(Image via Culture Shock Facebook page)

Festival to Mark Greenpoint in Transition

Brooklyn, Culture, Eastern European May 21, 2015 at 5:36 pm

A Polish foundation called Culture Shock is sponsoring a series of workshops and events in Greenpoint, reports Greenpoint Gazette.

Annual Celebrations Rekindle Norwegian Spirit in Bay Ridge

Annual Celebrations Rekindle Norwegian Spirit in Bay Ridge

Brooklyn, Culture, Western European May 21, 2015 at 4:05 pm

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.

Adam Fujita finishing up his mural at Bushwick Open Studios in 2014 (Photo by Michael Tapp, Creative Commons license)

A Cultural ‘Plan’ for NYC

Culture, Government, New York May 21, 2015 at 2:23 pm

New York City has adopted a cultural plan that will evaluate the city’s cultural assets and explore collaborations and other ways to promote culture in various communities, Gotham Gazette reports.

The team at the Loisaida Center includes (from left to right): Libertad Guerra, Chief Curator and Artistic Director; Alejandro Epifanio Juan, Technical and Media Manager; Lymaris Alboris, Acacia’s Director of Project Management, Communications and External Affairs; and Carlos “Tato” Torres, Deputy of Community Affairs. (Photo via Manhattan Times)

Loisaida: Celebrating Latino Pride on the LES

Culture, Latino, Manhattan May 20, 2015 at 6:21 pm

Ahead of the Lower East Side celebration of Latino culture, the Loisaida Festival, Manhattan Times looks at the its sponsor, Loisaida Inc., and its efforts to keep the history and culture of the Latino community intact in the neighborhood.

Thanking the Elders through Dance

Thanking the Elders through Dance

Members of the DanceAfrica troupe and the Balé Folclórico da Bahia explored Afro-Brazilian roots and traditions at the Weeksville Heritage Center in Brooklyn May 19.

Go to Diario de México for more photos of the exhibition by Héctor Calderón.

Frida Kahlo’s ‘Casa Azul’ Now in NY

Bronx, Culture, Mexican, Women May 20, 2015 at 1:04 pm

The New York Botanical Garden recreates Frida Kahlo’s studio and garden in an exhibition that focuses on the renowned Mexican artist’s nature pieces, reports Diario de México.

Council member and museum founder Laurie Cumbo and rapper Blitz the Ambassador. (Photo by Stefano Giovannini via Brooklyn Daily)

A Masquerade Ball at MoCADA

Brooklyn, Culture May 18, 2015 at 5:42 pm

The Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts in Fort Greene held a masquerade ball to celebrate 15 years, and a new home, reports Brooklyn Daily.

A ‘So Fukien Poetic’ Reading in Brooklyn

A ‘So Fukien Poetic’ Reading in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Culture, East Asian, Health, Immigration May 15, 2015 at 4:15 pm

Asian-American poets Monica Ong and Wo Chan read works concerning issues often silenced in their communities, at the “So Fukien Poetic” poetry reading in Dumbo. SinoVision attended the event at Berl’s Brooklyn Poetry Shop.

Cuban Art Aficionados Assess Coming Boom

Cuban Art Aficionados Assess Coming Boom

Caribbean, Culture, Featured Posts, New York May 14, 2015 at 3:12 pm

Experts, including those who have focused on the history and culture of Cuba, say new buyers may have missed their chance to acquire “authentic” Cuban art.

Dalia Ramadan, Nadeen Odeh and Sophia Alissa from left to right perform at rehearsals. (Photo via Women's eNews video)

All-Girl Palestinian Rap Trio Bring Message to NYC

Culture, Manhattan, Middle Eastern May 14, 2015 at 2:55 pm

Shoruq, an all-female rap group from a refugee camp in Bethlehem, use hip-hop to bring awareness to the plight of Palestinians. During a visit to New York, which included a performance in Downtown Manhattan, they spoke to Women’s eNews.

‘The Five Elements’ of Ching Ho Cheng

‘The Five Elements’ of Ching Ho Cheng

Culture, East Asian, Manhattan, Video May 13, 2015 at 1:04 pm

The late Chinese-American artist Ching Ho Cheng was well-respected for his work at a time when almost no Asian-American artists were visible in the New York City art scene. SinoVision visits Shepherd Gallery where his pieces are on display through May 16.

Native American Post-Modernism on Display

Native American Post-Modernism on Display

Culture, Featured Posts, Manhattan, Native American May 12, 2015 at 3:28 pm

The “How to Catch an Eel and Grow Corn” exhibit showcases the best indigenous women artists in New York.

Stacy Kovacs, co-founder and director of Batala NYC. (Photo courtesy of Batala NYC via Brooklyn Daily)

‘Celebration Continues’ for All-Women Afro-Brazilian Drum Group

Brooklyn, Culture, South American May 7, 2015 at 1:12 pm

The dozens of members of Batala NYC, described as an “Afro-Brazilian samba reggae percussion band,” will celebrate the group’s third birthday at “The Carnival Project” in Gowanus.

JaiChoon Kim standing in front of one of her paintings at Flushing Town Hall (Photo by Yehyun Kim for Voices of NY)

Viewing Korean Minhwa, or ‘Painting of the People’

Culture, East Asian, Featured Posts, Queens May 6, 2015 at 5:12 pm

Flushing Town Hall is hosting an exhibit through May 31 of modern-day minhwa, or painting of the people, by Korean artist JaiChoon Kim.

(Photo courtesy of Jesús Hidalgo)

‘Medicine Music’ on the Lower East Side

Culture, Featured Posts, Manhattan, South American May 5, 2015 at 5:35 pm

Jesús Hidalgo speaks about his “medicine music” before performing at the Teatro LATEA on May 9 and 10.