Consul General of Colombia in New York María Isabel Pérez, left. (Photo via El Diario)

Colombians in Queens Celebrate Independence and Peace

Culture, Latino, Queens July 24, 2017 at 5:42 pm

At the 16th Colombian Independence Day Parade on Sunday in Jackson Heights the recent peace accord took center stage, El Diario/La Prensa and Queens Latino report.

Burmese New Year Marked in Elmhurst

Burmese New Year Marked in Elmhurst

The Burmese community marked the New Year in Elmhurst, at a time when the weather is similar to that in Myanmar, where it is celebrated in April.

‘A Cultural Plan for All New Yorkers’

‘A Cultural Plan for All New Yorkers’

Culture, New York July 19, 2017 at 5:15 pm

The city released CreateNYC, its cultural plan for the city, which includes special attention to underserved and low-income populations.

(Photo via Diario de Mexico)

Guelaguetza Folk Fair Expands to Staten Island

Culture, Metro Area, Mexican, Staten Island July 18, 2017 at 4:07 pm

The Mexican community will celebrate this summer’s traditional Guelaguetza Oaxacan folk fair in five different places in the tri-state area, including Staten Island for the first time, Diario de México USA and Impacto Latino report.

Pushkin Society of America president Victoria Kurchenko addresses attendees at the June 30 event. (Photo courtesy of the Pushkin Society of America)

Art Festival Celebrates Alexander Pushkin

Culture, Eastern European, Manhattan July 17, 2017 at 3:42 pm

The Tenri Cultural Institute Gallery hosted an art festival dedicated to the 218th anniversary of the birth of Russian writer Alexander Pushkin, which featured various Russian artists and performers, reports Russkaya Reklama.

Children line up to start the sack race at Barbados Festival Day. (Photo by Arthur De Gaeta via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

A Barbados Festival in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Culture July 13, 2017 at 5:26 pm

Some 12,000 people from the metro area and abroad turned out for the 15th annual Barbados Festival Day in Canarsie, reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

The five-story, four-ton platform and statue of Saint Paolino at the 130th Giglio Feast in Williamsburg (Photo by Paul Stremple)

Giglio Feast Celebrates 130 Years

Brooklyn, Culture, Western European July 12, 2017 at 5:07 pm

The lifting of a five-story-tall statue of Saint Paolino kicked off the weeklong 130th Giglio Feast in Williamsburg, reports BKLYNER.

A Black Nerd Con in Brooklyn

A Black Nerd Con in Brooklyn

Black, Brooklyn, Culture, Video July 12, 2017 at 2:33 pm

BRIC TV takes a look at the upcoming BLERD City Con in DUMBO.

(Photo by Deepak Pariyar)

A Nepali Flag-Raising Ceremony in NJ

Culture, Metro Area, South Asian July 11, 2017 at 12:57 pm

Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop joined some 100 members of the community in raising the Nepali flag, reports Vishwa News.

Salsa band Cuboricua

2nd Hispanic Heritage Festival Comes to Monticello ‘Free Of Fear’

Culture, Latino, New York July 10, 2017 at 3:29 pm

After a more successful than expected first edition last summer, the town of Monticello, New York, prepares its second Hispanic Heritage Festival, one that is “bigger and better” despite ICE fears, La Voz reports.

Representatives from My Way Development Center, with Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams (Photo courtesy of the Russian American Federation)

Russian Heritage Month Observed

Culture, Eastern European, Immigration, Metro Area, New York July 10, 2017 at 2:09 pm

Russian Heritage Month, a series of events and exhibits sponsored by the Russian American Federation, is concluding in a few days. Forum Daily and Russkaya Reklama covered some events.

(Photo by Valery Rudnev via Forum Daily)

Belarusians Celebrate Kupalje

Culture, Eastern European, Metro Area July 6, 2017 at 4:44 pm

Belarusians and others gathered in a New York suburb to mark Kupalje, the celebration of long summer days, Forum Daily reports.

Wilfredo Feliciano, known as ‘Bio,’ left, and Hector Nazario, known as ‘Nicer’ from Tats Cru, look at some of their artwork at their exhibition in BronxArtSpace.
Photo by Julius Constantine Motal via The Riverdale Express)

‘Tats Cru’ – A Look Back at Graffiti Art in the Bronx

Bronx, Culture, Latino July 5, 2017 at 4:01 pm

Art from the graffiti group Tats Cru is on view at BronxArtSpace, reports The Riverdale Press.

The cast, during a recent rehearsal for the July 4-Aug. 6 run of “Amerike.” (Photo by Lou Montesano via Downwtown Express)

Telling Immigrant Stories in Yiddish

Culture, Immigration, Jewish, Manhattan, New York June 29, 2017 at 3:17 pm

The National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene will present a revival of its Yiddish-language musical “Amerike – The Golden Land” and hold a two-day Immigration Arts Summit in July, reports Downtown Express.

Afro-Latino Festival 2016 (Photo by Alex Ayala for Voices of NY)

Afro-Latino Festival to Honor Women of the Diaspora

African, Culture, Latino, New York, Video June 28, 2017 at 5:09 pm

The co-directors of the Afro-Latino Festival NYC speak to BRIC TV about the two-day event celebrating women of African descent from Latin American and Caribbean countries.