Regional Community Events

Following are main events  and links to area and regional communities and organizations websites:

Upcoming community events:.
Feb. 3 - 11 am Big Game Breakfast. at St. Anthony's church hall after 10 am mass.
Feb. 8 - 7pm St. Maron and Valentine's Party - OLOL church, Waterbury
Feb. 9 – 6 pm. Feast of St. Maron Dinner – at St. Maron Church in Torrington
Feb 10 - 11am Feast of St. Maron Brunch - St. Anthony Church in Danbury.
Feb 16 - 7 pm  Valentine's Day Fundraiser for 3 Lebanese Charities - at Our Lady of Lebanon Church in Waterbury
NYC Consulate Cultural Journal...see several events in NYC area below

St. Anthony Maronite Catholic Church
Feb. 3 -  11am  Big Game Breakfast. at church hall after 10 am mass, to support the Youth of St, Anthony's
Feb 10 - 11am Feast of St. Maron Complimentary Brunch - St. Anthony Church in Danbury.


Feb 8th - Valentine Dinner Dance

Feb 16 - 7pm  Valentine's Day Fundraiser for 3 Lebanese Charities - at Our Lady of Lebanon Church in Waterbury
$50 / Person 
Contact Gisele 860-205-6777 for reservations.

February 16, 2019  @ 7 PM

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February 16, 2019  @ 7 PM

Mother Teresa said
“If you can’t feed one hundred people, then feed just one”

We all have different charities that we are passionate about. Sometimes a certain illness or event in our family, makes us donate to a certain charity. 

The 3 charities that this party proceeds will go to have objectives to help the homeless, care for the elderly, young children, orphans, the handicapped children with physical and mental disabilities. They feed the poor and care for them, as well as take the unwanted children, provide medical assistance to the sick, helps battered women and addicts. 

We all donate to society and charities in our own way.  These 3 charities are all operated strictly by volunteers.  We help not to expect anything in return, but because we want to help others be better and have the opportunities that we have.

Please give as much as you can to help as many as we can.  No amount is too small when it comes from a generous heart.

Thank you and may God bless you & your families


Ray of Hope: An association established in 1994 to serve children with special needs.  The institution provides education to children suffering from different degrees of mental and or physical disabilities.  The school is accredited by the Ministry of Social Services in Lebanon.  Ray of Hope focuses on developing the mental and physical capacities of its students to ensure their full potential and integration into society.  They provide the students with medical, psychological, psychiatric and social needs as well as providing them with adaptive education.

Mountada El Moukaadin: An association that helps physically disabled children and adults emotionally, physically and spiritually.  It fights for the rights of the disabled and works with the government of Lebanon to help establish laws to make the lives of the disabled easier for them to integrate into society.  Mountada El Moukaadin started when the need arose for someone to stand up for the rights of the disabled. They also have activities for the kids an they teach them life skills, so they can feel that they are part of society and to be independent.

Heaven’s Joy Organization (Father Allawi): This amazing organization helps so many people with many needs.  It is a refuge for juveniles who don’t have anyone to take care and protect them.  It is home to battered women and their children and also for orphaned children left behind.  It also helps young addicts of substance abuse to recover and get back into society as healthy beings.  Heaven’s Joy also helps the abandoned elderly men who are homeless or do not have families.  It also provides free food and haircuts for the poor.       

Annual Benefit Event is scheduled for Saturday Dec. 1st., 2018


Cultural Journal
Provided by Lebanon Consulate

Denise Nassar Upcoming Exhibition
Denise Nassar, American/Lebanese painter and photographer, is participating in an upcoming exhibition at the 20th Annual WAH Salon (Williamsburg Art & Historical Center), from January 26 until February 17, 2019.
Opening reception is Saturday January 26, 4-6pm. For more information, kindly check the following link.
The WAH is located 135 Broadway, Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY 11211 USA

Supernova Solo Show by Lebanese Designers David/Nicolas
Carpenters Workshop Gallery, New York is pleased to present Supernova, a solo show of new works by the Lebanese design-duo david/nicolas from 24 January up to April 13, 2019.
David Raffoul and Nicolas Moussallem have established a global presence since they set up their studio, david/nicolas, in Beirut in 2011. Through their interdisciplinary approach to their retro-futurist design aesthetic, they have staged several exhibitions and collaborated with established international brands.
For their inaugural exhibition at Carpenters Workshop Gallery, david/nicolas bring two distinct bodies of work that explore different sides of the pair’s multi-faceted practice: Constellation and Monocle, each an interpretation of a post-explosion phenomenon.
For more information, kindly check the following link.
Carpenters Workshop Gallery is located at 693 Fifth Ave, New York, NY 10022.

Arabic Music and Oud Workshop
Circle World Arts presents Arabic Music and Oud Workshop with Oudist Hadi Eldebek.
Hadi Eldebek, teaching artist at Harvard Graduate School of Education, member of Yo-Yo Ma Silk Road Ensemble, and co-founder of Grant PA & Circle World Arts, will be teaching OUD workshops in Manhattan for beginners and early intermediates. The curriculum includes The mechanics of The Instrument, Understanding Music (Terminology), How to play by ear, Melody & rhythms, Practice Stations, and more.
For more information and reservation, kindly check the following link.
The workshop will take place each weekend in January, from 11:30am to 3:30pm at the Magnet Theater Center in Manhattan located at 22 West 32nd St, 10th floor, New York, NY 10001.

Event update: Arab American Physicians Foundation Annual Holiday Gala
The Arab American Physicians Foundation Holiday Gala will take place on Saturday February 2, 2019 starting at 5:30 pm at Baalbeck Lebanese lounge.
The Gala will feature full dinner with mezza, and live music with singer Rimon Mamari. This event is open for healthcare providers and their friends.
For tickets and information, kindly email or call Mrs Kanj at 908-405-8335.
Baalbeck Lebanese Lounge is located at, 2600 Tonnelle Ave, North Bergen NJ 07047.

Saint Maron Feast Day
The Cathedral of Our Lady of Lebanon announces the 93rd Annual Saint Maron Day celebration to honor the Founder and Father of the Maronite Church, on Sunday February 10, 2019.
The day begins with the Divine Liturgy celebrated by His Excellency Bishop Gregory Mansour at 11:30 a.m. and is followed by a luncheon at Gargiulo's Restaurant located at 2911 West 15th Street, Brooklyn, New York 11224.
For luncheon reservations, kindly call Therese Abi Habib at (917) 607 4578 or email or
Our Lady of Lebanon Cathedral is located at 113 Remsen St, Brooklyn, NY 11201.

LAU Panel Discussion: Connecting the Fashion Industry and Gender Equality
The Lebanese American University (LAU) will host a panel discussion “Connecting the Fashion Industry and Gender Equality”, in collaboration with London College of Fashion at UAL, and Parsons School of Design at The New School. Bringing together key players who are shaping the global fashion industry, to explain why fashion matters, and how it can be used to advance women’s empowerment and gender equality, on Tuesday February 12, 2019, from 6 to 8 pm.
The discussion will be moderated by Dr. Lina Abirafeh, Executive Director of the Arab Institute for Women at the Lebanese American University. The panelists are Frances Corner, Head of London College of Fashion, Burak Cakmak, Dean of Fashion at Parsons School of Design at the New School, Dayle Haddon, model, actress, Speaker and UNICEF Ambassador, and Jason Steel leads the B.A. in Fashion Design Program at LAU.
For more information, kindly check the following link.
The LAU is located at 211 East 46th St, New York NY 10017.

Book Launch on Art and the (A)political in Beirut
ArteEast and the Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies present a joint book launch of City of Beginnings by Robyn Creswell and Etel Adnan by Kaelen Wilson-Goldie on Tuesday February 12, 2019 at 6pm.
Robyn Creswell and Kaelen Wilson-Goldie will be in conversation around their new books highlighting Beirut’s modernity in poetry and painting.
This event is free and open to the public. A reception will follow.
For more information, kindly check the following link.
The event will take place at Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies at NYU located at 255 Sullivan St (At Washington Square South), New York, NY 10012.

LAU Alumni Conference
The Lebanese American University (LAU) will host a special weekend conference for alumni and friends focusing on the recent growth and development at LAU, issues facing Lebanon, and the various aspects of alumni and constituents involvement with the university.
The conference will be held on the weekend of February. 22-24 at LAU NY and will feature presentations by LAU’s VP for Advancement, Dr. George Najjar, Asstistant. VP for Alumni Relations, Abdallah Alkhal, and special keynote speakers, Dr. George Jabbour (George Washington University) and Dr. Sumitra Dutta (Cornell SC Johnson College of Business) 
Registration is free; kindly contact Ed Shiner at 255 1099
The LAU is located at 211 E. 46th St., New York NY 10017.

Cinephilia Bound Cannes 2019
Cinephilia Productions is now accepting applications for its 3rd edition of Cinephilia Bound Cannes program which will take place at the 72nd Cannes Film Festival 2019 in partnership with Maison Des Scénaristes, the International Scriptwriters' Pavilion.
Cinephilia Bound Cannes is a 3-day program that aims to facilitate the connection between international producers & screenwriters/filmmakers from the Middle East and North Africa who are working on their first, second or third feature film project.
Kindly check the following link for guidelines and requirements. The application deadline is February 25, 2019.

Annual Gala of The American Foundation for Saint George Hospital
The American Foundation for Saint George Hospital will hold its eight Annual Gala and honor Mr. Anthony Asher, Founder, Center of Innovation and Entrepreneurship Holy Spirit University, Kaslik, Lebanon, on Saturday March 2, 2019 at 6:30 pm.
The Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to help Saint George Hospital in Beirut provide the highest quality medical services and to make health care available to the needy. Proceeds from the gala will help women’s health programs at Saint George Hospital and cover the necessary expenses for patients in need to come to the hospital for this purpose.
For further information and reservations, kindly check the following link.
The Gala will take place at La Maison Francaise at the Embassy of France located at 4101 Reservoir Road, Washington, DC 20007.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants would like to invite you to the “Sixth Lebanese Diaspora Energy Conference” that will take place in Beirut from June 7 until June 9, 2019.
The Conference presents a chance to celebrate the success stories of the Lebanese abroad, share their experiences, and enhance their relations with Lebanon.
The Conference aims to continue establishing a network of successful people of Lebanese origins around the globe, in order to spread and diversify their domains of action on the national, regional and international levels.
Kindly save the date on your calendar, as more details will follow.

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