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Broadway star Syndee Winters (Photo from Disney via World Journal)

A Broadway Star Seeks Her Chinese Roots

Black, Caribbean, Culture, East Asian, New York May 21, 2019 at 1:46 pm

Syndee Winters, who plays Nala in “The Lion King,” speaks to World Journal about her Chinese heritage and the grandfather who immigrated to Jamaica before coming to the U.S.

Ñandutí (Paraguayan embroidered lace exhibition) at White Plains Library. (Photo via Westchester Hispano)

Westchester Paraguayan Community Celebrates 208th Independence Day

Culture, New York, South American May 20, 2019 at 4:47 pm

The Paraguayan community in Westchester is celebrating their country’s independence day with a festival in White Plains that will include the international premiere of a Guarani movie, Westchester Hispano reports.

A past Viking Fest (Photo via Brooklyn Reporter)

A Viking Fest and Norwegian Parade in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Culture, Northern Europe May 17, 2019 at 4:01 pm

Brooklyn Reporter covers a weekend of Scandinavian festivities in Bay Ridge.

Sahra Nguyen, founder of the country's first specialty Vietnamese coffee importer. (Photo courtesy of Nguyen Coffee Supply via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Vietnamese Coffee and Empowerment in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Business, Culture, Food May 16, 2019 at 4:08 pm

Nguyen Coffee Supply offers more than just coffee, founder Sahra Nguyen tells Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

Saviana Stanescu next to a poster for her play "New York with an Accent" showing in 2014 at the International Theatre Festival in Sibiu, Transylvania (Photo courtesy of Saviana Stanescu)

A Romanian Writer’s Take on the Immigrant Life in NYC

Culture, Immigration May 15, 2019 at 5:18 pm

An immigrant artist from Romania offers a “performative lecture” with photos, monologues and poems, reflecting on the life she left behind and her new life here.

(Photo by Jorge Quinteros, Creative Commons License)

Puerto Rican Parade Slated for Bushwick

Brooklyn, Culture, Puerto Rican May 14, 2019 at 5:35 pm

The Knickerbocker Avenue Puerto Rican Day Parade returns to Bushwick after 15 years, reports Bushwick Daily.

Rendering of "Our Destiny, Our Democracy," the planned monument to Shirley Chisholm by  Amanda Williams and Olalekan Jeyifous (Courtesy of the artists, via BK Reader)

Monument to Honor Chisholm Selected

Culture, History, Politics, Women May 14, 2019 at 4:24 pm

The artists say their design for the monument to Rep. Shirley Chisholm “celebrates [her] legacy as a civil servant who ‘left the door open’ to make room for others to follow in her path toward equity.” BK Reader reports on the selection and its attributes.

Compañía de Danza Mexicana Calpulli’s mission is to showcase and expand Mexican culture. (Photo provided to El Diario)

Calpulli: Bringing Mexican Dance and Traditions to the Community

Culture, Mexican, New York May 13, 2019 at 3:39 pm

The Calpulli Mexican Dance Company offers Mexican dance classes around the city for people of all ages, El Diario La Prensa reports.

‘Flavorful Fiesta’ to Benefit Venezuelan Kids

‘Flavorful Fiesta’ to Benefit Venezuelan Kids

Brooklyn, Culture, Latino May 9, 2019 at 5:46 pm

Artists will gather for a festival in Brooklyn to benefit Venezuelan children, deeply affected by the humanitarian crisis in their country, reports Bushwick Daily.

Models wear Herero-inspired creations by aspiring Brooklyn designers. (Photo by Paul Frangipane via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Aspiring Designers Have a Show at Brooklyn Library

Brooklyn, Culture May 6, 2019 at 5:17 pm

Designers from Brooklyn Public Library’s BKLYN Fashion Academy celebrated the Herero women of Namibia in a fashion show, reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

Armando Mariño, Persona, 2019

A Cuban Artist’s Take on Identity

Caribbean, Culture, Featured Posts, Latino, Manhattan May 3, 2019 at 5:10 pm

Cuban-born artist Armando Mariño has a solo show in Harlem that explores themes of identity, gender and acceptance.

A scene from "Refuge." Left to right: Eshref Durmishi and Ilire Vinca of Teatri Oda, Perri Yaniv and Becca Schneider of Blessed Unrest. (Photo by Maria Baranova)

A Little-Known Story: ‘Refuge’

The theater companies Blessed Unrest and Teatri Oda tell the story of Eastern European Jews being taken in by Albanians during WWII.

Queens Night Market Opens for 5th Season

Queens Night Market Opens for 5th Season

Culture, Featured Posts, Food, Immigration, Queens April 30, 2019 at 5:07 pm

The Queens Night Market at Flushing Meadows Corona Park features more than 50 food vendors and 20 art vendors this year.

Students from Kenya performed “Jambo" at the International Festival of Language and Culture in NYC on April 27. (Photo by Orhan Akkurt for Voices of NY)

‘International Festival of Language and Culture’ Comes to NYC

Culture, Manhattan April 29, 2019 at 6:15 pm

The International Festival of Language and Culture held its 17th annual event in NYC on Saturday.

(Photo via Reporte Hispano)

Elizabeth, NJ Joins Global Celebration of Uruguayan Candombe

Culture, Latino, Metro Area April 24, 2019 at 3:15 pm

The New Jersey Uruguayan community will join a global homage to their national dance, Candombe, in Elizabeth next Sunday, Reporte Hispano reports.