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Spring Ball – Saturday May 17 2014 – Brookline MA

Where: The Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral – 162 Goddard Avenue, Brookline MA 02445
When: Saturday, May 17 2014, 7:00pm – 1:00am
Contact: Please email us at or call Diana Marinescu at 617 888 0210 with any questions.

Let’s celebrate the coming of spring by dancing, dining and drinking in Romanian style! You are invited to come in traditional dress. The ladies are encouraged to wear flowers.

Program for the Evening

  • Romanian musical moment – Adrian G Sahlean
  • Romanian music DJ – Radu Morar, Jr.
  • Folk dancing – Ladies from Rhode Island
  • Fashion parade – Unique Diva Boutique (Adriana Papit)

Catering by Tastebuds Banquet, CT (Asim Etem)


Main Courses:

  • Sarmale cu mamaliguta si smantana (Stuffed cabbage rolls with polenta)
  • Mici cu mustar (Romanian skinless sausages)
  • Pui la ceaun cu mujdei de usturoi (Chicken stew with garlic)
  • Cartofi la cuptor (Potatoes made in the oven)

Romanian Pastries will be provided by Tincuța Coca.

The cash bar will have Romanian wines and beer.

Hope to see you there,

The Association of Romanians in New England

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Taste of Home: Easter Recipes Contest – Saturday April 19 2014 – MIT Cambridge MA

When: Saturday April 19 2014 between 11am and 1pm
Where: STATA BALCONIES, MIT Bldg 32, 3rd Floor
32 Vassar Str, Cambridge MA 02139

The MIT West Garage will be open to the public after 2:30pm for a fee of $5.00 per vehicle and we only accept credit cards. 
The MIT Hayward Lot, 139 Massachusetts Ave and MIT E51 Lot will be open to the public after 5:00pm and there is no fee.
How To Enter: This contest is open to everyone who loves Romania and Romanians, 18 years of age or older at time of entry. All entries must be received by April 16, 2014 on the Deadline Date. To register please send an email to Liliana Onita Lenco ( including your full name, address, telephone number and email address.

Contest Rules

Judging: The winner of the Contest will be determined by judging all the entrants’ submissions based on the follow criteria:

  • Taste: 35%
  • Visual Appeal: 25%
  • Feasibility: 25%
  • Creativity/Uniqueness: 15%

All entries will be judged using the criteria stated above. All judging will be accomplished by a panel of non-food experts. Decision of the judges is final and binding on all matters relating to this contest. Contestants must provide a plate with 10 small, small, small samples and a plate for 6 people. A label with the recipe and the name will be attached to the samples plate, accessible to the judges and public.

Winners and Prizes: A total of 3 winners will be selected.

  • One first place winner will be awarded $75
  • One second place winner will be awarded $50
  • One third place winner will be awarded $25

Winners will be determined and notified on the same day, April 19, 2014.

  • Female student representative
  • Male student representative
  • ARNE representative
  • A grandmother
  • Representative of the public
Contact: Please contact with any additional questions or comments Liliana Onita Lenco (

Stefan Hrusca Concert – 27 December 2013 – Brookline MA

Online sales are closed, there will be 50 tickets available at the door for purchase.

We are very happy to invite you to attend the concert of one of the most famous Romanian folk singers, Stefan Hrusca. The event will take place in Boston on December 27th 2013, starting at 7:30 PM and will be followed by a reception. Stefan Hrusca will be launching his new album “LERUI … SI IARA LER” at this event.

Appetizers, desert and coffee will be provided. A cash bar with various Romanian wines and beverages will be available. Parking is free.

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Location: The Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral – 162 Goddard Avenue, Brookline, MA 02445

Please contact us with any questions (

We look forward to seeing you there,

The Association of Romanians in New England

Seminar: Financial Planning for your child’s Education

Hosted and presented by Razvan Mirica, CRPC – Advisor with Ameriprise Financial.

During this complimentary seminar, you’ll learn ways to:
• Define a college saving goal that is right for you.
• Learn about today’s cost and various payment options.
• Balance retirement and college savings.
• Understand what goes into college saving and college spending.

When: 09/05/13, 6:30-8:00 PM

Where: Ameriprise Financial, 2 Constitution Plaza, Charlestown, MA 02129

Cost: Free to AR-NE members. A $10 donnation will be collected at the entrance from all other attendees.

Parking: Free with validation at entrance.

RSVP: Space is limited so please reserve your spot in advance.


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AR-NE Walking Club: Blue Hills Reservation

Event canceled, due to unhealthy hot temperatures at meeting time ( 88F, feels like 97F, heat index values up to 104F)

When: 07/20/13, 10-13

Where: Blue Hills Reservation, Milton, MA 01930

Meeting time and location: 09.45-10.00, 696-882 Hillside St Milton MA 02186, parking lot north of Houghton’s Pond Visitor Center

Walk: hike on Skyline Trail and other trails

Informatii: Blue Hills Reservation

Driving directions: click here


AR-NE Walking Club: St Peter’s Fiesta

Great weather for walking! After watching the boat races, we walked along the waterfront then down to the beach. We talked to scuba divers showing us their lobster catch, then came back through the Stage Fort Park. Later we did the Rocky Neck Historic Art Trail stopping by art galleries and by the shipyard, the oldest in the country! We did ~ 4 miles total!

Waterfront, Gloucester, MA

Rocky Neck, Gloucester, MA

When: 06/29/13, 10-14

Where: Pavilion Beach, Gloucester, MA 01930

Meeting time and location: 09.45-10.00, Gloucester Fisherman’s Memorial

Walk: beach stroll, optionally attend boat races


Driving directions: click here


Watching UEFA Champions League 2013 Soccer Final

Watching UEFA Champions League 2013 Soccer Final
AR-NE has the pleasure to invite you to watch 2013 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 4th year in a row.

When: 05/25/13, 14-17

Where: The Point Pub, 147 Hanover St, Boston, MA

Parking: Parcel 7 Garage, ~$3 for 3 hours, with validation

Admission: Free for AR-NE members (one can become a member on the day of the event), $10 for non-members

Confirmation: To help approximate how much food to prepare, please RSVP


AR-NE Walking Club: Crane Estate Spring Open House

The entire day was sunny and wonderful for walking! After visiting the mansion, we walked on the Grand Mall, then on Crane Beach all the way to the end and then back on the rolling dunes for a total of 7.5 miles!

Crane Beach, Ipswich, MA

When: 05/05/13, 11-16

Where: The Crane Estate, 290 Argilla Road, Ipswich, MA 01938

Meeting time and location: 11-11.15, first statue on the right side as you walk from the mansion to the beach

Walk: Great House (59-room mansion) self-guided tour, Grand Mall walk, Crane Beach stroll


Driving directions: click here


Crane Estate, Great House and Grand Mall, Ipswich, MA

AR-NE Walking Club: Minute Man National Historical Park

We had a great day for walking on the Battle Road Trail! It took us about 5 miles from Paul Revere Capture Site parking lot eastward to Minute Man Visitor Center and then westward to Brooks Houses area and back. In the Hartwell Tavern area, we attended the Bloody Angle Battle Demonstration. What took only about an hour to perform brought together hundreds of reenactors that dedicate themselves to make sure that we never forget the Patriot’s fight for freedom. It is really easy to forget you are in the 21st Century!

When: 04/13/13, 10.30-14.30

Where: Minute Man National Historical Park, N Great Rd, Lincoln, MA 01773

Meeting time and location: 10.30-10.45, Paul Revere Capture Site Parking Lot

Walk: Battle Road Trail, optionally attend Bloody Angle Battle (11.00, Hartwell Tavern) and Parker’s Revenge Battle (14.00, near Minute Man Visitor Center) demonstrations


Driving directions: click here


Dress Rehearsal, Battle Green, Lexington, MA

Alexandru Andries Special Concert – Rescheduled for February 24th 2013

See for more details.