Cultures

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 […]

Sigmund Rolat. Holocaust Survivor and Philanthropist receiving Proclamation from Mayor Bill de Blasio

Mayor de Blasio Honors Holocaust Survivor at Jewish Heritage Museum

Mayor Bill de Blasio honored Jewish Heritage at the magnificent Museum of Jewish Heritage in lower Manhattan on June 11th. The museum is a living memorial to the Holocaust that honors those who died by celebrating their lives through cherishing […]

Abrazo Boricua in New York 

Abrazo Boricua in New York  Mayors, Dignitaries and community leaders will travel from Puerto Rico to join more than 500 people who will be attending the Abrazo Boricua in New York. The Abrazo Boricua in New York, a free event […]

Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj Receives Albania’s Highest Medal of Honor

Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj Receives Albania’s Highest Medal of Honor

After honoring the role Albanians played in saving Jewish people during the Holocaust, Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj was presented with Albania’s Honor of Nation Order Metal (otherwise known as, Urdhri Nderi i Kombit) by President H.E Bujar Nishani. Albania’s Honor of […]

by · May 8, 2015 · Cultures, Local News
From left to right: Assemblyman Gjonaj, President H.E. Bujar Nishani, Senator Klein,

Gjonaj, Klein honor President H.E. Bujar Nishani for the Albanian role in saving Jews during WWII

Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj and State Senator Jeff Klein honored President of Albania H.E. Bujar Nishani for the role Albanians played in saving thousands of Jews during the Holocaust and celebrated photographer Norman Gershman whose photographs capture the essence of their […]

THE BRONX CHRONICLE CELEBRATES ‘CINCO DE MAYO’

THE BRONX CHRONICLE CELEBRATES ‘CINCO DE MAYO’

The Bronx Chronicle Joins All New Yorkers in Celebrating Cinco de Mayo. Viva Mexico! Cinco de Mayo is widely celebrated in the United States, New York and the Bronx.   Cinco de Mayo marks the Mexican army’s victory in the Battle of […]

HS of World Cultures/Charity Champions

HS of World Cultures/Charity Champions

Students at High School of World Cultures Participate in Optimum Community ‘Charity Champions’Program   Students at the High School of World Cultures were recently recognized for participating in Charity Champions, a program from Optimum Community that promotes volunteerism and encourages […]

Banana Kelly Student Wins Nat Geo Mundo Explorer Contest/Summer Scholarship to Australia

Banana Kelly Student Wins Nat Geo Mundo Explorer Contest/Summer Scholarship to Australia

  Eleventh-grader receives full scholarship for summer travel experience with the 2015 National Geographic Student Expedition; recognized by Assemblyman Marcos Crespo Optimum Community is pleased to announce that Banana Kelly High School student Emmanuel Ankomah is the Bronx high school […]

by · May 4, 2015 · Bulletin Board, Cultures
B.P. Diaz Celebrates Israeli Independence Day

B.P. Diaz Celebrates Israeli Independence Day

On Thursday, April 23, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale hosted their annual Israeli Independence Day celebration. At the event Borough President Diaz presented Rabbi Avi Weiss of the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale with […]

Tabrez Alam and his father, Md. Makidul Alam.

Parkchester Resident Earns Valedictorian Honors at Bronx Science, Now Headed to MIT

Bronx Science valedictorian will attend MIT in the Fall   Tabrez Alam, a resident of Parkchester and a Bangladeshi-American,  recently received word that he would be graduating as valedictorian at the fabled Bronx High School of Science with a GPA of […]

Bronxites Gather for Fifth Annual Abrazo Garifuna

Bronxites Gather for Fifth Annual Abrazo Garifuna

This past Thursday, in honor of Garifuna-American Heritage Month, Bronxites gathered for the fifth annual Abrazo Garifuna celebration at Maestro’s Caterers, hosted by the Honorable New York State Senator Ruben Diaz, together with Assembly Members Marcos Crespo, Luis Sepulveda and Michael […]

Culturally Competent Care in Community Health

Culturally Competent Care in Community Health

A Bronx resident, student and single mother, Angelita Cordova-Hayes, recently spent a week providing medical assistance and health education to the Fonfrede community in Haiti. Her trip, which took place from February 17 through February 24, was part of Monroe […]

BP DIAZ TO DISCUSS RECENT TRIP TO ISRAEL

BP DIAZ TO DISCUSS RECENT TRIP TO ISRAEL

On Thursday, March 26, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. will host a discussion and question and answer session on his recent visit to Israel.   The event will take place at the Riverdale YM-YWHA, 5626 Arlington Avenue, Bronx, NY, […]

The Bronx Celebrates Saint Patrick’s Day in Throggs Neck

The Bronx Celebrates Saint Patrick’s Day in Throggs Neck

Despite the chilly winds, thousands of spectators lined up for the 17th Annual Bronx St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The celebration was hosted by The Throggs Neck St. Patrick’s Day Committee, chaired by James McQuade, and the Throggs Neck Benevolent Association. […]