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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 email@example.com.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.