Cultures

Celebrating Grand Marshall Mario Cilento at the 39th Annual Columbus Day Parade

Celebrating Grand Marshall Mario Cilento at the 39th Annual Columbus Day Parade

Under a beautiful and cloudless blue sky, the 39th Bronx Italian Heritage Parade marched down Morris Park Avenue to Williamsbridge Road. The day was marked with mild temperatures that are usually typical of summer. The parade, as always, was hosted […]

by · October 12, 2015 · Cultures, Holidays, Local News
The original languages of America

Call Me Chaim

For many years I have spoken about the use of names that a person can use for their personal identity and that go along with their racial, cultural, or ethnic identity. These are not those names that were thrust upon […]

by · October 9, 2015 · Cultures, New Americans, Op Ed
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AG Schneiderman Takes His Crusade Against K2 and Designer Drugs To The Bronx

On  a bright Monday morning, New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman brought together a gaggle of Bronx elected officials and interested media to the steps of the Bronx County Court House to announce that his office has filed lawsuits against Erie […]

FREE CONCERT 9/27: The Youth Orchestra of Caracas @ Crotona Park Amphitheater

FREE CONCERT 9/27: The Youth Orchestra of Caracas @ Crotona Park Amphitheater

This Sunday, September 27 at 4:00 pm the Youth Orchestra of Caracas will perform a free concert –A Concert of Hope: Venezuela in the Bronx– at the Amphitheater in Crotona Park, the Bronx. A Concert of Hope — Venezuela in the […]

Cuomo, de Blasio Offer Yom Kippur Wishes

Cuomo, de Blasio Offer Yom Kippur Wishes

Governor Andrew Cuomo Statement on Yom Kippur: “Yom Kippur is the Jewish Day of Atonement, and the culmination of the High Holy Days. It’s a time to reflect on the year gone by and to prepare for the year to […]

by · September 23, 2015 · Cultures, Faith, Religion
Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Rosh Hashanah 2015 Message

Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Rosh Hashanah 2015 Message

“Tonight, members of the Jewish community all across New York will begin the observance of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. Rosh Hashanah provides an opportunity for the Jewish community to join with neighbors and loved ones to reflect on […]

Rosh Hashanah Observed, September 13 – 15

Rosh Hashanah Observed, September 13 – 15

The Bronx Chronicle wishes our readers the very best for the New Year 5775. Happy Rosh Hashanah to All.  

by · September 13, 2015 · Cultures, Holidays, Religion
Crowley Remembers 3rd Anniversary of the Oak Creek Sikh Gurdwara Massacre

Crowley Remembers 3rd Anniversary of the Oak Creek Sikh Gurdwara Massacre

“The best way we can honor the lives lost in the Oak Creek tragedy is through meaningful change.”   Earlier this month, Rep. Joe Crowley (D-Queens, the Bronx), Vice Chair of the Democratic Caucus, released the statement below on the […]

by · August 27, 2015 · Cultures, News
Pakistanis Celebrate their 68th Independence Day (WITH GALLERY)

Pakistanis Celebrate their 68th Independence Day (WITH GALLERY)

On August 2nd, Pakistanis celebrated their 68th Independence day at Bronx Park East. Though the first celebration occurred on August 15th, it is traditionally celebrated on August 14th. Pakistani Independence Day marks the end of British rule over the Indian […]

by · August 11, 2015 · Cultures, Local Events, Photos
Scott Stringer’s Eid Celebration

Scott Stringer’s Eid Celebration

From Voices of NY Scott Stringer’s Eid Celebration by Rahimon Nasa New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer hosted an Eid celebration in Queens where he honored prominent members of the Muslim community on July 23. The event took place at […]

Guest Op-Ed: Ending Child Marriages

Guest Op-Ed: Ending Child Marriages

Ending Child Marriages  by Ruby Setara In modern Western cultures, a wedding is a day to be anticipated greatly. You’re going to be with the person that you love, forever! It’s going to be hosted in a nice, clean chapel […]

by · July 26, 2015 · Cultures, Op Ed, Women
Body Awareness Week (Photo credit: Psychcentral.com)

Perfection: The disease of the nation

Perfection: The disease of the nation by Mary Elhakam Bags and bags of makeup on my dresser. Open my drawers and they are empty, all clothes are on my bed. I wake up at 5 am just so I can have […]

Senator Diaz Criticizes Mayor Bill de Blasio Stand on Dominican Republic

What You Should Know By Senator Rev Rubén Díaz You should know that this past Sunday, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio decided to go to Upper Manhattan in the midst of the Dominican community to ask for a […]

Polanco Politics: Confronting Dominican Racial Injustice

Polanco Politics: Confronting Dominican Racial Injustice

Polanco Politics: Confronting Dominican Racial Injustice by Juan Carlos “J.C.” Polanco, Esq., MBA Born in the Dominican Republic but stripped of their citizenship, the children of Haitians living there are now being forced out of the only home country they […]

Bronx Little Italy Celebrates the Feast of Saint Anthony

Bronx Little Italy Celebrates the Feast of Saint Anthony

Despite the threat of thunderstorms predicted for the end of the week, the white tents and brightly lit rides still went up for the Feast of Saint Anthony. Normal city streets were closed off for five days (from June 10th […]