Post Tagged with: "Elmhurst"

Catalina Cruz (Photo via El Diario)

Dreamer Catalina Cruz Seeks NY Assembly Seat

Elections 2018, Immigration, Latino, Politics, Queens January 31, 2018 at 5:07 pm

Queens Latina Dreamer and pro-immigrant activist Catalina Cruz seeks to represent Assembly District 39, comprising the neighborhoods of Elmhurst, Corona and Jackson Heights, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Storytelling in Queens

Storytelling in Queens

Culture, Immigration, Queens January 19, 2018 at 4:29 pm

A Queens storytelling event touching on gentrification, immigration and other topics will be held Jan. 27, reports Jackson Heights Post.

According to the guide, there are three ways in which ICE agents may approach a business to look for undocumented immigrants. The guide was published in a number of languages, including Spanish. (Photo via El Diario)

When ‘La Migra’ Comes to the Workplace

Immigration, Labor July 20, 2017 at 5:22 pm

At a packed presentation at Elmhurst Hospital of the guide “What to Do if Immigration Comes to Your Workplace,” attorneys recommended that employers receive training on how to deal with an ICE raid the same way they do for fire emergencies, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Burmese New Year Marked in Elmhurst

Burmese New Year Marked in Elmhurst

The Burmese community marked the New Year in Elmhurst, at a time when the weather is similar to that in Myanmar, where it is celebrated in April.

Learning Nepali Through Dance

Learning Nepali Through Dance

Culture, Featured Posts, South Asian, Video, Youth April 7, 2017 at 3:11 pm

The founder of a Nepali dance school in Elmhurst insists on teaching in Nepali and that students try to speak Nepali. Parents are delighted.

Public Advocate Letitia James said she could not support the plan because of the increased traffic it would cause on Vanderbilt and Washington avenues. (Photo by Stefano Giovannini via Brooklyn Daily)

Controversy Over New Bike Lanes

Brooklyn, Queens, Transportation May 20, 2016 at 3:30 pm

Community boards are weighing in against proposed bike lanes in Brooklyn and Queens, arguing that they take away parking spaces and are aimed at recent “settlers” in the neighborhood, Brooklyn Paper and Queens Chronicle report.

Wutthikarn Hapote, a Thai DJ, helps with part of a TANY exhibit

Thai Artists Turn to Each Other for Art and Support

Thai artists in New York have formed a group to provide each other with support – both as artists and as Thai immigrants.

(Photo via Everest Times)

Conveying Tradition to Nepalese Kids through Soccer

New York, Queens, South Asian, Sports March 30, 2016 at 3:59 pm

Sherpa Kyidug, a community organization in Queens, is promoting tradition and knowledge among indigenous Sherpa and other Nepalese children through soccer, reports The Everest Times.

Meet Mujeres en Movimiento, Latina Activists in Queens

Meet Mujeres en Movimiento, Latina Activists in Queens

Featured Posts, Latino, Queens, Video March 29, 2016 at 3:14 pm

The group Mujeres en Movimiento exercises together, has argued in favor of a new bike lane in Queens, and has been tapped by City Council member Julissa Ferreras to be on the advisory board of the Flushing Meadows Corona Park Alliance.

Vireo Health will be located at 89-55 Queens Blvd. (Photo by Bill Parry via Times Ledger)

New to Elmhurst: Kosher Medical Cannabis

Health, Jewish, Queens January 8, 2016 at 3:29 pm

Vireo Health of New York, the first medical marijuana dispensary in Queens, will be the first in the world to be kosher-certified by the Orthodox Union, reports Times Ledger.

In Queens, a Bastion of Hispanic Literature – and Culture

In Queens, a Bastion of Hispanic Literature – and Culture

Business, Culture, Featured Posts, Latino, Queens September 20, 2016 at 11:19 am

Step inside Librería Barco De Papel in Elmhurst, one of the last remaining Spanish-language bookstores in NYC.

U.S. Navy Engineman 3rd Class Olga Valdovinos dances the"Folklorico,"a traditional Hispanic courtship dance for fellow Sailors on the mess deck of the Amphibious Command Ship USS BLUE RIDGE (LCC 19) on Oct. 12, 2006, during a Hispanic Heritage celebration. (Photo from research.archives.gov)

‘Hispanic Heritage Month: The Misuse of Culture’

Latino, Opinion September 16, 2016 at 12:43 pm

Writing in Queens Latino, columnist Arturo I. Sanchez discusses the “celebratory ignorance” surrounding Hispanic Heritage Month.

Uniting the Cultures of Indonesia through Food

Uniting the Cultures of Indonesia through Food

A food festival in Queens brings together the disparate cultures and languages of Indonesia.

Devanki Pandey with one of her sons (Photo by Anuz Thapa for Voices of NY)

Celebrating Dashain in Queens

Culture, Featured Posts, Queens, South Asian, Voices' Picks October 28, 2015 at 12:45 pm

The Nepali festival of Dashain was marked at a celebration sponsored by the advocacy group Adhikaar in Queens.

The traveling KIMFF, to be held in Queens Aug. 29, will benefit the rural school in Solukhumbu, Nepal which was severely damaged in the recent earthquake. Outdoor classrooms have been set up. (Photo courtesy of Ngima Pakhrin)

Nepali Film Fest to Benefit Rural School

Queens, South Asian August 26, 2015 at 5:10 pm

On Aug. 29 Nepali films will be screened in Elmhurst, Queens, with proceeds from the event going to a rural school in Nepal severely damaged by the recent earthquake.