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.
The musical “Shimmer,” recently staged in midtown Manhattan, tells the story of the more than 23,000 Jews who escaped to Shanghai during World War II, reports The Jewish Week.
On exhibit in Bayside is the jacket worn by Benzion Peresetski while he was held captive in a concentration camp. The article of clothing stayed in his closet unbeknownst to his children until long after his death, reports Times Ledger.
New York’s AIDS victims will be memorialized at a new site in Greenwich Village to be dedicated on Dec. 1, World AIDS Day.
In his new book “City of Dreams: The 400-Year Epic History of Immigrant New York,” history professor Tyler Anbinder seeks to demonstrate that immigrants “just are not that much different than they were 100 or 150 years ago.”
At a ceremony commemorating the 10th anniversary of the reclamation of a burial ground in Flushing, advocates called for more to be done, reports Queens Examiner.
At a street renaming ceremony in Maspeth in honor of the centennial commemoration of Ireland’s Easter Rising, officials spoke about the role of Queens and NYC in the rebellion against British rule, report Irish Central and Queens Ledger.
The play “Zora Neale Hurston: A Theatrical Biography” is being revived on the occasion of the 125th anniversary of the writer and folklorist’s birth, reports Manhattan Express.
Bobby Seale, co-founder and chair of the Black Panther Party, founded 50 years ago, recently visited Harlem’s Schomburg Center. Amsterdam News reported on the event.