The World in One Neighborhood!

Jackson Heights in Queens  is an international neighborhood where 167 languages are spoken. 50% of the population is Latino and a great number of Asians, especially South Asians, reside here also. Jackson Heights is the heart of the world! Please watch this New York Times presentation.     Note: Many of our multi-language DVDs would be very effective in Jackson Heights: “JESUS” …

Open Doors in NYC!

One of our partners in NYC reported that he distributed the DVDs to a set of  apartment buildings, where there are many people from Asia Minor.  He knows the building superintendent, who is of that ethnic group, and asked him if he could distribute in his building. The superintendent said it was no problem as long as he knocked on the …

October 12th is Hispanic Day

Every year, Hispanic Day is celebrated on October 12th. It is a national holiday in Spain (combined with the day of the Armed Forces) and commemorates the exact date when Christopher Columbus reached the Americas (Bahamas) in 1492. On this day in Spain, the King of Spain oversees the raising of the Spanish national flag in the center of Madrid. …

Today: 77th Pulaski Day Parade

Today, October 5th, New York City is hosting the 77th annual Pulaski Day Parade along the famous Fifth Avenue.  It’s always held on the first Sunday of October which is close to General Pulaski Memorial Day (October 11th). General Casimir Pulaski was a Polish nobleman and hero of the Revolutionary War; he died at the Siege of Savannah fighting for …

Shanah Tova!

The 2-day Jewish New Year, called Rosh Hashanah, began at sundown yesterday. It is one of the High Holy Days that takes place in early Autumn; Yom Kippur is another and is observed 10 days later. The days in between allow time for self-examination and repentance. Rosh Hashanah focuses on life: the creation, God’s provision of a sacrificial lamb for …

German-Americans Celebrate!

NYC hosted the most popular German-American celebration this past weekend: the 57th Annual Steuban Parade (and military-band concert, gala and Oktoberfest)!  The colorful musical parade, complete with elaborate floats and participants in traditional costumes, marched and danced down 5th Avenue for 20 blocks.  You can view previous parades. Other cities hold similar annual events. Today, there are approximately 50 million German-Americans. …

Little Italy: Feast of San Gennaro

In 1926, The Feast of San Gennaro was a one-day religious holiday on September 19th, for the new Italian immigrants, in NYC’s “Little Italy” in lower Manhattan, to celebrate San Gennaro, Patron Saint of Naples. A group of cafe owners built a simple chapel to enclose the statue of their saint. The devout pinned offerings for the needy to the …

West Indian American Day

The West Indian Carnival is attended by one to three million annually in Brooklyn on Labor Day weekend. The highlight is an amazingly-vibrant parade along Eastern Parkway. Thousands of masqueraders dance on and around the elaborate floats to lively folk music. Vendors sell delicious ethnic food throughout the festival: codfish fritters, curried chicken, fish cakes, raw sugarcane, curried goat, coconut …

Bethlehem Punjabi Church

Please pray for our partner, Bethlehem Punjabi Church, in New York City. They desire to exalt Jesus Christ, train and disciple believers, and reach out to South Asians (Punjabi, Hindi, and Urdu speakers primarily). Please pray for those who have and will receive JESUS Film DVDs through their ministry.