Culture

Art and Used Books in ‘Nueva York’

Art and Used Books in ‘Nueva York’

Culture, Latino, New York August 28, 2015 at 4:41 pm

CUNY TV’s “Nueva York” features the Nohra Haime Gallery, which exhibits diverse contemporary artwork; Spanish actress and writer Concha Buika; radio personality Mario Murillo; and Donceles Bookstore, home to 25,000 used books in Spanish.

Jong Chul Lee at his swearing in as deputy mayor of Palisades Park (Photo via Korea Times)

Pleasing the Koreans – and Others – in Palisades Park

Culture, East Asian, Metro Area, Politics August 27, 2015 at 5:39 pm

Jong Chul Lee, the deputy mayor of Palisades Park, wants to make the Lunar New York a holiday for public schools in the New Jersey town in which Koreans account for 50 percent of the population. But some suggest he should hold off, reports The Korea Times.

Nereo López at the Havana Film Festival in New York in April 2015. (Photo by Javier Castaño via Queens Latino)

An Appreciation: Photographer Nereo López, ‘Colombia’s Traveling Storyteller’

Culture, South American August 27, 2015 at 4:52 pm

Renowned Colombian photographer Nereo López was just a few days shy of his 95th birthday when he passed away Aug. 25 in Upper Manhattan. Queens Latino remembers the New Yorker and his 70 years of taking photos.

Laolu Senbanjo (Photo by Jide Alakija via Ditmas Park Corner)

Laolu Senbanjo, a Human Rights Lawyer Turned Artist

African, Brooklyn, Culture August 27, 2015 at 2:34 pm

Laolu Senbanjo, a former human rights lawyer in Nigeria and now an artist and musician in Ditmas Park, talks to Ditmas Park Corner about being Nigerian in Brooklyn, how his Yoruba heritage influences his work and his new art exhibit.

afropunk 2015 by regina spurlock

Afropunk 2015

Black, Brooklyn, Culture, Featured Posts, Video August 26, 2015 at 5:02 pm

Hear what Afropunk means to different people in this video filmed in Brooklyn at the Afropunk Fest 2015.

John Dunleavy ( left), Command Master Chief Christian Detje from the U.S. Navy Ceremonial Guard, and other leaders at the 2015 Patrick's Day Parade in Manhattan. (Photo by Lt. Matthew Stroup, Creative Commons license)

Ousted Chair of St. Patrick’s Parade Threatens Legal Action

Culture, Manhattan, Queens, Western European August 26, 2015 at 4:19 pm

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.

Toni “Tripa” Flores, owner of Sepelio Tattoos in Jackson Heights, urges "a dialogue among health experts, the authorities and the artists" to combat illegal tattoo parties. 
(Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Tattoo Parties: The Risks of Clandestine Ink

Business, Culture, Health, Latino, Youth August 25, 2015 at 1:26 pm

The state and the city have issued health guidelines for tattoo shops, but underground practices involving minors and alcohol may be beyond their reach, El Diario reports.

(Photo by Ditmas Park Corner)

Celebrating Pakistani Independence in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Culture, South Asian August 24, 2015 at 3:31 pm

Ditmas Park Corner captures the annual Brooklyn Mela, or festival, celebrating Pakistan’s independence day through a photo essay.

Preserving Haitian Music

Preserving Haitian Music

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Culture August 21, 2015 at 3:54 pm

A Brooklyn high school teacher has just published his second collection of traditional Haitian music, Caribbean Life reports.

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor with the artists. (Photo via The Bronx Free Press)

A Mural of Justice in the Bronx

Bronx, Culture August 21, 2015 at 12:41 pm

On a mural dedicated to the community of Soundview, graffiti artists painted scenes of daily life and images of renowned locals, including musicians and a Supreme Court justice, reports The Bronx Free Press.

Yiddish folk arts program KlezKamp will continue in the form of Yiddish New York. (Photo by Bob Blacksberg via The Jewish Daily Forward)

Yiddish Cultural Gathering Comes to Manhattan

Culture, Jewish, Manhattan August 13, 2015 at 10:25 am

Yiddish New York, the successor to the long-running KlezKamp program, will offer workshops and performances on Yiddish culture during the week of Christmas, reports The Jewish Daily Forward.

From Henna to Latter Day Santos

From Henna to Latter Day Santos

Culture, Manhattan, Queens August 12, 2015 at 9:02 am

CUNY TV’s “Independent Sources” interviews two female artists – Farzana Fatema, a henna artist who demonstrates her skills on camera, and Rodríguez “Roca” Calero, who intertwines spirituality and urban culture in her artwork.

(Photo by MsSaraKelly, Creative Commons license)

‘Best of France’ Headed for Times Square

Culture, New York, Western European August 11, 2015 at 6:05 pm

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.

Celebrants at the Dominican Day Parade (Photo courtesy of New York Governor's office via El Diario)

Vibrant Dominican Rhythms Take Manhattan

Culture, Dominican, Manhattan, Traditions August 11, 2015 at 4:04 pm

Thousands celebrated Dominican culture and cheered baseball star Pedro Martínez at Sunday’s Dominican Day Parade, El Diario reports.

Celebrating African Culture in Westchester County

Celebrating African Culture in Westchester County

African, Black, Culture, Metro Area August 11, 2015 at 11:32 am

The 2nd Annual Festival of African Cultures, a collaboration between the organization Thirst for Water and the city of Mount Vernon, was held in the Westchester County city on August 8.