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First Fado Festival Comes to NYC

First Fado Festival Comes to NYC

Culture, New York, Western European February 17, 2017 at 4:16 pm

Fado Festival NYC debuts this year from Feb. 24-26 with three different events, and plans for an annual event.

Régine Romain during the presentation of the short film “Brooklyn to Benin, a Vodou pilgrimage.” (Photo via Infos Time)

A Journey in Search of Vodou Roots in Africa

African, Brooklyn, Caribbean, Culture February 15, 2017 at 2:27 pm

Young Haitian-American filmmaker Régine Romain’s short film “Brooklyn to Benin, a Vodou Pilgrimage” got an emotional reception at a screening in Brooklyn, Infos Time reports.

Chinatown Art to Bridge Generation Gaps?

Chinatown Art to Bridge Generation Gaps?

Culture, East Asian, Manhattan, Video February 10, 2017 at 5:29 pm

Inspired by the stories she collected of Chinatown residents, Wing on Wo & Co.’s artist-in-residence created an installation she hopes will help bridge the gap between generations, reports SinoVision English Channel.

The restored mural honors African immigrant Amadou Diallo, who was fatally shot by police on Feb. 4, 1999. (Photo by Aracelis Batista via Bronx Times)

African Artist Restores Amadou Diallo Mural

African, Bronx, Culture February 8, 2017 at 1:32 pm

In time for the 18th anniversary of Amadou Diallo’s death, an emerging artist unveiled the newly restored mural of the Guinean immigrant, reports Bronx Times.

Dressed up for the Fastelavn festival (Photo by Jordan Rathkopf via Brooklyn Paper)

Danish Mardi Gras in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Culture, Western European February 8, 2017 at 11:44 am

The annual Fastelavn festival will be celebrated in Bay Ridge on Feb. 11, reports Brooklyn Paper.

A Sampling of Lunar New Year Events

A Sampling of Lunar New Year Events

Culture, East Asian, Featured Posts, New York February 6, 2017 at 5:17 pm

From Chinatown to Flushing, parades and special events marked the Lunar New Year in Asian communities.

"Abuelito, dime tú" a theater training program for seniors, is one of the programs organized by the Latin American Intercultural Alliance. (Photo via LAIA)

Queens Latino Center Turns to the Arts

Culture, Latino, Queens February 6, 2017 at 4:45 pm

From its new home in Jamaica, the Latin American Intercultural Alliance works on showcasing the arts, in addition to concentrating on immigrant and women’s rights, reports Times Ledger.

Hyong Nam Ahn in front of "Lonely Heart" (Photo by Munyoung Cho for Voices of NY)

Korean Artist’s ‘Finding Dignity’ on Exhibit

Culture, East Asian, Featured Posts, Manhattan February 6, 2017 at 3:29 pm

How humans cope with information and conflict are questions that motivate Korean artist Hyong Nam Ahn, some of whose works comprise the exhibit “Finding Dignity” at the Korea Society in New York.

History shopping: The Black Artstory artwalk showcases art on windows of 15 shops along Myrtle Avenue for the month of February. (Photo by Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership via Brooklyn Paper)

Artwalk in Brooklyn for Black History Month

Black, Brooklyn, Culture February 3, 2017 at 5:01 pm

The fifth annual Black Artstory event series will include performances, film screenings and other cultural activities, as well as an “artwalk” of exhibitions and murals displayed by stores in Fort Greene and Clinton Hill, reports Brooklyn Paper.

Example of stained glass design by Sara Ouhaddou (Courtesy of Washington St. Historical Society)

Little Syria’s Writers to be Memorialized

Culture, Featured Posts, Manhattan, Middle Eastern January 30, 2017 at 3:38 pm

Plans for a public art commemoration of the writers of Little Syria in lower Manhattan were approved on Jan. 25.

(Photo via World Journal)

How NYC Celebrates the Lunar New Year

Asian, Culture, New York January 27, 2017 at 4:06 pm

World Journal and other publications report on celebrations taking place in honor of the Lunar New Year while Times Ledger asks Chinese in Queens about their family traditions.

(Cover image from miaalvar.com)

On Filipino Stories with Mia Alvar

Culture, Immigration, Southeast Asian January 27, 2017 at 11:00 am

In an interview with Asian Journal, award-winning author Mia Alvar speaks about writing Filipino immigrant stories.

Celebrating the Festival of Colors in Richmond Hill (Photo by Atomische * Tom Giebel, Creative Commons license)

Phagwah Parade Announced in Richmond Hill

Caribbean, Culture, Queens, Religion January 25, 2017 at 5:11 pm

The annual Phagwah Parade in Richmond Hill will take place on March 12 this year as organizers seek to attract a diverse crowd, reports Times Ledger.

The Clemente Cultural Center (Photo via The Lo-Down)

More Changes at Clemente on LES

Culture, Latino, Manhattan January 19, 2017 at 2:37 pm

The Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural Center is getting a new executive director, in addition to continued renovations, reports The Lo-Down.

Tracey Dixon-Neverson demonstrates the Suzuki technique with her daughter in her home studio. (Photo by Joy Notoma for Voices of NY)

Classical Musician Confronts Cultural Norms in East Flatbush

A Jamaican-American classical strings instructor, Tracey Dixon-Neverson, is offering private instruction through a new studio based in her home.