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South Street Seaport (Photo via The Indian Panorama)

Diwali Celebrated Across the NYC Area

Culture, Metro Area, South Asian October 20, 2017 at 4:09 pm

See how Hindus across the tri-state region marked Diwali during the month of October, in a roundup of stories from the Indian press.

Hadi Nasiri (Photo via The Brooklyn Ink)

A ‘Safe Haven’ for an Artist from Iran

Asian, Brooklyn, Culture October 20, 2017 at 2:39 pm

Hadi Nasiri, the first artist in the New York City Safe Haven Prototype – an artist residency program for artists facing persecution – speaks to The Brooklyn Ink.

Isio-Maya Nuwere performing "Phenomenal Woman" at the Harlem School of the Arts' Sept 16 open house. (Photo by Michael Palma Nir, courtesy of HSA)

Harlem School of the Arts: a New Cultural Hub?

Culture, Education, Featured Posts, Manhattan October 18, 2017 at 9:25 pm

A new digital lab, new adult classes and many more public programs and exhibits are among the offerings at the Harlem School of the Arts.

HUB street festival circa 1980 (Photo courtesy of Joe Conzo)

‘Born in the Bronx’ – Joe Conzo’s Life, Story and Business

Bronx, Culture, Featured Posts, History, Puerto Rican October 17, 2017 at 4:48 pm

Joe Conzo Jr.’s photos captured an era in the South Bronx. Conzo talked about his work, the borough, and the business of photography in an interview.

Joy Pascua belting a number. (Photo by Mariel Padilla via The FilAm)

Woodside Filipino Restaurants Also Serve as Music Venues

Culture, Food, Queens, Southeast Asian October 16, 2017 at 1:48 pm

Some Filipino restaurants in Woodside offer patrons a side of live music almost every night, reports The FilAm.

A ‘BK Made’ Comic Book Inspired by African Folklore

A ‘BK Made’ Comic Book Inspired by African Folklore

Black, Brooklyn, Culture, Video October 13, 2017 at 11:51 am

In a “BK Made” episode from BRIC TV, Greg Anderson-Elysee speaks about his debut graphic novel inspired by West African and Caribbean folklore, and the importance of learning Black mythology.

The original Statute of Kalisz can be viewed at the exhibition at the New-York Historical Society Museum & Library (Photo by Wojtek Maslanka via Nowy Dziennik)

‘Arthur Szyk: Soldier in Art’

Culture, Eastern European, Jewish, Manhattan October 11, 2017 at 1:42 pm

The ”Arthur Szyk: Soldier in Art” exhibition at the New-York Historical Society features the 1930s and 1940s artwork of the Polish-Jewish immigrant who championed human rights, reports Nowy Dziennik.

Paper Sculptures: Tackling the Golden Venture through Art

Paper Sculptures: Tackling the Golden Venture through Art

Culture, East Asian, History, Immigration October 10, 2017 at 4:18 pm

Sing Tao Daily looks at how paper sculptures made some 20 years ago by the passengers of the Golden Venture, now on display at the Museum of Chinese in America, continue to be relevant today.

Bin Ma (left) and Yuan Gao (right) in "Selling the Horse." (Photo via NY City Lens)

Peking Opera on Sundays

Culture, East Asian, Queens October 4, 2017 at 5:01 pm

NY City Lens profiles a troupe of Chinese international students and young professionals who perform Peking opera on weekends.

Brooklyn Professor Translates Peruvian Poet’s Work

Brooklyn Professor Translates Peruvian Poet’s Work

Brooklyn, Culture, South American October 2, 2017 at 5:04 pm

Kings County Politics writes about a Brooklyn professor who has translated the poems of a late Peruvian poet whose work reflects the time he spent in the NYC area.

Ewer in the shape of a Lotus Bud Goryeo dynasty. (Photo courtesy of the Brooklyn Museum)

Korean Art in a New Display

Brooklyn, Culture, East Asian, Featured Posts September 29, 2017 at 4:31 pm

The Brooklyn Museum has reopened its Korean gallery, the first of the Asian galleries open for viewing again.

Henry David Hwang (screen shot from the trailer for M. Butterfly)

David Henry Hwang’s M. Butterfly Heads Back to Broadway

Culture, East Asian, Manhattan September 28, 2017 at 5:07 pm

“M. Butterfly” returns to Broadway in an updated version. Sing Tao Daily writes about a talk playwright David Henry Hwang gave on the show.

A festival volunteer poses with a figure of Taiwan’s Third Prince, known as Nezha (哪吒).

Bubble Tea Fest Celebrates Taiwan’s Food and Culture

Culture, East Asian, Featured Posts, Food, Manhattan September 26, 2017 at 4:21 pm

New York’s first Bubble Tea Festival promoted food, culture and more from Taiwan.

Innisfree opened its first US store in Union Square on Sept. 15. (Photo via Innisfree USA/Instagram)

A Korean Brand Name Inspired by an Irish Poem

Business, Culture, East Asian, Manhattan, Western European September 26, 2017 at 3:39 pm

The name of a new Korean beauty store in NYC caught the attention of Irish Central.

Memorial to Harriet Tubman in Harlem (Photo by denisbin, Creative commons license)

‘Statues We Love’

Culture, History September 22, 2017 at 1:22 pm

Amid concerns about statues of historical figures that give offense, The Indypendent offers up “statues we love.”