Immigrant Life In Queens
Photos by Ira Cohen
There are many faces that make up this unique place where we live. Each is distinct, and each plays an integral role in the makeup of the Queens landscape.
Pictured clockwise, starting in the top left:
A Native American dancer expresses his tradition while entertaining at the annual Pow-Wow held at the Queens County Farm Museum.
Two South Asian women are well-dressed but carry the traditional powder paint of the Phagwah Festival held each spring in Richmond Hill.
At Chabad of Rego Park a young couple from Eastern Europe works on the final chapters of their family Torah with the aid of a rabbi/scribe.
In Woodhaven, Shirley Burke from Ireland readies a pint for a customer dropping by from the neighborhood.
A father and son show that you didn’t need to have family in New York when the Dodgers and Giants played here in order to grow up a Mets fan.
Japanese drummers mark the annual cherry blossom festival in Flushing Meadows Corona Park.
A Bangladeshi child walking along 37th Avenue in Jackson Heights gets a thrill from her very own balloon.
Practitioners of Falun Gong walk down Main Street in Flushing’s annual Lunar New Year Parade.
Along 108th Street in Forest Hills, the language and manners learned in Russia are expressed as old friends catch up.