Traditions

The Scandinavian Christmas Ball at the Danish Club in Bay Ridge on Dec. 9 (Photo by Arthur de Gaeta via Brooklyn Reporter)

‘A Coming-Home-to-Brooklyn Scandinavian Party’

Brooklyn, Culture, Northern Europe, Traditions December 11, 2018 at 5:17 pm

The Scandinavian community in Bay Ridge kept traditions alive at the annual Scandinavian Christmas Ball at the Danish Club of Brooklyn, reports Brooklyn Reporter.

CAMBA's multimedia campaign, started last year, to promote family support for LGBTQ youth. (Photo via El Diario)

Machismo and Religion, Main Problems for NY LGBTQ Latinos

Latino, LGBTQ, New York, Traditions October 30, 2018 at 3:09 pm

According to a study by CAMBA, religion and “machismo” within the family are the two major obstacles for LGBT Latinos in New York to thrive, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

A Malverde figurine (Photo via Reporte Hispano)

Saint or Criminal Spirit? Mexican Figure Stirs Controversy in NJ Store

Metro Area, Mexican, Traditions July 25, 2018 at 9:31 am

Opinions are divided in Passaic on the sale in local stores of images of Malverde, a controversial Mexican folklore figure known as a “generous bandit” but also as a “narco-saint,” Reporte Hispano reports. 

At the 31st annual Loisaida Festival. (Photo by Cristóbal Vivar for Manhattan Times)

Resilience on Display at Loisaida Fest

Latino, Manhattan, Puerto Rican, Traditions May 31, 2018 at 5:15 pm

Manhattan Times reports on the 31st annual Loisaida Festival.

Τhe Greek Independence Day Parade in New York, April 22, 2018. (Photo by Costas Bej via The National Herald)

Celebrating Greek Independence

Manhattan, Traditions, Western European April 26, 2018 at 2:28 pm

The Greek community marked 197 years of independence at a flag-raising ceremony and parade in Manhattan, reports The National Herald.

Cypress Hills Cemetery (Photo via World Journal)

Graves Designed According to Feng Shui See Price Hike

East Asian, Seniors, Traditions April 9, 2018 at 4:34 pm

The prices for burial plots favored by Chinese families in NYC are rising, and some say they will have to be buried upstate, in New Jersey or be cremated because of the prohibitive cost, reports World Journal.

Lion Dancers in Chinatown

Lion Dancers in Chinatown

East Asian, Featured Posts, Manhattan, Traditions, Video March 2, 2018 at 4:18 pm

Lion dancers prepare for the Lunar New Year Parade in Chinatown.

A visual from Storychatter. (Facebook image via News India Times)

Indian Mythology, via Animated Videos

Education, Metro Area, South Asian, Traditions, Youth February 27, 2018 at 4:17 pm

Two New Jersey siblings started Storychatter to convey Indian mythology to Indian-American children, reports News India Times.

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.

Lin-Manuel Miranda reading Los Tres Magos [The Three Wise Men]. (Photo by Cristóbal Vivar via Manhattan Times)

Three Kings Day in El Barrio

Latino, Manhattan, Puerto Rican, Traditions January 11, 2018 at 2:48 pm

The Three Kings Day celebration at the Julia de Burgos Cultural Center in El Barrio held special meaning this year, Manhattan Times reports.

Hoboken Mayor-elect Ravi Bhalla on Dec. 15 at City Hall, where children from the Mustard Seed School sang Christmas carols. (Photo from Facebook page of Mayor-elect Ravi Bhalla)

South Asians and the ‘Spirit of Christmas’

Religion, South Asian, Traditions December 21, 2017 at 1:46 pm

Desi Talk explores the many ways that South Asians, some Christian, some Hindu, some Muslim and some Sikh, mark Christmas.

Kids signed Sinterklaas’s red book to let him know if they were good or bad all year. (Photo by Wyckoff House/Cindy Hu via Brooklyn Paper)

‘An All-Time Record’ Turnout for Sinterklaas

Brooklyn, Culture, Traditions, Western European December 7, 2017 at 3:10 pm

At the Wyckoff House Museum in Canarsie, families met Sinterklaas (St. Nicholas) and enjoyed other Christmas traditions brought by Dutch immigrants, reports Brooklyn Paper.

Cranberry chutney (Photo by Subbu Arumugam, Creative Commons license)

Turkey Biryani on Thanksgiving

Culture, Metro Area, South Asian, Traditions November 22, 2017 at 1:54 pm

Indian-American millennials speak to News India Times about how they celebrate Thanksgiving and what the holiday means to them.

Dia de Muertos altar (Photo via Diario de México USA)

Day of the Dead Becoming New York Tradition

Culture, Mexican, New York, Traditions October 27, 2017 at 6:06 pm

The Mexican community prepares to celebrate the Day of the Dead, a tradition that is getting more and more popular in New York City and that this year will include a large event in Times Square, Diario de México reports.  

The Barranquilla Carnival delegation stood out for its colorful attire. (Photo by Humberto Arellano via Queens Latino)

New York’s Hispanic Day Parade Exalts Cultural Traditions

Latino, Manhattan, Traditions October 10, 2017 at 4:53 pm

Folkloric groups from Latin America and Spain marched along Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue on Sunday to mark the 53rd Hispanic Day Parade, Queens Latino reports.