‘Reminisce’ NY concert with Lorli Villanueva at PhilCenter

JULY 18—Award-winning actress and singer Lorli Villanueva will take center stage in a benefit concert at the Kalayaan Hall of the Philippine Center on Fifth Avenue (between 45th and 46th Streets) in Manhattan starting at 7 p.m. The show, “Reminisce: A Musical Journey,” aims to raise funds for Lorli’s favorite charity. Lorli will be accompanied in the piano by Nelson Ojeda Valdes and featuring Ang Tatlong Rondalista, plus special guests. Presented by Sitting Cat Productions in association with Youth Success Global Foundation, the Asilo de Molo and the Servants of the Lord & Virgin of Matara Tickets are $50, $75 and $100 (VIP special seating). For tickets, to sponsor and other info, call 646.227.8582 or 718.413.3114.


Sta. Cruz, Laguna Assoc. picnic at Liberty State Park

JULY 19—Sta. Cruz, Laguna Association will hold its annual potluck picnic from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Liberty State Park in Jersey City, N.J. (Green Tables). Contact persons are Yolly Baltazar 917.365.1879, Ledy Almadin 201.755.3084, Edith De Guzman 201.660.2277, Joy Birsin 201.401.9000, Nina Sarreal 917.225.7168 or Tessie Tor 551.221.4081. Visit www.stacruzlagunaassociationinc.com


Roaring 20’s Gala

JULY 19—You are invited to a Roaring 20’s Gala. Hosted by Filipino-American Medical Society of Toms River (FAMS) and Filipino-American Community Development Center of Ocean Inc. (FCDC) on Saturday, July 19, 2014. Venue: Eagle Ridge Golf Club (2 Augusta Blvd., Lakewood Township, NJ 08701). Cocktails start at 6:30 p.m. $125 per person. Attire: formal. Tax deductible contributions can also be made in the form of sponsorships and advertisements in the Electronic Journal. For more information, please call 732.664.8120 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Consulate’s consular outreach services in Bergenfield, N.J.

JULY 26—The Philippine Consulate General in New York, in cooperation with the Filipino Apostolate of St. John the Evangelist Church, will conduct consular outreach services from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. John the Evangelist Church at 19 N. William Street, Bergenfield, NJ 07621. Services cover passport issuance (new, renewals and amendments), civil registry application (report of birth, marriage and death), legalization of documents and overseas voters (registration, transfer of records, etc.). Applicants must pre-register by visiting the Consulate website at www.newyorkpcg.org/services/consularoutreach or call Lito Pernia 201.384.0101 or Fr. Arcadio Munoz 646.630.5354. Pre-registration documents must be received by the Consulate at least seven working days prior to the scheduled outreach visit. For particulars, call the Consulate Outreach Coordination Unit at 212.764.3005 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


‘World of Childhood’ exhibit at Art League, Dix Hills, N.Y.

JULY 28—The Art League of Long Island is currently hosting “The World of Childhood” exhibit of retired pediatrician and artist Rey R. Reyes at Art League’s gallery at 107 East Deer Park Road in Dix Hills, NY 11746. The show opened on June 10 and will run until July 28. For more information, call 631.462.5400 or 631.427.4784 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Special mass to honor God the Father of All

AUG. 3—God the Father of all Mankind will be honored with special mass every first Sunday of August at 12:15 p.m. at St. Patrick Church located at 39-38 29th St. & 40th Ave., Long Island City, NY 11101. In preparation, there will be reflections by invited speakers for eight holy octave days of prayers of Consecration. It will start on July 27 after the 9 a.m. mass, and everyday at 6 p.m. from July 28 to Aug. 2 at the chapel. After the mass on Aug. 3, more celebrations will follow with special presentations of friends and parishioners. There will be food, games, dancing and raffles. For more info, call Tus Santos 347.400.8432, Carmen Martinez 718.909.4228, Nena Matela 646.600.4943 or Vanessa Jimenez 347.303.5291.


14th year of celebrating God’s Paternity in Astoria, N.Y.

AUG. 3—Join the 14th year celebration of God’s Paternity on feast of God the Father at 2:30 p.m. at Immaculate Conception Church, Astoria, N.Y. at 21-47 29th Street, Ditmas Blvd. (N& W last stop). Highlights are mass, procession, fellowship, raffles, gifts and more. Contact persons are Linda 718.726.0674, Tita 347.247.1352 or Lydia 718.626.2017.


Summer potluck picnic for young Fil-Am families

AUG. 10—The 2nd social gathering of the Filipino School of New York & New Jersey’s young Fil-Am families meet-up group will be highlighted by a potluck picnic from noon to 4 p.m. in Prospect Park, Brooklyn, N.Y. There will be traditional Filipino games, treats and prizes. Connect and make new friends and expose your children to other Filipinos and expand their social network. RSVP This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and inform how many family members are attending and what food you plan to bring.


All Ateneo Alumni confab in New York

AUG. 21-24—Ateneo Alumni Association of North America, Inc. will hold the 2014 New York All Ateneo Alumni Convention. Registration and cocktails will be held on Aug. 21 starting at 6 p.m. at the Philippine Center at 556 Fifth Avenue near 46th Street in Manhattan. Plenary session will be held on Aug. 22 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at John Jay College, 524 West 59th Street, NYC 10019. A gala event will be held on Aug. 23 at 5 p.m. also at John Jay College. On Aug. 24, a concelebrated mass will be held at St. Malachy’s Church, 239 West 49th Street NYC 10019. Admission is $175 for all three events. Gala is $150. Register at http://aaana-atenista.org/page--1844761. Call Cynthia Esquivel at 646.318.3539 ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or Joe Ramos at 646.421.0120 ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )


Free rondalla lessons

On Sunday afternoons 2:15 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.: Regular lessons offered by the University of the Philippines Alumni & Friends Rondalla in Linden, N.J. (off Garden State Parkway Exit 136). Learn to play a traditional rondalla string instrument such as the bandurria, laud, octavina, guitar and double bass. Everyone from all age groups with all musical abilities (beginners to experienced players) are welcome. For more information, please contact Diane Valencia, UPAFR president at 732.317.3364 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Please visit the University of the Philippines Alumni & Friends Rondalla Facebook Page, or its website at http://home.comcast.net/~uprondalla/

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