Organizers of the Flushing Street Festival with balloon sculptures (Photo via Queens Courier)

Flushing Street Festival Planned

Asian, Culture, East Asian, Food, Queens April 24, 2015 at 2:22 pm

Organizers announced plans for the second annual Flushing Street Festival to be held on Aug. 1. It is expected to be much larger than last year’s, Queens Courier reports.

The annual awards ceremony at Mega Academy is littered with many faces of growingly diverse ethnic participation. (Photo via World Journal)

Chinese Cram Schools Attract Different Ethnicities

East Asian, Education, New York, South Asian April 23, 2015 at 2:22 pm

Chinese-run cram schools are attracting a diverse range of students, World Journal reports.

‘Anyone Can Be a Ninja’

‘Anyone Can Be a Ninja’

Culture, East Asian, Manhattan April 23, 2015 at 12:11 pm

SinoVision attends the opening night of the Old School Kung Fu Fest 2015. The four-day event included “old school” martial arts and action films involving this year’s theme – ninjas.

Akim Funk Buddha’s Urban Tea Ceremony brings hip hop style to a traditional Japanese ritual. (Photo via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Japanese Culture in Full Bloom at Brooklyn Festival

Brooklyn, Culture, East Asian April 22, 2015 at 5:13 pm

The 34th annual Sakura Matsuri (cherry blossom festival) at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden celebrates traditional and contemporary Japanese culture, and will include an urban tea ceremony and a cosplay fashion show, reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

Korean food being offered at Palisades Park Jr/Sr High School in New Jersey in 2012. A new program will offer Korean lunch choices once a week to elementary students in Palisades Park. (Photo via The Korea Times)

Korean School Lunches Coming to One NJ Town

East Asian, Education, Food, Metro Area April 22, 2015 at 3:56 pm

An organization that promotes Korean healthy food choices has reached an agreement to offer Korean lunch selections once a week at a New Jersey elementary school, The Korea Times reports.

Chyanne Chen of Ameson Education and Cultural Exchange Foundation (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Chinese Students Active at CUNY’s Job Fair

East Asian, Education, Labor April 21, 2015 at 5:17 pm

Chinese and Chinese-American students were out in force at CUNY’s recent job fair, Sing Tao Daily reports.

Pop-up Exhibit Features Local Thai Artists

Pop-up Exhibit Features Local Thai Artists

Brooklyn, Culture, East Asian, Featured Posts April 20, 2015 at 5:37 pm

Two Thai artists who have lived in NYC for some years teamed up for a pop-up exhibit in Bushwick recently.

The Little-Known Chinese-American Artist Behind Bambi

The Little-Known Chinese-American Artist Behind Bambi

Culture, East Asian, History, Manhattan April 17, 2015 at 1:30 pm

SinoVision tours “Water to Paper, Paint to Sky,” an exhibition at the Museum of Chinese in America on the Chinese-born artist Tyrus Wong whose work for Bambi and other productions was influenced by traditional Chinese art.

Celebrating the Thai New Year in Queens

Celebrating the Thai New Year in Queens

Culture, East Asian, Featured Posts, Queens, Video April 15, 2015 at 3:23 pm

Thais in Elmhurst marked the three days of Songkran with a water-pouring ritual and by paying respect to their elders.

Amy Kar Yee dishes up bowls of Hong Kong-style noodle soup at a Carroll Gardens gallery. (Photo by Jason Speakman via Brooklyn Daily)

A Noodle Shop in a Brooklyn Art Space

Brooklyn, East Asian, Food April 15, 2015 at 2:11 pm

Brooklyn Daily reports that on April 25 the Kar Yee Noodle Shop will return for a day to the Court Tree Collective, featuring authentic home-style Hong Kong noodles with crispy pork.

Grace Meng (Creative Commons license photo via Wikipedia)

A ‘Misunderstanding’ Over Book on ‘Comfort Women’

East Asian, History, Politics April 14, 2015 at 5:20 pm

Rep. Grace Meng did not intend a snub when she refused the offer of a book on Korean “comfort women,” her office explained to The Korea Times.

(Photo via LinkedIn)

City Swears in First Indian-American Female Judge

Government, South Asian, Staten Island April 14, 2015 at 2:23 pm

Expanding on an earlier profile of Raja Rajeswari, Desi Talk goes into greater detail on the Chennai-born judge committed to fighting gender inequality and domestic violence.

Meet the Fil-Am Cast Members of ‘The King and I’

Meet the Fil-Am Cast Members of ‘The King and I’

Culture, Manhattan, Southeast Asian April 13, 2015 at 5:28 pm

In anticipation of the April 16 revival of “The King and I,” Asian Journal speaks to some of the Filipino-American cast members of the show.

(Photo courtesy of New York Asian women's Center via Queens Courier)

NY Asian Women’s Center Expands its Reach

Asian, Queens, Women April 13, 2015 at 4:31 pm

With more grant funding supporting its efforts to help women who have suffered from domestic abuse or human trafficking, the New York Asian Women’s Center is expanding into Elmhurst, reports Queens Courier.

Teariffic Cafe, a milk tea shop at 51 Mott St., was forced to close because of burdensome rental costs. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

High Rent Pushes Shops out of Chinatown

Business, East Asian, Manhattan, Real Estate April 10, 2015 at 1:02 pm

Chinatown rents are rising for many businesses, forcing some to move to Brooklyn or Queens and others to go out of business, Sing Tao Daily reports.