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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.

Rallying for a Stalled Immigration Relief Program

Rallying for a Stalled Immigration Relief Program

Featured Posts, Immigration, New York, Video May 19, 2015 at 10:31 pm

May 19 would have been the day that President Obama’s immigration relief program took effect, but it is stalled in the courts. Protestors rallied for — and against — in Lower Manhattan.

Ruperto Morocho dishes up Hispanic-inspired dishes at his restaurant, El Nuevo Delicioso. He is famous for his roasted chicken, which he makes with a recipe he created with his wife 25 years ago (Photo by Michaela Ross for Voices of NY)

Bronx Co-op Bolsters Food Businesses in Face of Development

Bronx, Business, Featured Posts, Food, Immigration, Video May 19, 2015 at 4:15 pm

The United Business Cooperative supports and educates local immigrant entrepreneurs in the food industry, as new clientele and businesses move in to Upper Manhattan and the Bronx.

A Network to Empower Muslims

A Network to Empower Muslims

Featured Posts, Muslim, New York, Video May 8, 2015 at 5:11 pm

The Muslim Community Network helps Muslims in the city with various programs, and also conducts interfaith activities to help promote understanding.

After Freddie Gray’s Death: A Message for Mainstream Media

After Freddie Gray’s Death: A Message for Mainstream Media

African American, Featured Posts, Manhattan, Media, Police, Video April 30, 2015 at 8:16 pm

People at Union Square talked about language, and commented on the damage and power of words used in the mainstream media.

Women of Reggae Take Brooklyn Stage

Women of Reggae Take Brooklyn Stage

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Culture, Featured Posts, Video April 30, 2015 at 2:00 pm

The Coalition to Preserve Reggae Music celebrated 10 years with performances from female reggae artists at the Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts on April 25.

Remembering the Armenian Genocide

Remembering the Armenian Genocide

Featured Posts, History, Video April 27, 2015 at 6:11 pm

Armenians observed the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide at events across New York City.

Celebrating Garifuna Heritage with Jazz

Celebrating Garifuna Heritage with Jazz

Hear from members of the Afri-Garifuna Jazz Ensemble about how they keep their cultural heritage alive.

Celebrating the Thai New Year in Queens

Celebrating the Thai New Year in Queens

Culture, East Asian, Featured Posts, Queens, Video April 15, 2015 at 3:23 pm

Thais in Elmhurst marked the three days of Songkran with a water-pouring ritual and by paying respect to their elders.

Trying to Save a Beacon in Fort Greene

Trying to Save a Beacon in Fort Greene

Fort Greene Council, which serves both seniors and the young, is in danger of losing its lease. Politicians and community members are rallying to save it.

‘Imams for She’ Launched

‘Imams for She’ Launched

Featured Posts, Muslim, Video, Women April 2, 2015 at 12:08 pm

Coinciding with the 59th session of the Commission on the Status of Women at the UN, a new global initiative, “Imams for She,” was launched in New York.

Celebrating the Oldest Yiddish Theater in NYC

Celebrating the Oldest Yiddish Theater in NYC

Culture, Featured Posts, History, Jewish, Manhattan, Video March 25, 2015 at 5:33 pm

The National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene celebrates its 100th year as the oldest Yiddish theater in NYC. Its executive director and artistic directors explain its history – and talk about “the next century” – in this video.

Caribbean Dance Comes to Brooklyn

Caribbean Dance Comes to Brooklyn

Caribbean, Culture, Featured Posts, Video March 25, 2015 at 3:38 pm

The National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica came to the Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts with a number of works on March 21-22.

screen shot #HackHarlem

#HackHarlem Sparks Ideas

Black, Business, Featured Posts, Manhattan, Technology, Video March 25, 2015 at 3:36 pm

On March 21, #HackHarlem was held for 12 hours to develop ideas for new apps to benefit Harlem.

Preschoolers Learning in Spanish and English

Preschoolers Learning in Spanish and English

Education, Featured Posts, Manhattan, Video, Youth March 24, 2015 at 2:08 pm

La Escuelita on the Upper West Side offers preschoolers bilingual education in Spanish and English.