Drumetie de Toamna / Short Hike for Fall Foliage

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Asociația Romanilor din New England (AR-NE) vă invită la evenimentul lunii Octombrie:

Drumeție pentru Frunzele Toamnei 

Întâlnirea va avea loc pe data de sâmbătă, 16 Octombrie între orele 10:00am și 5:00pm la următoarea locație: 

Purgatory Chasm State Reservation (https://www.mass.gov/…/purgatory-chasm-state-reservation)

198 Purgatory Rd, Sutton MA 01590 (https://goo.gl/maps/k1nHgSuZqyc5JNHA9)

Drumețiile sunt accesibile pentru familii și copii, iar locația este la aproximativ o oră de condus din Boston, aproape de granița cu Connecticut. Aveți de ales între cărări mai dificile și altele mai ușoare de 20 de minute mers pe jos sau mai mult pentru cei mai aventuroși. Parcarea este $5. Vă rugam să aduceți spray pentru țânțari, apă (este fântâna unde puteți să vă reumpleți sticlele cu apă proaspătă dacă va fi nevoie) și un sandwich. 

Vom merge împreună sau grupuri separate în funcție de preferințe și de vârsta copiilor din grup prin Old Purgatory sau Little Purgatory și vom încheia cu un mic picnic de la ora 1:00pm lângă parcare care are multe mese și un teren de joacă bine amenajat pentru copii. Toaletele publice sunt deschise în interiorul centrului pentru vizitatori până la 4:00pm chiar lângă parcare.

În caz de ploaie evenimentul va fi amânat pentru weekendul următor. Pentru orice întrebări legate de eveniment vă rugăm sa ne contactați la info@ar-ne.org, sau pe pagina Facebook a evenimentului Asociatiei Romanilor din New England.

Cu mult drag, 

Echipa AR-NE

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The Association of Romanians in New England will invite you to our October event:

Short Hike for Fall Foliage 

The meeting will take place on Saturday, October 16 between 10:00 am and 5:00pm at the following location:

Purgatory Chasm State Reservation (https://www.mass.gov/…/purgatory-chasm-state-reservation)

198 Purgatory Rd, Sutton MA 01590 (https://goo.gl/maps/k1nHgSuZqyc5JNHA9)

The trails are family and child friendly, and the location is about an hour’s drive from Boston near the Connecticut border. You can choose between more difficult trails with dramatic chasms, or easier ones for small children. Parking is $5. Please bring bug spray, water (there is a fountain where you can refill your bottles with fresh water if needed) and a sandwich. 

We will go together through the Old or Small Purgatory and we will end with a small picnic at 1:00pm next to the parking lot that has many tables and a well-arranged playground for children. Public restrooms are open until 4:00pm.

In case of rain, the event will be postponed to the following weekend.

For any questions related to the event, please contact us at info@ar-ne.org, or on the Facebook page of the New England Romanians Association event.

Sincerely,

The AR-NE team 

A inceput scoala! Back to School!

 

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Dragi prieteni, 
Asociația Românilor din New England vă invită la evenimentul lunii septembrie :  
A inceput scoala!/Back to School! 
Studenții si profesorii români au început deja diferite programe universitare din zona New England.
Fie ca vin din Romania sau locuiesc in SUA, sunt asteptati deopotriva.
Haideți să le urăm bun venit, sa ne cunoastem și să ne bucurăm de prezența lor impreuna! 
Sâmbătă, 18 septembrie între orele 12:00pm și 5:00pm va asteptam la următoarea locație, in aer liber, langa ducul de inchiriere caiace. 
1071 Soldiers Field Rd, Boston, MA 02134 https://g.co/kgs/unngRh
Parcarea este gratis.
Puteti veni si cu bicicletele de-a lungul lui Charles River, sau chiar la o plimbare lunga prin parc 🙂.
Va asteptam cu drag, sperand ca vremea sa tina cu noi!
Pentru orice întrebări legate de eveniment vă rugăm sa ne contactați la info@ar-ne.org, sau pe pagina Facebook a evenimentului Asociatiei Romanilor din New England.
Cu mult drag, 

Echipa AR-NE

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Dear friends,

The New England Romanians Association will invite you to the September event:
Back to School
Many Romanian students have started various university programs in the area. Let’s welcome them and enjoy the presence of everyone together.
The meeting will take place on Saturday, September 18 between 12:00 pm and 5:00 pm at the following location:
1071 Soldiers Field Rd, Boston, MA 02134 https://g.co/kgs/unngRh
(Right next to the kayak rental dock. Parking is free.)
In case of rain, the event will be postponed to the following weekend.
For any questions about the event please contact us at info@ar-ne.org, or on the Facebook page of the event of the Romanian Association of New England.
Sincerely,

The AR-NE team

Picnic at Arsenal Community Park in Watertown!

Picnic

Dragi prieteni, 
 
Asociația Romanilor din New England va invita la primul nostru eveniment in persoana de la începutul pandemiei:  Picnic in Arsenal Community Park!  
https://recreation.watertown-ma.gov/Facilities/Facility/Details/Arsenal-Park-1
 
485 Arsenal St, Watertown, MA 02472
 
E timpul sa ne revedem, sa ne strangem la un pahar de vorba, sa ne bucuram sa fim iar impreuna!
 
Picnicul va avea loc pe data de 24 Iulie intre orele 2-6 pm. Va rugam sa va aduceți coșulețele de picnic, pătura, sunscreen etc.  Si multa voie buna! Parcul are multe optiuni de recreere.
In caz de ploaie evenimentul va fi amanat pentru ziua următoare.  
 
Pentru orice întrebări legate de eveniment va rugam sa ne contactați la info@ar-ne.org, sau pe pagina Facebook a evenimentului Asociatiei Romanilor din New England.
 
https://fb.me/e/4pHs7kZ97
 
Cu mult drag, 
 
Echipa AR-NE
 
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Dear friends, 
 
The Association of Romanians in New England invites you to our first ‘in person’ event since the beginning of the pandemic:  Picnic in Arsenal Community Park!
 
The picnic will take place on July 24th from 2-6pm.  We will have a potluck, so please bring any food you might like to share, as well as picnic blankets for yourself and your family.  In case of rain the event will be postponed for the following day. 
 
For any questions, please contact us at info@ar-ne.org
 
or
 
AR-NE’s Facebook event page:
 
https://fb.me/e/4pHs7kZ97
 
 
Looking forward to it!
 
The AR-NE team

Evenimentele lunii mai / AR-NE May Events

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Dragi prieteni,

Din seria de întâlniri „Conversație cu…” vă invităm la două evenimente în luna mai:

1. Conversație cu Adrian George Sahlean – Joi, 20 Mai 2021, ora 7:00 pm EDT

Adrian George Sahlean va vorbi despre ultimele sale apariții editoriale: „Mihai Eminescu – The Legend of the Evening Star & Selected Poems: Translations by Adrian G. Sahlean” și „Mihai Eminescu: Legend of the Evening Star & Selected Poems & Prose – Translations by Adrian G. Sahlean”, variantă extinsă.

https://www.amazon.com/Mihai-Eminescu-Legend-Evening-Selected/dp/0965060632/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&qid=1619537501&refinements=p_27%3AAdrian+George+Sahlean&s=books&sr=1-1

https://www.amazon.com/Mihai-Eminescu-Legend-Evening-Selected/dp/1716273811/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&qid=1619537501&refinements=p_27%3AAdrian+George+Sahlean&s=books&sr=1-2

Propunând de fiecare dată o nouă perspectivă, Adrian George Sahlean ne va vorbi despre eterna sa dragoste pentru opera eminesciană și despre adâncile înțelesuri filozofice ale creației poetului nostru național, așa cum le-a descoperit în minuțioasa sa muncă de traducător.

Înarmat de mulți ani cu îndârjirea marilor exploratori, Adrian George Sahlean cizelează cu talent și pricepere fiecare cuvânt pentru a-i reda în engleză aceeași muzicalitate, înțeles, profunzime și emoție cu care Eminescu ne farmecă pe noi în limba română.

Ediția extinsă a acestor ultime traduceri vine cu un necesar și binevenit element de noutate: o biografie a poetului, mărturiile contemporanilor și fotografii de epocă. Un minunat dar de oferit prietenilor noștri de aici și o datorie de a introduce opera eminesciană lumii anglofone.

Înregistrați-vă în avans pentru acest eveniment:
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0sceiuqjIqE9Y1cvDbitk-jnCl65o1HLoV
După înregistrare veți primi un email de confirmare conținând și instrucțiuni de conectare la eveniment prin Zoom.
 

2. Conversație cu Irina Georgescu – Joi, 27 Mai 2021, ora 6:00 pm EDT

Irina Georgescu, autoarea volumului „Carpathia – Food From the Heart of Romania” ne va vorbi despre pasiunea și cariera sa în gastronomie, despre tradițiile românești și arta culinară românească în actualitate, cât și despre experiența publicării unui volum culinar.

 „Carpathia – Food From the Heart of Romania” este o carte-obiect, deopotrivă album fotografic, depozitar de tradiție și cultură, manual de istorie și carte de bucate. Apreciat de numeroase publicații, de la „BBC Good Food” și „Forbes” până la „The Moscow Times” sau revista finlandeză „Glorian ruoka ja viini”, „Carpathia – Food From the Heart of Romania” transformă gastronomia românească într-un veritabil ambasador cultural. Pe cei care au copilărit în România sau care au călătorit pe acolo, cartea aceasta ne reconectează la etosul românesc, în timp ce pentru cei ce vor să descopere România, este un curs intensiv în arta de a mânca românește.

Colega sa de breaslă britanică Nigella Lawson se referă astfel la această urmașă a Sandei Marin: “în aceste momente când suntem forțați să stăm acasă […] am fost atât de recunoscătoare Irinei Georgescu pentru că m-a purtat în România prin paginile minunatei sale cărți, Carpathia.”

Cei care vor să practice arta culinară românească în direct cu Irina Georgescu ar putea fi interesați de cursul său online „Cooking at Home with Irina Georgescu: The Heart of Romanian Cuisine”:

 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cooking-at-home-with-irina-georgescu-the-heart-of-romanian-cuisine-tickets-142563905479?fbclid=IwAR20KqBQVuXNt3byKdpTxg2A04SJghK4f_dsLbOD29S1Ug7myMGzlTUNs1E
 
Înregistrați-vă în avans pentru evenimentul AR-NE:
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMuc–ppjopE9f9KCZ3bQJ_ijbvydFHmrRT
După înregistrare veți primi un email de confirmare conținând și instrucțiuni de conectare la eveniment prin Zoom.

Dacă nu puteți participa la întâlniri în direct, le veți putea vedea înregistrările ulterior pe canalul nostru YouTube.

Vă mulțumim!

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Dear friends,

This May we have the pleasure of inviting you to two events from the series “In Conversation with…” :
 
1. In Conversation with Adrian George Sahlean – Thursday, May 20th, 2021, 7:00 pm EDT

We invite you to the launch of Adrian Sahlean’s ”Mihai Eminescu – The Legend of the Evening Star & Selected Poems: Translations by Adrian G. Sahlean” and the extended version ”Mihai Eminescu: Legend of the Evening Star & Selected Poems & Prose – Translations by Adrian G. Sahlean”. Copies of the books are available here:

https://www.amazon.com/Mihai-Eminescu-Legend-Evening-Selected/dp/0965060632/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&qid=1619537501&refinements=p_27%3AAdrian+George+Sahlean&s=books&sr=1-1

https://www.amazon.com/Mihai-Eminescu-Legend-Evening-Selected/dp/1716273811/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&qid=1619537501&refinements=p_27%3AAdrian+George+Sahlean&s=books&sr=1-2

We will be interviewing Adrian George Sahlean about how these books were created, the long journey of his career, and about the complex philosophy behind Eminescu’s poetry. The extended edition includes and expanded biography of Eminescu as well as color plate insets. After the interview, Adrian George Sahlean will be engaging in a Q&A session with the audience.
 
Register in advance for this meeting:
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0sceiuqjIqE9Y1cvDbitk-jnCl65o1HLoV
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
 

2. In Conversation with Irina Georgescu – Thursday, May 27th, 2021, 6:00 pm EDT

Irina Georgescu is an acclaimed foodwriter and the author of the book “Carpathia – Food From the Heart of Romania”. She will be talking to us about her passion for and career in gastronomy, about Romanian traditions and the current status of culinary art in Romania, as well as her experience in publishing a book about cuisine.

The book “Carpathia – Food From the Heart of Romania”, a veritable objet d’art, is likewise a photographic album, a repository of tradition and culture, a history textbook and a book of recipes. Raved over by numerous publications, from “BBC Good Food” and “Forbes” to “The Moscow Times” or the Finnish magazine “Glorian ruoka ja viini”, “Carpathia – Food From the Heart of Romania” transforms Romanian cuisine into a genuine cultural ambassador. For those of us who grew up in or have travelled to Romania, the book reconnects us to the Romanian ethos, while for others close to us it is a crash-course in the art of eating like a Romanian.

Nigella Lawson refers to Irina thusly: “At a time when we are all forced to stay at home […] I have been so grateful for Irina Georgescu for taking me to Romania through the pages of her wonderful book, Carpathia”.

Those who would like to practice Romanian culinary arts live with Irina Georgescu may be interested in her online course “Cooking at Home with Irina Georgescu: The Heart of Romanian Cuisine”:

 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cooking-at-home-with-irina-georgescu-the-heart-of-romanian-cuisine-tickets-142563905479?fbclid=IwAR20KqBQVuXNt3byKdpTxg2A04SJghK4f_dsLbOD29S1Ug7myMGzlTUNs1E

Register in advance for the AR-NE event:
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMuc–ppjopE9f9KCZ3bQJ_ijbvydFHmrRT
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

If you miss the live events, you’ll be able to enjoy their recordings on our YouTube channel: YouTube.

Thank you!

Campanie de Fundraising / AR-NE Goes Digital Fundraising

Dear all,

The Association of Romanians in New England (AR-NE) invites you all to make a contribution for our goal in digitizing the content of our non-profit organization. With your support, AR-NE will receive a $2,500.00 grant from Mass Cultural Council to digitize its future events.

Mass Cultural Council funds reach every community in the Commonwealth. Its mission is to promote excellence, education, access and diversity in the arts, humanities, and sciences, to improve the quality of life for all Massachusetts residents and contribute to the vitality of our communities and economy.

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This grant from Mass Cultural Council (https://massculturalcouncil.org/) signifies that AR-NE will provide notable public value through its programs, services, and events such as book launchings, theatrical performances, local business fairs, film presentations, concerts, or Romanian traditional folk dances, music, and food with local artists or guests from Romania. AR-NE is leading the way in the New England area by promoting Romanian cultural events since 2010. Please check our past and current activities at www.ar-ne.org, join our Facebook Page Asociatia Romanilor din New England and follow us on Instagram or YouTube.

By sharing these events with you, we will continue to promote the Romanian cultural heritage directly to hundreds of people in the area or on the Internet to a wider audience. 

Thank you for being a special part of this fundraising event and for your commitment to the Romanian community.

Every dollar raised will help us capture and preserve our events digitally. 

We will ensure that our materials will  have high quality for image and sound because Romanian events and American public (with or without Romanian roots) deserve best performances in terms of image to be shared.

Your donation and what it used for AR-NE Studio equipment

Digital stills and video camera

Lenses

Microphones

Tripods

Lights

Data storage

Editing software

Zoom subscription

Administration fees

Any amount over the  goal listed will allow us to get higher quality equipment or help for professional services (editing).

Please support the mission of AR-NE to advance the awareness of Romanian culture and to promote our rich traditions in the New England Area and beyond.  

You’ll automatically receive an email  receipt from GoFundMe Charity that meets the IRS requirements. The entire donation is tax deductible under section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code. 

AR-NE (Association of Romanians in New England) is a 501c3 tax exempt non-profit, classified as a public charity by the IRS. 

EIN of AR-NE is 27-3679526

Be sure to  save or print the email for your tax records.

AR-NE Team 

Board of Directors and Volunteers

AR-NE Goes Digital GoFundMe

Dragi prieteni, 

La link-ul de mai sus puteti contribui o suma pentru a sustine AR-NE in efortul de a crea o platofma digitala pentru evenimentele noastre viitoare.  Va rugam sa cititi in detailu cum vom intrebuinta donatiile dumneavoastra la pagina noastra GoFundMe.  Multe multumiri!

Echipa AR-NE

AR-NE este pe YouTube / AR-NE is on YouTube

Dragi prieteni, deși pandemia ne ține în casă, AR-NE e doar la un click distanță. De astăzi avem deosebita plăcere de a vă invita să urmăriți Asociația Românilor din New England (AR-NE) și pe YouTube. Arhiva evenimentelor organizate de AR-NE, live sau înregistrate, se va regăsi pe canalul AR-NE:  AR-NE YouTube.

Dear friends, although the pandemic is keeping us indoors, AR-NE is just one click away. Starting today we take great pleasure in inviting you to follow the Association of Romanians in New England (AR-NE) on YouTube. The archive of AR-NE organized events, live or recorded, will be available on the AR-NE channel: AR-NE YouTube.

Concurs de Arta pentru copii “Martisor” / Kids Art Exhibition “Martisor”

Va multumim dragi copii pentru participarea la concursul nostru de arta cu tema “Martisor”. Suntem foarte bucurosi ca am primit lucrari de arta din multe parti ale Statelor Unite, si chiar si din Romania! O primava insorita va dorim tuturor! La Multi Ani pentru 1 Martie!

These works of art are submitted by talented kids from the Romanian community to celebrate the beginning of Spring and our traditional “Martisor”.  Happy First Day of Spring!

Tradiții Românești de primăvară / Romanian Traditions around Spring Time

În aşteptarea primăverii, tradiţiile româneşti consemnează multe și frumoase moduri de a sărbători dragostea, renașterea și energia conectării cu natură.

De la sfârșitul lui februarie până la începutul lunii mai, cultura română abundă în sărbători, tradiții, obiceiuri, asemănătoare că semnificații, dar diferit sărbătorite în diferite colțuri ale țării. Suntem în plin calendar de primăvară, așadar.

Credeați că le știți pe toate? Hmmm…Vă invităm să aflați lucruri noi prin prisma celor doi invitați de marcă prezenți la conferința online din 5 martie 2021, 6:00—7:30 pm. Scurtă prezentare a tradițiilor de primăvară de către oaspeți aleși:

Profesor Sanda Golopenția: Despre descântecul de dragoste. 

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Profesor Constantin Eretescu: Despre Mărțișor.

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The rich Romanian traditions around arrival of spring are highlighting love, renewal, and the energy coming from nature awakening.

From end of February to beginning of May, Romanian folk culture is filled with celebrations of milestones of similar significance but taking different forms in different regions of the country. We are in full spring festivities.

We invite you to join us in discovering all these wonderful traditions with the help of our distinguished guests, at our online conference: Short Presentation of Romanian Spring Traditions on March 5th 2021, 6-7:30 pm

Profesor Sanda GolopențiaAbout Incantations for Love.

Profesor Constantin Eretescu: About Mărțișor (spring amulet).

Data: Vineri, 5 martie 2021, ora 6 PM 

Date: Friday March 5th, 6pm

Zoom meeting

 Meeting ID:  313 551 6240
Passcode: 668835

Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/3135516240?pwd=Zk1zdEU4NWpvTisrdk8wY1Z4MGdtUT09

Agenda    Google Calendar   Yahoo Calendar  FB event: https://fb.me/e/dfrR4n6hG

 

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Calendar of Future Events

May 9th, 2020 – Jazz Concert – STEFAN SIRBU TRIO – Boston College  Cancelled because of Coronavirus pandemic

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STEFAN SIRBU TRIO feat. MARCOS VARELA and TYSON D. JACKSON
Born and raised in Moldova and currently residing in Strasbourg, France, pianist Stefan Sirbu has made both sides of the Rhine and of the Atlantic his creative lab. Besides regular performances with his working trio featuring Jean-Luc Miotti on double-bass and Daniel Dupret on drums, he collaborated with various jazz musicians in Bordeaux, Strasbourg, Berlin and New York City, sharing his music with listeners for more than fifteen years. During his visits to NYC Stefan has taken advice from NYC-based piano masters Barry Harris, David Hazeltine, Donald Vega, Jeremy Manasia, Theo Hill, Benito Gonzalez, Manuel Valera, Can Olgun and many others. A talented composer, he has written numerous compositions which he often performs live with his bands.
Website: http://www.stefansirbu.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Stefan-Sirbu-Trio-580383358642768/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stefansirbumusic
Twitter: https://twitter.com/stefansirbutrio

May 10th, 2020 – Lilac Sunday – Picnic in duminica liliacului – Arnold Arboretum Cancelled because of Coronavirus pandemic

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A zecea chemare la picnic romanesc in Duminica Liliacului.
Dragi prieteni va asteptam la inca o intalnire cu primavara in Gradina botanica a Universitatii Harvard-Arnold Arboretum! In aceasta gradina botanica intinsa pe 281 de acri, doar in aceasta zi speciala. o duminica din an dedicata exclusiv liliacului, vizitatorii se pot bucura de o plimbare in parc si un pranz la iarba verde.
Asociatia Romanilor din New England impreuna cu Romani in Boston US, va invita sa va aduceti cosuletele de picnic pe Bussey Hill Road, in inima colectiei de lilac, unde steagul romanesc va fi arborat pe “Carpathian Birch”, ca in fiecare an.
De 111 ani, cu 369 de arbusti, colectia de liliac plasata printre cele mai valoroase din America de Nord, ne promite si in acest an un spectacol cu o explozie de culori si o diversitate de miresme.
Pentru aceasta vizita va recomandam sa veniti din timp pentru a gasi parcare (gratuita) pe strazile din jurul parcului, sau sa folositi metroul pe Orange Line, la statia Forest Hills.
Detalii privind acest eveniment gasiti aici:
https://www.arboretum.harvard.edu/news-events/lilac-sunday/

Book Launch: “Our Daily Lives” – by Sanda Golopentia

Readings from “Our Daily Lives” with the author Sanda Golopentia and English language translator Lidia Bradley followed by Q&A with Lidia Bradley, Sanda Golopentia, and Constantin Eretescu

February 29th 5 pm

Payson Park Church, 365 Belmont St., Belmont, MA.

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Cartea cuprinde rapoartele agentilor de securitate, scrise timp de 129 de zile in 1948, 1949, si 1950, pe parcursul urmaririi tatalui autoarei, sociologul Anton Golopentia, ca si transcierile convorbirilor telefonice din acea perioada din casa lor. Mai cuprinde si declaratiile lui Anton Golopentia din timpul anchetelor, si de asemenea file de memorii. Cartea arunca o privire asupra istoriei Romaniei dupa cel de al 2-lea razboi mondial, in special asupra inceputului comunismului si represiunilor politice din Romania. In luna februarie a acestui an, cartea a ajuns deja pe rafturile marilor universitati americane, fiind apreciata ca un material de referinta de studenti, profesori, si cercetatori.

This book contains all the reports written during 129 days in 1948, 1949, and 1950 by the secret police agents of the Securitate charged with the surveillance of the author’s father, sociologist Anton Golopentia, as well as all the transcriptions of the phone conversations in their house at that time. It also brings together some of Golopentia’s declarations later on, while investigated as a detained witness, and personal memories. The book provides insights into post-WWII Eastern European history, particularly the beginning of the communist regime and political repression in Romania, and will be useful to researchers (historians, psychologists, anthropologists, and literary specialists), as well as professors and students in universities and schools.

Romanian Traditions: Dances, Food, Music with Plaiurile Dornelor Ensemble – Arlington MA, April 20 2019

Saturday April 20th, 6:30 – 9:30 PM
Arlington Masonic Temple, 19 Academy Street, Arlington, MA 02476
Tickets – Eventbrite – $25

You are invited to an evening of Romanian traditional dances, food, and music. The Ensemble Plaiurile Dornelor from Vatra Dornei, Romania, will bring their talent and folklore to charm us with their virtuosity. The evening will include a welcome with traditional Romanian foods, a master class in Romanian dance – children are encouraged to participate, as well as a dance performance with folk dances from all regions of Romania along with unique folk traditions of Bucovina.

Children are especially welcome, they’ll have a chance to learn traditional folk dances first hand. All children will have free admission.

The winners of many Romanian dance competitions, Plaiurile Dornelor Ensemblem from Vatra Dornei, Romania have performed at international folk festivals throughout Europe and have also appeared on local and national radio and TV programs.

Until then see our Facebook page for updates.

Theater – Ileana, Princess of Romania – Tuesday, September 11 at 6:30 PM – 9 PM – Belmont, MA

Tuesday, September 11 at 6:30 PM – 9 PM
Studio Cinema Belmont – 376 Trapelo Rd, Belmont, MA 02478
For English speaking audience, subtitles are projected on the back screen.

Ileana Princess Of Romania

ILEANA, PRINCESS OF ROMANIA

History is one of the three main genres in Western theater alongside tragedy and comedy, although it originated, in its modern form, thousands of years later than the other primary genres.
Dramatization by Edith Negulici after the autobiographical novel “I Live Again”, the performance about Princess Ileana’s life is a charming and dramatic evocation of the main moments in the life of the author and of the history she had lived.

“Yes, to live again, because after I left home, which for me was always Romania, I was as dead. Not the circumstances were hard to bear, but even the need to live. I never doubted of the necessity of being close to my six children, but inside, the “personal self” that existed independent of the mother, the wife, the friend who I was – the essential ego, on which all was built – suffered a deadly shock when I was dismissed from my people.” – Princess Ileana

In 1950, she and the children moved to the United States, where she bought a house in Newton, Massachusetts.

In 1961, Ileana entered the Orthodox Monastery of the Protection of the Mother of God, in Bussy-en-Othe, France. On her tonsuring as a monastic, in 1967, Sister Ileana was given the name Mother Alexandra. She moved back to the United States and founded the Orthodox Monastery of the Transfiguration in Ellwood City, Pennsylvania, the first English language Orthodox monastery in North America. She was the third female descendant of Queen Victoria to become a Mother Superior in a convent of her own foundation. She served as abbess until her retirement in 1981, remaining at the monastery until her death.

Princess Ileana fought for others, was at the service of her people, and served those in need. She created hospitals, canteens, nursing schools, all sorts of ways to raise funds for wounded, orphaned, ill, poor, less fortunate than her, who was the daughter of an important King, Ferdinand Integrator and a Queen of Excellence, Queen Mary of Romania.
The life of Princess Ileana/Mother Alexandra, imposes her as a model to be followed and legitimizes her in front of posterity.”

Lilac Sunday Picnic – Arnold Arboretum, Boston MA – Sunday, May 13 at 10 AM – 3 PM

Picture0002 The Association of Romanians in New England (AR-NE), Romanians in Boston, EERC, Castelul Copiilor and Rhythmic Dreams invites you to join us at the Arnold Arboretum for a picnic on Lilac Sunday. Of the thousands of flowering plants in the Arboretum, only one, the lilac, is singled out each year for a daylong celebration. With more than 370 lilac plants of 176 kinds, the Arboretum holds one of the premier lilac collections in North America. Tours of the lilacs, family activities, food vendors, and picnicking (on this special day only) make for a memorable day. This is the 8th consecutive year we are co-hosting this picnic.
When: Sunday, May 13th, 2018, 10am-3pm
Where: Meeting spot: Square 14 (birch trees on the hill) marked with “X” on the map below.
Entrance to the park is free.
Details: Entry to the Arboretum is free. As in previous years, everyone is welcome to bring whatever food and drink they’d like (potluck style). Street parking along the Arboretum perimeter is limited and visitors are advised to take public transportation. The nearest MBTA statios is Forrest Hills on the Orange line..
Contact: AR-NE: Liliana Onita Lenco 978-548-8435
Romani in Boston: Serban Georgescu – 617-959-7472

Irina Muresanu with New Philharmonia Orchestra – May 19 and 20, 2018 – Newton MA

In honor of New Philharmonia Orchestra’s founding Music Director, Ronald Knudsen (1932 – 2015), a veteran BSO violinist, the orchestra continues to dedicate its spring concert to his memory and presents one of the great violin concertos. This year is no exception. You’re invited to New Phil’s season finale: “All Beethoven” with guest conductor Jorge Soto at First Baptist Church in Newton Centre on Saturday, May 19 at 8pm and Sunday, May 20 at 3pm. Beethoven was a musical revolutionary – his inspirational music speaks for itself!

The wonderful and gifted Romanian violinist Irina Muresanu joins the New Phil for Beethoven’s great violin concerto. Irina has been noted as “not just a virtuoso, but an artist.” The program will also include his Consecration of the House Overture and the magnificent Symphony No. 7!

Tickets starting at $37. Student/Senior discounts available. For more info & tickets: www.newphil.org

Exclusive Discount for the Association of Romanians in New England! Enter discount code: ARNE during checkout & save 20% on all tickets! Offer valid online only, until 6 hours prior to the performance.

Questions? Call 617-527-9717 or email boxoffice@newphil.org

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Tara Skurtu : Poetry Reading – January 9 2018 – Cambridge MA

Tuesday January 9, 2018, 7pm – 9pm, Grolier Poetry Book Shop, 6 Plympton St, Cambridge, MA – with Lloyd Schwartz

Saturday January 13, 2018, 4 PM, Porter Square Books, Cambridge, MA

Tara Skurtu is an American poet and literary translator currently residing in Romania. Her ancestors hail from Romania. She is a two-time Fulbright grantee and the recipient of two Academy of American Poets prizes, a Marcia Keach Poetry Prize, and a Robert Pinsky Global Fellowship in Poetry. Tara’s poems are published internationally, translated into six languages, and appear in journals such as The Kenyon Review, Plume, Salmagundi, Poetry Review. She is the author of the chapbook Skurtu, Romania (Eyewear Publishing, 2016; Romanian trans. Radu Vancu, Charmides, 2016) and the full poetry collection The Amoeba Game (Eyewear, 2017). Tara holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Boston University and a double degree in English and Spanish from the University of Massachusetts Boston. Before moving to Romania, she taught at Boston University; she was a lecturer in creative writing, she taught composition and literature to incarcerated students through BU’s Prison Education Program, and she was on the planning and teaching team for Robert Pinsky’s 2014 massive open online course (MOOC), “The Art of Poetry.” At present, she teaches creative writing in Bucharest.

The Romanian translation of The Amoeba Game (tr. Radu Vancu) is forthcoming with Nemira in March 2018.

Website: http://taraskurtu.com/

Book Launch – January 14th 2017 – Newton MA

Book launch event “Eternal Longing, Impossible Love” Mihai Eminescu, English translation by Adrian George Sahlean

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The book was launched in 2016 in Romania by Adrian George Sahlean and won the author the prestigious Eminescu award. The Romanian community and their friends are invited to meeet the author who will discuss his latest literary projects and will also autograph his book. There will be a stock of books available for purchase at a discount at the event.

When: Saturday, January 14th 2017, 6-8 PM

Where: The Auburndale Community Library
75 Auburn Street, Auburndale MA 02466

The meeting with Adrian George Sahlean at the Auburndale Library, which houses a small collection of Romanian books, will be followed by a reception at Bocca Bella Bistro ( http://www.boccabellacafe.com/ ) for $15/person. Please RSVP for reception on ARNE Facebook Page before 11 AM on Saturday, January 14.

Parliamentary Elections – December 11 2016 – Boston MA

Voting locations for the Romanian citizens living the jurisdiction of the Consulate General of Romania in New York:

· New York, New York – 200 E 38th St., New York, NY 10016
· Pennsylvania, Philadelphia – 1907 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103-5732
· Massachusetts, Boston – 63 R Boston Street, Room 526, Boston, MA 02125
· Connecticut, Manchester – 2 Winter Street, Manchester, CT 06040

Interactive map can be accessed here.

Voting will take place between the hours of 7AM and 9PM local time.

For Romanian citizens domiciled in the USA, please bring a valid passport (regular, temporari, or electronic) with the declared country of domicile declared in the passport.

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Additional Information (in Romanian)

1. Ghidul alegătorului român în străinătate la alegerile parlamentare din 11 decembrie 2016
Ghidul alegătorului român în străinătate este un material informativ privind organizarea alegerilor pentru Senat şi Camera Deputaţilor din data de 11 decembrie 2016. Ghidul poate fi consultat aici – http://washington.mae.ro/sites/washington.mae.ro/files/2016.11.22_ghidul_alegatorului_roman_din_strainatate.pdf.

2. Afiş informativ general privind alegerile parlamentare din 11 decembrie 2016
Afişul informativ conţine informaţii utile privind exercitarea dreptului de vot al cetăţenilor români din străinătate la alegerile pentru Senat şi Camera Deputaţilor din data de 11 decembrie. Afişul poate fi consultat aici – http://washington.mae.ro/sites/washington.mae.ro/files/2016.11.22_afis_alegeri_parlamentare_2016.pdf

3. Lista secţiilor de votare din SUA pentru alegerile parlamentare 11 decembrie din 2016
Afişul informativ conţine lista celor 31 de secţii de votare înfiinţate pe teritoriul SUA împreună cu adresele la care pot fi localizate în vederea exercitării dreptului de vot la alegerile pentru Senat şi Camera Deputaţilor din 11 decembrie 2016. Afişul poate fi consultat aici – http://washington.mae.ro/sites/washington.mae.ro/files/2016.11.22_afis_lista_sectiilor_de_votare.pdf.

4. Documentele care atestă reşedinţa în SUA necesare pentru exercitarea dreptului de vot la alegerile parlamentare din 11 decembrie 2016
Afişul informativ conţine lista cu tipurile de documente care atestă reşedinţa în SUA în vederea exercitării dreptului de vot la alegerile pentru Senat şi Camera Deputaţilor din 11 decembrie 2016. Afişul poate fi consultat aici – http://washington.mae.ro/sites/washington.mae.ro/files/2016.11.22_afis_info_documente_care_atesta_resedinta.pdf.

5. Întrebări frecvente referitoare la votul în străinătate pentru alegerile parlamentare din 11 decembrie 2016
Lista întrebărilor frecvente referitoare la votul în străinătate la alegerile pentru Senat şi Camera Deputaţilor din 11 decembrie 2016 poate fi consultată aici – http://washington.mae.ro/sites/washington.mae.ro/files/2016.11.22_q&a.pdf.

Summer Harmony – June 25 – Newton MA

ARNE invites you to walk cheerfully on a magical journey into a summer night of world famous opera arias, canzonettas and zarzuelas, guided by the powerful voice of tenor Costel Busuioc.

Where: Carriage House Violins – of Johnson String Instrument
1039 Chestnut St, Newton Upper Falls, Massachusetts 02464
When: June 25 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Admission: $25, groups > 6 people $20/person, children under 12 free

Here is Costel Busuioc during a Chicago concert: