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 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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Dee’s works on display at French Culture Night

NOV. 16—Fil-Am artist Dulcie Dee will be one of three New York artists whose works will be featured at the French Culture Night celebrating the launch of the French Culture Guide at the luxurious Duo Lounge and Restaurant at 72 Madison Avenue from 6:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. Admission is $10. Sponsors are French Culture Guide, French Morning, “Apero” by Ricard, “Amuse Bouche” by le Bec Fin, water by Volvic and Saint Geron, New York In French.

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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, NY 10314 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. 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, NY 11418 from 8 p.m.-3 a.m. 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, NY 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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Bliss on Arts Projects feature 4 Filipino artists

NOV. 19—Bliss on Bliss Art Projects will host a reception for the opening of art show by four Filipino artists based in the New York tri-state area — Jojo Austria, Jeho Bitancor, Feliciano “Boy Blue” Gallardo and Art Zamora, with guest performances by two Sunnyside locals, violist Margret Hjaltested and poetry by Lorraine Schein. Reception from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. will be held at 41-49 45 Street, Sunnyside, Queens, NY 11104.

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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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Lavarro, Richardson oath taking as council members

NOV. 21—Rolando Lavarro Jr. and Viola Richardson will take their oath of office as the newest at-large City Council members of Jersey City on Monday (Nov. 21) at 4 p.m. at the Council Chamber of Jersey City Hall at 280 Grove Street. Refreshments will be served. Witness history as Lavarro becomes the first Asian-American and Filipino-American member of the Jersey City Council. To attend, call Rene St. Clair 347.989.7949, Helen Castillo 201.920.9441 or Virginia Policarpio 201.920.6886.

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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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Davaoeño USA’s Kadayawan ball at Newark Marriott

DEC. 2—Davaoeño USA, Inc. will hold its annual Kadayawan Ball fund-raiser at 7 p.m. at Newark Marriott Hotel to be highlighted by the induction of incoming officers led by Florita Tamayo-Magno (2011-2013). Proceeds will go to the scholarship program for qualified high school graduates to finish college education in Region XI (Davao del Sur, Davao Province, Davao Oriental and Davao City). There are presently 11 scholars, and 17 students who had graduated since the program began in 2001. For tickets, call Florita Magno at 204.988.6994 or 201.653.7780.

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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 1:30 p.m.-7 p.m. Donation is $80, 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 or Rexie Tagle 718-865-7624.
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 or Ving Adriatico-Javier 347.510.2508.

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Placer International’s annual Christmas celebration

DEC. 10—Placer International will hold its annual Christmas celebration at St. Edmund R.C. Church, 2450 Ocean Ave., Brooklyn, N.Y., from 5 p.m. to midnight, for the benefit of the children of Placer and sports program. Donation is $20 per person; $30 per couple; $50 per family. Come for dinner, dancing and tons of fun! Please RSVP no later than Dec. 7. For more info, call Judy 718-404-2238, Noli 347-374-6428 or Lilia 718-664-0419.

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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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St. Raphael Parish Christmas Dinner-Dance, East Meadow, N.Y.

DEC. 17—The Filipino-American Ministry of St. Raphael Parish sponsors a Christmas Dinner-Dance to be held from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at St. Raphael Auditorium, 600 Newbridge Road, East Meadow. Tickets - $30 for adults / teens; $10 for ages 6-12; free ages 5 & below are free. Proceeds to benefit St. Raphael Church. Tickets available at St. Raphael Rectory - 516-785-0236 or contact Robert Fernandez 516-483-7739 / 516-662-8733 or by e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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PMAA Christmas Fund-raising Party

DEC. 18—You are invited to a our Christmas Fund-raising Party at Bamboo Grill’s Latin Room, 54 S Washington Ave, Bergenfield, NJ 07621 (201) 384-5951 from 1 p.m.-6 p.m. It will benefit PMAA’s Surgical/Medical/Dental/Humanitarian Mission in Cebu City, Philippines, Feb. 20 and 21, 2012 sponsored by the Philippine Medical Association In America. RSVP by Dec. 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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