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Queens Night Market Opens for 5th Season

Queens Night Market Opens for 5th Season

Culture, Featured Posts, Food, Immigration, Queens April 30, 2019 at 5:07 pm

The Queens Night Market at Flushing Meadows Corona Park features more than 50 food vendors and 20 art vendors this year.

Students from Kenya performed “Jambo" at the International Festival of Language and Culture in NYC on April 27. (Photo by Orhan Akkurt for Voices of NY)

‘International Festival of Language and Culture’ Comes to NYC

Culture, Manhattan April 29, 2019 at 6:15 pm

The International Festival of Language and Culture held its 17th annual event in NYC on Saturday.

(Photo via Reporte Hispano)

Elizabeth, NJ Joins Global Celebration of Uruguayan Candombe

Culture, Latino, Metro Area April 24, 2019 at 3:15 pm

The New Jersey Uruguayan community will join a global homage to their national dance, Candombe, in Elizabeth next Sunday, Reporte Hispano reports.

The Peruvian Condor Flies over NYC This Week

The Peruvian Condor Flies over NYC This Week

Culture, Latino April 22, 2019 at 5:02 pm

Bringing together traditional Peruvian music and a symphonic orchestra, “El Cóndor Pasa: Andean Hope” will premier in Manhattan this Thursday, Queens Latino reports.

(Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Opinion: A Tale of Two Cities, One in Chinatown

Culture, Manhattan, Opinion April 19, 2019 at 1:34 pm

A Sing Tao commentary contrasts the cultural allure of Hudson Yards and other prosperous entities to Chinatown, just miles away, still awaiting a performance center.

‘The Prince of East New York’ Riffs on Immigrant Dreams

‘The Prince of East New York’ Riffs on Immigrant Dreams

Brooklyn, Culture, Dominican April 18, 2019 at 4:50 pm

The story of his parents’ journey from the Dominican Republic figures in comedian Gastor Almonte’s debut album, “Immigrant Made,” reports BK Reader.

El Taller Latino Americano director Bernardo Palombo teaching a workshop. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

El Taller Latino Americano Celebrates 40 Years with New Green Building

Culture, Latino, Manhattan April 16, 2019 at 4:19 pm

As it celebrates its 40th anniversary, El Barrio cultural organization El Taller Latino Americano will relocate to an abandoned NYCHA site that will be transformed into a “green space,” El Diario La Prensa reports.

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‘Hope of Another Possible World’ on Display

Culture, Immigration, Latino, Manhattan April 12, 2019 at 4:01 pm

Francisco Donoso and Maria De Los Angeles, both DACA recipients, explore themes of place and immigration in their work, on display in an Upper East Side exhibit through April 18, reports Our Town Downtown.

More than 60 demonstrators, primarily Chinese, protested in front of Huntington High School on April 6. (Photo by Lan Mu via World Journal)

Chinese Parents Angered Over Student Musical on LI

Culture, East Asian, Long Island April 10, 2019 at 7:36 pm

Chinese families on Long Island protested the staging of the musical “Thoroughly Modern Millie” at two high schools on Long Island, reports World Journal.

Artists from Teatro Yerbabruja performed at the opening of the company’s new space in Bay Shore. (Photo via Noticia)

LI’s Teatro Yerbabruja Gets New Home

Culture, Latino, Long Island April 9, 2019 at 5:35 pm

After years of promoting Hispanic theater on Long Island, Teatro Experimental Yerbabruja has found a permanent home in a former firehouse, Noticia Long Island reports.

VERGE (Photo courtesy of curator Jamie Martinez via Bushwick Daily)

Immigrant Artists Cross Borders in Bushwick Exhibit

Brooklyn, Culture April 2, 2019 at 4:14 pm

An exhibit in Bushwick features the work of artists who reflect on “borders, territories, immigration, people, and edges,” reports Bushwick Daily.

Dancing the Lindy Hop

Dancing the Lindy Hop

Today’s Lindy Hoppers practice their moves at a school in Harlem – and on the streets of NYC.

Ifa Bayeza, the sister of Ntozake Shange, addressing the National Black Writers Symposium (Photo by Keishel Williams via Bklyner)

An ‘Unapologetically Black’ Celebration of Black Writers

African American, Black, Brooklyn, Culture March 25, 2019 at 5:22 pm

Bklyner reports on the National Black Writers Conference, held March 24 at Medgar Evers College, which honored the late Ntozake Shange.

Sarina Prabasi talks about writing her memoir, 'The Coffeehouse Resistance: Brewing Hope in Desperate Times.' Prabasi had to balance the demands of her nonprofit career, her family and Buunni Coffee, an independent cafe chain she runs with her husband. Her memoir will be released April 9. (Photo by Julius Constantine Motal via The Riverdale Press)

‘The Coffeehouse Resistance’ in Washington Heights

Business, Culture, Immigration, Manhattan March 21, 2019 at 5:53 pm

Sarina Prabasi, the co-owner of a popular coffee shop, shares with The Riverdale Press how the Washington Heights location inspired her forthcoming memoir on her immigrant experience.

Honoring Shange at the National Black Writers Conference

Honoring Shange at the National Black Writers Conference

African American, Black, Brooklyn, Culture March 21, 2019 at 2:55 pm

The National Black Writers Conference to be held March 23 will honor Ntozake Shange and feature playwrights and screenwriters, reports Bklyner.