Culture

The Rutherford Irish American Association (Photo via Irish Central)

New Irish Organization in NJ

Culture, Metro Area, Western European January 16, 2018 at 5:07 pm

In six months, the Rutherford Irish American Association has gained hundreds of members and organized the New Jersey town’s first St. Patrick’s Day parade, reports Irish Central.

A Black Lives Matter Memoir

A Black Lives Matter Memoir

African American, Black, Brooklyn, Culture, New York January 12, 2018 at 3:56 pm

Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Khan-Cullors and co-author asha bandele will be at BAM on Jan. 15 to discuss their new book “When They Call You a Terrorist,” Brooklyn Daily Eagle reports.

Knight in her studio, where she’s working on a new collection. (Photo by Katie Warren via The Bridge)

A Modest Fashion Line in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Business, Culture, Women January 12, 2018 at 1:32 pm

The Bridge speaks to Nzinga Knight of Brooklyn whose clothing line for all women is inspired by her Muslim faith, with a contemporary touch.

The Year of the Dog stamp issued by USPS.

Year of the Dog Stamp Designer Tells His Story

Culture, East Asian January 10, 2018 at 5:22 pm

Sing Tao Daily profiles Kam Mak, the artist, FIT professor and author who designs the Lunar New Year stamps for USPS, including this year’s Year of the Dog stamp.

SinoVision

Chinese Folk Singer Empowers Next Generation

Culture, East Asian, New York, Video January 9, 2018 at 2:57 pm

SinoVision English Channel profiles a Taiwan-born folk singer who seeks to empower young Asian-American artists.

‘The Park, the Path, the Process’

‘The Park, the Path, the Process’

Brooklyn, Culture, East Asian, Video January 4, 2018 at 1:38 pm

Two Chinese immigrant artists find their inspiration in Prospect Park, in this BRIC TV video produced by their son.

(Photo via Manhattan Times)

Politics and Culture at Three Kings Parade

Culture, Latino, Manhattan, Puerto Rican January 3, 2018 at 3:35 pm

The aftermath of Hurricane María and the political climate will be on the minds of paradegoers at this year’s Three Kings Day Parade in El Barrio, reports Manhattan Times.

Arturo O'Farrill (Photo via Bklyner)

A Special Xmas Eve Concert from Arturo O’Farrill

Brooklyn, Culture December 20, 2017 at 4:24 pm

Arturo O’Farrill plans a special, free Christmas Eve concert at All Saints Church in Park Slope, reports Bklyner.

"PONEROS" by Doreen Garner from the exhibit "White Man on a Pedestal" works by Kenya (Robinson) and Doreen Garner at Pioneer Works, New York, November 10 – December 17, 2017. (Photo © Dan Bradica)

‘White Man on a Pedestal’

African American, Black, Brooklyn, Culture December 14, 2017 at 4:50 pm

Red Hook Star-Revue writes about an exhibit of works by two artists that explores “white patriarchy’s force over black female bodies.”

At Howard Bennett Park in East Harlem, "The Coquis are Here," by Patricia Cazorla and Nancy Saleme. El Museo del Barrio was the community partnership. (Photo courtesy of the NYC Dept. of Health)

Public Art and Health

Culture, Health, New York December 12, 2017 at 4:47 pm

New public works of art, designed in collaboration with community partners, are aimed at encouraging physical activity and neighborhood connections.

Photographer Joseph Rodriguez

‘El Barrio in the ’80s’ on View in the Bronx

Culture, Latino, Manhattan December 11, 2017 at 4:28 pm

Now on display in the South Bronx, Kodachrome images from acclaimed photographer and Brooklyn native Joseph Rodriguez depict the everyday lives of El Barrio residents in the 1980s, reports Mott Haven Herald.

(Image via Greek News)

Minoan Art – Restored or Reconstituted?

Culture, History, Western European December 8, 2017 at 3:37 pm

An exhibit and book explore the ways in which Minoan art was “reconstituted,” reports Greek News.

The Braata Folk singers will perform traditional and modern Caribbean Christmas songs at the fifth-annual Old Time Grand Market in Canarsie on Dec. 10. (Photo by Jason Johnson via Brooklyn Daily)

A Caribbean Christmas Fest in Canarsie

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Culture December 8, 2017 at 3:34 pm

Brooklyn Daily reports that the Old Time Grand Market is relocating to Brooklyn on Dec. 10 for its fifth year in offering a “little taste of what a Caribbean Christmas is like.”

Willie Colón presents his show “Asalto Navideño” on Saturday at Lehman Center.

Willie Colón Brings Back a Very Nuyorican Christmas

Bronx, Culture, Puerto Rican December 7, 2017 at 3:52 pm

Salsa legend Willie Colón talks to El Diario about how he married New York’s street rhythms with Puerto Rican traditional music when he created Puerto Rico’s most famous Christmas record 46 years ago.  

Kids signed Sinterklaas’s red book to let him know if they were good or bad all year. (Photo by Wyckoff House/Cindy Hu via Brooklyn Paper)

‘An All-Time Record’ Turnout for Sinterklaas

Brooklyn, Culture, Traditions, Western European December 7, 2017 at 3:10 pm

At the Wyckoff House Museum in Canarsie, families met Sinterklaas (St. Nicholas) and enjoyed other Christmas traditions brought by Dutch immigrants, reports Brooklyn Paper.