Culture

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.”

Ayọ (Photo via BK Reader)

A Conversation with Ayọ

African, Brooklyn, Culture, Eastern European, Immigration September 21, 2017 at 6:00 pm

The singer and musician Ayọ will be performing at Weeksville Heritage Center on Sept. 24, a few days before the release of her eponymous album, reports BK Reader.

Mia Warren (standing) helping participants with audio editing. (Photo by Rachael Bongiorno via Feet in 2 Worlds)

Sharing Stories of Food and Home

Culture, Food, Immigration September 21, 2017 at 4:16 pm

Participants of a Feet in 2 Worlds food journalism workshop shared stories of how food items remind them of family and home.

A mural by TATS CRU on the Alexander Avenue facade of  WallWorks New York, a contemporary Art Gallery. Wallworks, located in the Port Morris section of South Bronx is owned by graffiti pioneer John CRASH Matos and entrepreneur Robert Kantor. (Photo by Adi Talwar via City Limits)

Will CreateNYC Help Artists in Low-Income Areas?

Bronx, Culture, New York September 20, 2017 at 3:20 pm

Artists in low-income neighborhoods are hoping that the city’s first cultural plan, CreateNYC, will make a difference, but some believe artists’ empowerment requires a plan that “goes deeper,” reports City Limits.

Second grader Vasiliki Christakou (center) spoke during the groundbreaking ceremony about being a part of the Greek School of Plato.

Greek School of Plato Breaks Ground in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Culture, Education, Western European September 15, 2017 at 12:47 pm

The National Herald, Brooklyn Reporter and Brooklyn Daily Eagle covered the groundbreaking ceremony for the Greek School of Plato in Bay Ridge, a new educational and community center serving the Greek and local communities.

Ballet Folklórico Mexicano de Nueva York (Photo by Javier Gochis via Diario de Mexico USA)

A Legacy of 30 Years: Ballet Folklórico Mexicano

Culture, Mexican, New York, Queens September 15, 2017 at 12:02 pm

Dance troupe Ballet Folklórico Mexicano de Nueva York, which started as a community group by Mexican immigrant families, is approaching its 35th anniversary, Diario de México USA reports.

Shailee Basnet (Photo via Everest Times)

Nepalese to Perform at Gotham Comedy Club

Culture, Immigration, South Asian September 14, 2017 at 3:59 pm

A Nepalese mountaineer is scheduled to make her New York debut at the Gotham Comedy Club Sept. 20, reports Everest Times.