CYPRECO: ‘Lefkara Lace Embroidery’ Event

Lefkara_CyprusThe Cypriot Emigrants Cultural Organization (CYPRECO) of America invites everyone to an event showcasing a centuries old traditional craft of Cyprus, with free admission and perfectly suitable for the entire family.

The new folk arts program by CYPRECO is dedicated to the Lefkara Lace Embroidery, a craft representative to the island of Cyprus and more specifically to the small mountain village of Lefkara, located 40 km south of the Cypriot city of Larnaka.

This unique program will revive the lace making tradition in the Cypriot village through the screening of an original documentary which highlights and examines the historical development of this craft, its unique designs and techniques. The event will also feature an exhibition of Lefkara embroideries and a live demonstration of the craft by members of the Enosis Lefkariton of America.

The event will be held on March 7 at 8 p.m. at the Stathakion Cultural Center, (22-51 29th St., 11105) in Astoria, NYC. Admission is free, however all seats are numbered and a reservation is preferred. To RSVP to the event call 718-545-1151 or send an email to [email protected] For more information visit http://www.cyprecoofamerica.com.

The event is being organized under the auspices of the Federation of Hellenic Societies of Greater New York and is made possible by the ARCH Capital Group (US) and the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs.

Media sponsors of the event are the Greek stations AKTINA FM & AKTINA TV. Tune in to AKTINA FM, live on WNYE 91.5FM, Saturdays 3:30-8 p.m. and Sundays 1:30-6 p.m. and watch AKTINA TV on WNYE-TV channel 25 Sundays at 6 p.m., so as to become further acquainted with the rich heritage and culture of Greece & Cyprus.

Don’t miss this free event perfectly suitable for the entire family!