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Pedro Adorno Irizarry in "Corazón de papel: A Hurricane Story" (Screen shot from the International Puppet Fringe Festival NYC)

‘Corazón de papel: A Hurricane Story’

Culture, Featured Posts, Manhattan, Puerto Rican August 2, 2018 at 2:53 pm

“Corazón de papel: A Hurricane Story,” which tells the story of seven people who died following María, premieres at the International Puppet Fringe Festival NYC on Aug. 10.

Ajna Dance Company (from Ajna Facebook profile pictures)

‘Embrace Your Hyphen’ and Celebrate Global Diversity

The fifth annual International Day of Friendship will be held in Brooklyn on Aug. 5, BK Reader reports.

One of Andre Trenier’s murals featuring other artists’ tags in Beatstro. (Photo by Alex Mitchell via Bronx Times)

South Bronx Eatery Hearkens Back to Hip-hop Days

Bronx, Culture, Food August 1, 2018 at 4:47 pm

Beatstro is a new restaurant in the South Bronx with a nostalgic nod to the hip-hop era, reports Bronx Times.

At the opening of the Kazakh exhibition. (Photo via Russkaya Reklama)

Celebrating Bukharian and Kazakh Heritage

Central American, Culture, Queens July 30, 2018 at 4:08 pm

Russkaya Reklama covered some events that were part of last month’s “Our Heritage” festival sponsored by the Russian American Federation.

Lucia Bradford (Photo via World Journal)

African American Teacher Finds Internet Fame Singing Chinese Songs

African American, Culture, East Asian July 25, 2018 at 9:26 am

An African American music teacher has become a celebrity on Chinese social media platforms for singing in Chinese, World Journal reports.

(Photo by Mai Nolasco-Carranza, via Bushwick Daily)

Open Call to Mexican Artists for Bushwick Exhibit

Culture, Mexican July 24, 2018 at 8:24 pm

A Bushwick gallery will feature Mexican artists at a special exhibit in September, Bushwick Daily reports.

The artist Dongfan Chen and his wife, at one end of the Doyers St. mural. (Photo via World Journal)

Controversy over Public Art in Chinatown

Culture, East Asian July 23, 2018 at 11:42 pm

Public art has come to Doyers St. in Chinatown – and with some strong reactions, report both Sing Tao Daily and World Journal.

M.F. Husain. Peasant Couple, 1950. Oil on canvas. Peabody Essex Museum, Gift of the Chester and Davida Herwitz Collection, 2003. Courtesy of the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA. (Photo by Walter Silver via News India Times).

Asia Society Plans Indian ‘Progressive Artists’ Group’ Exhibit

Culture, Manhattan, South Asian July 18, 2018 at 2:57 pm

News India Times previews a forthcoming exhibition of the Progressive Artists Group at the Asia Society.

Jewelle Gomez (Photo via Gay City News)

‘Waiting for Giovanni,’ a Play About James Baldwin, Opens in NYC

Culture, LGBTQ, Manhattan July 12, 2018 at 5:29 pm

“Waiting for Giovanni,” a play about James Baldwin writing “Giovanni’s Room,” opens at The Flea Theater on July 17, reports Gay City News.

The Rev. J.Gigantiello stood on the Giglio during the feast. (Photo by Mario Belluomo via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Lifting the Giglio in Williamsburg

Brooklyn, Culture, Western European July 12, 2018 at 5:17 pm

Italian Americans and others mark the Giglio Feast this week, 115 years after Nolani immigrants first introduced the celebration to Williamsburg. Brooklyn Daily Eagle and Greenpoint Star cover the event.

NYC’s Fourth Afro-Latino Festival
At the Afro-Latino Festival July 8-10 attendees reflected on Black Lives Matter and cross-cultural identity.

Three-Day Festival Celebrates Afro-Latin Culture

African, Brooklyn, Culture, Latino, New York July 12, 2018 at 5:00 pm

The sixth Afro-Latino Festival NYC brings outdoor concerts, movies and conferences across the city, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Works by photographer Gloria Zapata at the Longwood Art Gallery. (Photo via Mott Haven Herald)

‘Through a Feminine Lens’: Bronx Artists of Color

Bronx, Culture, Women July 6, 2018 at 1:30 pm

Seven artists of color have works in the exhibit “Through a Feminine Lens,” at the Longwood Art Gallery at Hostos Community College in the Bronx, reports Mott Haven Herald.

Officials at the June 28 groundbreaking ceremony for the New York Korea Center on East 32nd St. (Photo via The Korea Times)

The New York Korea Center Breaks Ground

Culture, East Asian, Manhattan July 6, 2018 at 12:04 pm

Construction has started on the New York Korea Center, located by Koreatown in Manhattan, more than nine years after the Korean government bought the site, reports The Korea Times.

Zuni dough bowl, circa 1880, by We'wha (1849-1896). (All photos by Sean Parrish for Voices of NY)

‘Two-Spirit’ Art in NYC

Culture, Featured Posts, History, Native American July 3, 2018 at 2:51 pm

A new exhibit of both contemporary and deceased Native American artists explores the Two-Spirit tradition.

Actors Cornelius Davidson and Devante Lewis in Bird of Pray by Darrel Alejandro Holnes. (Photo by Jake King via Kings County Politics)

Bird of Pray: Exploring the Experiences of Gay Black Soldiers

African American, Black, Brooklyn, Culture, LGBTQ June 25, 2018 at 1:35 pm

Kings County Politics interviews the author of “Bird of Pray,” a play about gay Black soldiers scheduled for another performance June 27 in Brooklyn.