Culture

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Junot Díaz on Island Memories and ‘Islandborn’

Brooklyn, Culture, Dominican March 9, 2018 at 3:42 pm

Brooklyn Daily talked with Junot Díaz about his new children’s book “Islandborn.”

From "The Guide to Getting What's Yours" by Chelsea D. Harrison (Photo by Dexter Jones, via Bklyner)

A Jewel Thief, Profiled at Weeksville

Black, Brooklyn, Culture March 9, 2018 at 2:20 pm

Bklyner writes about a new show, “The Guide to Getting What’s Yours,” on at the Weeksville Heritage Center.

(Photo by Mike Hong via World Journal)

Documentary Captures Lives of Chinese International Students

Culture, East Asian, Education, Youth March 8, 2018 at 1:27 pm

Ahead of the release of “Maineland,” a documentary that follows Chinese students at a boarding school in Maine, director Miao Wang speaks to World Journal about her own experience as a teenage student from China.

Photographer Zun Lee. (Photo by Julius Constantine Motal via The Riverdale Press)

In the Bronx, Images of Black Fatherhood

African American, Black, Bronx, Culture February 21, 2018 at 2:32 pm

The Riverdale Press visits an exhibit at the Bronx Documentary Center on Black fatherhood, and speaks with photographer Zun Lee.

Lunar New Year in NYC

Lunar New Year in NYC

Culture, East Asian, Featured Posts, New York, Traditions, Video February 15, 2018 at 3:49 pm

SinoVision and other community media outlets covered city events and news related to the Lunar New Year, which begins on Feb. 16.

The Hungarian House on East 82nd Street (Photo by Anna Brooks via Our Town)

The Hungarian House – Then and Now

Culture, History, Manhattan February 7, 2018 at 3:39 pm

Our Town traces the history of the Hungarian House on the Upper East Side, from its early years as a refuge to more recent decades when it “started to lose its identity.”

Members of the judiciary singing at Kings County Supreme Court. (Photo by Rob Aburzzese via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Marking Black History Month

African American, Black, Brooklyn, Culture, History, Queens February 7, 2018 at 1:08 pm

A wide range of exhibits, performances and events are planned to mark Black History Month.

Daniel Beaty (Photo by Lelund Durond Thompson via BK Reader)

Daniel Beaty Plays 43 Roles in ‘Emergency’

African American, Brooklyn, Culture February 5, 2018 at 4:58 pm

Actor Daniel Beaty, who plays 43 characters in his award-winning play “Emergency,” speaks to BK Reader.

“Mother and Child,” an image that will be part of the Claremont Illuminated project. (Photo: Adeline Lulo, courtesy of Bronx Photo League, via Next City)

‘Claremont Illuminated’ Brings Public Art to the S. Bronx

Bronx, Culture February 5, 2018 at 3:13 pm

A public art project, “Claremont Illuminated,” will project images onto walls in the South Bronx neighborhood this summer, Next City reports.

Uzbek Music: ‘Shashmaqam Forever’

Uzbek Music: ‘Shashmaqam Forever’

Asian, Culture, Jewish, Muslim February 2, 2018 at 3:19 pm

Bukharian Times reports on the forthcoming Shashmaqam concert, which features the classical music of Uzbekistan, played by both Muslims and Jews.

Junot Díaz. (Photo via Manhattan Times)

Junot Díaz on Becoming a Writer

Culture, Dominican, New York February 1, 2018 at 5:29 pm

Risk-taking and a tolerance of failure are some of the qualities writers require, Pulitzer Prize-winner Junot Díaz told young writers, Manhattan Times reports.

Jacuqeline Woodson, the new National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. (Photo by Jason Speakman via Brooklyn Daily)

On Being a Literary Ambassador to Children

African American, Black, Brooklyn, Culture, Youth January 25, 2018 at 2:01 pm

Author Jacqueline Woodson talks with Brooklyn Daily about being named National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature by the Library of Congress.

The band Black String. (Photo via QNS)

Traditional Korean Music, Plus Jazz

Culture, East Asian, Queens January 24, 2018 at 2:47 pm

Flushing Town Hall kicks off the Lunar New Year with a Korean traditional music/jazz fusion band in performance Jan. 26, reports QNS.

Artwork by Fabiola Jean-Louis (Image via BK Reader)

A Haitian Artist on ‘Rewriting History’

Black, Brooklyn, Caribbean, Culture January 23, 2018 at 4:56 pm

Haitian artist Fabiola Jean-Louis talks about the significance of her paper gown sculptures in BK Reader.

As part of the The Van Lier [re]Activate Fellowship the winners will earn an a studio space in a 20 foot shipping container. (Photo by Ian Lyn Photography via Caribbean Life)

A Brooklyn Fellowship to Beautify Vacant Lots

Brooklyn, Culture January 23, 2018 at 4:30 pm

Artists in eastern Brooklyn can apply for an ARTs East New York fellowship that awards them $16,000 and studio space in a shipping container, reports Caribbean Life.