Ma-Yi Writers Lab application deadline

JULY 1—Deadline for submission of applications (by e-mail only) for the Ma-Yi Writers Lab, the largest resident company of Asian-American playwrights designed to nurture and showcase them. Learn priceless lessons and hear cautionary tales from fellow writers. Participate in the quarterly LabFest where your work in given a staged reading. Reserve free Studio Time in a midtown, air-conditioned, Wi-Fi wired secret location. Finalists will be interviewed in August/September 2014. All application materials must be mailed to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Visit ma-yitheatre.org for more information.

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Deadline extended for Sinehan sa Summer 2014

JULY 10—The Philippine Consulate General has extended to July 10 the submission of entries of short films for possible inclusion in the Sinehan sa Summer 2014 slated for August. Results of the selection/screening process will be announced on July 15. For mechanics and other information, e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (Subject: Sinehan sa Summer 2014) or call 212.764.1330 ext. 4008.

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Miss World PH search in East Coast ongoing

JULY 12—Miss Philippines Quest USA, the first-ever Miss World Philippines’ franchise in the East Coast, will be held at Symphony Space in Manhattan with the pageant finals slated for July 12. Screening for candidates is under way for single, female Filipino or Filipino-American, not less than 5’6 in height, 17 to 24 years old, and of good moral character. For inquiries and sponsorship, e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 212.206.1627. The winner will be the East Coast’s official candidate for Miss World Philippines 2014.

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Bergen Fil-Am Festival at Veterans Memorial Park

JULY 13—The Filipino American Festival Inc., (FAFI) which showcases the best in Philippine culture, cuisine and entertainment for the Bergen community, will be held at the Veterans Memorial Park, New Bridge Road, Bergenfield, N.J., from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. To become donors and benefactors, and for other information, call Ludi Hughes at 201.841.3070, Alex Dacula 201.522.4715, Abe Aquino 201.757.2576 (entertainment), Ruben Serrano 201.682.8005 or Jessica Herb 201.452.4384. Go online at www.filipinoamericanfestival.com or e-mail at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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‘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.

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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

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‘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

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All Ateneo Alumni confab in New York Aug. 21-24

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 )

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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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