Culture

Work of Lebanese artist Ginane Makki Bacho (Photo by Photo: Tarek Haddad via the Brooklyn Museum)

‘Syria, Then and Now’: Refugee Stories on Display

Brooklyn, Culture, Middle Eastern October 17, 2018 at 4:45 pm

A Brooklyn Museum exhibit features works of art that represent the stories of refugees who escaped to Syria in the early 20th century and those now fleeing the country. Brooklyn Paper covers the show.

Brooklyn Artist Reflects on Black and Native Heritage

Brooklyn Artist Reflects on Black and Native Heritage

Black, Brooklyn, Culture, Native American, Video October 16, 2018 at 3:41 pm

In a BRIC TV video, Konstance Patton speaks about how the “dual life” she experienced as a child has inspired her artwork.

Chano García (center) founder of “El Barrio: Comedia en Español” seeks to promote Hispanic comedy in NYC. (Photo courtesy of Chano García via Noticia)

‘El Barrio’: Doing Comedy in Spanish

Culture, Latino, Long Island October 16, 2018 at 3:23 pm

A group of Hispanic comedians has created the troupe “El Barrio: Comedia en Español” to promote comedy shows and stand-up workshops in Spanish in New York, Noticia Long Island reports.

Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano

Westchester Hispanic Community Empowered By New Festivals, Awards

Culture, Latino, Metro Area October 10, 2018 at 5:19 pm

The growth of the Hispanic community in Westchester County is highlighted by an event honoring Latino personalities in Yonkers and two first-time Hispanic festivals, in Ossining and Peekskill, Westchester Hispano reports.

Four of the five members of the vocal ensemble Rosa. (Photo courtesy of Rosa)

Sounds of Serbia Come to Carnegie Hall

Culture, Eastern European, Manhattan September 20, 2018 at 3:15 pm

Serbian music will be heard at Carnegie Hall on Sept. 24.

Meah Pace, lead singer and actress in "It Can Happen Here." (Photo via QNS)

In Queens, a New Play Reflects Diverse Hopes and Fears

Culture, Immigration, Queens September 19, 2018 at 4:47 pm

A novel from the 1930s, and recent interviews conducted in Queens, serve as the inspiration for a new play, “It Can Happen Here,” showing on Sept. 30, Queens Daily Eagle and QNS report.

Curator Carmen Ramos explains a portion of the exhibit, which features 10 Latino artists. (Photo by Jesús García via El Diario)

El Museo del Barrio Reopens with a Message on Latinx Power

Culture, Latino, Manhattan September 17, 2018 at 2:08 pm

Approaching its 50th anniversary and after a year closed for renovations, El Museo del Barrio reopens with a Liliana Porter retrospective and a photo exhibit, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Jaden Timoun students (Photo by daphneyboutinphotography via The Haitian Times)

A Haitian Creole Immersion Program for Children

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Culture, Education, Youth September 14, 2018 at 2:11 pm

The Haitian Times speaks to the organizers of a children’s immersion program at the Haitian Creole Language Institute of New York about how the program strives to undo “post-colonial ideologies.”

(Photo via Reporte Hispano)

NJ Hosts Exhibit on Traditional Pueblan Fiesta

Culture, Metro Area, Mexican September 13, 2018 at 5:10 pm

A photo exhibit about the colorful traditional celebration Festival of San Miguel Tzinacapan in Puebla, Mexico, is showing in Passaic, Reporte Hispano reports.

Designer Osvaldo Rodríguez brings Fashion Week to Queens with a collection promoting inclusion. Mauricio Mazariegos (red skirt,) Allan Carrera (red dress,) Denisse Ortega (blue dress,) Ashley De Queen (green dress,) Karina Blancovi (beige dress) and Shagela Di Marti (black dress). (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Mexican Designer Turns Corona into a Catwalk

Culture, Mexican, Queens September 5, 2018 at 3:18 pm

Ahead of Fashion Week and seeking to challenge “stigmas,” a Mexican designer showcases his work worn by models in drag using the streets of Corona as a runway, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

At the Sugarhill Supper Club. (Photo by Lem Peterkin via Our Time Press)

In Bed-Stuy, Holding Out Against Gentrification

African American, Brooklyn, Business, Culture, Food September 4, 2018 at 3:30 pm

Operating for 39 years, the Sugar Hill Restaurant and Supper Club is holding out against offers to sell the property, reports Our Time Press.

Tanda Francis and her sculpture Adorn Me, on view at Fort Greene Park (Photo by Nathan Haselby via Bklyner)

African Head Sculptures ‘Adorn’ Brooklyn Park

African, Brooklyn, Culture August 30, 2018 at 3:16 pm

Three African heads, entitled “Adorn Me,” are now on display at the entrance of Fort Greene Park. Bklyner speaks to artist Tanda Francis.

(Photo via Reporte Hispano)

Uruguayans Celebrate Independence without Flag-Raising

Culture, Metro Area, South American August 27, 2018 at 4:04 pm

The Uruguayan community in the tri-state area celebrated the country’s Independence Day with several events, educational programs and carnivals, although without the traditional raising of the flag in New Jersey, Reporte Hispano reports.

‘Little Man, Little Man,’ Baldwin Book Set in Harlem, Reissued

‘Little Man, Little Man,’ Baldwin Book Set in Harlem, Reissued

Culture, Manhattan August 24, 2018 at 5:26 pm

Colorlines reports on the reprinting of James Baldwin’s 1976 book “Little Man, Little Man: a Story of Childhood.”

Zhang Jing's "Flowers of Life" (Photo from @harrymzhang Instagram)

Chinese Art, Tariffs and a Brooklyn Gallery

Asian, Brooklyn, Culture, New York August 24, 2018 at 4:24 pm

Bushwick Daily reports on a gallery owner in the Brooklyn neighborhood who worries about the impact of 25 percent tariffs on imported Chinese artwork.