Cultures

BP DIAZ CELEBRATES IRISH HERITAGE & CULTURE IN WOODLAWN

BP DIAZ CELEBRATES IRISH HERITAGE & CULTURE IN WOODLAWN

On Thursday, March 12, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. hosted his annual Irish Heritage & Culture Celebration at the Rambling House in Woodlawn. This year’s honorees included Patricia Lynch, Government/Media Strategist; Joseph McDermott, Executive Director of the Consortium for […]

by · March 16, 2015 · Bulletin Board, Cultures, Holidays
Celebrating Holi in the Bronx with Vishnu Mandir Temple

Celebrating Holi in the Bronx with Vishnu Mandir Temple

While many people enjoyed Sunday’s warmer temperatures, the members of Vishnu Mandir Temple frolicked outside in colorful clouds to celebrate Holi. Holi (also known as Phagwah) is a Hindu festival celebrated during Spring and is known as the festival of […]

Irish Heritage Month Celebration

Irish Heritage Month Celebration

by · March 8, 2015 · Bulletin Board, Cultures, Holidays
Muslim Holidays Added To NYC School Calendar

Muslim Holidays Added To NYC School Calendar

City schools to recognize Muslim Holidays (New York NY) In a morning announcement, Mayor de Blasio fulfilled a campaign promise by adding two Muslim Holidays — Eid al-Adha & Eid al-Fitr — to the New York City public schools calendar. This shift […]

by · March 4, 2015 · Cultures, Faith, Government, News, Religion
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Free Range Kids – Are Teens Who Sext “Child Pornographers?

Post by contributor Lenore Skenazy Thanks to our mistaken belief that no one under 18 can have any legitimate sexual feelings—and hence any sex they’ve engaged in was coerced and bound to render unspeakable emotional harm—we have laws on the […]

by · March 2, 2015 · Crime, Cultures, Government, Law
SENATOR JEFF KLEIN HOSTS BRONX BLACK HISTORY MONTH BREAKFAST

SENATOR JEFF KLEIN HOSTS BRONX BLACK HISTORY MONTH BREAKFAST

Local Elected officials, African-American Community Leaders and Hundreds of Bronxites Come Together to Celebrate Black History Month   BRONX, NY – Senate Independent Democratic Conference Leader State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) joined State Senator James Sanders, Jr.  (D-Queens), local elected […]

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 […]