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.
“A Night of Philosophy” will be held at the Cultural Services of the French Embassy of New York and adjoining locations the night of April 24, reports France-Amérique.
Pieta House, a self-harm and suicide prevention center in Ireland, will open a New York location in Queens this September, reports Irish Central.
With the opening of his second restaurant next week, chef George Mendes is tapping his roots.
Brooklyn Brewery’s chef plans a Nieuw Amsterdam dinner for April 16 featuring old Dutch specialties along with Lenape clams, reports Brooklyn Daily.
The NYC-based Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives has awarded the Association for the Recovery of HIstorical Memory in Spain $100,000 to support their human rights activities.
In an opinion piece, Irish Central enumerates the ways in which Mayor Bill de Blasio has “angered” the Irish community in NYC.