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Yeou-Cheng Ma took over the Children's (Photo by Mike Hong via World Journal)

Also a Music Lover: The Story of Yo-Yo Ma’s Sister

Culture, East Asian, New York, Youth May 31, 2018 at 2:57 pm

World Journal profiles Yeou-Cheng Ma, the sister of cellist Yo-Yo Ma. The pediatrician, who is a music aficionado herself, runs the Children’s Orchestra Society in New York, a music school founded by their father.

(Photo by Corazon Aguirre/Brooklyn Media Group via Brooklyn Reporter)

Sunset Park Puerto Rican Parade to Recognize María Relief Efforts

Culture, Puerto Rican, Queens May 29, 2018 at 4:41 pm

The fourth annual Puerto Rican Day Parade in Sunset Park will recognize local relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane María, reports Brooklyn Reporter.

Children's Aid College Prep Charter School hosts regular events for its African families, one way the Bronx school tries to make sure immigrants are welcomed and served well. (Photo by Christina Veiga via Chalkbeat)

How Celebrate Africa at a Bronx School ‘Became More Than a Party’

African, Bronx, Culture, Education May 25, 2018 at 12:31 pm

Chalkbeat takes a look at how a Celebrate Africa party thrown at Children’s Aid College Prep Charter School has transformed the relationship between the school and African immigrant families.

Photographers Andrew Kung (left) and Emanuel Hahn at their Pearl River Mart exhibition, "The Mississippi Delta Chinese." (Photo by Chunxiang Jin via World Journal)

Lives of ‘Mississippi Delta Chinese’ Documented in Photos

Culture, East Asian, History May 25, 2018 at 12:15 pm

A photo exhibition on the little-known community of Chinese in the Mississippi Delta is on display at the Pearl River Mart. The two New York-based photographers speak to World Journal.

African-Inspired Art Made from Upcycling

African-Inspired Art Made from Upcycling

African, Brooklyn, Culture, Video May 25, 2018 at 10:58 am

A BRIC TV video features Brooklyn native Patrick Dougher who makes art out of discarded materials.

System Band, Kreyolfest 2014. (Photo by Vania Andre via The Haitian Times)

The Haitian Times Bids Adieu to ‘Kreyolfest’

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Culture, Media May 24, 2018 at 3:54 pm

In writing about Kreyolfest, The Haitian Times’ Garry Pierre-Pierre explains why the publication has been “left with no choice but to cancel this year’s event – perhaps forever.”

Assembly member Rodneyse Bichotte (Photo from Assembly member Rodneyse Bichotte’s office via Bklyner)

Awaiting ‘Little Haiti’

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Culture May 21, 2018 at 10:14 pm

On Haitian Flag Day, members of the Haitian community joined public officials in announcing that the Little Haiti Business and Cultural district will be arriving soon to Flatbush, reports Bklyner.

Fabiola Jean-Louis (Photo via The Haitian Times)

On Haitian Heritage and ‘Rewriting History’

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Culture May 14, 2018 at 4:59 pm

The Haitian Times speaks to Brooklyn artist Fabiola Jean-Louis on her Haitian roots and what inspired her “Rewriting History” exhibit, described as a celebration of the black and brown female body.

Dancing at Flushing Town Hall during the May 4 "Global Mashup." (Photo by Allyson Escobar for Voices of NY)

‘Global Mashups’ at Flushing Town Hall

Caribbean, Culture, Featured Posts, Middle Eastern, Queens May 11, 2018 at 3:41 pm

Flushing Town Hall kicked off this year’s “Global Mashups” series with “Latin Boogaloo meets Afrobeat.”

Art from home: Curator Donna Mason’s show supporting Caribbean artists will go on display at the Brooklyn Waterfront Artist Coalition on May 12. (Photo by Zoe Freilich via Brooklyn Paper)

‘Dominica After Maria’ on Display

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Culture May 11, 2018 at 12:30 pm

“Dominica – After Maria,” opening May 12, features the work of artists from Dominica and other Caribbean nations hit by Hurricane Maria, reports Brooklyn Paper.

Members of the Pueblan community aspire to create a better quality of life for themselves by starting businesses such as palm frond weaving. (Photo provided to El Diario)

NY ‘Poblanos’ Build Transnational Dreams

Culture, Immigration, Metro Area, Mexican May 8, 2018 at 4:52 pm

Indigenous communities from Puebla, Mexico, living in New York are creating community projects aiming to bring families back together, maintain ancestral traditions and improve the quality of life back home, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Immigrant Memories, Via Objects, on Display

Immigrant Memories, Via Objects, on Display

Culture, Immigration, Manhattan, New York, Queens May 7, 2018 at 4:49 pm

Times Ledger reports on City Lore’s new exhibit, “What We Bring,” featuring works with special meaning for 31 immigrant artists.

Haiti’s champion: Haitian-American Assemblywoman Rodneyse Bichotte is lauching a Little Haiti district that will include parts of Flatbush, East Flatbush, Ditmas Park, and Midwood. The designation will be announced on May 18 — Haitian Flag Day. (Photo by Photo by Caroline Ourso via Brooklyn Paper)

Bichotte to Bring ‘Little Haiti’ to Flag Day

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Culture May 1, 2018 at 4:52 pm

At this year’s Haitian Flag Day celebration in Brooklyn, Assemblywoman Rodneyse Bichotte will promote her campaign to designate parts of the Flatbush area as the “Little Haiti Cultural and Business District,” reports Brooklyn Paper.

The Guru Granth Sahib float decorated by the Sikh Cultural Society of Richmond Hill, Queens, NY gurdwara, at the 31st Sikh Day Parade in Manhattan. (Photo courtesy of Harpreet Singh via Desi Talk)

‘More to Celebrate’ at Sikh Parade

Culture, Manhattan, South Asian April 30, 2018 at 4:01 pm

Desi Talk writes that this year’s Sikh Day Parade held particular meaning for the community following last year’s elections.

(Photo by Zainab Iqbal via Bklyner)

Celebrating Arab Heritage in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Culture, Middle Eastern April 26, 2018 at 11:31 am

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams hosted the Arab-American Heritage Celebration as part of his “Embrace Your Hyphen” campaign, reports Bklyner.