Here’s Metro D.C.’s after-Easter calendar

1892093-spring-clip-artWith spring in full swing Filipinos in the metropolitan area will have their hands full with different fun filled activities. There will be cultural shows to community dialogues and conferences to community get together over the “tapsilog” and of course different alumni homecoming parties. Below is a list of activities everyone can enjoy.

April 10 (Friday) –April 12 (Sunday): Filipino Intercollegiate Network Dialogue Conference. Hosted by District VI at the University of Maryland College Park. The theme is “Lakas Loob: Strength without Shame.” Contact Anika Aquino at 

April 11 (Saturday)–April 12 (Sunday): George Washington University Philippine Cultural Society Culture Show (Tandaan XV). Program includes a play written and produced by students, cultural dances, and Filipino food. Contact Regina Del Carmen or Kelsey Genuino at

April 18 (Saturday), from 9:00 a.m. – noon: Philippine American Foundation for Charities (PAFC) Salu-Salo. Fil-American Multicultural Center, 7500 Livingston Road, Oxon Hill, MD 20744. Kick-off of PAFC activities for the Philippine Festival; volunteers welcome to join various committees; fellowship over breakfast. Contact Bing Branigin at

April 18, (Saturday) from 7:00 p.m.– midnight: Fil-Am Association of Manassas and the Washington Metropolitan Area Silver Anniversary Celebration. Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel, 900 South Orme Street, Arlington, VA 22204. Registration from 6:00 P.M. – 7:00 p.m.; attire is formal. Tickets are $65 pre-paid or $70 at the door; proceeds go to the construction of much-needed classrooms in the Philippines. Contact Danny or Mila Lunaria at (703) 256-7603.

April 18 (Saturday): American University Philippine American Coalition presents Philippine Culture Night. A play and cultural dances. Contact Cheryl Tolentino at

April 18 (Saturday): George Mason University Filipino Cultural Association Culture Night. Features Fil-Am culture, Philippine history, dialogues about issues, and folk/modern dances. Contact Denise Diokno at

April 24 (Friday), from 7:00 p.m. –midnight : The College of the Holy Spirit Metro Washington DC Chapter Spring Fling 2015. New Fortune Restaurant, 16515 South Frederick Avenue, Gaithersburg, MD  20877. Dinner, dancing, and raffle. Tickets are $45. Contact Ellie Cabanayan at or (202) 607-3504.

April 25 (Saturday) from 5:00p.m.-10:00p.m.  Mayon Global Foundation Spring Fling. Lincolnia Senior Center, 4710 North Chamblis St., Alexandria, VA 22312. Features a light dinner and dancing. Proceeds to benefit the various humanitarian and charitable activities of the Foundation. Contact: Danny Orino: 202-550-4991

May 2 Saturday : Filipino Cultural Association (FCA) at the University of Maryland at College Park Philippine Culture Night. Adele H. Stamp Student Union, College Park, MD 20742. Showcases FCA’s many talents including a play written, directed, and produced by members, modern and cultural dance, and more. Contact Jonathan Reyes at

May 2 Saturday: Towson University Filipino Cultural Association Cultural Play and Dances. Contact Victoria Sanchez at

May 21 (Thursday) to May 28: Philippine American Foundation for Charities Brown Strokes on a White Canvas. Details to be announced.

May 23 (Saturday) from 6:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.: Philippine Nurses Association of Metropolitan DC, Inc. Induction Ball. Hilton Mark Center, 5000 Seminary Road, Alexandria, VA 22311. Regular seating $75 pre-paid; $85 at door. Premium seating is available. Contact Alice Andam at

May 23 (Saturday) from St. Paul College and University Alumni in partnership with All Nippon Airways  “A Night to Remember,” a fund raiser event to assist the ailing and aging nuns of the St. Paul Vigil house in Taytay, Rizal. Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel, 900 S. Orme St., Arlington, VA 22204. Contact: Clarissa Valdez at or visit our website at

June 6 (Saturday) from 6:00 p.m. – midnight : Philippine American Foundation for Charities Philippine Independence Day Gala Ball. JW Marriott Washington, DC, 1331 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC 20004. Formal dinner dance to commemorate the 117th anniversary of Philippine independence from Spain. Contact Beth Wong (Chair) at

June 28 Sunday  from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. : Philippine American Foundation for Charities Annual Community Picnic & Sports Fest. Tucker Road Community Center Park, 1771 Tucker Road, Fort Washington, MD 20744. 5K run kicks off the SportsFest festivities at 8:00 a.m., followed by Zumba kicking off the Community Picnic at 9:00 a.m. Features cultural show and many various sports. Food and product booths. Contact Mya Grossman at

July 6 Monday to July 9 Thursday: Philippine Embassy 10th Special Tour with Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia, Jr., Consuls General and Tourism Directors.  Explores the sites in Manila and Cebu.  Contact: Philippine Embassy at or 202-467-9300.

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