Post Tagged with: "Spanish language"

Nassau Police Department Commissioner Patrick Ryder (right) unveils the LanguageLine app and a plan to establish a stronger collaboration between the department and the Hispanic community. (Photo via Noticia)

Nassau Police Add Translation iPhone App Service

Latino, Long Island, Police November 1, 2018 at 5:39 pm

The Nassau County Police Department launched a new smartphone app to their LanguageLine translation service, to better help local police officers interact with residents who do not speak English, Noticia Long Island reports.

Chano García (center) founder of “El Barrio: Comedia en Español” seeks to promote Hispanic comedy in NYC. (Photo courtesy of Chano García via Noticia)

‘El Barrio’: Doing Comedy in Spanish

Culture, Latino, Long Island October 16, 2018 at 3:23 pm

A group of Hispanic comedians has created the troupe “El Barrio: Comedia en Español” to promote comedy shows and stand-up workshops in Spanish in New York, Noticia Long Island reports.

‘Speak Spanish, This is America!’ Forum Oct. 12 in Brooklyn

‘Speak Spanish, This is America!’ Forum Oct. 12 in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Human rights October 11, 2018 at 4:21 pm

In response to the climate of discrimination against immigrants, the city in partnership with several community and media organizations hosts a forum on human rights called “Speak Spanish, this is America!” Oct. 12 at Brooklyn’s P.S. 24, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Mariel Fiori (Photo via La Voz)

Opinion: Asking Hudson Valley Police to Fulfill Sanctuary Resolution

Immigration, New York, Opinion, Police April 4, 2018 at 3:17 pm

In an editorial piece, the editor of La Voz talks about how Hudson Valley pro-immigrant and community groups are pressuring the Kingston police department to fulfill procedures from a sanctuary city resolution that was signed a year ago, La Voz reports.

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Spanish Exam Added as Regents Option

Education, New York March 29, 2018 at 5:05 pm

In June, NYC students will be able to take a Spanish exam as part of their Regents requirements. Could it help English language learners? Chalkbeat takes a look.

Singer Rebeca Vallejo will appear at Jazz Standard on Wednesday 16. (Photo courtesy of the artist via El Diario)

The Flame Festival: Blending the Best of Flamenco and Jazz

Culture, Western European November 15, 2016 at 1:53 pm

New York-based singer Rebeca Vallejo talks about her upcoming show as part of “The Flame,” the third edition of the first flamenco-jazz festival in the city, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Bernardo Palombo will add a touch of Latino culture to BilingualFest. (Photo via New York Press)

Chinese and Latin Culture Collide in Rare Joint Event for Charity

Culture, East Asian, Latino April 18, 2013 at 2:30 pm

This Saturday’s BilingualFest will celebrate songs and dances in not just Spanish and Chinese, but also performances that mesh both languages, reports New York Press.

Our Lady of Esperanza was the first church founded to serve Hispanics in New York. (Photo via Wikipedia)

A Century of Catholic Worship in Spanish

Culture, In the News, Latino, Religion, Traditions February 26, 2013 at 12:29 pm

The first church to serve the city’s Spanish-speaking Catholics, Our Lady of Esperanza, has not only been a house of worship in Washington Heights for a century, but a second home to its members, reports El Diario-La Prensa.

Angelo Falcón is President of the National Institute for Latino Policy. (Photo via NiLP)

After Almost a Century, El Diario’s Days May be Numbered

Media, Opinion July 23, 2012 at 1:44 pm

El Diario La Prensa’s recent change in ownership has raised fears that the almost century-old Spanish-language daily’s future is uncertain, wrote Angelo Falcón, president of the National Institute for Latino Policy, in a column that was widely re-posted over the last week.

In a Basement, Trove of Spanish Literature Blooms

In a Basement, Trove of Spanish Literature Blooms

Culture, Featured Posts, Latino March 21, 2012 at 2:16 pm

in a SoHo basement underneath the McNally Jackson bookstore, a haven for Spanish-language literature has emerged. In this profile of the Uruguayan bookseller behind the store’s Spanish literature section, he explains his approach to promoting a range of Spanish literature, and tells of how a job arranging flowers helped him land his current gig.

Elias Garcia, a third grader at P.S. 24 in Sunset Park, Brooklyn.

Dual-language schools face challenges

Brooklyn, Education, In the News, Latino November 16, 2011 at 4:20 pm

Ninety New York City public schools use a dual-language curriculum to teach children from Spanish-speaking homes. But students at many of those schools are not faring well on standardized tests.

Dr. Jorge Piña, founder of the Metapoesía Movement in the Dominican Republic.

Latino writers between a feather and a hard place

Bronx, Culture, Education, Latino November 14, 2011 at 4:50 pm

Hispanic writers stress the need for local publishing houses that would publish and distribute the works of writers who write in Spanish, as well as media coverage and cultural spaces to present their work.

In an effort to encourage greater civic participation among Hispanic residents, such as these women shopping at the corner of Roosevelt Avenue and National Street, CB3 will become the first community board in Queens to provide Spanish translation during its meetings.

CB3 will simulcast in Spanish

In the News, Latino, Queens November 8, 2011 at 10:26 am

In an effort to inform more residents of plans for development and municipal expenditures, a Queens community board plans to simulcast its proceedings in Spanish.

Writers during the opening of the New York Book Fair at the Queens Museum of Art in Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

Book Fair opens in Queens Museum of Art

Culture, In the News, Latino, Manhattan, Queens October 7, 2011 at 6:45 pm

The NY Book Fair 2011 begins this week at the Queens Museum of Art and the Spanish Benevolent Society (Centro Español) in Manhattan. “This event lets us enjoy and celebrate our culture,” Jacqueline Donado, founder and director of the fair, said (interview below). The NY Book Fair 2011 celebrates theRead More

Spanish-language media stays strong as English-language media struggles

Spanish-language media stays strong as English-language media struggles

Caribbean, Central American, In the News, New York, South American September 7, 2011 at 8:47 pm

Over the past year, Hispanic media performed better than its English-language counterparts in the U.S., according to a news study from the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism. Spanish-language print circulation declined overall, but not nearly as much as English-language print publications. In fact, Spanish-language daily newspaper circulation actuallyRead More