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Hello, 

AR-NE is excited to host the Via Transilvanica USA Tour 2022 in Boston on May 25th. 
In the spring of 2022, Via Transilvanica returns to America in several major cities, this time with the documentary film about what it means to build a long-distance trail in Romania.
We cordially invite you to join us at the Capitol Theater in Arlington, MA – just outside Boston to watch the documentary.
Here is a quick preview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eK9XrrcqOoc
Via Transilvanica: The Road Ahead is directed by Mircea Gherase and shows the intricate making-of story of the Caraș-Severin trail stretch, which also happens to be the longest section of the road that unites. 
The film caravan is a premiere for the Romanian diaspora in the USA and will be presented by the founder of the project, Alin Ușeriu.
Admission is free but Eventbrite tickets are required. Wearing a mask indoors is encouraged.
Please see Eventbrite link here and register for the event: www.eventbrite.com/e/via-transilvanica-usa-tour-2022-vt-the-road-ahead-in-boston-tickets-340343746307

Duminica Liliacului | Lilac Sunday 5/8/2022

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Dragi prieteni va asteptam la inca o intalnire cu primavara in Gradina botanica a Universitatii Harvard-Arnold Arboretum!

O noua chemare la picnic romanesc in Duminica Liliacului, pe 8 mai 2022, incepand cu ora 10:30 am. Ne vom sarbatori, impreuna, noua primavara, miresmele si si Ziua Mamei!
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 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 112 ani, cu 399 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. Printre tufele de liliac inflorit, va invitam sa descoperiti o noua specie introdusa in 1997 de botanistii parcului, numita “Lilac Sunday” care poate produce inflorescente de pana la 60 cm!!!!

Ca de obicei, Arnold Arboretul ne asteapta in haine de sarbatoare, cu o mare diversitate de plante, culori si miresme. Inafara colectiilor catalogate, veti putea descoperi in iarba toporasi, viorele sau ….urzici!
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.


Cand:
Duminica, 8 mai 2022, 10:30am-4pm

Unde:
Locul de intalnire: Patratul 14 (grupul de mesteceni de pe deal) marcat cu „X” pe pe harta de mai jos.
Accesul vizitatorilor in parc este gratuit.
Cu metroul se ajunge usor la statia Forest Hills pe Orange Line.
Daca veniti cu masina, parcarea este admisa pe strazile din jurul parcului.

Detalii:
Accesul in parc este gratuit. Ca si in anii precedenti, fiecare este liber sa aduca ce doreste de mancat si de baut (potluck). Parcarea e gratuita pe strada dar sunt foarte putine locuri. Orange Line Forest Hills Station este chiar langa intrarea parcului.
   
  The Association of Romanians in New England (AR-NE) invites you to join us for a picnic at Lilac Sunday at Arnold Arboretum

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 399 lilac plants of 177 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.  We challenge you to discover the lilac called “Lilac Sunday” introduced in 1997, a spectacular plant that can produce clusters of flowers more than two feet long!

We dedicate all the lilac flowers to our Mothers!

Be a part of this beloved Boston 112 years old tradition!

When: Sunday, May 8-th, 2014, 10:30am-4:00pm
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..

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Primăvara in Horn Pond / Spring Hike 4/3/2022

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Dragi prieteni, nimic nu poate opri regenerarea spectaculoasa a naturii si nici bucuria cu care o intampinam in fiecare an!
In jurul nostru sunt zeci de locuri in care natura se incapataneaza sa izbucneasca cu o frumusete verde, cu sunete vesele si lumini calde.
Daca va e dor de toate astea si de oameni buni cu care sa impartasiti o zi de primavara in aer liber, echipa ARNE va invita sa ne vedem duminica, pentru o drumetie intr-un parc urban.
Pregatiti-va cu ochi, lentile, baterii si o buna dispozitie de drumetie! Va garantam o sesiune spectaculoasa de fotografii ale naturii.

Horn Pond
Cand: Duminica 3 aprilie 2022, 10:30 am-2 pm
Unde: 85-93 Lake Avenue, Woburn, MA 01801
Harta: https://woburnma.myrec.com/…/6048_walking_woburn_horn…
Traseu: Traseul propus are grad de dificultate foarte mic, fara inclinatie, cu poteci largi.
Principalele atractii sunt fauna si flora, bogate si spectaculoase. Itinerariul are in permanenta luciul apei, fie Horn Pond, fie Lagoon.
Propunerea noastra este traseul rosu combinat cu cel verde, cu o lungime de 2.42 mile. 
Traseul rosu (vezi link ul cu harta de mai sus) poate fi strabatut si cu bicicleta.
Parcare: 85-93 Lake Avenue, Woburn, MA 01801-parcare si toalete
Arlington Road-parcare pe strada sau la Clapp School
45 Sturgis Street, Woburn, MA 01801
Pagina de Facebook a evenimentului: https://fb.me/e/1z3H9VK5M

Numai bine, 
Echipa AR-NE
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Dear Friends, 

Join us for a nature walk on Sunday April 3rd 2022, from 10:30 -2 pm at Horn Pond in Woburn MA. Bring your camera to photograph the wonders of Spring.  Details follow below: 

Where: Horn Pond
When: Sunday April 3rd 2022, 10:30 am-2 pm
Where: 85-93 Lake Avenue, Woburn, MA 01801
Map: https://woburnma.myrec.com/…/6048_walking_woburn_horn…
Hike: Easy hike on a wide trail from which we can observe the flora and fauna of this urban park and the beauty of Horn Pond.
We suggest to follow the red and the green paths for a total of 2.42 miles. The red path is bike accesible. 
Where to park: 85-93 Lake Avenue, Woburn, MA 01801-parking lot and restrooms
Arlington Road-park on the street or at Clapp School, 45 Sturgis Street, Woburn, MA 01801
Facebook Event page: https://fb.me/e/1z3H9VK5M

See you there!
The AR-NE team

Șezătoare cu povesti, legende și atelier de mărțișoare

 

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Asociația Românilor din New England (AR-NE) vă invită la evenimentul online ‚Șezătoare cu atelier de mărțișoare’ pe data de 18 Februarie 2022 la ora 7 pm.  
 
Pe parcursul șezătorii vom asculta o lectura despre sărbătorile de primăvara, vom împărtăși amintiri dragi legate de aceste sărbători și vom confecționa mărțișoare.
 
Pentru cei ce vor să creeze mărțișoare vă rugăm să vă pregătiți materialele din timp. Vă sugerăm următoarele: bakers twine sau ață roșie și albă, pandantive (small charms), carton sau felicitare și plic.  Materialele se pot cumpăra de la orice craft store cum ar fi JoAnn, Michaels sau Amazon. Dacă doriți să vă inspirați, vă recomandăm să căutați instrucțiuni pentru fabricat mărțișoare pe YouTube. 
 
Șezătoarea se va desfășura online pe Zoom. Pentru a primi linkul sedintei zoom, vă rugăm să vă înregistrați aici: 
https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0ude6hrD4qGNxLFN5xkhLLFdQyxudfrTR0
 
Pentru orice întrebări vă rugăm să ne contactați pe e-mail la info@ar-ne.org iar pentru mai multe detalii și noutăți urmăriți pagina de Facebook a evenimentului. 
 
Cu drag, 
 
Echipa AR-NE
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Șezătoare (get together to create Mărțișoare)
 
The Association of Romanians in New England (AR-NE) invites you to our online get together: Șezătoare – a presentation of Romanian spring traditions and crafts on February 18th at 7pm.  We will make Mărțișoare using materials available at any craft stores such as JoAnn, Michales or Amazon.  If you’d like to participate please have these ready:  bakers twine, or red and white thread, small charms, cards and envelopes. If you need inspiration on how to craft Mărțișoare, we suggest searching for instructional videos on YouTube.
 
This is an online event and registration is required in order to attend the Zoom session.  Please sign up to get the link here: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0ude6hrD4qGNxLFN5xkhLLFdQyxudfrTR0
 
For any questions don’t hesitate to write info@ar-ne.org and follow the event page on Facebook for more updates. 
 
Thank you!
AR-NE

Iata vin colindatorii / Carols in the Park

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Cu ocazia sărbătorilor de iarna Asociația Romanilor din New England (AR-NE) va invita la un program de voie buna si colinde.   Întâlnirea se va desfășura pe data de 11 Decembrie la ora 3:30 pm in Natick Common, MA.   Adresa este: 12 S Main St, Natick, MA 01760.  Parcare se găsește la meteres chiar lingă parc, sau in lotul de parcare Pond St Parking Lot.  Se găsesc de cumpărat cafea, ciocolata calda, ceai si altele la Sweetwaters Coffee lingă parc, pentru a va încălzi.  Iar pentru cei ce vor sa cânte cu noi acestea sunt colindele pe care le pregătim: Am plecat să colindăm, Iată vin colindători, Trei păstori, Steaua sus răsare, Colindita nu-i mai multă
 Incurajam si copiii sa invete colindele, Mosu’ ii va rasplati.  Pentru mai multe detalii si RSVP va rugam sa vizitati pagina de Facebook ARNE  > Events.

Va asteptam cu drag, 
 
Echipa AR-NE
 

 
 
The Association of Romanians in New England would like to invite you to listen and sing traditional Romanian Christmas carols.  We will meet in Natick Common at 3:30 pm on December 11th.  There is parking at the meters right next to the park, or at Pond St. Parking Lot.  Hot drinks are available for purchase at Sweetwaters Coffee near the Common, to keep you warm.  Here is the list of carols we will sing: Am plecat să colindăm, Iată vin colindători, Trei păstori, Steaua sus răsare, Colindita nu-i mai multă

All kids are encouraged to sing, their effort will be rewarded.To RSVP and for further details please visit the ARNE Facebook Page > Events.
 
See you there!
 
The AR-NE team

Let’s play!

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Dear Friends, 
 
The Association of Romanians in New England invites the children to a playdate!  Meet us at John J Lane Park on Saturday November 6th between 2:30 and 5:00 pm.  We encourage our kids to practice speaking Romanian at the playground.  Our Volunteers will lead them into playing some well loved Romanian games such as Baba Oarba, V-ati-ascunselea, Tara Tara Vrem Ostasi.  Baloons and Facepainting will also be available. Please note that parents and/or grandparents should be with the children at all times.  The park’s address is:

John J. Lane Park

185 Speen St

Natick, MA 01760
In the event of rain we will postpone the playdate for the following week-end.  More details can be found on the Facebook event, on AR-NE’s Facebook page. For those who do not use Facebook, please contact us at info@ar-ne.org to RSVP. 

Moms and dads, please bring snaks and drinks for your kids.  Looking forward to seeing you on the playground!
 
AR-NE team

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!

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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!

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: