CYPRECO March 10 2022 Concerts

 

CYPRECO OFFERS TWO NEW FREE CONCERTS FOR THE BENEFIT
 OF YOUNG CHILDREN AND SENIORS IN THE ASTORIA COMMUNITY

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On March 10, 2022, CYPRECO of America, Inc., presented two new benefit performances bringing unique entertainment to young children and seniors in the Astoria community following two years of severe lockdowns due to the coronavirus pandemic. The concerts were given at the Broccoli Drama Theater and the recipients were young students who attend the Variety Boys and Girls Club of Queens (VBGCQ) and residents of the nearby Vallone Family Senior Residence in the Astoria neighborhood. A similar performance was given a week earlier on March 3rd at the HANAC Senior Center also in Astoria, New York.

 

All three events were part of a series of free concerts offered by CYPRECO in March 2022 with a purpose of bringing joy through the power of Greek music to vulnerable and low income members of the Astoria community of different ethnic groups, backgrounds and ages who suffered the most during the COVID-19 lockdowns. Furthermore, to support local Greek American musicians who also suffered during the pandemic by not being able to perform. CYPRECO selected the Fantasia Music Group lead by bouzouki soloist and maestro Mike Stoupakis in a repertoire covering the Rembetika and Laika, two of the most distinct and representative music genres which are exclusive to Greece. The songs were performed by the multi-talented singers, Demetris Halaris, and Serafim Lazos. Mr. Lazos, who is also a songwriter and guitarist, is a legendary Greek American artist whose contributions to Greek music span over four decades.

 

CYPRECO Concert Hanac Events 2022


CYPRECO's FREE CONCERT BRINGS JOY AND ENTERTAINMENT
TO SENIORS AT THE HANAC SENIOR CENTER IN ASTORIA

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On March 3, 2022, CYPRECO of America, Inc., entertained seniors at the HANAC Harmony JVL Innovative Senior Center with a benefit concert featuring Greek music and songs bringing them exceptional joy following two years of lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic. Seniors danced throughout the two hour performance under the sounds of the bouzouki, the leading instrument of Greek music.

 

The concert which also kicked off CYPRECO’s live performances following the severe lockdowns, was the first of a series of free concerts the organization is offering in March 2022 with a sole purpose of bringing joy and entertainment to vulnerable and low income members of the Astoria community, such as seniors and young people who have suffered the most during the pandemic. Two additional concerts taking place on March 10th are given at the Brocoli Drama Theater in Astoria, New York. The first to benefit young people at the Variety Boys & Girls Club of Queens and the second for the Seniors of the Vallone Family Senior Residence.

CYPRECO Doc Poets Castles Salamis

 

CYPRECO CONTINUES TO ENLIGHTEN NEW YORKERS ABOUT THE RICH
FOLKLORE AND CULTURE OF CYPRUS WITH TELEVISED DOCUMENTARIES

 

Continuing its mission and commitment of promoting unique aspects of the culture of Cyprus for the benefit of Greek Cypriot Americans, Greek Americans and of all New Yorkers from different ethnic groups and backgrounds, CYPRECO televised from the series, “Cyprus Its History and Culture Through The Ages” new documentaries FY21 and FY22.

 

As announced, from October 31, 2021 to March 6, 2022, CYPRECO televised documentaries on three different topics within the highly broadcasts of AKTINA TV on WNYE Ch. 25. They included: “The Folk Poets of Cyprus,” highlighting six different distinguished folk poets and their contributions to the preservation and enrichment of the island’s folk poetry.  The “Cyprus Medieval Castles,” examining the history and structural importance of these surviving monuments which date back to the Crusaders and Richard the Lionheart (1191-1489AD) and “Excavating Salamis 1952-1974,” documenting the discovery of this ancient City-State founded by Teucer, son of Telamon who settled in Cyprus after the Trojan war. The excavations at Salamis which began in 1952 and  which were abruptly suspended in 1974 following the Turkish invasion and subsequent occupation of northern Cyprus, constitute the most important chapters of the archaeological excavations on the Mediterranean island which shed light to its rich history since antiquity.

 

Mini Documentaries CYPRECO 2021

 
CYPRECO's MINI-DOCUMENTARIES TELEVISED ON AKTINA TV
VERY WELL RECEIVED AND PRAISED BY VIEWERS FOR THE ORIGINALITY AND CONTENT

 

The global pandemic that struck the world in 2020 ruined almost everyone’s plans well into 2021. Organizations such as CYPRECO had no other choice but to cancel all live performances that where planned for many months, even years prior, to comply with government health and safety guidelines and protocols. Since physical contact has been limited, we found a way to continue our folk arts activities FY20 and FY21 by televising them within the highly broadcasts of AKTINA TV, a non-profit and commercial-free television show airing on New York’s public station WNYE Channel 25 which covers the entire Tri-state area of New York. The programs televised FY21 included four different unique mini-documentaries highlighting the culture of Cyprus, some of which were presented several years prior before a live audience at the Stathakion Cultural Center in Astoria, New York.  Considering AKTINA TV's huge audience of over 950,000 in the Tri-state area of New York, we felt that it was very beneficial to reach these viewers and share with them these amazing documentaries.  The positive feedback we have received is exceptional.


OVERWHELMING VIEWER RESPONSE
FOR CYPRECO's TELEVISED PRESENTATION OF THE MINI-DOCUMENTARY
"THE ANCIENT CHURCH AND MONASTERY OF AGIOS NIKOLAOS"

 


The COVID-19 pandemic crisis which began in early 2020 changed dramatically the lives of all.  Many non-profit organizations such as CYPRECO of America, Inc., who service large audiences had to re-evaluate and re-think how they can best still carry on with their pre-scheduled activities without putting anyone health at risk. As the number one priority of CYPRECO is everyone's health safety and well being, the organization televised the Agios Nikolaos mini-documentary instead of presenting it before a live audience on June 4, 2020 as it was originally announced.  Just few weeks later, on Sunday, June 21, 2020, CYPRECO televised the mini-documentary within the weekly broadcast of the highly rated television show, AKTINA TV airing on WNYE Channel 25 in New York City. 
With this quick alternative solution, CYPRECO safeguarded its audience but also fully complied with all government health safety guidelines including social distancing.  

 

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