Culture

Fabiola Jean-Louis (Photo via The Haitian Times)

On Haitian Heritage and ‘Rewriting History’

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Culture May 14, 2018 at 4:59 pm

The Haitian Times speaks to Brooklyn artist Fabiola Jean-Louis on her Haitian roots and what inspired her “Rewriting History” exhibit, described as a celebration of the black and brown female body.

Dancing at Flushing Town Hall during the May 4 "Global Mashup." (Photo by Allyson Escobar for Voices of NY)

‘Global Mashups’ Bridge Cultures at Flushing Town Hall

Caribbean, Culture, Featured Posts, Middle Eastern, Queens May 11, 2018 at 3:41 pm

Flushing Town Hall kicked off this year’s “Global Mashups” series with “Latin Boogaloo meets Afrobeat.”

Art from home: Curator Donna Mason’s show supporting Caribbean artists will go on display at the Brooklyn Waterfront Artist Coalition on May 12. (Photo by Zoe Freilich via Brooklyn Paper)

‘Dominica After Maria’ on Display

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Culture May 11, 2018 at 12:30 pm

“Dominica – After Maria,” opening May 12, features the work of artists from Dominica and other Caribbean nations hit by Hurricane Maria, reports Brooklyn Paper.

Members of the Pueblan community aspire to create a better quality of life for themselves by starting businesses such as palm frond weaving. (Photo provided to El Diario)

NY ‘Poblanos’ Build Transnational Dreams

Culture, Immigration, Metro Area, Mexican May 8, 2018 at 4:52 pm

Indigenous communities from Puebla, Mexico, living in New York are creating community projects aiming to bring families back together, maintain ancestral traditions and improve the quality of life back home, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Immigrant Memories, Via Objects, on Display

Immigrant Memories, Via Objects, on Display

Culture, Immigration, Manhattan, New York, Queens May 7, 2018 at 4:49 pm

Times Ledger reports on City Lore’s new exhibit, “What We Bring,” featuring works with special meaning for 31 immigrant artists.

Haiti’s champion: Haitian-American Assemblywoman Rodneyse Bichotte is lauching a Little Haiti district that will include parts of Flatbush, East Flatbush, Ditmas Park, and Midwood. The designation will be announced on May 18 — Haitian Flag Day. (Photo by Photo by Caroline Ourso via Brooklyn Paper)

Bichotte to Bring ‘Little Haiti’ to Flag Day

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Culture May 1, 2018 at 4:52 pm

At this year’s Haitian Flag Day celebration in Brooklyn, Assemblywoman Rodneyse Bichotte will promote her campaign to designate parts of the Flatbush area as the “Little Haiti Cultural and Business District,” reports Brooklyn Paper.

The Guru Granth Sahib float decorated by the Sikh Cultural Society of Richmond Hill, Queens, NY gurdwara, at the 31st Sikh Day Parade in Manhattan. (Photo courtesy of Harpreet Singh via Desi Talk)

‘More to Celebrate’ at Sikh Parade

Culture, Manhattan, South Asian April 30, 2018 at 4:01 pm

Desi Talk writes that this year’s Sikh Day Parade held particular meaning for the community following last year’s elections.

(Photo by Zainab Iqbal via Bklyner)

Celebrating Arab Heritage in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Culture, Middle Eastern April 26, 2018 at 11:31 am

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams hosted the Arab-American Heritage Celebration as part of his “Embrace Your Hyphen” campaign, reports Bklyner.

From left to right: GRAMMY-nominated jazz guitarist Sebastian Noelle, Korean violinist Sita Borahm Chay, Dreamer and columnist Juan Escalante. Chay says immigrant artists have a responsibility to connect with other artists of color and awaken empathy. (Photo by Allyson Escobar for Voices of NY)

Immigrant Artists and the American Dream

Culture, Featured Posts, Immigration, New York April 19, 2018 at 5:30 pm

The Immigrant Arts Coalition brought together numerous artists for a panel discussion in NYC on April 18.

Trinidad and Guyana nationals proudly display their countries’ flags and colors at the Phagwah celebrations. (Photo by Tangerine Clarke via Caribbean Life)

Thirty Years of Phagwah

Culture, Queens April 19, 2018 at 5:12 pm

The Indo-Caribbean and Hindu communities celebrated the 30th annual Phagwah Parade in Queens with some help from the city, reports Caribbean Life.

Actor, filmmaker and producer Attika J. Torrence at his home in Bed-Stuy. (Photo via BK Reader)

On Trayvon Martin, Wakanda, Bed-Stuy and More

African, African American, Black, Brooklyn, Culture April 19, 2018 at 5:11 pm

Filmmaker Attika J. Torrence talks with BK Reader about the Trayvon Martin docu-series he co-produced, and about growing up in Bed-Stuy and Liberia.

(Photo by Zainab Iqbal via Bklyner)

Bengali New Year in Kensington

Brooklyn, Culture, South Asian April 16, 2018 at 4:25 pm

Kensington residents celebrated the Bengali New Year with events that included a magic show and parade, and a performance by a Brazilian drumline, reports Bklyner.

Cubans dancing in Union City (Photo via Reporte Hispano)

A Documentary about NJ’s Most Populated Latino City

Culture, Latino, Metro Area April 16, 2018 at 4:18 pm

The documentary “Union City, U.S.A.” chronicles the biggest predominantly Latino city in New Jersey, sometimes called “Havana on the Hudson,” Reporte Hispano writes.  

The Escuela de Mariachi Angeles de NY at the Consulate General Of Hungary in New York in February (Photo via Facebook)

School Keeps Mariachi Tradition Alive in New York

Culture, Manhattan, Mexican, New York, Youth April 11, 2018 at 11:47 am

Founded in East Harlem in 2016, the Escuela de Mariachi Ángeles de NY teaches mariachi to children as young as 6, Diario de México USA reports.

Carolina Fuentes - aka Mila Tina - at the OLE East End Pachanga For Peace and Unity concert at the Bay Street Theater on Saturday, March 11th, 2017 (Photo courtesy of Carolina Fuentes via RiverheadLOCAL en Español)

Latina Empowerment at Sag Harbor Dance and Music Celebration

Culture, Latino, Long Island, Women April 6, 2018 at 2:19 pm

The event Pachanga 2018 ¡Viva La Mujer!, featuring a musician who is a victim of sexual assault, focuses on the empowerment of Latina women in eastern Long Island, RiverheadLOCAL en Español reports.