Regional Community Events

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

Upcoming community events:.
  • See St. Anthony,  St. Ann's and St. Georges Churches upcoming events.
  • Gift of Life for Lebanon - Providing Cardiac Services for children born with heart defects.
  • NYC and Tri-state Cultural Journal events as shared by Lebanon Consulate in NY.
         See details for supporting Friends of the Lebanese Franciscan Sisters of the Cross (FLFS)
                 serving the most in need in Lebanon, and other related non-profit organization
                 locally and abroad.

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- Palm Sunday Bake Sale   -  April 9&10
                   

- Blood Drive   Tues.  March 22 1:30-6:30pm
To sign up visit this link 

- Kibbee Dinner - 4/30
                           
Providing Medical service for those uninsured.














Danbury Library: 

The Annual Holiday Craft Fair is on Saturday, December 4 from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM. 

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Gift of Life for Lebanon - Providing Cardiac Medical Services for children born with Heart Defects. 

Support to this organization can be also provided through a non-taxable donation to Gift of Life Metro NY Chapter 



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Cultural Journal

Cultural Journal
Kindly note that henceforth the Cultural Journal will be circulated only at the beginning of every month. Any possible entries for inclusion in the Cultural Journal should be sent to our office at least before the 15th of any given month. If you would like to receive invitations and email updates regularly join our Mailing List!

2022 PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS

Parliamentary elections for Lebanese Expats will take place on May 8, 2022. The polling stations’ locations will be published when the Ministry of Interior and Municipalities approves them. 

From LAC: Our club house is under serious consideration for being one of the polling stations for all those who registered with a CT zip code, pending official approval and announcement. Once confirmed, we will also share info on required documents to vote to how to obtain it if you do not have one. 


𝗘𝗹𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀 𝗔𝗻𝗻𝗼𝘂𝗻𝗰𝗲𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁
 
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants announces the opening of registration for the Lebanese living abroad to vote in the upcoming 2022 parliamentary elections:
 
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Registration will take place from October 1, 2021 to November 20, 2021. 
The date of the elections for Lebanese living abroad and the nature of the voting process will be announced at a later stage.
 
𝗪𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝗰𝗮𝗻 𝗜 𝗿𝗲𝗴𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗿?  (Closed)
– Eligible voters will be able to register online at diasporavote.mfa.gov.lb.
– Eligible voters may also register in person at the Lebanese Embassy in D.C. or at the respective Consulates General (i.e., NYC, Detroit, or L.A.).
 
𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗱𝗼 𝗜 𝗻𝗲𝗲𝗱?
1.) One of the following: A Lebanese passport, OR a Lebanese identity card (both sides), OR a civil status bulletin (ikhraj qayd).
AND
2.) One of the following: A US green card, OR a US identity card, OR a US passport, OR a Lebanese passport stamped with an immigration visa, OR a US work permit, OR a US driver’s license.
 
We will provide more updates as we receive them from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants.



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


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   A message from formal Consul General Majdi Ramadan
 

I am reaching out in connection with a New York-based organization called Friends of the Lebanese Franciscan Sisters of the Cross (FLFS) that I humbly serve on its board.
 
We are a small group of volunteers of Lebanese origin who joined together to support the honorable and essential humanitarian mission that the Franciscan Sisters of the Cross lead in Lebanon.
 
The sole purpose of FLFS is to secure a sustainable source of assistance for the Sisters in support of their daily vital needs as well as help in restoring and rehabilitating the existing facilities. We are a nonprofit, nonpolitical organization incorporated in Washington D.C. and awaiting the 501c3 certification from the IRS.
 
His Eminence, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, his Excellency, Bishop Gregory Mansour, and his Excellency, Bishop Elias Zaidan, along with General Superior Sister Marie Makhlouf serve on the Honorary Board of the organization.
 
The Lebanese Franciscan Sisters of the Cross (LFS) is a congregation of 170 nuns that manages the largest network of non-profit institutions in Lebanon. In total, 19 institutions, serve 1550 mentally and physically disabled persons, 170 orphans, 800 elderly suffering from Alzheimer’s and chronic mental illnesses in addition to educating more than 2000 students mostly from under served communities. The network employs more than 1750 professionals ranging from doctors, nurses, teachers, and a variety of other staff functions.
 
The institutions welcome and care for people from all confessions and nationalities. More than half of the long-term in-patients are non-Christians. Among the most prominent institutions are the Psychiatric Hospital of the Cross -Deir El-Saleeb and the Hospital of the Sisters of the Cross.
 
Historically, the Congregation has relied in large part on government support for many of its needs. Unfortunately, the said support that has been minimal recently threatening the survival of this crucial mission which serves more than 3,000 patients, 3,000 students and 1,700 employees and their families.
 
As you know, Lebanon is going through an unprecedented economic and political crisis. The Lebanese currency lost more than 90% of its value, refugees account for almost half of the population, and capital control is exercised nationwide. To make matters worse, a very large explosion in Beirut in August 2020 caused a lot of damage to some of the Congregation’s institutions.
 
The World Bank ranked the economic and financial crisis in Lebanon in the top 3 most severe crises episodes globally since the mid-nineteenth century. Today, as we see Lebanon passing through these difficult times, together we need to avert a large-scale humanitarian crisis and a mass exodus of Lebanese talent. Supporting institutions like the LFS can go a long way in making that possible.
 
I would be thankful for your support of the Sisters through a financial contribution and through spreading the word within your network, including the Lebanon-American Club of Danbury, about their mission and their need of help.
 
Your tax-deductible contributions to the Sisters will go through the Eparchy of Saint Maron – Brooklyn. You can donate directly on our website (FLFS) or by check addressed to the Eparchy of Saint Maron, 109 Remsen St., Brooklyn, NY 11201, and add in the memo “for the Lebanese Franciscan Sisters of the Cross”.
 
I would like to tell you more about the Sisters over a scheduled call.
 
Looking forward to hearing from you.
 
Best,
Majdi Ramadan