Regional Community Events

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

Upcoming community events:.

  • May 18 - Tag Sale at St. Anthony Church, donated items (no Furniture) can be dropped Thursday and Friday. 
  • May 18 - Spinach and Meat Pies Sale, St. Ann Church.  Pre-orders are recommended by calling 203-798-0693, 203-743-2401 OR 203-207-4697 
  • May 25 - Live Music and Fun, St. Ann Church 
  • June 7 & 8 - Taste of Lebanon Festival, Our Lady of Lebanon  Church in Waterbury.
  • June 6 - Special event for Mayoral Candidate Chris Setaro to be held at the Club, sponsored by Dr. Fred Kayal and Lori Kaback. 
  • June 7 - Special Olympics Torch Run by the Danbury Police Dept.  If you wish to order a t-shirt, adopt a mile, make a donation or have any questions, please contact Lt. Daniello, at (203) 797-4577, v.daniello@danbury-ct.gov
  • June  16 - 50/50 Raffle Drawing, St. Anthony's Church. see John or Ruth Ashkar.
  • June 27 - Special event for Mayor Boughton re-election to be held at the Club, sponsored by Bob Yamin and John Ashkar. 
  • June 28-29 - Middle Eastern Festival, St. George Church
  • Aug. 16 & 17 - Lebanese Heritage Festival - St. Anthony's Church Danbury.
  • NYC and Tri-state Cultural Journal events as shared by Lebanon Consulate in NY.
NYC Consulate Cultural Journal...see several events in NYC area below

St. Anthony Maronite Catholic Church
  • May 18 -  9-3pm. Tag Sale at St. Anthony Church, donated items (no Furniture) can be dropped Thursday and Friday.   
  • June  16 - 50/50 Raffle Drawing, St. Anthony's Church.  
                                                              50/50 Raffle Drawing
Father’s Day Breakfast
On Sun. June 16, 11:00 am
Grand Prize: $10,000
4 Prizes $500 ea.
Only 250 Tickets
$100/per Ticket

See John and Ruth Ashkar
  • Aug. 16 & 17 - Lebanese Heritage Festival - St. Anthony's Church Danbury.
   
  • May 18 - Spinach and Meat Pies Sale, St. Ann Church.  Pre-orders are recommended
                                   
   Meat Pies (each) $5, (half doz.) $25, (a dozen) $45
     Spinach Pies (each) $3 (half doz) $16, (a dozen) $30
     Pre-orders by calling 203-743-5119


ST. ANN MELKITE CHURCH

181 CLAPBOARD RIDGE ROAD

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May 25 - Jazz Live Music


  • June 28-29 - Middle Eastern Festival, St. George Church
                           


  •    June 7 & 8 - Taste of Lebanon Festival, Our Lady of Lebanon  Church in Waterbury
 






               


Annual Benefit Event is scheduled for Saturday TBD

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Cultural Journal
Provided by Lebanon Consulate of NY

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!

The First Lebanese Emigrant museum will be open in June 2019 with the objective of preserving the Diaspora's cultural heritage for future generations.
We kindly seek your assistance in collecting items or information related to the Lebanese diaspora, including photos, old possessions, audio recordings, videos, old documents, testimonies, and stories about emigration.
If you wish to contribute to the museum's collection, kindly contact info@nylebcons.org.


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Museum Highlights Tours in Arabic

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is now offering Museum Highlights Tours in Arabic.

The tours are led by native Arabic speakers, and will last 1 hour. The tours are at 3pm on the first and third Mondays of the month excluding public holidays. The next tours are on Monday April 1; April 15; May 20 and June 3, 2019.

All tours are free with museum admission. For more information, kindly check the following link.



Audrée Anid Upcoming Exhibition
Audrée Anid, American/Lebanese artist specializing in mixed media photography, is participating in an upcoming group exhibition “Chromatic Reveries”. The opening reception will take place on Friday April 5, 2019 from 6-8 pm.

For more information, kindly check the following link.

The exhibition will run from April 5 - 24, 2019 at Nars Foundation located at 201 46th St 4th Fl, Brooklyn, NY 11220.



Rana Younes Performing at Opera America
Rana younes, a Lebanese Soprano, will be performing for the first time in New York City on Friday April 5, 2019 at 7 pm.

Rana will be accompanied by the Romanian Opera Soprano Mihaela Mingheras.

The performance will take place at the theater of Opera America located at 330 7th Avenue, 7th floor, New York, NY 10001


Arab Conference at Harvard: “(Re)Imagining Home”
The 12th annual Arab Conference at Harvard hosted by the Harvard Arab Alumni Association and various student organizations will take place on April 5-7, 2019.

The conference is intended to create positive and reflective conversations about the Arab World. With many Arabs feeling an urgent need to rebuild their homes in the motherland, re-imagine better futures for their countries, or to build new homes abroad, the discussions will focus on Identity, Healthcare, and Influence Governance.

The lineup of speakers will include among others many inspiring Lebanese individuals: Dr. Fadlo Khuri, Hamed Sinno, Maya El Helou, Dr. Tony Tannoury, Brigitte Khoury, Karen Wazen, Omar Dewachi and Nasser Yassin.

For more information and to sign up, kindly check the following link.



An Evening with the Music of Alex Wakim
Alex Wakim Lebanese American composer will perform selections from his in-development musical, “An American in Beirut”,and a musical setting of Kahlil Gibran's set of poems, “The Madman” on Tuesday April 16, 2019 at 8pm.

For more information, kindly check the following link and RSVP to Alex Wakim at alxpwakim@gmail.com.

The event will take place at Provincetown Playhouse located at 133 MacDougal Street, New York, NY 100012.



FJK Dance 2019 Black Box Series
FJK Dance presents Black Box series; an immersive experience featuring the fusion of culture and dance in Fadi J Khoury's choreography and artistic collaborations. The event will feature the performance ofReflections a repertory piece followed by a talk back and reception, on Friday April 26, 2019 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.

For more information and tickets, kindly check the following link.

The event will take place at the Black Box Theater of John Jay College located at 524 W 59th St, New York, NY 10019



Annual Hafli at Saint Maron Church in Torrington
The Saint Maron Maronite Catholic Church in Torrington is organizing their second Annual Hafli, on April 27, 2019 starting at 5:30pm.

For further information and tickets, kindly email the church atstmaronchurch@yahoo.com or call Melanie at (860) 841 8795.

The Hafli will take place at Chatterley's Banquet Facility located at 371 Pinewoods Rd, Torrington, CT 06790.



St. Jude Hope & Heritage Gala
The Sixth Annual St. Jude Hope & Heritage Gala will take place on Friday May 3, 2019, at 583 Park Avenue starting at 7 pm.

The event will celebrate the contributions and culture of the Middle Eastern community and will feature cocktails, dinner, a silent auction, dancing, live entertainment, a raffle and a Give to Live presentation. Your contributions will help ensure that families never receive a bill from St. Jude because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.

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.



Benefit Gala of St. John Paul II Maronite Catholic Church
The Parish of St. John Paul II Maronite Catholic Church in Sleepy Hollow will hold its Annual Benefit Gala on Saturday May 4, 2019 starting 7 pm.

For further information and reservations, kindly check the following link.

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



We Live in Cairo
Daniel and Patrick Lazour are brothers and music theatre writers of Lebanese origins; their new musical “We Live in Cairo” is being produced at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge starting May 14, 2019.

Inspired by the young Egyptians who took to the streets in 2011, this new musical follows six revolutionary students armed with laptops and cameras, guitars and spray cans as they come of age in a contemporary Cairo.

For more information and tickets, kindly check the following link.

“We Live in Cairo” Winner of the 2016 Richard Rodgers Award for Musical Theater.

The Loeb Drama Center is located at 64 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA 02138.
 


Launch of the Pioneers and Leaders HUB
The Pioneers and Leaders HUB launched by The Women as Partners in Progress (WPP) Project within the Gibran Chair for Values and Peace at the University of Maryland to acknowledge and support the advancement of Arab Women’s progress by Arab women pioneers, leaders, and civil society organizations.

The HUB contains directories of Arab Women Pioneers, Leaders, and Organizations supporting women in 15 countries across the Arab World. These Directories of 213 women pioneers, women leaders, and organizations tell a collective story of brave women overcoming barriers, being role models, carving paths, being the shoulders for others to advance, challenging, and shifting mindsets of what is possible.

For more information, kindly check the following link.
 


Save the Date
The 16th Jamhour Alumni Benefit Dinner will take place on Saturday November 2, 2019 at the New York Athletic Club. Details to follow.

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The Consul General of Lebanon, Majdi Ramadan, and Mrs. Vanessa Raphael Ramadan have the pleasure of inviting you to a Guided Tour and a Reception to learn about archeological pieces on loan from Lebanon, on April 5, 2019, starting at 4:45pm.

Eight Archeological pieces from the National Museum of Beirut are part of the exhibition “The World between Empires: Art and Identity in the Ancient Middle East”, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The exhibition is running from March 18 to June 23, 2019.

This exhibition focuses on the remarkable cultural, religious, and commercial exchange that took place in cities including Baalbek, Sidon, Tyre, Petra, Palmyra, and Hatra between 100 B.C. and A.D. 250.

                                                                               

The exhibition curators, Blair Fowlkes-Childs, Ph.D., and Michael Seymour, Ph.D., will guide the tour at the Metropolitan. They will also make a short presentation during the Reception at the residence of the Consul General on the Lebanese pieces including those on loan from Lebanon.

The Guided Tour will take place at the Metropolitan, located at 1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY, 10028 on April 5, 2019 at 4:45pm. Spaces are limited for the tour. Kindly RSVP on a first come first serve basis on the following link: Guided Tour at the Metropolitan

The reception to follow is open to the public, and will take place at the residence of the Consul General at 9A E 76th Street, New York, NY 10021, from 6:15 to 8pm.

Museum Highlights Tours in Arabic
The Metropolitan Museum of Art is now offering Museum Highlights Tours in Arabic.
The tours are led by native Arabic speakers, and will last 1 hour. The tours are at 3pm on the first and third Mondays of the month excluding public holidays. The next tours are on Monday, March 4; April 1; April 15; May 20 and June 3, 2019. 
All tours are free with museum admission. For more information, kindly check the following link.

In: Bodied, The Augmented Self Exhibition curated by Hala A Malak and Joelle Firzli
Hala A. Malak & Joelle Firzli present In: Bodied, The Augmented Self exhibition at the Arnold and Sheila Aronson Galleries. The opening reception will take place on Thursday March 7, 2019 from 6-8pm. Drinks and snacks will be served out of L105 on 2 W 13th St.
The exhibition engages with the assumption that design and technology can be applied toward the betterment of humanity and considers designers as change-makers and disruptors. The show interweaves art and design projects that focus on exploring and enhancing the human experience as it continually co-evolves alongside or intersects with intelligent machines.
Kindly RSVP to Kamrin at harbink@newschool.edu for attendance. The show runs March 5-31 with a panel on March 28 at Kellen Auditorium.
Arnold and Sheila Aronson Galleries, Sheila C. Johnson Design Center located at 66th Fifth Ave, New York, NY 10003.


The 10th Annual Dinner for Education and Opportunities for Lebanon
The 10th Annual Dinner for Education and Opportunities for Lebanon (EOL) will take place at the Lebanese Taverna in Tysons Galleria, Virginia on Sunday, April 7, 2019.
Education and Opportunities for Lebanon (EOL) serves underprivileged schoolchildren of all religious faiths throughout Lebanon, for more information please visit www.edopleb.org
For dinner reservations, kindly check the following link.
The Lebanese Taverna is located at 2001 International Dr unit 1402, McLean, VA 22102.

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 summer semester will start June 10 until Jul 19, 2019.
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.
Save the Date
The 10th Annual Benefit Dinner for the Eparchy of Saint Maron, “celebrating a Special Decade of Service” will take place at the New York Athletic Club, on Thursday October 3, 2019. Details to follow.
                                                  
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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.




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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