Culture

Rev. Khader El-Yateem shaking hands with City Councilmember Justin Brannan. (Photo by John Alexander via Brooklyn Reporter)

El-Yateem Returns to Bay Ridge for ‘Father K’

Brooklyn, Culture, Middle Eastern December 13, 2018 at 5:48 pm

Rev. Khader El-Yateem attended a screening in Bay Ridge of a film based on his City Council campaign and the political activism that continued in the Arab community after his loss. Brooklyn Reporter covered the event.

The Scandinavian Christmas Ball at the Danish Club in Bay Ridge on Dec. 9 (Photo by Arthur de Gaeta via Brooklyn Reporter)

‘A Coming-Home-to-Brooklyn Scandinavian Party’

Brooklyn, Culture, Northern Europe, Traditions December 11, 2018 at 5:17 pm

The Scandinavian community in Bay Ridge kept traditions alive at the annual Scandinavian Christmas Ball at the Danish Club of Brooklyn, reports Brooklyn Reporter.

At Il Centro (Photo by Vanessa Etienne via Bklyner)

‘Il Centro’ of the World in Bensonhurst

Brooklyn, Culture, Western European December 4, 2018 at 5:51 pm

Il Centro, described as the “first Italian-American multicultural community center in New York,” boasts a diverse and multigenerational membership base, reports Bklyner.

Albanian flag-raising at The Bronx County Building (Photo via Illyria)

First Albanian Flag-Raising in the Bronx

Bronx, Culture, Eastern European November 29, 2018 at 4:48 pm

Illyria covered the first-ever raising of the Albanian flag at The Bronx County Building, in honor of the 106th anniversary of Albanian independence.

(Photo via Everest Times)

Keeping the Nepali Language Alive in Queens

Culture, Queens, South Asian, Youth November 21, 2018 at 3:50 pm

Everest Times takes a look at Nepali language classes in Queens taught by community members who strive to pass down the culture to the younger generation.

(Photo via The Suffolk Times)

A Tribute to Native Culture on LI

Culture, History, Long Island, Native American November 8, 2018 at 5:18 pm

The Southold Indian Museum on the North Fork will host Sewanhacky Tribute Weekend Nov. 10-11 to educate the public and showcase artifacts from 10,000 years worth of Native history on Long Island, reports The Suffolk Times.

Pascaline Lepeltier (Photo via France-Amérique)

Breaking the Sommellerie Ceiling

Culture, Food November 2, 2018 at 4:08 pm

France-Amérique profiles Pascaline Lepeltier, French-born and NYC-based, who has achieved recognition in the male-dominated world of sommellerie.

Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Cretans Association Omonoia NY on Oct. 20 at the Kritiko Spiti in Astoria. (Photo by Kosta Bej via The National Herald)

Cretan Association Marks 100 Years

Culture, Queens, Western European October 26, 2018 at 3:03 pm

Members of the Cretan-Greek community joined the Cretans Association Omonoia of New York’s centennial celebration in Astoria, reports The National Herald.

(Photo by Gery Vereau via Reporte Hispano)

Afro-Peruvian Procession Demonstrates Peruvian Staying Power in Paterson

Culture, Metro Area, Religion, South American October 24, 2018 at 2:55 pm

The Peruvian community in Paterson, New Jersey, celebrated its 36th procession of the Lord of the Miracles, an Afro-Peruvian tradition, Reporte Hispano reports.

(Photo by Gery Vereau via Reporte Hispano)

Pro-Immigrant Anthem Turned Into Costa Rican Dance Piece

Culture, Immigration, Metro Area, South American October 23, 2018 at 4:12 pm

As part of Hispanic Heritage Month, a Costa Rican dance troupe showcased a piece inspired by the Ricardo Arjona song “El Mojado” in Newark, New Jersey, Reporte Hispano reports.

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.