoff House/Cindy Hu via Brooklyn Paper)

‘An All-Time Record’ Turnout for Sinterklaas

Brooklyn, Culture, Traditions, Western European December 7, 2017 at 3:10 pm

At the Wyckoff House Museum in Canarsie, families met Sinterklaas (St. Nicholas) and enjoyed other Christmas traditions brought by Dutch immigrants, reports Brooklyn Paper.

A model ship by Moath al-Alwi

‘Art From Guantanamo Bay’ at John Jay

Culture, Manhattan December 6, 2017 at 3:23 pm

News India Times takes a look at “Ode to the Sea: Art from Guantanamo Bay,” an exhibit at John Jay College of Criminal Justice of artwork made by detainees.

The show will be a display of traditional Puerto Rican dances and music such as bomba and plena.
(Photo by Andres Rodríguez via Caribbean Life)

‘Christmas in El Barrio’

Brooklyn, Culture, Puerto Rican December 6, 2017 at 11:21 am

“Christmas in El Barrio,” a music and dance performance, is scheduled for Dec. 10 at LIU Brooklyn, reports Caribbean Life.

‘The Inscrutable Chinese’ on Display

‘The Inscrutable Chinese’ on Display

Culture, East Asian, Manhattan, Video November 30, 2017 at 3:05 pm

SinoVision English Channel speaks to Homer Shew, the artist behind “The Inscrutable Chinese,” an exhibit that features paintings of Chinese-American faces and explores themes of immigration and representation.

Golnar Adili at her Clinton Hill home (Photo by Zainab Iqbal via Bklyner)

An Iranian-American Artist’s Immigrant Story

Brooklyn, Culture, Middle Eastern November 28, 2017 at 4:19 pm

Bklyner profiles Golnar Adili, an artist in Clinton Hill who finds inspiration in her Iranian roots, and in the themes of separation and displacement.

Cranberry chutney (Photo by Subbu Arumugam, Creative Commons license)

Turkey Biryani on Thanksgiving

Culture, Metro Area, South Asian, Traditions November 22, 2017 at 1:54 pm

Indian-American millennials speak to News India Times about how they celebrate Thanksgiving and what the holiday means to them.

Shiyu Lu (left) (Provided to World Journal by Lu)

New Film Inspired by Brooklyn Murder of a Chinese Family

Brooklyn, Culture, East Asian November 21, 2017 at 3:46 pm

World Journal speaks to Shiyu “Rhyme” Lu, the director of “Gold Fortune,” a short film based on the case of Mingdong Chen, who murdered his relatives in Sunset Park in 2013.

Scars of My Mother’s Dreams
Weighing trauma: A still from Meschida Philip’s short film, “Scars of my Mother’s Dream,” which examines the lifelong burden of pain, children of migrating Caribbean parents carry with them. Philip’s film and three other films will play at “The Caribbean Migrant Experience” screening at Brooklyn Commons on Nov. 21.

Showcasing Films on Caribbean Immigration

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Culture, Immigration November 20, 2017 at 4:37 pm

Four short films on the effects of immigration on Caribbean families will be screened in Prospect Lefferts Gardens on Nov. 21. Caribbean Life speaks to the director of one of the films.

Ram Kumar, Untitled, Oil on canvas, 1961, 20.0 x 31.0 in. 50.8 x 78.7 cm. Signed in HIndi and dated in English (lower left) ‘Ram Kumar 61’. (Photo via News India Times)

Art, Music and Dance of India

Culture, New York, South Asian November 9, 2017 at 2:45 pm

News India Times reports on dance, music and visual arts from India on display in NYC.