‘Panunuluyan sa Konsulado’ at PhilCenter NYC Dec. 6-14

DEC. 6-14— “Panunuluyan,” another time-honored Filipino tradition featuring the dramatic re-enactment Joseph and Mary’s difficult search for lodging in Bethlehem for Jesus Christ’s birth, will be celebrated by the Fil-Am community in the New York area for nine consecutive nights, from Dec. 6 to 14, starting at 6 p.m., at the Kalayaan Hall of the Philippine Center. (The Dec. 8 and 9 weekend events will start at 3 p.m.) The first-day of “Panunuluyan sa Konsulado,” will be sponsored by the Coalition of Philippine Schools Alumni Associations, in partnership with the United Nations Philippine Cultural Society and the San Lorenzo Ruiz Choral Group. For complete schedule and sponsorship, call cultural officer Marievic Dimaculangan at 212.764.1330 ext. 302.


NYC ‘Lights for Rights’ for human rights victims

DEC. 10—The New York Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines will present the second annual “Lights for Rights” from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Union Square Park (East 17th St. and Broadway across Barnes & Noble) in Manhattan. Celebrate International Human Rights Day by paying tribute to the victims and survivors of human rights violations with our interactive, informative props and commemorative glowstick “candles” to light the path for human rights. Submit an honoree (name of human rights abuse victim or survivor) for this event by visiting www.lights4rightsnyc.wordpress.com


FEU Medical Alumni NY Yule party at New Hyde Park

DEC. 14—FEU Medical Alumni New York Chapter will hold a Christmas party at 7:30 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus, 100 Marcus Avenue, New Hyde Park, NY 11040. Donation is $65 per person. Come in Christmas attire. RSVP by calling any of the following: Dr. Azucena Gillego (chairlady) at 917.536.5346 or (all 516 area code) Dr. Minda Santangelo 627.6814, Dr. Emy Magpantay 626.1664, Dr. Grace Rabadam 523.5996, Precy Punsal 659.8351 or Sally Salvador 659.0245.


MiG Ayesa live at Perlas Int’l Cuisine in Woodside

DEC. 15—Fil-Aussie Broadway and West End actor-singer MiG Ayesa will perform at the new Perlas International Cuisine on Roosevelt Avenue in Woodside, N.Y. in a show produced by Castellvi Productions. He will be joined by the Kayumanggi Band, Ker Uchida and Grace Hernandez. For tickets at MiG’s Perlas show, call 347.738.3025 or 917.294.6783.


Alpha Phi Omega’s Anniv. Party

DEC. 15—The Alpha Phi Omega Alumni Assoc. of Greater New York will hold its 87th Fraternity’s founding anniversary at La Guardia Plaza Hotel in East Elmhurst, N.Y. For details, call Lem 510.366.7431 or Virmin 302.359.3560.


Catholic Action of Mary hosts ‘Simbang Gabi’ in Jersey City

DEC. 15-23—The Catholic Action of Mary will sponsor a series of “Simbang Gabi” at St. Mary’s Church, corner of Second Street and Erie Street in Jersey City, N.J. A fellowship will follow. The masses will start at 7:15 p.m. (except for Sundays which start at 7 p.m.) Call 201.434.8500 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or visit www.CatholicActionofMary.com


Lantern festival in Queens with parade, Simbang Gabi

DEC. 16—The second annual Lantern Festival, in celebration of International Migrants’ Day, will be held from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Bayanihan Community Center at 40-21 69th Street in Woodside, Queens. A cultural program will be held at the center from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., followed by the lantern parade from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., and a Simbang Gabi (evening mass) from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Church of St. Sebastian on 58th Street corner Roosevelt Avenue. For particulars, call 347.867.1550 or 516.901.1832.


Performance design exhibit at La Mama LaGalleria NYC

DEC. 16—Catch the ongoing art exhibit “From the Edge: Performance Design in the Divided States of America” at the LaMama LaGalleria at 6 East 1st Street bet. Bowery St. and 2nd Avenue in Manhattan, from 1 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The show, which opened Dec. 6 and will run until Dec. 16, is a one-of-a-kind installation of photographs and work processes from 37 politically compelling productions from across the country, exploring politics, performance, theater and design. It debuted in Prague and sponsored by the United States Institute for Theatre Technology and produced by Fil-Am editor and curator Randy Gener. E-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for details.


NYC Comptroller John Liu’s State of the City Address

DEC. 20—New York City Comptroller John C. Liu will deliver the State of the City Address at 10 a.m. at John Jay College of Criminal Justice at Gerald W. Lynch Theater, 524 West 59th Street in Manhattan. RSVP by Dec. 18 at 5 p.m. to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 212.669.4315 or TTY 212.669.4315. Include your name, organization, phone number and e-mail. To arrange special accommodations, call 212.669.4315. Fully accessible facility for the disabled. A sign language interpreter will be present. Visit comptroller.nyc.gov/soc


FAMILII Christmas party at Villa Lombardi’s in Holbrook

DEC. 30—The Filipino-Americans in Long Island, Inc. will celebrate Christmas with nonstop dancing at Villa Lombardi’s at 877 Main Street, Holbrook, N.Y., from 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Come in holiday attire. Donation is $45 and make check payable to FAMILII and mail to Raul Castro at 106 Poet Street, No. Babylon, NY 11703. For details, call Nelia Ferrette 212.683.2990, Dr. Rene Gega 516.316.0268, Elma Steinberg 631.902.9343 or  Melojane Diokno Valisno 631.846.6446.


Holy Sacrifice of Mass at Our Lady of the Snows Church

JAN. 19—The Filipino Diocesan Apostolate of the Diocese of Brooklyn will celebrate Fiesta del Santo Niño de Cebu with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of the Snows Church at 258-15 80th Avenue, Glen Oaks, NY 11004. Main celebrant is Bishop Raymond F. Chappetto. For more information, call Fr. Patrick Longalong 718.347.6070, Romy Rancio 646.408.3576, Fely Carrera 718.692.3242, Cora Dioquino 718.639.9209 or Blessie Noblesala 718.347.6338, or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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