“Comfort Women: A New Musical,” about a difficult and controversial episode in history, debuts in NYC.
A filmmaker is raising funds to finish a documentary about La Nacional, a mainstay of the city’s Spanish immigrant community, El Diario reports.
New Brooklyn Theatre is mounting the production of a 95-year-old play, “Rachel,” with audio clips of today’s violence against unarmed Black men, reports Brooklyn Daily.
SinoVision speaks to poet Timothy Liu, an openly gay Mormon whose latest book, “Don’t Go Back To Sleep,” explores for the first time the “dirty laundry” of growing up as a Chinese American in the ’70s and ’80s.
Irish actress Roma Downey has pledged $1 million toward the new Irish Arts Center planned for Manhattan’s West Side, Irish Central reports.
Former MTA employee turned comedian Majah Hype has amassed a large social media following of fans eager to watch him portray the accents and mannerisms of people from across the Caribbean.
Immigrants keep coming to the Ironbound, home to the largest Portuguese and Brazilian communities in the tri-state area.
Three national parades – of the Dominican, Peruvian and Colombian communities – took place last weekend in the tri-state area, El Diario reports.
Photographer Diana Zeyneb Alhindawi hopes her photos of a regional Romanian traditional bear dance, on display at Brooklyn Bridge Park, will “somehow help to keep it alive,” reports Brooklyn Daily.
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.
Moses Tuki, a Nigerian artist, made a giant sculpture from bike shop scrap and other cast-offs, using a “breakthrough” to avoid welding, Tribeca Trib reports.
The third annual Naadam festival brought Mongolian wrestling, music and dance performances, and other traditional activities to Central Park, reports World Journal.
Some of the exhibits which opened during Russian Heritage Month in June can still be seen. Russkaya Reklama and RUNYweb report on some of them.
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.
Russian-born musician, musicologist and educator David Glukh performs polkas with his band at Flushing Town Hall on July 12.