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Minoan Art – Restored or Reconstituted?

Culture, History, Western European December 8, 2017 at 3:37 pm

An exhibit and book explore the ways in which Minoan art was “reconstituted,” reports Greek News.

At the memorial services for victims of the Holodomor on Nov. 18. (Photo by Irena Reyant-Saviano)

Victims of Holodomor in Ukraine Remembered

Eastern European, History, Manhattan December 1, 2017 at 5:05 pm

Ukrainians in NYC marked the death of millions in 1932-33, reports Svoboda.

(Photo by Mark Hallum via Times Ledger)

Action on a Queens Burial Ground?

African American, History, Queens December 1, 2017 at 4:57 pm

Times Ledger reports on the prospects for a restoration of Old Towne Burial Ground in Flushing.

Souksavat Soukhaseum (Photo via New York Jewish Life)

The Future of a Century-Old Flushing Synagogue

History, Jewish, Queens November 10, 2017 at 4:53 pm

New York Jewish Life describes how the century-old Free Synagogue of Flushing is “experiencing a renaissance.”

Period photos (Courtesy of Weeksville Heritage Center, via Bklyner)

African-American Culture, Past and Present, at Weeksville

African American, Brooklyn, History November 1, 2017 at 3:58 pm

Weeksville Heritage Center offers a window on African-American history in Brooklyn, as well as events related to current events, reports Bklyner.

Ghost of the White Deer by Jeremy Dennis (Image via the Easthampton Star)

A Shinnecock Artist’s Exhibit on LI

Culture, History, Long Island, Native American October 31, 2017 at 3:57 pm

A young artist of the Shinnecock Nation is “illuminating indigenous mythology” on Long Island, writes The East Hampton Star.

Fraunces Tavern Museum (Photo by Magdalena Mazurek via Nowy Dziennik)

Kosciuszko at the Fraunces Tavern Museum

Eastern European, History, Manhattan October 20, 2017 at 3:52 pm

A discussion on Polish-American hero and freedom fighter Gen. Tadeusz Kosciuszko, who joined the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War, will be held at the Fraunces Tavern Museum on Oct. 26, reports Nowy Dziennik.

HUB street festival circa 1980 (Photo courtesy of Joe Conzo)

‘Born in the Bronx’ – Joe Conzo’s Life, Story and Business

Bronx, Culture, Featured Posts, History, Puerto Rican October 17, 2017 at 4:48 pm

Joe Conzo Jr.’s photos captured an era in the South Bronx. Conzo talked about his work, the borough, and the business of photography in an interview.

Paper Sculptures: Tackling the Golden Venture through Art

Paper Sculptures: Tackling the Golden Venture through Art

Culture, East Asian, History, Immigration October 10, 2017 at 4:18 pm

Sing Tao Daily looks at how paper sculptures made some 20 years ago by the passengers of the Golden Venture, now on display at the Museum of Chinese in America, continue to be relevant today.

A Revival of Shtieblach on the UWS?

A Revival of Shtieblach on the UWS?

History, Immigration, Jewish, Manhattan, Middle Eastern October 3, 2017 at 10:32 pm

The Forward looks at how small “old-school synagogues,” popular a century ago among Eastern European immigrants, are returning to the Upper West Side.

Tenement Stories ‘Under One Roof’

Tenement Stories ‘Under One Roof’

History, Housing, Immigration, Manhattan, Video October 2, 2017 at 4:09 pm

A new Tenement Museum exhibition features the stories of three immigrant families who lived in a Lower East Side tenement building in the decades after World War II, reports SinoVision English Channel.

“Orchard Street Scene”: Tenement houses lined Orchard Street on the Lower East Side in the early 1900s (Photo via Irma and Paul Milstein Division of United States History, Local History and Genealogy, NYPL Digital Collections)

‘In the Irish Tenement Kitchen’

History, Manhattan, Western European September 28, 2017 at 4:47 pm

An educator at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum will speak at Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum at Quinnipiac University about domestic life for immigrants in the tenement buildings, reports Irish Central.

Herbert Sweat receiving his citation at St. Philip’s Church (Photo by Cyrille Phipps via Our Time Press)

Remembering Bed-Stuy in Stories

African American, Black, Brooklyn, History September 25, 2017 at 4:55 pm

Our Time Press reports on the Stuyvesant Heights Oral History Project and some of Bed-Stuy’s longtime residents who participated.

The Museum of Jewish Heritage’s interactive exhibit New Dimensions in Testimony allows visitors to ask questions to Holocaust survivors Pinchas Gutter and Eva Schloss and receive natural answers from their holographic avatars. (Photo by Georgine Benvenuto via Downtown Express)

Holocaust Histories, via Avatars

History, Jewish, Manhattan September 22, 2017 at 1:25 pm

The Museum of Jewish Heritage is marking its 20th anniversary with a special interactive exhibit, reports Downtown Express.

Memorial to Harriet Tubman in Harlem (Photo by denisbin, Creative commons license)

‘Statues We Love’

Culture, History September 22, 2017 at 1:22 pm

Amid concerns about statues of historical figures that give offense, The Indypendent offers up “statues we love.”