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This unique event will feature the screening of an original documentary in English by filmmaker Elena Maroulleti which traces back and highlights the centuries-old history and culture of Khirokitia, one of the most significant pre-historic sites of Cyprus and of the eastern Mediterranean.
The event which is offered with free admission will take place at the Stathakion Cultural Center in Astoria, NY. An RSVP is preferred. To book seats please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 718-545-1151. For more information visit, www.cyprecoofamerica.com.
The remains of Khirokitia and the archaeological finds from ongoing excavations that stretch back to the mid-1930's and which continue to date have shed a lot of light on the evolution of human society in Cyprus. The featured film also highlights important aspects of the life and traditions of the first inhabitants of Khirokitia. The event will also feature speakers who come from Khirokitia who will share personal stories about the discovery of the settlement and the ongoing excavations at the site.
Organized by CYPRECO of America, Inc., a non-profit Queens-based cultural organization with a vibrant presence spanning over 30 years in New York's cultural scene, this new progam is part of CYPRECO's ongoing commitment of providing unique folk arts programs which promote the rich heritage, history and culture of Cyprus in America.
Perfectly suited for the entire family, this unique event offered with free admission will feature stage readings in English and in Greek of representative Cypriot folk stories and poems which survived over the centuries by word of mouth and which were collected and published for the first time in Engish translation in the books, "Folk Stories My Grandmother Told Me" and "Cypriot Folk Poems 900-1900AD", by the late Lucy Maroulleti, author, translator and storyteller. Unlike children's fables, these folk stories and poems revive unique aspects of the rural life of the Cypriots in older times about war heroes, love, loss of a loved one among other, while most of them reflect true events.
The event will take place at the Stathakion Cultural Center, 22-51 29th Street, Astoria, NY 11105 which is easily accessible by subway (Astoria N or Q BMT Lines - last stop Ditmars Blvd). All seats at the venue are numbered and an RSVP is preferred. To books seats email email@example.com or call 718-545-1151. For more information please visit, www.cyprecoofamerica.com.
This program produced by the non-profit cultural organization CYPRECO of America, Inc., is under the auspices of the Cyprus Federation of America, Inc., and it is made possible in part by Arch Capital Group (US), Inc., the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the Cyprus Federation of America and Astoria Federal Savings Bank, Ditmars Branch in Astoria, NY.
Media Sponsors: AKTINA FM-WNYE 91.5FM and AKTINA TV-WNYE-Ch. 25.
Continuing its mission of providing for free unique folk arts and cultural programs which promote and highlight different aspects of the rich folk tradition of Cyprus, CYPRECO of America, Inc., invites you to a new program from the folk arts series, "Cyprus Its History and Culture Through The Ages".
The program will take place at the Stathakion Cultural Center, 22-51 29th Street, Astoria, NY 11105 and will feature the screening of the original and rare documentary, "Weaving Ladies of Cyprus". The documentary showcases the most important aspects of the Cypriot art of weaving, from the processing of raw materials to actual weaving with reference to the customs and traditions relating to this unique craft, while it also introduces some of the most significant remaining weaving ladies of Cyprus. Join us and discover this ancient-long craft of this Meditterranean island. A great program for the entire family.
Admission is free, however an RSVP is preferred.
To secure your seats, please call 718-545-1151 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This program is made possible in part by Arch Capital Services and the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs.
Media Sponsors: AKTINA FM and AKTINA TV
2011-02-18 CYPRECO of America, Inc., invites you to the screening of the documentary, CYPRUS IN THE SILK ROUTES. Very rare in content this original documentary examines and showcases the history of silk making and weaving in Cyprus, a very unique craft that was once thriving on this Mediterranean island. It is supported with English narration, interviews with traditional crafts people and traders, some from the last generations as they revive scenes from the Cypriot folk life. A great event for the entire family given in the heart of Astoria, at the Stathakion Cultural Center, 22-51 29th Street, Astoria, NY 11105, which is only 2 1/2 blocks from Ditmars Blvd, the last stop of the Astoria N or Q trains.
Reservations preferred, however, those arriving at the venue without a reservation will be accommodated on a first come first serve basis. Book your seats early by calling 718-545-1151 or emailing to email@example.com
Media sponsors: AKTINA FM-WNYE 91.5FM and AKTINA TV-WNYE-Channel 25
This program is made possible in part by Arch Capital Services, Inc., and the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs.
Please come on out and here live jazz in LIC at
Al's Steak House
1223 Jackson Ave.
Long island City NY 11101
Saturday January 15, 2011
from 8:00- 10:00
Marsha Heydt saxophone and flute
Ed Russel Guitar
Mark Wade Bass
Rossen Nedelchev Drum
Join us on Thursday, November 11 as we come together to celebrate the
Long Island City Business Community.
- Mix and mingle with fellow business owners
- Create new alliances
- Enjoy coffee or tea and delicious finger foods
And enjoy 'Connecting to Greatness' Founder Kate Gaffin's business building presentation: "Little Acts / Big Success".
When: Thurs. Nov. 11 at 6 to 8 pm
Where: Cranky's 48-19 Vernon Blvd at the corner of 49th Avenue, LIC
RSVP: Mina at Cranky's: 347-739-4921
Great Greek Concert Dedicated To Rembetika (Greek blues)
A musical tribute to the everlasting songs of legendary songwriter Yiannis Papaioannou
On Friday, November 5, 2011 at 8pm, the cultural organization CYPRECO of America, Inc., presents a very unique concert dedicated to "The Everlasting Songs of Yiannis Papaioannou", to benefit the non-profit and commercial free radio AKTINA FM on New York's public station WNYE 91.5FM/HD1. Featuring a group of leading musicians comprised by Leda Maniatakou, vocals, Christos Papadopoulos, bouzouki/vocals, Megan Gould, violin/baglama and Mathias Kunzli, percussion, under the direction of the renowned composer/guitarist Spiros Exaras. A two hour musical performance that will revive the most loved popular-folk and rembetika (Greek blues) songs of Yiannis Papaioannou, one of the legendary songwriters of rembetika during the past century whose songs are popular to this day. Admission $25. All major credit cards accepted. To purchase your tickets please call, 718-545-1151 and for more detailed information please visit http://www.aktina.org/events.html or email firstname.lastname@example.org. A small credit card surcharge and processing fee applies for every ticket purchase. This program is partially funded by the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs and supported by The Federation of Hellenic Societies of Greater NY. Additional information available at www.aktina.org
9 AM - 10:30 AM
LIC Business Improvement District Annual Meeting
Tuesday, June 29, 2010, 9 - 10:30 AM
Silvercup Studios, 42-22 22nd Street, 4th Floor, LIC, NY
Keynote speaker: Linda Gibbs, Deputy Mayor for Health & Human Services.
Update on Queens Plaza and Jackson Avenue Capital Improvement and construction programs; presentation of the FY 2011 Budget; election of Board Members. The BID annually presents awards to community & business leaders. This year's recipients are: Sheila Lewandowski, The Chocolate Factory Theater; Melva Miller, Office of the Queens Borough President; and Vivian Meyers, Gotham Realty.
Networking and continental breakfast. No charge to attend. RSVP required. Please sign up below, or contact 718.786.5300 x 21. www.licbid.org