Regional Community Events

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

Upcoming community events:.
  • Donations in support of the Earthquake victims in the Middle East. 
  • Blood Drives scheduled at respective locally affiliated churches.
  • The New Dream Foundation Gala honoring the Lebanon American Club
  • Comedy Night at St. Anthony Church.
  • Church Bazaar at St. Ann Church
  • And Much More!

  • Holiday Bazaar - Nov. 10 & 11.
  • Blood Drive  Jan 24, 2024  8am-1:00pm,  To sign up visit this link 
  • Pilgrimage to the Holy Land   

  • Comedy Night  Oct. 21, 2023.  $30/person, bring your own food.
  • Blood Drive   Nov. 11.  8:30-1:30pm To sign up visit this link 
  • Gala Nov. 18
  • Blood Drive   Mar. 20.  8am-1:00pm To sign up visit this link 

Cultural and Artistic Programs in Danbury and in the region:

ADS  - American Druze Society - CT Chapter

The Blessing Projects - NGO  
   Currently Supporting the ME Earthquake Emergency Relief


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 


Cultural Journal

Cultural Journal
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Consulate General of Lebanon in New

9 E 76th St.
NY, NY 10021
Tel: 1 (212) 744-7905
Fax: 1 (212) 794-1510


   A message from former 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.
Majdi Ramadan
Earthquake  Emergency Support

  Please see below the various ways the Eastern Churches both Orthodox and Catholics in Danbury, NY,  Lebanon, Syria and Internationally are collecting donations in support of the Earthquake Disaster Emergency Relief.

Thank you for your considerations.

1- Our St. George Church is having a collection to help all victims of the earthquake every Sunday.
Checks are payable to St. George Church (Memo. Earthquake Fund).
Or anyone can mail their Checks to:
St. George Church
125 Kohanza Street
Danbury, CT 06811

2- In Syria:

Department of Ecumenical Relations and Development - Archimandrite Meletius Shattahi
Address: Damascus, Bab Sharqi, Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and All the East
Tel: +963 11 5414490                                Mobile: +963 941 333850
Bank Transfer:  Byblos Bank, account number: 2350203788008

3- In Lebanon:
Our Lady of Balamand Patriarchal Monastery - Archimandrite George Yacoub
Address: Our Lady of Balamand Monastery, Koura, North Lebanon
Mobile: +961 3 080550
Bank Transfer: Bank: IBL Bank S. A. L. Branch: Balamand- Lebanon
Account holder: Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and all the East
Account number: 022 0023010220700026
IBAN: LB67005200220023010220700026    SWIFT Code: INLELBBE      Currency: USD

These are “fresh accounts” of our Antiochian Patriarchate which will use the money directly and immediately, helping the people of all backgrounds of Turkey and Syria.

4- International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) has also established an emergency fund to collect online donations.


Any contribution, no matter how small, can contribute to alleviate the suffering of many.

Added by LAC:

5- Eparchy of Saint Maron , Maronite Catholic Rite - Details on how to donate can be found at this Link 

6- Eparchy of Newton, Melkite Greek Catholic Rite -  Details on how to donate can be found at this Link