Regional Community Events

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

Upcoming community events:
April 21 - St Anthony Annual Vendor Event. From  12:00-3:00 St Anthony will be hosting a variety of vendors and bake sale. Just in time to get a special gift to celebrate Mother's Day! Free parking and free admission. 
April 21 - St. Maron Church Hafli  in Torrington Featuring George Maalouf. 
April 29 - Lebanon Parliamentary Election Day - in North America. 
               Several Polling centers including Our club in Danbury for CT residence of dual citizenship who have registered to vote.
April 28 - 11th Benefit Gala of St. John Paul II Maronite Church
May 19 - St Anthony Annual Tag Sale.
June 2 -  One Day Lebanese Festival - St. Anthony Church in Springfield, MA 

NYC Consulate Cultural Journal...see several events in NYC area below


   

ST. ANN LADIES GUILD


PALM SUNDAY BAKE
AND
PARISH COOKBOOK SALE

   SATURDAY, MARCH 24, 11:30 A.M. TO 1:00 P.M.    
  SUNDAY, MARCH 25, 11:30 A.M. TO 1:00 P.M.


BAKLAWA, DATE FINGERS, KA’AK,
 DATE KA’AK, MAKARON FINGERS,
GRAYBEE, APRICOT WHEELS,
MAMOUL, KNAFEE



WALK-INS AND ADVANCE ORDERS ARE WELCOME

FOR INFO, CALL 203-798-0693 OR 203-743-2401


ST. ANN PARISH COOKBOOK CONTAINING  A DELICIOUS COLLECTION  OF TASTES, FROM KIBBEE AND FALAFEL, TO  PIEROGI AND PUTTANESCA, WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR SALE.



ST. ANN MELKITE CHURCH

181 CLAPBOARD RIDGE ROAD


St. Ann's Ladies’ Guild Palm Sunday Bake Sale, March 24 & 25, 2018 Pastry Order Form Item Price Qty. Total Baklawa Small Tray $16.00 $ Triangle, ea. 2.00 Date Fingers Dozen $12.00 Each 1.00 Apricot Wheels Dozen $12.00 Each 1.00 Ka’ak Dozen $12.00 Each 1.00 Ka’ak w/Dates Dozen $18.00 Each 2.00 Makaron Fingers Dozen $12.00 Each 1.00 Graybee Dozen $12.00 Each 1.00 Mamoul Dozen $24.00 Each 2.00 Knafee (nuts or cheese) each $3.00 Knafee small tray (nuts or cheese) $15.00 Order Total $ * Some of these products contain nuts and all are made in a kitchen that also processes nuts. (Walnuts, Pistachios & Pine Nuts) Name: Phone: Email: Place your order by March 18, 2018 Call Najlah Antous at (203) 798-0693, Georgette Ayoub at (203) 743-2401 or Hind Takla (203) 207-4697 with phone orders. Pick up at St. Ann’s Church, 181 Clapboard Ridge Rd., Danbury on March 24 & 25 (between 11:30am & 1pm). Thank You!









                           

11th Benefit Gala of St. John Paul II Maronite Church

The Parish of St. John Paul II Maronite Catholic Church in Sleepy Hollow will hold its Annual Benefit Gala on Saturday, April 28, 2018 starting 7 pm.

For further information and reservations, kindly check the following link: 11th Annual JPII Gala.


The Gala will take place at the Double Tree Hilton Hotel located at 455 S. Broadway Tarrytown, NY 10591.



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Memo on the Polling Stations of the Upcoming Parliamentary Elections April 29, 2018
The Consulate General of Lebanon in New York will open, within its jurisdiction, five polling stations for the upcoming parliamentary elections on Sunday April 29, 2018, as follows:
Massachusetts: Boston Marriott Newton, 2345 Commonwealth Avenue, MA 02466. The contact person is Mr. Maher Takkouch (maher.takkoush@nylebcons.org).
Connecticut: Lebanese American Club, 22 West St, Danbury, CT 06810. The contact person is Mr. Ayman Salman (ayman.salman@nylebcons.org).
New York: Loyola School, 980 Park Ave, New York, NY 10028. The contact person is Mr. Habib Osman (habib.habib@nylebcons.org).
New Jersey: Fairbridge Hotel East Brunswick, 195 Davidson Ave, Somerset NJ 08873. The contact person is Mr. Gaby Noufaily (gaby.noufaily@nylebcons.org).
Pennsylvania: Hampton Inn, 3723 Nazareth Rd, Easton, PA 18045. The contact person is Mr. Tony Barkachy (tony.barkachy@nylebcons.org).

Further information, regarding the distribution of voters and delegates on behalf of candidates, among other issues, will be circulated whenever available.





Dear members of the Lebanese community and friends of Lebanon,

The Consul General of Lebanon, Majdi Ramadan, and Mrs. Vanessa Raphael Ramadan have the pleasure of inviting you to a reception “Celebration for Smiles” to support Global Smile Foundation’s 2018 upcoming Humanitarian Medical Mission to Beirut.

Global Smile Foundation (GSF) is a not-for-profit organization founded by a group of dedicated volunteers and medical professionals, led by the Lebanese Dr. Usama Hamdan, to alleviate the suffering of underserved patients born with cleft lips and palates. For the last 30 years, GSF has been active in Latin America, Africa, the Indian Subcontinent and the Middle East.
2018 will mark GSF’s seventh consecutive year of performing pro bono operations in Beirut, coupled with an extensive educational program. GSF’s upcoming humanitarian medical mission to Beirut will be from April 24 to May 6, 2018.

With your support GSF will be able to provide free care to cleft patients. For more information and support kindly check the following link: Celebration for Smiles 2018

The reception will take place on Wednesday March 28, 2018, from 6pm to 8pm, at the Residence of the Consul General at 9A E 76th street, New York, NY 10021.
The invitation is attached herewith. We look forward to seeing you.

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Cultural Journal



USEK New York Alumni Chapter Announcement

The first New York Chapter for the Holy Spirit University (USEK) is opening and is inviting all alumni to join. USEK is a private catholic higher education institution founded by the Lebanese Maronite Order in 1938.

For information about USEK and its board members, please check the following link.

Interested supporters and USA alumni, kindly contact Rita Elojail Zihenni ritazihenni@gmail.com or Fadi Matta fadiematta@gmail.com.


FJK Dance Works in Progress

FJK Dance invite you to Works in Progress, presenting new collaborations, guest artists and featuring Fadi J Khoury’s new Creation of UnTold on April 12 & 14, 2018 at 7:30 pm.

FJK Dance is a diverse group of ten dancers founded by Fadi Khoury.

The event will preview examples of the visual arts and a performance of the UnTold choreography.  Q&A and a cocktail reception will follow.
For further information and RSVP’s, kindly check the following link.
The event will take place at Gibney Dance Center located at 280 Broadway, New York, NY, 10007.


St. Jude Hope & Heritage Gala

The fifth Annual St. Jude Hope & Heritage Gala will take place on Friday April 20, 2018, at 583 Park Avenue starting at 7 pm.


The event will celebrate the contributions and culture of the Middle Eastern community and the lifesaving mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

The Gala dinner will feature Mediterranean restaurant tasting, cocktails, live music, dancing, a silent auction, a raffle and a Give to Live presentation.


For tickets and sponsorship, kindly visit St. Jude Hope & Heritage Gala.


583 Park Avenue is located at 63rd Street and Park Avenue New York, NY 10065.


Arabic Language Courses at the Lebanese American University in NYC

The Lebanese American University New York Headquarters and Academic Institute/ SINARC is offering Arabic language courses at its midtown Manhattan facility. The spring semester will start January 15 until April 20, 2018, the summer semester will start June 11 until Jul 20, 2018.

SINARC offers every level – elementary, intermediate, advanced, and Lebanese Dialect. It also offers private courses for individuals or small groups with specific needs and goals, at affordable rates.

Instructors are native speakers with many years of teaching experience, specializing in reading, writing, and verbal communication. Classes are held on evenings and weekends, providing students and working professionals with convenient times and options to fit their schedules. Courses taken for academic credit are transferrable to students’ home institutions.

For further information and registration, kindly contact SINARC Institute sinarc.nyc@lau.edu / 212.203.4333 or on the following link sinarc.lau.edu.lb/nyc


The LAU NYC academic center is located at 211 East 46th Street, New York, NY 10017.


Consulate General of Lebanon in New Yorkwww.nylebcons.org
9 E 76th St.
NY, NY 10021
Tel: 1 (212) 744-7905
Fax: 1 (212) 794-1510