Black writer June Jordan was remembered and honored during National Poetry Month, Kings County Politics reports.
A bilingual exhibition at Flushing Library, organized by the Bowne House Historical Society, presents the more than 300-year evolution of Flushing from an agricultural community to an urban neighborhood, reports World Journal.
To the relief of Italian community members and preservationists, a judge has issued a temporary halt to the demolition of Our Lady of Loreto in Brownsville, reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.
Our Lady of Loreto, the century-old church built by Italian immigrants, faces demolition but supporters, and a Queens senator, hope to save the historic building, report Brooklyn Downtown Star and Brooklyn Daily Eagle.
Puerto Ricans in New York are divided over the commemoration of 100 years since the island’s residents got U.S. citizenship, and a proposed new referendum on Puerto Rico’s status, El Diario/La Prensa reports.
Manhattan Times profiles the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, recently designated a National Landmark.
Korean Americans in the New York City area marked the 98th anniversary of Samiljeol, the independence movement against Japanese rule, The New York Ilbo reports.
Preserving East New York sponsored a “heart bombing” of the Empire State Dairy to raise awareness of historic buildings in the neighborhood.
A silent march, a series of speakers and an exhibit and performances marked the 75th anniversary of FDR’s executive order which resulted in the internment of 100,000 Japanese Americans on the West Coast during World War II.
SinoVision English Channel visits the Museum of Food and Drink in Williamsburg for their exhibition on Chinese-American restaurants.
Two associations are raising funds to install in Morningside Heights’ Church of Notre Dame a memorial to the hundreds of New Yorkers who volunteered to fight with France in the world wars, French Morning reports.
A project of the Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration seeks to preserve, transcribe and translate more than 8,000 sound recordings related to the immigrant experience, including many in Yiddish, The Forward reports.
An exhibit at the Museum at Eldridge Street features postcards from the early 20th century that portray the life of immigrants from Eastern Europe on the Lower East Side, reports Tablet.
A new Museum of Food and Drink exhibition takes a look at how Chinese immigrants have influenced the U.S. culinary scene through Chinese restaurants, reports World Journal.
Judge Denny Chin, speaking of the immigrant history of his family, urged young immigrants to naturalize, exercise the right to vote, and recognize the sacrifices made by their forebears, World Journal reports.