The Jewish Daily Forward attends a class of a program that’s “something of a unicorn” – Kindershule, an after-school program in which secular Jewish children learn Yiddish, and Jewish history and culture through songs and stories.
More and more billboards are popping up on walls where the Bushwick Collective’s art has appeared, Bushwick Daily reports.
News India Times reports on the June 20 competition between high school cricket players from around the city.
The “Afros: A Celebration of Natural Hair” exhibit at House of Art Gallery in Bedford-Stuyvesant displays Michael July’s photos of afros, dreadlocks and other natural Black hairstyles, reports Brooklyn Daily.
Children performed dances from different cultures at the Brighton Ballet Theater’s annual World of Dance Festival.
Elza Kochueva and her parents say they faced persecution in Russia because of their appearance and religion. They applied for asylum but the odds are stacked against them. A NYCity News Service video captures the family as they await an immigration hearing and then find out the judge’s decision.
Polish Flavors, a cooking workshop taught by Karolina Gumpert, is part of the half-year long Polish celebration Greenpoint. The Transition, and also provides an opportunity for people to reflect on the changes the neighborhood is undergoing.
An expansive multimedia project recovers the memory of Williamsburg’s Puerto Rican enclave.
The language and heritage of the Gorsky Jews from the Caucasus were on display recently as a Gorsky theater group participated in a festival in Brighton Beach, Russkaya Reklama reports.
Wooden planks at the Coney Island boardwalk have been repurposed in locations such as Milan, Italy, while some residents are protesting the use of synthetic materials and concrete to replace the wood, The Brooklyn Paper reports.
Sunset Park’s Puerto Rican Day Parade returns to the Brooklyn neighborhood and will be held after the one in Manhattan. According to Home Reporter, securing the permit did not prove easy for community group El Grito de Sunset Park.
A job training program gives students at the Williamsburg High School of Architecture and Design a chance to get hands-on experience at the manufacturing company Architectural Grille, reports the Greenpoint Gazette.
BK Live, a show from Brooklyn Independent Media, features a segment on Arts to End Violence, a project of the community group Save Our Streets, which seeks to end gun violence in central Brooklyn.
Organizers of the Three Hierarchs Greek Orthodox Church’s Greek Festival in South Brooklyn hope events for kids, a vendor market and Cretan Night will turn the annual celebration, which has “been stagnant in recent years,” into a major community event, reports Sheepshead Bites.
Some 200 children in northeastern Williamsburg may lose their day care centers after the city decided not to renew the leases for Nuestros Niños and Small World, El Diario reports.