See https://sites.google.com/site/globalartsnpoevents/ for more details.
We would like to thank everyone who attended the first Romanian Ball in New England! We were overwhelmed by the numerous attendance (over 300!) and we were happy to see the enthusiasm and joy of those who wanted to celebrate with us Romanina’s National Day! We apologize deeply for the imperfections and the shortcomings and we promised that next year we will do a bigger/better event! If you have any comments, suggestions or complaints, please email them to email@example.com or please take the time to complete this short survey. Please share generously your photos and videos! Lastly, but most importantly, we would like to invite you all to join our volunteer organization so you can help plan and organize more successful events in the upcoming year.
We welcome you with open arms, AR-NE
ROMANIAN BALL 2012!
Join AR-NE, in collaboration with the Romanian Student Association at MIT, for an evening celebrating Romanian culture and heritage.
MENU- Harmony Terrace
Cash bar with an assortment of alcoholic beverages, including beer and wine from Romania.
Romanian potato salad (Boeuf salad)
Roasted eggpland salad (Vinete)
Fried meat balls
Romanian grilled sausages (mici)
Fish in white souce
Kettle cooked chicken with garlic sauce
Country style oven roasted potatoes
Romanian braised cabbage stew
Panettone Romanian style
Cookies or pastries
- 6:00 AR-NE presentation
- 6:15 Traditional Romanian folk music (Iuliana Roata – part 1)
- 6:30 Traditional Romanian folk dances (artistic group The Ladies from Rhode Island)
- 7:00 Traditional Romanian folk music (Iuliana Roata- part 2)
- 7:30 Pop and classical Romanian and international music (Raluca Campean)
- 7:45 Traditional Romanian dances (including “Hora Unirii” and “Perinita”) (artistic group from MIT)
- 8:00 DJ program – Radu C. Morar – Morar Mobile DJ
Where: 375 Auburn Street, Auburndale, MA 02466
When: October 20th 2012, 12pm-3pm
The “Book of the Month” literary circle invites you to join us in reading and discussing two novels by Gabriela Adamesteanu, a well-known contemporary author. In June, we will focus on her newest novel “Provizorat” (2011).
Where: Auburndale Community Library, 375 Auburn Street, Auburndale, MA 02466 (Romanian Library)
When: Thursday, June 14th, 2012, 7 to 9PM
Details: AR-NE members free. Visitors 10$/family suggested donation.
Please RSVP, as room is limited.
WATCHING THE UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE 2012 SOCCER FINAL
The Association of Romanians in New England (AR-NE) has the pleasure to invite you to watch 2011 UEFA Champions League soccer final together with us at “The Point” Pub in Boston, in a traditional Romanian atmosphere, with Romanian sausages (“mici”) and a variety of other appetizers. Watching soccer events has become a tradition within AR-NE – we are organizing this type of event for the 3rd year in a row. Who’s playing: Chelsea FC and Bayern Munchen
Where: “The Point” Pub, at 147 Hanover St. Boston, MA (next to Faneuil Hall) (http://www.thepointboston.)
When: Saturday, May 19th, 2012 from 2 to 5PM
Details: Parking: “Parcel 7 Garage” (aproximatively $3 for 3 hours, with validation)
Admission: Free for AR-NE members, a $10 donation is gratefully accepted from non-members to help cover the costs associated with this event. We invite you to choose an even better option – through joining AR-NE as members, either online at www.ar-ne.org, or directly at “The Point” on the day of the event. The annual membership cost is $10/ $25 /$50 for students or retired / individual / family
Confirmation: In order to help us approximate how much food to prepare, please RSVPContact: Alexandru.Lefter@Ar-ne.org
PICNIC ON LILAC SUNDAY
This year, the Association of Romanians in New England (AR-NE) along with Romanians in Boston (RIB) and Educational Enrichment for Romanian Children (EERC) are organizing the third edition of this picnic, at Harvard University’s Arnold Arboretum. Picnicking among the over 400 lilac trees is allowed only once a year, on this special day. http://arboretum.harvard.edu/plants/lilac_sunday.html
Where: Harvard Arboretum, Point 11 on the map (the group of trees on the hil) http://arboretum.harvard.edu/visitors/map.html?myURL=%2Fplants%2Flilac_sunday.html&myLayer=collections
When: Sunday, May 13th, 2012, 11:30am-4:30pm
Details: Entry to the Arboretum is free. As in previous years, everyone is welcome to bring whatever food and drink they’d like (potluck style). www.facebook.com/events/242477269182580/
Contact AR-NE: Liliana Onita-Lenco – 978-548-8435
Contact Romani in Boston: Serban Georgescu – 617-959-7472 and Codrin Bucur – 617-817-7397
The “Book of the Month” literary circle invites you to join us in reading and discussing two novels by Gabriela Adamesteanu, a well-known contemporary author. In May, we will focus on Drumul egal al fiecarei zile (1975), her debut novel.
Where: Auburndale Community Library, 375 Auburn Street, Auburndale, MA 02466
When: Thursday, May 10th, 2012, 6PM to 8PM
Details: AR-NE members free. Visitors 10$/family suggested donation.
Please RSVP, as room is limited.
The second annual Fair of Romanians in New England, organized by the Association of Romanians in New England, turned out to be very successful this year as it was last year.
Held on December 3rd 2011 within Lower Falls Community Center in Newton, MA, the fair was attended by over 200 participants. The event gave over 30 companies and organizations of Romanians from the area the opportunity to promote their activities, either through individual stands or through presentations in front of the audience. The list of participating companies may be accessed at the address http://www.ar-ne.org/2011/11/targulromanilor2011
Also, several activities were organized for the 30 children present at the fair, including games and educational activities prepared by “Castelul Copiilor.”, a rhythmic gymnastics program and a kid’s movie projection (“A Bug’s Life) in Romanian.
At the end, the participants enjoyed specialty dishes from Romanian cuisine: salads, appetizers, Romanian sausages (“mici”), stuffed grape leaves and polenta.
This event would have not been successful without the efforts and involvement of over 50 sponsors and volunteers or without the financial contributions of the AR-NE members. [ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS]
Our media partners, Radio Diaspora Online and Incredible Footage several interviews, which are available at
We would like to thank all of the participants and hope that even more people we’ll join us in 2012 either at this event or at other events posted in our AR-NE calendar.
The first opportunity will be the screening of the Romanian movie “Morometii” on January 28th, at the Cambridge Public Library in Cambridge, MA and a social gathering for making the traditional Romanian “martisoare” (trinkets symbolizing the arrival of spring) on February 18 at “Castelul Copiilor” in Newton, MA.
The Association of Romanians in New England Board of Directors would like to thank our members and everyone who attended the Second Annual Romanian Fair in New England, making it one of the best attended Romanian events in the area to date!
AR-NE Board of Directors
|Vice-president||Smaranda Maria Albeck|
|Treasurer||Liliana Onita Lenco|
|Directors||Dana Bucin, Anca Costea, Alexandru Lefter, Valerica Stanca,
Our deep appreciation goes to the 40+ companies who attended the Fair and turned it into a big success! Thank you for your support and we hope to see you back next year!
All these companies and organizations are listed on the AR-NE website at: http://www.ar-ne.org/2011/11/targulromanilor2011/
SPONSORS AND PARTNERS
We would like to extend special thanks to our sponsors and partners, who have generously donated products or financially supported the event!
|Facility and Equipment Donation||Rhythmic Dreams|
|Food Donation||Ball Square Fine Wines, D&J Market, Sophia’s Greek Pantry|
|Cash Donation||ASPERA Foundation|
|Children’s Programming||Castelul Copiilor, Casuta Alba, Rhythmic Dreams|
|Event Promotion||Nativity of the Ever-Virgin Mary Orthodox Church, St. Parascheva Orthodox Church, St. Nicholas Orthodox Church,
MIT Romanian Student Association, Romani in Boston Organization
Special thanks go to our hosts for offering a wonderful facility for our event!
|Lower Falls Community Center||Bob Jones|
|Newton Parks and Recreation Dept.||Judy Dore and her staff|
A heartfelt THANK YOU to all of our other volunteers who invested so much time and effort before, during and after the Fair, helping with anything that was needed in order to make this event a success! We are sure the list is much longer and we apologize for leaving anyone out. If you know of any others who contributed, please let us know so we can properly acknowledge them! We could have not done it without you all!
PLANNING AND PROMOTION
|Public Relations and Promotion||Dana Bucin, Anca Costea, Razvan Mirica, Valentin Neacsu, Valerica Stanca, Lorelei Stoica, Camil Toma|
|Program Design and Printing||Lorelei Stoica|
|Guest Registration Table||Mara Onita-Lenco|
|Senior Club Registration||Cornelia Balan|
|Web Support||Marcel Filimon, Alexandru Lefter, Valentin Neacsu|
|Master of Ceremonies||Razvan Mirica|
|Photography||Doriana Bercea, Anca Costea, Ovidiu Hentea, Mircea Nedelcu|
|Camera and Video Editing||Dan Banici|
|Radio Interviews||Sebastian Rus|
|Video Interviews||Dana Bucin, Anca Costea|
|Media Coverage||Radio Diaspora, Pro TV International|
|Music and Multimedia||Smaranda Maria Albeck, Marcel Filimon, Aurel Velicanu|
|Children Programs Coordinator||Raluca Honciuc|
|Children Room Volunteers||Penny Anderson, Florin Brasoveanu, Alina Constantinescu,
|Rhythmic Gymnastics Demonstration||Margaret Zhao, MA State Champion, Rhythmic Dreams|
|Logistics Coordinators||Smaranda Maria Albeck, Valerica Stanca, Camil Toma|
|Food Donations and Preparation||Cornelia Balan, Claudia Bota, Viorica Fatu, Emil Lancea,
Rodica Mirica, Liliana Onita-Lenco, Laurentiu Stan, Valerica Stanca, Camil Toma
|Decorations||The team of parents from Castelul Copiilor|
|Romanian Artifact Donation||Valerica Stanca and the Nativity of the Ever-Virgin Mary Orthodox Church|
|Photo Display||Liliana Onita Lenco|
|Set Up and Breakdown Crew||Smaranda Maria Albeck Dana Bucin, Anca Costea, Lucian Fatu,
Marcel Filimon, Emil Lancea, Alexandru Lefter, Rodica Mirica,
Victor Moisescu, Delia Olteanu, Liliana Onita Lenco, Valerica Stanca, Lorelei Stoica, Camil Toma, Aurel Velicanu
|Other Volunteers|| Doriana Bercea, Andrea Bodnari, Simona Coborzan, Cristina Cosma, Denisa Dobrin, John Francis, Ovidiu Hentea, Radu Ivan,
Greta Lungu, Valentin Maier, Alexandru Mican, Kaslong Nda
Thanks again to all who attended and we hope to see everyone in even greater numbers in 2012!
You are cordially invited to attend the Second Annual Fair of Romanians in New England, on Saturday, the 3rd of December 2011, between the hours of 4 and 8 PM, at Newton Lower Falls Community Center (545 Grover St., Newton, MA).
This fair is unique in New England as it provides a unique opportunity to discover more about organizations and businesses owned by Romanians as well as learn about professionals involved in social and cultural activities aimed at promoting the Romanian spirit and culture and supporting the Romanian community. Each participant organization will display and promote their products and services through individual booths. Those organizations that do not have representatives on site can send promotional materials that will be displayed on a special stand. If you represent an organization wishing to participate or sponsor the fair, please read this page and contact us as soon as possible at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Besides the commercial and professional aspect of the fair you will also find:
- Ambiance and Romanian music
- Traditional Romanian food
- Romanian wine tasting
- Supervised Children’s program that includes watching a Romanian kids movie
- Raffle of products and services offered by the businesses and organizations present
- The chance to meet other Romanians living in New England
- Many other suprises
Click here for the 2010 Romanian Fair report. We would appreciate if you could spread the word about this fair and invite your family, friends, and acquaintances.
Please note there is no cover charge and donations towards AR-NE are appreciated. To RSVP, please fill in the online form. For more information about the fair or volunteering opportunities with AR-NE, please contact us at email@example.com.
Look forward to seeing you at the fair,
Association of Romanians in New England
|3:30pm||Set up starts.|
Doors open in Main Hall for presenting companies to set up.
Doors open for public to sign up, register for ARNE, socialize and coffee hour.
Doors open for kids activities in the Blue Room.
Public admission to the Main Hall.
Kids Rhythmic Gymnastics activities.
|5:30pm||Company presentations (max 5 minutes each, there is time for 12.)
Kids’ movie – A Bug’s Life – in Romanian starts.
|6:30pm||Food stand open for adults and kids.|
|7:30pm||All activities end in the Main Hall.|
|8:00pm||All activities end in the Reception Area.
Clean up – load/unload vans.
List of Participants and Sponsors (updated 11/24/2011)
Food and Drink
Services – Law
Services – Business, Finance, Real Estate
Services – Medical and Dental
Services – Home Improvements, Moving
Services – Other
Non-Profits – Charity, Educational, Religious
AR-NE is cordially inviting you to:
- 15-20 companies, chamber representatives and consular envoys from Central and East European (CEE) countries such as Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Germany, Hungary, Romania and Serbia
- 5+ companies from Romania
- delegation led by the Minister of National Economy of Hungary