Female AAPI Entrepreneur Mixer
Jul
25
6:00 PM18:00

Female AAPI Entrepreneur Mixer

ACE NextGen, the millennial branch of the Asian/Pacific Islander American Chamber of Commerce & Entrepreneurship, is hosting a Female AAPI Entrepreneur Mixer, July 25th at CIC Boston. Yvonne Hao, the COO & CFO of PillPack (recently acquired by Amazon for approximately $1 billion), will speak, with CL Tian, Founder of PINKOA (a website, SEO, and digital marketing agency), moderating.

Small bites, macarons, and bubbly provided.

https://bostonstartupsguide.com/event/female-aapi-entrepreneur-mixer/

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Lowell Folk Festival - Philippines Food Booth Fundraiser
Jul
27
to Jul 29

Lowell Folk Festival - Philippines Food Booth Fundraiser

  • Downtown Lowell Lowell, MA (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Iskwelahang Pilipino, a participating group for over 25 years, has a range of volunteers including many children, as this Filipino group raises funds for the rent of facilities for a school. The group has a huge operation at Boarding House Park as it prepares and serves inihaw na baboy (pork barbecue), lumpia (egg roll), and many other specialties. In keeping with its focus on both tradition and children, Violaine has stressed that, “The value of the Lowell Folk Festival for us goes beyond the fund raising aspect. Without it, the children will not be able to share their rich cultural heritage through the food that they prepare together with other ethnic groups. It has been the main vehicle by which they learn that working together for a common cause is a very fulfilling and enriching experience.”

For more information go to the Lowell Folk Festival website - http://lowellfolkfestival.org/

 

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Asian Professionals Meetup Group + NAAAP Summer BBQ
Jul
28
12:00 PM12:00

Asian Professionals Meetup Group + NAAAP Summer BBQ

It's that time of year again!! NAAAP Boston has invited our meetup members for the annual summer bbbq at Arsenal Park in Watertown so come and join us for a day of great food and fun activities! Our picnic is an excellent way to meet new friends and reconnect with friends. You will have the chance to relax, take in the summer sunshine, enjoy some fine barbecue fare, join in on a few outdoor games, and even participate in a raffle. Last year more than 125 people attended this event, so you won't want to miss out!! Cost: $15 early bird paid online by Thursday July 27th. $20 after that July 27th. Register here: https://boston.naaap.org/events/naaap-annual-bar-b-q

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3rd BOSFilipinos Meetup
Jul
10
6:00 PM18:00

3rd BOSFilipinos Meetup

Hey everyone! 

Our next BOSFilipinos meetup will by July 10th, hosted by our friend Philjay! He's been chatting with Gloria of Double Chin about a special Fil-friendly menu (I mean they already have SPAM!): 

- Lumpia (pork)
- SPAM & Taro Fries
- Tocino (pork) in Steamed Baos
- Sizzling Sisig with Garlic Fried Rice
- Shrimp SPAM Pancit
- Chicken Adobo
- Halo Halo

There's no agenda for this hang out... just food, fun, Filipinos + friends. We hope to see you there!

https://www.facebook.com/events/2095390454068325/

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Boston PEAR Meet-up
Jul
7
4:00 PM16:00

Boston PEAR Meet-up

Join us for a casual meet-up as we try to kick-start Boston PEAR! Come meet other Filipinos as we discuss how we can mobilize around the issues of the 3000+ Filipinos in the Boston area. We'll be meeting up at the Democracy Center near Harvard Square. Hope to see you this Saturday at 4pm!

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ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION: 
The Democracy Center is partially wheelchair accessible, no accessible bathroom on site. Wheelchair users are welcome to use the accessible restroom at Daedalus while we plan our improvements for bathroom accessibility. To reach that bathroom, exit the ramp and turn left on Bow St, at the next building (Daedalus) use their accessible entrance and their restroom will be on the right. More information at: democracycenter.org/accessibility.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2130591387178160/?active_tab=about

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Tanám at Porch Fest
Jul
7
12:45 PM12:45

Tanám at Porch Fest

The siopao buns don't stop -- come visit us as you make your JP Porchfest rounds! We'll be right between the Matt Savage Groove Experiment and Outrageous Fortune.

//FOOD
Steamed buns (siopao):
Berkshire pork belly, asado sauce, cilantro salad, fried shallots

Pulled adobo chicken, napa cabbage, garlic aioli, cured duck egg yolk

Shiitake bistek, tofu, hot fermented green garlic, radish

//COCKTAILS
Pro-Black Russian
(just because it’s pro black doesn’t mean it’s anti white)
Mountain Province Coffee infused vodka, condensed milk, chocolate bitters, Tablea sugared rim 13

Pandan Limeade
Infanta Filipino Lambanog, pandan, cane syrup, lime juice, oleo saccharum 14
*non alcoholic version available 7

Salabat Tea Cocktail
Monkey Shoulder, lemon, ginger, honey, black peppercorn, tapioca bubbles 13
*non alcoholic version available 6

Mango Chili Bellini
Mango purée, chili syrup, bubbles 12

Gibson
Lechón washed gin, dry vermouth, atchara (filipino pickled green papaya) 14

https://www.facebook.com/events/1137046929768850/

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Rondalla: Reveries and Rhythms Concert Tour
Jun
24
3:00 PM15:00

Rondalla: Reveries and Rhythms Concert Tour

The rondalla is an ensemble of stringed instruments played with the plectrum or pick and generally known as plectrum instruments. It originated in Medieval Spain, especially in Catalonia, Aragon, Murcia, and Valencia. The tradition was later taken to Spanish America and the Philippines. The word rondalla is from the Spanish ronda, meaning "serenade." - Wikipedia

The IP Rondalla performs throughout the year and conducts additional rehearsals to prepare for performances.  Rondalla alumni are encouraged to participate in IP rondalla performances, as they are important leaders and models for the younger players, and practicing and performing together strengthens the inter-generational bonds within the group. 

 

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THE 2ND ANNUAL FILIPINO FESTIVAL IN MALDEN, MA
Jun
23
4:30 PM16:30

THE 2ND ANNUAL FILIPINO FESTIVAL IN MALDEN, MA

DISCOVER THE PHILIPPINES: STRENGTH IN DIVERSITY

Join us for the Second Annual Filipino Festival in Malden, MA on June 23rd, Saturday, from 4:30pm to 7:30pm at the YMCA Malden, 99 Dartmouth St, Malden, MA 02148.

This is in partnership with RE/MAX Trinity (339 Pleasant St., Malden) and Pinoy Reading Buddies (www.facebook.com/pinoyreadingbuddies).

The Filipino Festival in Malden aims to share the different aspects of the Philippines through different festival themes and to promote learning through cultural engagement.

Come and enjoy Filipino cuisines, arts and crafts, performance and vendors. Other activities will include cultural games, book reading and arnis demonstration (national sport and martial arts of the Philippines). The family oriented programs are conceptualized to generate interest among all audiences.

This annual event does not only connect the Filipinos to the entire Boston community but also promotes unity and diversity among all nationalities.

***Admission is free!

***For more information, visit www.facebook.com/filipinofestivalmalden

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Gala Night - PAMANA 120th Philippine Independence Day Celebration
Jun
16
6:30 PM18:30

Gala Night - PAMANA 120th Philippine Independence Day Celebration

Join the Philippine American Mainstream Advocacy for Nonpartisan Associations, Inc. (PAMANA) for the 120th Philippine Independence Day Celebration! PAMANA will be celebrating Filipino culture and heritage at three main events around Massachusetts.

Saturday, June 16, 2018
Gala Night
Lombardo’s, Randolph, MA
Filipinia Attire
$50 per person; $20 Children 12 and Under

For more information on how to become a vendor, participate in the parade or to perform in the cultural show, please contact pamananinc2018@gmail.com.

ABOUT PAMANA
On April 1, 1998, the Filipino Community Centennial Committee of New England, Inc. was established and incorporated in celebration of the Philippine Centennial of June 1998.

In June 2006, convinced of the need for an annual commemoration of Philippine Independence Day in the New England region of the United States, the concept of changing the Filipino Community Centennial Committee of New England, Inc. to the name Philippine American Mainstream Advocacy for Nonpartisan Associations, Inc. was formalized.

PAMANA's mission objectives are as follows:

1) to foster and strengthen cooperation among Filipino American organizations in the New England region the United States, promoting mutual understanding, humility and equality;

2) to encourage active participation of all Filipino American organizations in the New England region in the commemoration of the Philippine Independence Day;

3) to coordinate timely and effective mobilization of all Filipino American organizations in the New England region to respond and render assistance to victims of calamities in the Philippines such as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, floods, typhoons and such other major disastrous events.

For more information, visit www.pamanainc.org.

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The Refined Cook Culinary Series: Taste of Asia (Gluten free)
Jun
16
6:00 PM18:00

The Refined Cook Culinary Series: Taste of Asia (Gluten free)

Fresh Vietnamese Shrimp Spring Rolls, Organic Chicken Mango Coconut Curry, Organic Salad Greens with a Soy and Sesame dressing, Organic Brown Rice, Banana Fritters (Gluten Free)

Marlene will show you how to recreate the authentic flavors from her childhood and from traveling extensively throughout Asia. Classes are often inspired by cuisines from Vietnam, Thailand, Philippines, Japan and China. Asian cuisine is largely gluten-free and one of the tastiest and healthiest cuisines in the world.

*Note: We wiill do our best to keep the ingredients/menu exactly as written, but substitutions may be made occasionally due to market availability and our desire to find the freshest produce possible.


Take your cooking skills to the next level with The Refined Cook Culinary Series, fun social events that give you tasty tips on preparing healthy, gourmet dinners. Come with friends or meet new ones. This is a friendly gathering of up to 8 people.

Your hosts are a wife and husband team who are passionate about great food and hosting sumptuous dinner parties. Learn new culinary techniques, efficient shortcuts, and unique plating ideas to elevate everyday meals into extraordinary ones. Watch and socialize or get hands-on experience in the kitchen, or a little of both. 

Event details:

  • Price covers tuition and materials (you will receive a copy of recipes)
  • Class size 4-6 participants (we may cancel the class if minimum is not met)
  • Our ingredients are minimally, if at all, processed, and are usually organic or natural
  • Must be 21 yrs. and older (it’s BYOB)
  • Includes complimentary beverage hand-selected by our resident wine consultant
  • Held in a private home in a semi-professional kitchen with first rate equipment (e.g., 6-burner Wolf range)
  • Instruction style is combination of demonstration and hands-on
  • Unless otherwise noted, venue is in Dedham (exact address provided 48 hours before event)
  • We can refund up to 7 days before event

Please visit www.refinedcook.com for more information, reviews and classes. 

Marlene and Jeff are great instructors and even better hosts. I was completely at ease working with them. And the food was great!

-David G. (Jamaica Plain)

Tickets Here

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Flag Raising - PAMANA 120th Philippine Independence Day Celebration
Jun
12
12:00 PM12:00

Flag Raising - PAMANA 120th Philippine Independence Day Celebration

  • Boston City Hall Square Boston, MA United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join the Philippine American Mainstream Advocacy for Nonpartisan Associations, Inc. (PAMANA) for the 120th Philippine Independence Day Celebration! PAMANA will be celebrating Filipino culture and heritage at three main events around Massachusetts.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Flag Raising
Boston City Hall Plaza
Noon

For more information on how to become a vendor, participate in the parade or to perform in the cultural show, please contact pamananinc2018@gmail.com.

ABOUT PAMANA
On April 1, 1998, the Filipino Community Centennial Committee of New England, Inc. was established and incorporated in celebration of the Philippine Centennial of June 1998.

In June 2006, convinced of the need for an annual commemoration of Philippine Independence Day in the New England region of the United States, the concept of changing the Filipino Community Centennial Committee of New England, Inc. to the name Philippine American Mainstream Advocacy for Nonpartisan Associations, Inc. was formalized.

PAMANA's mission objectives are as follows:

1) to foster and strengthen cooperation among Filipino American organizations in the New England region the United States, promoting mutual understanding, humility and equality;

2) to encourage active participation of all Filipino American organizations in the New England region in the commemoration of the Philippine Independence Day;

3) to coordinate timely and effective mobilization of all Filipino American organizations in the New England region to respond and render assistance to victims of calamities in the Philippines such as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, floods, typhoons and such other major disastrous events.

For more information, visit www.pamanainc.org.

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Philippine Independence Day Parade and Festival - PAMANA 120th Philippine Independence Day Celebration
Jun
10
10:00 AM10:00

Philippine Independence Day Parade and Festival - PAMANA 120th Philippine Independence Day Celebration

Join the Philippine American Mainstream Advocacy for Nonpartisan Associations, Inc. (PAMANA) for the 120th Philippine Independence Day Celebration! PAMANA will be celebrating Filipino culture and heritage at three main events around Massachusetts.

Sunday, June 10, 2018
Philippine Independence Day Parade and Festival
La Salette Shrine, Attleboro, MA
10AM - 3PM
Admission is Free!

Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Flag Raising
Boston City Hall Plaza
Noon

Saturday, June 16, 2018
Gala Night
Lombardo’s, Randolph, MA
Filipinia Attire
$50 per person; $20 Children 12 and Under

For more information on how to become a vendor, participate in the parade or to perform in the cultural show, please contact pamananinc2018@gmail.com.

ABOUT PAMANA
On April 1, 1998, the Filipino Community Centennial Committee of New England, Inc. was established and incorporated in celebration of the Philippine Centennial of June 1998.

In June 2006, convinced of the need for an annual commemoration of Philippine Independence Day in the New England region of the United States, the concept of changing the Filipino Community Centennial Committee of New England, Inc. to the name Philippine American Mainstream Advocacy for Nonpartisan Associations, Inc. was formalized.

PAMANA's mission objectives are as follows:

1) to foster and strengthen cooperation among Filipino American organizations in the New England region the United States, promoting mutual understanding, humility and equality;

2) to encourage active participation of all Filipino American organizations in the New England region in the commemoration of the Philippine Independence Day;

3) to coordinate timely and effective mobilization of all Filipino American organizations in the New England region to respond and render assistance to victims of calamities in the Philippines such as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, floods, typhoons and such other major disastrous events.

For more information, visit www.pamanainc.org or their FB event page.

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The Refined Cook Culinary Series: Taste of Asia (Gluten free)
May
18
7:00 PM19:00

The Refined Cook Culinary Series: Taste of Asia (Gluten free)

Fresh Vietnamese Shrimp Spring Rolls, Organic Chicken Mango Coconut Curry, Organic Salad Greens with a Soy and Sesame dressing, Organic Brown Rice, Banana Fritters (Gluten Free)

Marlene will show you how to recreate the authentic flavors from her childhood and from traveling extensively throughout Asia. Classes are often inspired by cuisines from Vietnam, Thailand, Philippines, Japan and China. Asian cuisine is largely gluten-free and one of the tastiest and healthiest cuisines in the world.

*Note: We wiill do our best to keep the ingredients/menu exactly as written, but substitutions may be made occasionally due to market availability and our desire to find the freshest produce possible.


Take your cooking skills to the next level with The Refined Cook Culinary Series, fun social events that give you tasty tips on preparing healthy, gourmet dinners. Come with friends or meet new ones. This is a friendly gathering of up to 8 people.

Your hosts are a wife and husband team who are passionate about great food and hosting sumptuous dinner parties. Learn new culinary techniques, efficient shortcuts, and unique plating ideas to elevate everyday meals into extraordinary ones. Watch and socialize or get hands-on experience in the kitchen, or a little of both. 

Event details:

  • Price covers tuition and materials (you will receive a copy of recipes)
  • Class size 4-6 participants (we may cancel the class if minimum is not met)
  • Our ingredients are minimally, if at all, processed, and are usually organic or natural
  • Must be 21 yrs. and older (it’s BYOB)
  • Includes complimentary beverage hand-selected by our resident wine consultant
  • Held in a private home in a semi-professional kitchen with first rate equipment (e.g., 6-burner Wolf range)
  • Instruction style is combination of demonstration and hands-on
  • Unless otherwise noted, venue is in Dedham (exact address provided 48 hours before event)
  • We can refund up to 7 days before event

Please visit www.refinedcook.com for more information, reviews and classes. 

Marlene and Jeff are great instructors and even better hosts. I was completely at ease working with them. And the food was great!

-David G. (Jamaica Plain)

Tickets Here

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GK USA-Boston's Rock for A Cause by Gawad Kalinga Boston
May
12
7:00 PM19:00

GK USA-Boston's Rock for A Cause by Gawad Kalinga Boston

GK USA-Boston's Rock for A Cause by Gawad Kalinga Boston

Gawad Kalinga-Boston is hosting the "Rock for a Cause" fundraiser to help GK Lorega, a disadvantaged community in the Cebu City in the Philippines raise funds for for a tricycle to expand the delivery zone of their fledgling filtered water retail enterprise. 

Join us, along with bands Brotherhood of Grace, Fourshadow, Playing with Fire and The Velvet Ants, at the Hard Rock Cafe - Boston's Cavern Room on May 12 at 7pm to enjoy some great music and help GK Lorega raise funds for their community livelihood project.

Tickets are $20 each for admission along with a complementary beer or a glass of wine, and $12 each for admission only.

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BOSFilipinos 2nd Meetup!
May
10
6:00 PM18:00

BOSFilipinos 2nd Meetup!

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Join us for our second meetup EVER! 

No agenda. Just fellow kababayans and friends of filipinos getting together for a couple of cold ones and good conversation.

See familiar faces and meet new ones.

Where: Globe Bar & Cafe, 384 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116
Date: Thursday, May 10, 2018
Time: 6-8PM

We can't wait to see you all!

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Filipino Cooking Master Class with Yana Gilbuena
May
5
2:00 PM14:00

Filipino Cooking Master Class with Yana Gilbuena

At the Milk Street Cooking School

Yana Gilbuena, a Filipino-born, critically acclaimed nomadic chef, joins Milk Street for one very special hands-on cooking class. Best known for her vibrant pop up the Salo Series, Yana is also a teacher eager to make Filipino food accessible to cooks around the world so we invited her to Boston to guide you through making a memorable feast. Recipes include sinigang poke/kinilaw (filipino ceviche), mushroom sisig (a vegetarian version of the Filipino classic pork dish), ginataang gulay (vegetables in coconut curry) and red cabbage atchara (a pickled condiment). We'll end the day sharing a communal meal of these dishes plus a few more treats.

About Yana
Yana Gilbuena started Salo Series to share with the world the vibrant food culture of the Philippines. The Salo Series hosts Filipino Kamayan dinners, in which food is served on communal tables decked with banana leaves, and guests are asked to eat with their hands. In her American tour, Yana hosted pop-up dinners in 50 states in 50 weeks, as well as across Canada, Mexico, Colombia and her home country, Philippines. She is a 2017 Stone Barns Exchange Fellow and has also been featured in major publications such as The New York Times and National Geographic. She's been published in The Cherry Bombe Cookbook, Feed the Resistance and is self-publishing her own: No Forks Given this April 2018. This global culinary nomad aims to further her mission and aims to host a Salo on every continent.

Get your spot here!

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The Refined Cook Culinary Series: Taste of Asia (Gluten free)
Apr
28
6:00 PM18:00

The Refined Cook Culinary Series: Taste of Asia (Gluten free)

Fresh Vietnamese Shrimp Spring Rolls, Organic Chicken Mango Coconut Curry, Organic Salad Greens with a Soy and Sesame dressing, Organic Brown Rice, Banana Fritters (Gluten Free)

Marlene will show you how to recreate the authentic flavors from her childhood and from traveling extensively throughout Asia. Classes are often inspired by cuisines from Vietnam, Thailand, Philippines, Japan and China. Asian cuisine is largely gluten-free and one of the tastiest and healthiest cuisines in the world.

*Note: We will do our best to keep the ingredients/menu exactly as written, but substitutions may be made occasionally due to market availability and our desire to find the freshest produce possible.


Take your cooking skills to the next level with The Refined Cook Culinary Series, fun social events that give you tasty tips on preparing healthy, gourmet dinners. Come with friends or meet new ones. This is a friendly gathering of up to 8 people.

Your hosts are a wife and husband team who are passionate about great food and hosting sumptuous dinner parties. Learn new culinary techniques, efficient shortcuts, and unique plating ideas to elevate everyday meals into extraordinary ones. Watch and socialize or get hands-on experience in the kitchen, or a little of both. 

Event details:

  • Price covers tuition and materials (you will receive a copy of recipes)
  • Class size 4-6 participants (we may cancel the class if minimum is not met)
  • Our ingredients are minimally, if at all, processed, and are usually organic or natural
  • Must be 21 yrs. and older (it’s BYOB)
  • Includes complimentary beverage hand-selected by our resident wine consultant
  • Held in a private home in a semi-professional kitchen with first rate equipment (e.g., 6-burner Wolf range)
  • Instruction style is combination of demonstration and hands-on
  • Unless otherwise noted, venue is in Dedham (exact address provided 48 hours before event)
  • We can refund up to 7 days before event

Please visit www.refinedcook.com for more information, reviews and classes. 

Marlene and Jeff are great instructors and even better hosts. I was completely at ease working with them. And the food was great!

-David G. (Jamaica Plain)

Tickets Here

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Jo Koy in Boston!
Apr
27
to Apr 28

Jo Koy in Boston!

Jo Koy

Website: www.JoKoy.com

"Joseph Glenn Herbert (born June 2, 1971), known professionally as Jo Koy, is a Filipino-American stand-up comic. He is currently touring as a headliner, and performs in clubs and theaters across the country. In 2018, Koy will start a new tour called Break The Mold. He was a frequent panelist on E!'s late night show Chelsea Lately. Jo has gained a large following of fans lately from his semi-regular appearances on The Adam Carolla Show, where he does numerous impressions from P.F. Chang's greeter to angry black cabbie."

Tickets to his show in Boston click here: https://thewilbur.com/artist/jo_koy/

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Film Screening at Harvard: Sunday Beauty Queen
Apr
21
2:00 PM14:00

Film Screening at Harvard: Sunday Beauty Queen

  • Harvard School of Public Health Synder Auditorium (Kresge G1) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

By Filipino Festival Malden

In partnership with Harvard T.H. Chan (Office of Diversity and Inclusion), Harvard School of Dental Medicine (Office of Diversity and Inclusion) and Association of Harvard Asian and Asian American Faculty and Staff, the Filipino documentary film, "Sunday Beauty Queen," will be screened on April 21st, 2018 at Harvard School of Public Health Synder Auditorium (Kresge G1), located at 677 Huntington Ave, Boston MA 02115.

Sunday Beauty Queen is a Filipino documentary film that offers a glimpse on how the migration phenomenon affects the Philippines, culturally and economically. It shows the real story on how Overseas Filipino Workers cope with the difficulties of working abroad and how they uplift the Filipino spirit around the world.

*Screening will be followed by a Skype Q&A with the filmmaker.

For tickets register HERE!

*This film screening is a prelude to the Filipino Festival in Malden, MA which will take place on June 23rd at Malden YMCA. For more details, please visit www.facebook.com/FilipinoFestivalMalden

*Admission is free. RSVP required. Please don't forget to print out your tickets!

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7th Akinto TravelWater Lechon Sisig & more Food Tasting
Apr
8
6:30 PM18:30

7th Akinto TravelWater Lechon Sisig & more Food Tasting

7th Akinto TravelWater Lechon Sisig & more Food Tasting

by Chef Patrick

“Pasture raised vegetable fed lechon de leche (whole roasted piglet)/ Sisig (Anthony Bourdain’s favorite Philippine appetizer)”

When: April 8, 2018
Time: 6:30 to 9:30pm
Venue: MASA at 439 Tremont (South End) Limited seats (30 pax) 
Venmo @Akinto-TravelWater for reservation $50/pax
1 (781-266-8177)

MENU:
Hors d'oeuvres:
•Shrimp hiyayaku
•Gingered hamachi, cilantro

Dinner:
•Pan de sal, butter
•Jasmine rice
•Grilled Taiwan lettuce, duck egg sauce
•Sizzling sisig
•Lengua xo/coconut glaze
•Squid in its own ink
•Lechon de Leche

Dessert:
Mango ice cream, orange blossom coconut swirl

"menu change subject to freshness and seasonal availability of ingredients"

For more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/206605703408134/

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Pampanga: Regional Filipino Cuisine
Apr
7
7:00 PM19:00

Pampanga: Regional Filipino Cuisine

Ellie draws from her regional culinary heritage for the menu at Commonwealth Cambridge, presenting a coursed narrative about class, war and colonization in Pampanga.

Menu Highlights:

Tidtad
Pork-filled rice cake, spicy offal gravy

Bulanglang
Fish belly, shrimp, guava, taro, okra, water spinach

Bringhe
Savory sticky rice, crispy skin chicken, chorizo Bilbao, capsicum puree, micro herb salad

Pancit Talangka
Lobster, crab roe, housemade noodles, porcini, shiitake, carrots, snowpeas

Tibok-tibok
Water buffalo milk pudding, coconut cream curd, key lime crisp



Surprises throughout.

Accompanied by:

A zine that walks you through the menu and how it relates to the narrative presented

Baon: a box with sweet, savory and storied things to take home and enjoy later

Tiki-style cocktail to begin the evening


///About the experience:

The region my family comes from, Pampanga, is highly regarded as the culinary capital of the Philippines; and the reasons are many. At the heart of it, I believe our indigenous and indigenized dishes all share in their tendency towards richness and cycles of plenty and famine have taught us how to improvise well. Rather than shooed out of the kitchen, young people learn their family recipes as prep cooks and family time happens in the largest room of the house -- the kitchen.

///About Tanám:

Tanám is the first restaurant concept by Olio, a worker cooperative, democratically run and operated primarily by women of color. Tanám features narrative cuisine, using food and art to tell stories that don't often get told, shared by the people who live those stories. Tanám also serves Filipino bar food and cocktails. 

In addition to workplace democracy, Tanám prioritizes goals of sustainability and labor justice. Because we source locally whenever possible and seek the highest quality ingredients, changes to the menu may occur to reflect the uncertainty of fishing and the growing season.

Tanám looks to open this year in Union Square, Somerville's highly anticipated Bow Market.

@tanamofficial

Tickets: http://tanam.tocktix.com/
Website: http://tanam.co/
Instagram: http://instagr.am/tanamofficial
Twitter: http://twitter.com/tanamofficial
Medium: http://medium.com/@tanamofficial

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Bagong Kulturang Pinoy, Inc. - BKP
Apr
7
9:00 AM09:00

Bagong Kulturang Pinoy, Inc. - BKP

  • 16 Sweeney Ridge Road Bedford, MA, 01730 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Looking for volunteer hours? Come join us on April 7. Support our literacy efforts for Filipino children. These books are shipped to Philippine schools, day care and community centers that are in need of them. 

Set up at 8:45am, others can come after 9. Clean up about noon, after lunch! 

Centre Congregational Church, 
Summer St., Lynnfield, MA
(park in parking lot behind church, come downstairs) 

Bring childrens books if you can. We have a need for easy daycare books up to middle school -fiction and non-fiction. 

Pot luck lunch and snacks too.

For more info go to their facebook link here.

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Sunday Beauty Queen, co-sponsored by the FilFest and BAAFF
Apr
5
6:30 PM18:30

Sunday Beauty Queen, co-sponsored by the FilFest and BAAFF

A Filipina maid dreams to become Hong Kong's most beautiful queen not for self worth but to save lives, change the abusive system, and be happy inside out. 

Sunday Beauty Queen offers a glimpse on how the migration phenomenon affects the Philippines, culturally and economically. It shows the real story on how Overseas Filipino Workers cope with the difficulties working abroad and how they uplift the Filipino spirit around the world. Directed By Babyruth Villarama Gutierrez.

Co-Presented by the Filipino Festival in Malden, Sunday Beauty Queen take center stage at the Pao Arts Center with films presented by The Boston Asian American Film Festival (BAAFF). Join us for a curated selection of documentary films showcasing both contemporary and historic Asian American experiences this spring!

Screening will be followed by a Skype Q&A with the filmmaker.

For tickets and more info go to:
https://bcnc.net/upcoming-events/20180405baaff?platform=hootsuite
https://www.facebook.com/events/361791780974056/

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A Filipino Feast! by City Market Classes & Events
Apr
4
5:30 PM17:30

A Filipino Feast! by City Market Classes & Events

  • Community Teaching Kitchen, South End (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for a Filipino feast! In this class we will learn how to make three traditional Filipino dishes. The first, Filipino Adobo is the “national dish” and is meat or vegetables marinated and braised in soy sauce, vinegar and peppercorns. The second dish, Pancit Bihon is a Filipino adaptation of Cantonese Lo Mein, a stir fry of meat and vegetables tossed with rice noodles. Lastly, we will make Puto, a rice flour muffin that is steamed instead of baked. This class will be taught by Maria Garrido. Maria was born and raised in Florida in a Chamorro and Filipino household. After living in Louisiana and San Francisco, she moved to Vermont in 2005 to attend the New England Culinary Institute (NECI) and was most recently at the Burlington School Food Project.

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Dec
5
1:30 PM13:30

RESTAURANTS AS LEADERS IN COMMUNITY FOOD SYSTEMS

A PRE-CONFERENCE FORUM FOR FOOD SERVICE WORKERS, RESTAURATEURS, CONCERNED DINERS, AND ADVOCATES FOR FAIRNESS IN THE INDUSTRY

Attention restaurant workers, chefs, restaurateurs, investors, and sustainability-minded
diners: Are you a leader or an aspiring leader in community food systems advocacy? Is
your business making strides to become more socially mindful and inclusive? If so, please
consider joining your peers in a social justice-focused discussion and working group at the
2017 Community Food Systems Conference. We believe culinarians and restaurant owners
and workers have much to contribute to community food systems work and our
conference themes of food security, social justice, and sustainable agriculture. We
encourage attendance and participation from any culinary/food service professionals
who would like to stoke the conversation around fairness, equity, and sustainability in the
restaurant industry and the food system at large.

FEATURED PANELISTS:
Irene Li, Mei Mei
Katrina Jazayeri, Juliet
Jason Bond, Bondir
Ellie Tiglao, Olio Culinary Collective
Moderated by Yamila Ruiz, Legal Organizer, ROC United – Boston

TUESDAY, DEC 5, 2017
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Hosted by:
MEI MEI RESTAURANT
506 Park Drive, Boston, MA

Cost: $50/person (includes lunch)
Register: nesfp.org/pre-conferences
Event Contact: Kristen Irvin
New Entry Sustainable Farming Project
Kristen.Irvin@tufts.edu

ABOUT THE CONFERENCE:
New Entry Sustainable Farming Project's Community Food Systems Conference (Dec 5-7, 2017 | Boston Park Plaza) will address common underlying themes between food security, social justice and sustainable agriculture including obstacles in urban and rural environments and fostering community empowerment to create and sustain resilient local food systems.

ABOUT NEW ENTRY:
New Entry, an initiative of Tufts University’s Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, works locally, regionally, and across the country to strengthen local food systems by supporting new farmers. Our national work aims to create a resilient food system and equitable access to nutritious foods by providing professional development, capacity building and network support to programs that train beginning farmers or those that work to promote their success through activities that mutually benefit agricultural producers and consumers.

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Dec
2
10:00 AM10:00

Christmas Bazaar Tiangge

Annual Christmas marketplace (tiangge) supporting local New England Pilipino-American mom-trepreneurs. Favorite Pilipino food fare (from breakfast topsilog to inihaw, kakanin), original parols and ornaments, jewelry, books, at iba pa... Bring your shopping lists, friends, family and neighbors! An IP outreach program.

If you want to be a vendor, contact Melissa 617.510.4632, Rowena 617.407.0232 or Ning 508. 843.0346.

For more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1943505312569158/

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Nov
18
6:00 PM18:00

Tanám Bar Menu at Dudley Dough

"We're piloting some bar menu items we'll be serving at Tanám and would love for you to try them out!"

1 for $8, 3 for $22, 5 for $33
No tickets! A la carte, first come first serve.
RSVP HERE so they know how much food to make!

MENU BELOW:
BUBÚTO 
Ground Rice Tamale
Soyrizo, salted duck egg, onion, capsicum. Steamed in banana leaf
(Vegetarian)

TORTANG TALONG
Eggplant Croquettes
Roasted eggplant, mashed potato, parmesan, tomato relish.
(Vegetarian)

LUMPIA
Thinly rolled Shanghai-style veal egg roll, served with sweet chili sauce.

ADOBO
Soy and cane vinegar braised chicken giblets and hearts
(Vegetarian option: young jackfruit and potatoes)

SIOPAO
Steamed Buns
Shiitake and tofu bistek
Chicken asado, fresh napa cabbage

KARIOKA
Coconut and pounded sweet rice balls, filled with jackfruit, deep-fried and glazed with brown sugar.
(Vegan)

SORBETES
Ice cream sandwiches
Pandan leaf ice cream, ube halaya cookies
Keso ice cream, brown butter cookies

// Is this food traditional? //
This food is not Filipino, but is decidedly Filipino American. If you're seeking a more traditional experience, we plan to have kamayan dinners on Wednesdays. More info in the coming weeks!

// Why no pork? //
Though we do expect to serve it in the restaurant, Dudley Dough keeps their kitchen free of pork and we respect their commitment!

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Oct
27
8:00 AM08:00

2017 AAPI Civil Rights Forum

The annual Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) Civil Rights Forum aims to advance the presence of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the Northeastern region, both in numbers and in prominence. To achieve this mission, this forum will provide the community with a broad range of learning experiences towards advancing AAPI civil rights and liberties, which are often overlooked within the national narrative. Additionally, this forum aims to foster a network of advocates who will work together to raise awareness and further the interests of the AAPI community.

Registration ends on 10/2 @ 11:59pm.

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Oct
19
to Oct 22

9th Annual Boston Asian American Film Festival

  • 2 Boylston St. Ste. G-6 Boston, MA 02116 (map)
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New England's Largest Asian American Film Festival
The Boston Asian American Film Festival (BAAFF) empowers Asian Americans through film by showcasing Asian American experiences and serving as a resource to filmmakers and the Greater Boston Community. BAAFF is a production of the Asian American Resource Workshop.

Email: baaff@aarw.org

Twitter: http://twitter.com/bostonaafilm
Facebook:http://www.facebook.com/baaff 

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Sep
25
6:00 PM18:00

BOSFilipinos and Milagros Project: Filipino Food Popup

On Monday, September 25th - the Milagros Project and BOSFilipinos are joining forces to bring you a Filipino food and culture experience at Saus! There will be two seatings, 6:00PM and 8:15PM, and Chef Roland Calupe (from MP) will be walking guests through each of the menu items. Speaking of hapunan (Filipino for dinner)....

Tasting Menu Preview*

Scallop Kinilaw
local scallops marinated in coconut vinegar, chili, and herbs

Ilocos Empanada
fried empanada made of rice flour and annatto with vigan style pork sausage, green papaya, and egg

Pancit Molo
savory wonton dumpling soup with shrimp, pork, and garlic

Chicken Inasal Steam Bun
grilled chicken marinated in lemongrass annatto and garlic in a steam bun with scallions and aioli

Pork Rib Adobo
braised pork ribs in soy sauce, spiced vinegar, palm sugar, bay leaves, and peppercorn

Sinangag
a Filipino meal wouldn’t be complete without garlic rice

Leche Flan with Lavender Ube Halaya
sweet egg custard with lavender scented purple yam sauce

*Unfortunately, for this event, there will be no substitutions available.

Limited seating - get your tickets NOW! 

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