Burmese Food Fair- 5th Annual Fundraiser and Concert for Orphans of Burma
My friend passed this on to me. Here are the details:
Ticket Price: $15 and a Big Heart
Date: Saturday August 17th, 2013
4:00pm-5:30pm (Complimentary Food and Drinks)
6:00pm-8:00pm Concert by 3Hird Medium band
Location is: I.S.5 Walter Crowley Intermediate School at 50-40 Jacobus St. in Elmhurst. It's a block behind the Pan Am Hotel on Queens Blvd.
Donations can be made thru Paypal to firstname.lastname@example.org to support the orphans and children in need.
I don't have any kind of run down on foods but I will ask. He passed on to me a couple of commercial packages of Burmese laphet, preserved tea salad, that I'm looking forward to try tonight. He said they may sell these at the fair, besides of course making it fresh.
Thanks for this notice!
I am seriously confused about the current status of the various annual Burmese events, which seem to be proliferating - can somebody clarify?
For example what about the Funfair held for many years by the Myanmar Baptist Church? Is that one still taking place and if so, where?
re: jen kalb
You are correct, the church has indeed moved to Glendale. But most of the time when there are Burmese food fairs, they are usually hosted at the Walter H. Crowley I.S.5 due to the large Burmese population living in the area, low-ish cost of renting the place and also relative (I say relative because it's about a 1 mile walk from 74th Roosevelt Ave station) convenience to get there by subways.
As for the various Burmese events, there are three or four major Burmese monasteries in NYC (one in Queens, two in Brooklyn) and they each do their own fund raising events. Then there is the main Burmese church--the Myanmar Baptist Church--which also hosts events.
This event is hosted by 3hird Medium, a non-profit organization which is run by my cousin, Ye Lin, to help support orphans in Burma. All members of 3hird Medium are volunteers, they do not take any money from donations. They all have full-time jobs are doing this just to help out on the side.
Here's a Facebook page for the event, administered by the 3Hird Medium band:
In reply to my query regarding this group's previous fundraiser (last December, at a different school), "3Hird Medium" replied that the ticket price/donation would also simply be accepted at the door. (I couldn't make it that day.) This new page includes a typically extensive menu for these fundraisers, though only in Burmese.