Cultures

NPRDP 2016 CELEBRATES 152nd STREET CULTURAL FESTIVAL IN THE BRONX

Celebrate Puerto Rican Culture with this exciting outdoor, all-day festival featuring live music entertainment, ethnic food, arts & crafts, and family-fun activities.

BP Diaz Celebrates Guyana’s 50th Anniversary of Independence

With over 140, 000 Guyanese immigrants residing in New York City and more than 14,000 calling The Bronx home, it is a proud moment to host the Inaugural Bronx Guyanese Day Celebration.

BP Diaz To Host Ramadan Event, June 16

BP Diaz To Host Ramadan Event, June 16

Join BP Diaz to celebrate Ramadan on June 16 at 7pm on the campus of Lehman College, 250 Bedford Park Blvd.

Profile America: Asian and Pacific Islanders Heritage Month

This month recognizes one of the nation’s fastest-growing population groups — those of Asian and Pacific American heritage.

by · May 9, 2016 · Cultures, Profile America

Profile America: Cinco de Mayo

In Spanish, today’s date is Cinco de Mayo, and celebrations will be held in many cities across the U.S., as well as Mexico.

by · May 5, 2016 · Cultures, Profile America
WABC-TV IS THE NEW BROADCASTING HOME FOR THE NATIONAL PUERTO RICAN DAY PARADE

WABC-TV IS THE NEW BROADCASTING HOME FOR THE NATIONAL PUERTO RICAN DAY PARADE

National Puerto Rican Day Parade, Inc. announced yesterday that WABC7-TV, Channel 7 will be the broadcast home and official English language television station of the 59th Annual National Puerto Rican Day Parade, live from Fifth Avenue, on Sunday, June 12, 2016. This […]

Pictured (left to right): Vice Consul General of Ireland Shane Cahill; James Quent, Statewide Public Affairs, Inc.; Mary Murphy, Reporter at PIX 11 News; Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.; Deputy Borough President Aurelia Green; Keith Klain, former CEO of Doran Jones and Council Member Andrew Cohen.

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. Celebrated Irish Heritage

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. hosted his annual Irish Heritage Celebration   On Thursday, March 16, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. hosted his annual Irish Heritage Celebration at The Rambling House in Woodlawn, honoring individuals of excellence who […]

by · March 17, 2016 · Community Events, Cultures
Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

ST. PATRICK’S DAY   Thursday, March 17 — This is a day when people of all ethnicities are cheerfully encouraged to wear something green. It is St. Patrick’s Day, a rare national holiday observed outside its native land. The day […]

by · March 17, 2016 · Cultures, Holidays
St. Patrick’s Day — Erin Go Bragh

St. Patrick’s Day — Erin Go Bragh

Irish-Americans Today Congress proclaimed March as Irish-American Heritage Month in 1991, and President Barack Obama issued a proclamation commemorating the occasion this year.   Originally a religious holiday to honor St. Patrick, who introduced Christianity to Ireland in the fifth […]

by · March 17, 2016 · Cultures, Holidays
SENATOR KLEIN CELEBRATES ST. PATRICK’S DAY  WITH SHAMROCK COOKIES

SENATOR KLEIN CELEBRATES ST. PATRICK’S DAY WITH SHAMROCK COOKIES

SENATOR KLEIN CELEBRATES ST. PATRICK’S DAY Klein Donates Thousands of Shamrock Cookies to Parade Marchers In Honor of St. Patrick’s Day     BRONX, NY – State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester), together with Councilman James Vacca (D-Bronx) joined the 2016 […]

Bronx Irish Heritage Month 2016

Bronx Irish Heritage Month 2016

      BP Ruben Diaz celebrates Irish Heritage Month on March 16 at The Rambling House, noon til 3PM, hosted by Mary Murphy, PIX11 News. RSVP required, 590-3500.    

Profile America: Charlotte Ray, America’s First Black Female Law Student

Profile America: Charlotte Ray, America’s First Black Female Law Student

EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT Saturday, February 27 —  On this date in 1872, America’s third female law student was graduated. But this third was a first. Charlotte Ray was a freeborn African-American, and the first black woman to graduate law school. With her […]

by · February 27, 2016 · Cultures, Profile America
Infographic: Black History Month

Infographic: Black History Month

To commemorate and celebrate the contributions to our nation made by people of African descent, American historian Carter G. Woodson established Black History Week.   The first celebration occurred on Feb. 12, 1926. For many years, the second week of […]

by · February 18, 2016 · Cultures, History
Diaz Honors African American Community Leaders

Diaz Honors African American Community Leaders

On Thursday, February 11, 2016, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. hosted his annual African American Heritage Celebration at the Eastwood Manor. This year’s honorees included Rep. Charles B. Rangel, whose award was accepted by Assembly Member Keith Wright in absentia; […]

Elected Officials to celebrate the 4th Annual African American Abrazo  in New York

Elected Officials to celebrate the 4th Annual African American Abrazo in New York

Elected Officials to celebrate the 4th African American Abrazo  in New York Bronx, NY —  Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz, in conjunction with  New York State Assemblymen Marcos Crespo, Luis Sepulveda and Michael Blake will celebrate the 4th Annual African American […]