Founder Jacqueline Kapaj-Vieira has started the Albanian American Educators Association to connect local educators and celebrate the members’ common background, reports the Bronx Times.
In Kingsbridge Heights, the Kassian Benevolent Society’s Greek community center serves as a social hub for its 200 members, most of whom come from the small island of Kasos, reports The Riverdale Press.
Writers and other friends gathered to remember Larisa Shenker, editor of Slovo/Word and a force in the Russian-speaking community in the U.S., Russkaya Reklama reports.
Early, a new Polish-owned cafe, has opened in Greenpoint and features Polish items on its menu, including the “zappie,” reports Nowy Dziennik.
The Sag Harbor Express follows Ihor Yantukhovskyy and Sergey Sakhno on an ice fishing trip on the eastern end of Long Island as they partake in a hobby that reminds them of growing up in Ukraine.
Two friends hope to bridge the divide between longtime Polish locals and newer non-Polish residents through a language class, reports Greenpoint Gazette.
Christina’s Restaurant in Greenpoint serves as a mini Polish cultural center where food, discussions and performances thrive, reports Nowy Dziennik.
A program sponsored by the Russian American Jewish Experience appears to be successfully connecting Russian Jews – raised in secular households – with their heritage, reports The Jewish Week.
In his memoir Kenan Trebinčević confronts the war and people of his childhood homeland. And it starts off with a lounge in Astoria named after a Yugoslavian leader, reports Queens Chronicle.
Brooklyn Daily Eagle takes a photographic and mouth-watering tour of the Brighton Beach area, known as “Little Odessa.”
The Józef Pilsudski Institute of America, which houses Polish-American archives, as well as a library and artwork, is moving to Greenpoint, reports Nowy Dziennik.
St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church in Poughkeepsie, the only cultural gathering spot for Polish Americans in the Hudson Valley, faces an uncertain future, reports Nowy Dziennik.
Later this month, the Mikhailovsky Ballet comes to New York for the first time to perform several signature ballets, Russkaya Reklama reports.
Was Christopher Columbus actually the son of a Polish king and a Portuguese noblewoman? Historian Manuel Rosa presented his research at a Columbus Day event organized by Polish groups, reports Nowy Dziennik.
Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk of Ukraine spoke to 800 supporters at the Waldorf Astoria, thanking them for their support, The Ukrainian Weekly reports.