Society of Philippine American Artists Annual Exhibition

NOV. 7 thru DEC. 2—The Society of Philippine American Artists (SPAA) will hold its 18th annual art exhibition at the Philippine Center on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. The exhibit will be open to public viewing M-F from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Curated by noted watercolorist Angelito David, the show will be a fundraising event for the association. Artworks donated by its members will be raffled off to lucky ticket winners at the opening reception. During the exhibition period, "Artist Talks" will also be presented by selected members   Lenore RS Lim, current president of the association, announced that 31 members will participate in the exhibition. For particulars, e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 718.305.8932.

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Int’l Filmfest Manhattan to feature Filipino movies

NOV. 11-17—The International Film Festival Manhattan (IFFM) will present a selection of world-class films at Quad Cinema in downtown Manhattan. Featuring works of Filipino, Filipino-American and Filipino-British filmmakers (including New York- and New Jersey-based Filipino filmmakers and videographers). Included are movies by Joel Lamangan, Adolfo Alix Jr. and Donald Plata. Quad Cinemas is located at 34th W. 13th St. New York, NY 10011. For details, visit www.iffmnewyork.com

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IFFM to screen ‘Forgotten Soldiers’ at Quad Cinema

NOV. 12—The feature documentary “Forgotten Soldiers” will be screened at the International Film Festival Manhattan (IFFM) at 1:25 p.m. at Quad Cinema at 34 W.13th Street NYC. The Donald Plata film is about the U.S. Army’s Philippine Scouts. Join the U.S. this Veterans Day week in honoring our war heroes. Visit www.2scouts.com

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Masbate Assoc. 27th Anniversary Celebration

NOV. 12—The Masbate Association of America, Inc. cordially invites you to its 27th Anniversary Celebration and Induction of Officers at the Sheraton Newark Airport, 28 Frontage Road, Newark, NJ 07114, (973) 690-5500-from 7pm-12 midnight. Attire: formal. Donation: $70. For more info, call: Nimfa Du-Tinana 908-494-4014 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ; Irbi Ovilla 862-754-0270 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ; Amy Bertulfo 845-480-1789 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or Linda Sia 201-420-0093.

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Mass with Fr. Jerry Juarez at St. Francis Xavier Church     

NOV. 13—A Filipino mass will be celebrated by Fr. Jerry Juarez from 3 p.m. to  6 p.m. at St. Francis Xavier Cabrini Church, 701 Fort Washington Avenue and 190  Street. Direction: A train to 190 Street. For details, call Ellen Torres  646.226.9014, Nonong 212.961.6375, Susan Gasis 347.592.7933, Mapet 646.301.6779,  Linda 917.733.8324 or Aster 718.239.8783.

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Samuel L. Jackson, David Henry Hwang join panel discussion at Fordham NYC

NOV. 13—The Drama Desk and the Fordham University Theatre Program will present a special panel discussion about “Anatomy of a Breakout,” reflecting the remarkable trend of breakthrough productions and breakout performances on the New York stage, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Fordham University’s Lincoln Center campus (Pope Auditorium, 113 W. 60th Street, corner of Columbus Avenue). Among the panelists are Samuel L. Jackson and David Henry Hwang, with Fil-Am writer Randy Gener as moderator. General admission is $20 (students and seniors with ID $5) RSVP with full names plus number of guests to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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Healing Your Family Tree with Fr Bill Halbing     

NOV. 19—Healing will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Church of St.  Emeric, 185 Ave D and 12th Street in Manhattan. Healing mass will be at noon.  Please bring olive oil, salt, water and religious articles to be blessed. Fr  Bill Halbing CD on Healing Your family Tree will be available on site. Plenty of  parking space. For direction and other info, call Esmyrna 212.388.1757, Susan  347.592.7933, Reuben 347.644.3837 or Jesse 212.810.0682.

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Neo-Filipino Assoc. 2011 Grand Reunion

NOV. 19—The Neo-Filipino Association, Inc. of Brooklyn will hold its 2011 Grand Reunion  Party at The Hilton Garden Inn (Nicotra’s Ballroom) 1100 South Ave. Staten Island, New York 10314 from 11:am - 3:00pm. Attire: Filipiniana/Formal, Donation: $45 RSVP by Nov. 10, 2011 For more info Contact:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it : 718-940-1040; Fely Carrera 718-692-3242, Virgie Bustamante 718-745-8376, Lina Ayuda 718-788-8380, Thelma Sy 718-869-3835.

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Ballroom & Line Dancing at Bistro Filipino

NOV. 19—Rolex Entertainment is presenting a first in the dancing community by putting up a dance party at the Bistro Filipino, 89-29 130th Street, Richmond Hill, New York 11418 from 8pm-3am. Popular DIs (dance instructors) and versatile dancers will perform latin, ballroom and other dances while the professional line dancers will present their best line dance moves.  An impromptu dance contest will also be held. Prizes will be given during the raffles, contest and dances. Prepaid admission will be $30 ($35 at door) with free buffet.  For more info, tickets and reservations, pls. call 917-822-4192, 347-337-4937, 646-207-1481. Proceeds of the affair will go to Philippine charities.

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Gawad Kalinga’s Pasayaw ’11 at Step By Step Dance Sport

NOV. 19—Gawad Kalinga USA is inviting everyone to join GK PASAYAW 2011 from 7 p.m. to midnight at Step By Step Dance Sport, 24 New Bridge Road, Bergenfield, NJ 07621. Exhibitors are welcome. There will be raffles, prizes and silent auction. Proceeds will go to GK Palawan Villages to build more homes for the poor.Tickets are $40 per person (includes dinner). Attire Semi-formal. For particulars, call Beth at 201.993.4842 or Jing at 201.546.4103.

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Tanglaw’s 33rd anniv. ball, induction at Med. Manor

NOV. 19—Tanglaw, the Filipino-American Society of Long Island (NY), Inc. will hold its 33rd anniversary dinner ball and inauguration of 2012 officers at Mediterranean Manor, 303 East Main Street, Pathogue, New York 11772 (631.289.5857). Cocktails from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Dinner-dance starts at 8:30 p.m. $85 per person; open bar. Formal attire/black tie. Live music by Friends of Mine Band.

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Martin Nievera, MiG Ayesa at Trump Taj Mahal AC

NOV. 20—Concert King Martin Nievera will be featured at Xanadu Showroom of Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, N.J., at 3 p.m. in a concert titled "Martin Nievera Goes Green." Special guests are Broadway star and recording artist MiG Ayesa and illusionist Anthony Salazar. Presented by De La Salle Alumni Association of Metro NY and Group Ole, in cooperation with Trump Taj Mahal.  Tickets are $38, $58, $78 and $98 (VIP). For particulars, visit www.groupole.com or call 917.294.3783, 914.498.2510, 201.233.8192, 201.682.2002, 646.428.6047, 908.938.4098, 908.265.1430, 347.738.3025, 516.319.0506 or 908.906.9788.

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Inaugural ball of Team United Maharlika at Astoria Manor

NOV. 27—The inauguration and oath taking of the officers of Team United Maharlika Foundation, Inc. will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Regency Room of Astoria World Manor 25-22 Astoria Boulevard in Astoria, NY 11102. Donation is $75. Attire is formal or Filipiniana. For particulars, call Rene Ballenas 646-831-9511, Cynthia Ballenas 917-797-1688, Nida Cortez 646-644-4101, May Durano 908-472-1825, Luis Pedron 347-777-0461, Rick Respecio 201-993-8782, Greg Agulan 908472-1825, Marivir Montebon1 347-399-8765 and Ria Serrano 718-144-1011.

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Sta. Cruz, Laguna East Coast Christmas party     
DEC. 3—The Sta. Cruz Laguna Association East Coast Chapter will hold its  annual Christmas Party from 6:30 p.m. to midnight at Crowne Plaza Hotel, Two  Harmon Plaza, Secaucus, NJ 07094. Contact Lory 201.407.7863, Yollie  917.365.1879, or Ledy 201.755.3084.

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Cavite Assoc. USA to honorscholars at Christmas party

DEC. 3—Cavite Association USA will honor its Cavite scholars during its Christmas party at the Bamboo Grill at 52 Portland Ave., Bergenfield, NJ 07621. For details, call Charlie 516.796.5365, Grace 914.588.9443, Effie 845.694.8390, Ray 516.794.0014.

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Pangasinan Assoc. Coronation Ball

DEC. 4—The Pangasinan Association USA, Inc. cordially invites you to its Induction of Officers and Coronation Ball at the Astoria World Manor located at 25-22 Astoria Blvd. Astoria, NY 11102 from 1:30pm-7pm. Donation is $80.00 the proceeds of which will go to the calamity fund of the organization which will help victims of calamities in the province of Pangasinan.  Six beauties will be crowned. Attire is formal and for more info, pls. call:  Nida Cortez 718-393-0348, Bayani Lapena 973-335-3123, Michael Calicdan 516-859-7366, Linda Castro 718-461-5730, Irma Barlaan 347-204-1616, Tom Zabala 908-339-1969, Carmen Malanum 516-569-6504 & Rexie Tagle 718-865-7624.

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San Pablo City Assoc. induction, Christmas ball

DEC. 4—The San Pablo City Association East Coast Chapter will hold its induction ball and Christmas party at the Ramada Inn, 160 Frontage Road, Newark, NJ 07114, from noon to 6 p.m. Donation is $60 per person. Attire: semi formal (no jeans). RSVP by Nov. 19. Contact persons are Lorna Diaz 973.856.3785, Tina Mercado 347.965.9330, Dodie Cortez 201.920.1248, Jo Devanadera 201.281.9061 or Grace Magtibay 609. 513.9523.

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Alpha Phi Omega Greater NY celebrates 86th anniversary

DEC. 10—The Alpha Phi Omega Alumni Association of Greater New York will hold its Fraternity’s 86th founding anniversary celebration at Sheraton Lincoln Harbor Hotel in Weehawken, N.J. For details, contact Mon Barrameda 516.523.0831, Lemuel Banaga 510.366.7431, Virmin Banaag 302.359.3560 and Ving Adriatico-Javier 347.510.2508.

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NYFAB basketball clinic ongoing until Dec. 17

DEC. 17—NY Fil-Am Basketball Association (NYFAB) is currently conducting a basketball clinic, conditioning, practice and recreational games at Q499 (148-20 Reeves Avenue, Flushing, N.Y.) every Saturday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. It started on Oct. 1 and will continue until Dec. 17. Registration fee is $65. For particulars, call David Acevedo 917.692.3894, Gino Morales 917.239.5999, Kiko Dumaguing 917.833.4657, Edwin Paghubasan 347.536.2163 and Jhun Baldonado 917.226.9398, or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or visit nyfabinc.org

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PMAA Christmas Fundraising Party

DEC. 18—You are invited to a our Christmas Fundraising Party at Bamboo Grill's Latin Room, 54 S Washington Ave, Bergenfield, NJ 07621 (201) 384-5951 from 1pm-6pm. It will benefit PMAA's Surgical/Medical/Dental/Humanitarian Mission in Cebu City, Philippines, February 20thand 21st, 2012 sponsored by Philippine Medical Association In America. RSVP by December 10, 2011. $45 per person. Attire:  Christmas colors. For more info, call: Dr. Edgar Lerias (631) 697-2830 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ; Dr. Ismael Holipas (718) 448-0842; Dr. Alice Francisco (201) 641-9452; Dr. Prospero Lim (347) 248-5106; Dr. Raul Sala (718) 816-6615; Dr. Fe Navarrette  (718) 919-0005; Mary Jane Lerias (631) 807-3681 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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