At a meeting with supporters, the former chair of the NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade, John Dunleavy, had strong words for the organization, LGBT supporters, the Irish government, and the Irish Voice, which reported on the event.
Politcians and community leaders from Astoria, Queens, urged U.S. financial officials to pressure the Greek government to permit access to millions of dollars in remittances, various local publications report.
The “Best of France” will be held Sept. 26-7 at Times Square, with exhibits, performances, a runway show and other elements, French Morning reports.
A filmmaker is raising funds to finish a documentary about La Nacional, a mainstay of the city’s Spanish immigrant community, El Diario reports.
Irish actress Roma Downey has pledged $1 million toward the new Irish Arts Center planned for Manhattan’s West Side, Irish Central reports.
Immigrants keep coming to the Ironbound, home to the largest Portuguese and Brazilian communities in the tri-state area.
The annual 12-day Giglio Feast in Williamsburg, now in its 128th year, features the lifting of an 80-foot-tall Giglio statue, at the top of which stands the figure of St. Paulinus of Nola, the festival’s saint of honor, report The Greenpoint Gazette and Home Reporter.
Hellenic Relief Foundation is sponsoring concerts, including a recent one on Long Island, to raise money to buy food for Greeks suffering during the country’s economic crisis, The National Herald reports.
On July 12, crowds gathered on East 60th Street to celebrate the French national holiday, Bastille Day, two days early with food, drink, music and dance.
In an interview with Sheepshead Bites, Paul Moses gives a glimpse into the changing relationship of the Irish and Italian communities, the subject of his new book “An Unlikely Union: The Love-Hate Story of New York’s Irish and Italians.”
Greek Americans disagree about many things related to the crisis in their home country, but all agree that their government has the right to negotiate.
Poles in the U.S. send nearly $1 billion a year back to Poland via money transfer services such as the Polish American Bureau in Garfield, New Jersey, Nowy Dziennik reports.
Many immigrants from Portugal settled in SoHo. To celebrate Portugal Day, the Arte Institute held festivities in SoHo Square on June 6.
A look at efforts to expand health care access to undocumented immigrants in NYC, and a documentary on the little-known enclave of “Little Spain” on West 14th Street, are part of this week’s episode of “Independent Sources” from CUNY TV.
An Irish Central reporter joins a “Walk & Talk” organized by the Irish Hunger Memorial, also attended by its artist, Brian Tolle. The site pays tribute to the Irish who lost their lives to the Great Hunger in Ireland and those who made it to New York but still succumbed to illness.