40th Memorial Mass and and Life Celebration of Mila Mendez

NOV. 24—11am at New Jersey’s St. Henry’s Roman Catholic Church 82 West 29th Street, Bayonne, NJ Officiating Priest: Fr. Dave Sison Music performances follows at the lower level of the church. For more info: Call (212) 682-6610 e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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25th anniv. of Reginald Lewis’ Billion Dollar Business Empire

NOV. 30—The Reginald F. Lewis Foundation will celebrate the 25th anniversary of “the birth of a billion dollar business empire” at 6 p.m. at The Harvard Club of NYC, 35 West 44th Street, between 5th Avenue and 6th Avenue. RSVP by Nov. 21. For table and sponsorship packages, call 646.389.9615. Respond by Nov. 18 to be included in the program listing. For more information, visit www.reginaldflewis.com/nov-30-tickets.php

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NYC screening of comedy musical ‘I Do Bidoo Bidoo’

NOV. 30—”I Do Bidoo Bidoo,” the acclaimed comedy musical from the Philippines inspired by “Mamma Mia” and “Rock of Ages,” will be shown in New York City at the Indiehouse Cinema of the Producers’ Club (358 West 44 Street).  Written and directed by award-winning filmmaker Chris Martinez, “I Do Bidoo Bidoo” celebrates young love, family values, and the hit songs of the Apo Hiking Society. It stars the Filipino music superstars Gary Valenciano, Zsa Zsa Padilla, Ogie Alcasid and Eugene Domingo, along with rising young stars Sam Concepcion and Tippy Dos Santos. Featured are 16 APO hit songs including Panalangin, Batang-Bata, Ewan, Tuyo Na’ng Damdamin, Nakapagtataka, Blue Jeans, Mahirap Magmahal Ng Syota Ng Iba, Pumapatak ang Ulan, Salawikain, Kaibigan, Di Na Natuto, and Do Bidoo. The movie is a joint release from Unitel and TV5 International. For trailer and other info, visit www.idobidoobidoo.com  For advance tickets and inquiries, e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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PCR-NJ program at Secaucus Public Library  

DEC. 1—The Philippine Chamber Rondalla-NJ will hold a free one hour program at 2 p.m. at the Secaucus Public Library, 1379 Paterson Plank Rd., Secaucus, N.J.

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Atimonan Quezon Assoc. Dinner Dance

DEC. 1—The Atimonan Quezon Assoc. of East Coast, Ltd. will hold its Dinner Dance Fundraising at Long Hill Senior Center located at 769 Valley Road, Gillette, NJ 07933, from 4 to 10 pm. For details, please contact Isid Marasigan, Jr. 732-604-6297 or Tony Villamiel 201-338-8154.

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Bohol Circle of Eastern USA Christmas party in N.J.

DEC. 1—Bohol Circle of Eastern USA will hold its annual Christmas party from 6 p.m. to midnight at Assyrian Orthodox Church of Virgin Mary, 644 Paramus Road, Paramus, NJ 07652. Admission is $45. Call 201.790.4458 or 201.428.8107.

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Simbang Gabi Sa Kathedral NYC  

DEC. 1—The Filipino Apostolate of the Archdiocese of NY invites you to welcome Advent with the first Simbang Gabi of the season at historic and inspiring St. Patrick’s Cathedral on Fifth Avenue (between 50 & 51 Street) NYC starting at 2 p.m. Then join your fellow parishioners, as they bear images and statues of Mary and our Filipino saints, in a walking procession from St. Patrick’s Cathedral to the reception venue. Celebrate the Philippines’ traditions of Pasko and Bagong Taon in an early Noche Buena at the Simbang Gabi sa Katedral reception. For more information on your participation and attendance at the Eucharistic Mass, the Procession, and the Reception/Celebration, contact Rev. Dr. Joseph G. Marabe, JCD at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ; Linda Bolano at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ; or Genalin Matala at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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Sta. Cruz Laguna Association Christmas party, induction

DEC. 9—Sta. Cruz Laguna Association will hold its annual Christmas party and induction of officers from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Crown Plaza Hotel, Two Harmon Plaza, Secaucus, N.J. Semi-formal attire. Donation is $50 per person. RSVP Yolly 917.365.1879, Ledy 201.755.3084, Niña 201.755.0143, Penny 201.240.0807 or Joy 201.401.9000. Visit www.StaCruzLagunaAssociation.com