Upcoming Events

Borena Drought Relief – organized by Emmanuel Worship Center New York

“To all Ethiopians and Eritreans living in New York and the entire American territory, May God’s protection and peace be with you. Emmanuel Worship Center New York Church invites you to donate generously to the Gofundme account we have opened to save our people who are suffering and dying due to the drought in the Borena areas of our beloved country, Ethiopia.”
Gofundme link: here.

Earth Day Park Cleanup

Mesfen Foundation

The Mesfen Foundation, an organization serving Ethiopian and Eritrean youth in NJ with a focus on addressing the mental health and wellness of youth in these communities, has planned several events for spring and summer. See events above and make sure to follow the Mesfen Foundation on social media @mesfen_foundation.

Save the date – April 8, 2023 ECMAA Soccer
Location: 101 Street and Riverside Park in Manhattan.
ECMAA’s kicking off spring with some soccer on April 8. Come for the soccer game, the company or to watch everyone dust off winter and get back to the game. Join us at 3 pm at 101 Street and Riverside Park in Manhattan. Use the barcode below to register to ECMAA football group.

2nd Annual Summer Kickoff Save the date – Saturday, June 10
Location: Sakura Park, 122nd Street (between Riverside Drive and Claremont Avenue)

Join us at ECMAA’s second Annual Summer Kickoff at Sakura park. Bring your family and friends as well as picnic blankets,soccer balls, hula hoops and frisbees. We’ll have tug of war, sack races, egg, spoon races and more.

NYC Tewahedo (Orthodox Tewahdo Church Study course)
Location: Virtual
“NYC Tewahedo is a recently established group for the purpose of learning different facets of the Orthodox Tewahedo faith. Through a series of lessons, the class will be covering the church’s history, doctrine, liturgy, fasts and other topics. Classes are designed for the beginner learner and will be held in English and virtually every other Sunday. Next lesson will be Sunday, March 26 from 6-7pm EST via Zoom. If interested in attending, please fill out this feedback survey to inform our subsequent lessons and add you to our email distribution list.”

Location:Virtual, Begins April 1st
Private & Group Classes Begin April 1st, See below for discount.”Enroll your children or young adults to Amharic classes held online with MY FANOS, an Ethiopian language school providing private and group classes online via zoom.
USE CODE: FAMILY25 – Before March 31st for 25% off your purchase
USE CODE: SIBLING15 – For a discount if you are registering more than one child.”

ECMAA Table Tennis Tournament
Location: Roosevelt Island, Outdoor Ping Pong Table, Cornell Tech Campus, 11 E Loop Rd
Roosevelt Island, NY 10044, June 3, 11 AM
Suggested donation: $20
Please join us for a light-hearted table-tennis tournament where we will also have refreshments and games for those who would prefer to spectate. There will be a trophy and medals for the winners! We will be playing at Roosevelt Island. Use the barcode below to register.

Join us for our next Singles Mixer coming to a location near you! Following the success of our event at Tsion Cafe we will be hosting another one soon. Please look out for registration details for the May event soon.

Yelugnta and Gemena (ይሉኝታ እና ገመና)

Yelugnta means “what will people say.” It helps and hurts communication in our community. You are invited to a discussion on mental wellness and communication in our community. The session will focus on listening, helping and seeking assistance and will offer resources available to our community.

Presenters will include professionals, parents,  sisters, brothers. Lunch will be served. Childcare available if it’s a barrier to participation.

Save the Date: July 22, 2023
Time: 12 pm to 4pm
Location: To be Announced
Register at: https://forms.gle/tGJbCDu85ShDWDBR7