Cultures

Carnival in Rio: The Beginning of Lent

Carnival in Rio: The Beginning of Lent

This year, I am in Rio de Janeiro as Christians around the world begin the season of Lent and await Easter which occurs on April 5. Lent is a period of sadness and reflection. To me. it is very similar to […]

This Italian Life

This Italian Life

Even a Chicken Can Do It CHIAVARI, Italy – Crossing the street is such a simple thing. Even a chicken can get to the other side. But for some reason, people still have problems crossing the street in Italy. It’s […]

by · February 15, 2015 · Cultures, Features
Cirque du Bronx

Cirque du Bronx

By guest contributor Saheli Roy Choudhury On a cool Tuesday evening in September, the empty lobby of Hunts Point’s community center filled with the whooshing sounds of colored balls flying through the air as instructor Jean-Tae Francis led a game of […]

Wreath on Borough Hall Happy Holidays

Thoughts from a Bronx Bred Jewish Kid at Christmas

As Christmas Eve and Christmas Day approaches, my mind goes back to past Christmases in my life. No, I never went to see a movie, and I have Chinese food on Christmas Day. My remembrances of Christmases in my very […]

by · December 23, 2014 · Cultures, Editorials, Holidays
The lighting of the candles. Hon. Joe McManus, judge Larry Schachner, Rabbi Israel Greenberg, Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., Lewis Goldstein, Councilman Andy Cohen, Aurelia Greene, Arlene Salman, judge Barry Salman, Judge Mitch Danziger and Hon. Amir Sagie

Chanukah Celebrations Continue with Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.

On December 18th, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. hosted his annual celebration of the holiday of miracles: Chanukah. As in the past, the Borough President stressed the importance of ecumenicalism and diversity in the borough of The Bronx. Students […]

by · December 19, 2014 · Cultures, Holidays, Local News, Religion
Happy Chanukah from The Bronx Chronicle 2014

Happy Chanukah from The Bronx Chronicle 2014

The Bronx Chronicle would like to wish our Jewish friends & neighbors a happy and festive Chanukah!  

by · December 17, 2014 · Cultures, Holidays, Religion
CB12 News n’ Views : ‘Tis the Season

CB12 News n’ Views : ‘Tis the Season

by Father Richard F. Gorman, Chairman, CB #12 “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.”  These legendary words of the celebrated author, Charles Dickens, the initial ones of his renowned novel, A TALE OF TWO CITIES, […]

by · December 17, 2014 · Cultures, Editorials, Holidays, Religion
Mark The First Night of Chanukah with Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj

Mark The First Night of Chanukah with Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj

Everyone is invited to join Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj and community leaders to mark the first night of Chanukah with a menorah lighting ceremony. Tuesday, December 16th at 4:30PM At the Northwest Corner of Morris Park Ave. and Eastchester Rd.

Bronx Albanians & Friends Celebrate 102 Years of Albanian Independence

Bronx Albanians & Friends Celebrate 102 Years of Albanian Independence

By Lewis H. Goldstein , with photos by Lewis, Omesh Persaud, & Aleksander Nilaj of the Albanian American Open Hand Association On Sunday November 30, the 102nd anniversary of Albanian Independence was celebrated in a festive and joyful event at […]

Happy Albanian Independence Day! from Albanian American Open Hand Association

Happy Albanian Independence Day! from Albanian American Open Hand Association

The Albanian American Open Hand Association would like to wish all Albanians  a Happy Independence Day!  

by · November 28, 2014 · Announcements, Cultures, Holidays
Albanian Independence Day Celebration – November 30

Albanian Independence Day Celebration – November 30

It is hoped that all Bronxites will join Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj and others in celebrating the 102nd Albanian Independence Day next Sunday, November 30, 2014. As was reported in an earlier column “Albanian Independence Day: Showing our Gratitude”, the Albanian […]

Tecumseh Ceaser AICH Youth Council President

Celebration of American Indigenous Cultures at Jacobi Medical Center

On Friday November 21 Jacobi Medical Center hosted an event celebrating the diverse culture, society, language, art and music of American Indigenous Cultures. The celebration was sponsored by the Jacobi Medical Center Auxiliary in collaboration with The American Indian Community […]

Independence Day 2013-Hosted by Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj

Albanian Independence Day : Showing Our Gratitude

I eagerly await the celebration of Albanian Independence Day here in The Bronx. This year, Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj will be hosting this event on Sunday, November 30 at Maestro’s starting at 2:00 PM. Details will be forthcoming. As a Jew […]

by · November 17, 2014 · Cultures, Editorials, History, Local News
Celebrating The Hindu Festival Of Lights At Vishnu Mandir

Celebrating The Hindu Festival Of Lights At Vishnu Mandir

Post By Bharati Kemraj The Vishnu Mandir Hindu Temple celebrates Deepavali, also known as Diwali, the festival of lights, with bright colors along with religious prayers and singing. The festival is marked by the lighting of traditional earthen diyas (candles) […]

Two Cultures United by Their Roots

Two Cultures United by Their Roots

Members of the Hispanic and Jewish communities celebrated the convergence of Hispanic Heritage Month and Sukkot at the Salanter Akiba Riverdale (SAR) on Monday, October 6. The timeliness of the shared celebration highlighted the important contributions made by both the […]

by · October 11, 2014 · Cultures, Editorials