The Viking Fest on May 16 and the 17th of May Parade the day after made up a weekend of Norwegian and Scandinavian festivities in Bay Ridge.
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.
Can Little Italy be saved by paying greater respect to its culture and history? The Lo-Down writes about local leader Victor Papa’s ideas for a master plan with an educational component.
St. Pat’s for All, an inclusive St. Patrick’s Day parade, was held in Sunnyside, Queens on March1, drawing city officials and others, including many unlikely to attend the March 17 parade, Gay City News reports.
Bushwick has a new restaurant, Maite, combining Basque, Colombian and Italian flavors, reports Bushwick Daily.
The language is one of only four languages for which enrollment has been growing at the university level.
Locals from Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights and Sunset Park celebrated Fastelavn, which one organizer tells Brooklyn Daily is “like a Mardi Gras with trick-or-treating.”
Irish LGBT groups plan to boycott the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, The Villager and Gay City News report, unless parade officials permit Irish LGBT representation – which Irish Voice reports may yet happen.