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From left to right, Brendan Bell, flute [facing away]; Nathan Gourley, fiddle; Sean McComiskey, accordion; Daniel Neely, banjo; Cillian Vallely, uilleann pipes; Sean Gavin, uilleann pipes; Josh Dukes, guitar performing a few years ago at the Saturday afternoon session at Lillie’s, 13 East 17th St., between Union Square Park and 5th Avenue, in Manhattan. (Photo by Jimmy O'Kelly via Irish Echo)

Supporting Traditional Irish Music Sessions

Culture, New York, Western European September 13, 2017 at 12:03 pm

An Irish Echo reporter calls on readers to support traditional music sessions in a story that looks at this “product of immigration.”

Sharifa Hodges, founder of Seneca Village Montessori (Photo by Megan McGibney via BKLYNER)

Taking Pride in African Heritage at a Brooklyn School

African, Brooklyn, Culture, Education September 12, 2017 at 3:53 pm

Seneca Village Montessori, a school slated for a January 2018 opening, will encourage young children to embrace their African heritage and teach them that their story “does not begin with slavery,” reports BKLYNER.

(Photo via Westchester Hispano)

Port Chester Celebrates 6th Bolivian Parade and Festival

Culture, Metro Area, South American September 12, 2017 at 3:43 pm

Folkloric groups in the tri-state area showed off their traditional costumes and art at the sixth Bolivian Parade and Festival in Port Chester, Westchester Hispano reports. 

Liza Jessie Peterson (Photo by Ani Berberian via Amsterdam News)

A Drama on ‘America’s Most Urgent Human Rights Crisis’

Criminal Justice, Culture, Manhattan September 8, 2017 at 4:51 pm

A one-woman show about mass incarceration opens Sept. 13 at the National Black Theatre in Harlem, reports Amsterdam News.

On August 9, 2017, volunteers and the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation
did an outreach event to help preserve the Yiddish Theater Walk of Fame. (Photo by GVSHP, Creative Commons license)

The Future of the Yiddish Theatre Walk of Fame

Culture, Jewish, Manhattan September 6, 2017 at 3:42 pm

Tablet reports on efforts to preserve the Yiddish Theatre Walk of Fame on the Lower East Side.

Keelah Chung portrays “Lost Queen” designed by Drillz International. It is one of 12 sections featured in “Coming to America.” (Photo by Photo by Nelson A. King via Caribbean Life)

Getting Ready for Carnival in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Culture August 31, 2017 at 4:35 pm

Caribbean Life and Brooklyn media outlets report on what to expect on Labor Day for J’Ouvert and the West Indian American Day Parade, which celebrates its 50th anniversary.

Danish Athletic Club (Photo by Danielle Kogan via Brooklyn Reporter)

Danish Athletic Club Marks 125 Years

Brooklyn, Culture, Food, Northern Europe August 29, 2017 at 4:07 pm

During a tour of the renovated Danish Athletic Club, Brooklyn Reporter finds out how the center continues to thrive 125 years after its founding.

Sarahlynn Pablo speaks with fellow workshop participant Yewande Komolafe. (Photo by Rachael Bongiorno via Feet in 2 Worlds)

‘Plantains Means There’s Always Food in the Home’

Culture, Food, Immigration, New York August 28, 2017 at 3:08 pm

In audio stories from Feet in 2 Worlds, first- and second-generation immigrants speak about the food staples from their respective cultures.

(Photo by Dante Bowen via BK Reader)

Activism at Afropunk

Black, Brooklyn, Culture August 28, 2017 at 12:17 pm

A BK Reader story explains how “Afropunk has never been your typical music festival.”

Menesky Magloire plays a horn commonly used for Haitian rara music. (Photo by Stefano Giovannini via Caribbean Life)

A Pre-J’Ouvert Celebration

Caribbean, Culture August 25, 2017 at 2:43 pm

A pre-J’Ouvert gathering of Caribbean musicians and dancers showcased their art in front of the Brooklyn Public Library, reports Caribbean Life.

A Nepalese Singer in the Country of Dreams

A Nepalese Singer in the Country of Dreams

Culture, Queens, South Asian August 25, 2017 at 12:20 pm

Sapana Shree sings songs of home at restaurants in Jackson Heights, Vishwanews.com reports.

Haitian Folk Songs ‘Rearranged’

Haitian Folk Songs ‘Rearranged’

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Culture, Video August 24, 2017 at 4:45 pm

An Irish-Russian-Haitian singer performs, and speaks about, “rearranged” traditional Haitian songs at the BRIC TV studio.

Nicolas Bouchad and Judith Henry in the play "Interview." (Photo via France-Amérique)

Bringing French Theater to NJ

Culture, Western European August 23, 2017 at 11:09 am

French actors, directors and plays are coming to Princeton University for a theater festival, reports France-Amérique.

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Immigrant Actors Speak Out

Culture, Immigration, New York August 16, 2017 at 12:20 pm

An Astoria resident has started a project that brings to light the experiences faced by immigrant actors in NYC, reports QNS.

The Indian Flag is raised at the Capitol Bulding in Hartford, CT (Photo via News India Times)

Tri-state India Day Parades

Culture, Metro Area, South Asian, Traditions August 15, 2017 at 4:32 pm

News India Times reports on numerous smaller Indian independence day celebrations ahead of New York City’s Aug. 20 celebration.