Bahay Kubo Center invites you to our special 10-Year Anniversary benefit show, with our traditional Bisperas event. Reserve your tickets today! For more information and ticket orders, call (818) 832-1941.
We are very proud to showcase our very own Bahay Kubo students from our Learn Filipino Program and Filipino Martial Arts as they perform traditional folk art dances and martial arts on Saturday, November 5th. With special guests, the Harana Men’s Chorus and our our longtime partner, Cal State Northridge’s Filipino-American Students Association (FASA), this show is written and directed by the talented Annie Nepomuceno.
“Bisperas” is our culminating celebration of this year’s classes and activities. This also happens to be Bahay Kubo Center’s 10th Anniversary, so this is a very special event. We hope you will come spend this festive evening with us, to appreciate the rich culture and heritage of Filipino-Americans.
Doors Open at 5:00 PM for Exhibit viewing and Filipiniana shopping!
(Tickets are $20. All ticket sales benefit BKC’s Learn Filipino and Filipino Martial Arts Programs. Sponsorship packages available for our show program. For more information and to reserve tickets, please contact Myra at firstname.lastname@example.org.)
Our Learn Filipino Program classes are under way! Tell your friends, cousins, classmates and your community about us! We offer great Filipino enrichment programs for first, second and third generation Filipino-Americans and families of multi-cultural descent. We will also be introducing our new, pilot Youth Program for teens! Immediately after LFP is our Filipino Martial Arts class! If you’re curious about what our programs are all about, stop by for a visit, a tour, or a one-on-one meeting with one of our teachers or officers. Learning about our rich culture is fun at BKC! Halina kayo sa ating Bahay Kubo Center!
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Come for a free trial class! Register now by printing and completing this REGISTRATION-FORM-2013, and bringing it to your first day of attendance. Thank you!
Good-bye to all of our new and continuing LFP and FMA students… until we reopen our doors again in 2013! Thank you to all the parents who have continued to bring their kids to BKC on Saturdays every year during the hot summers, despite everyone’s busy summer vacation schedules. Thank you to this summer’s teaching staff, Mia, Maan, Jennifer and Stevie! Thank you to Guro Ed for your constant dedication to BKC’s martial arts class, year after year! Thank you to CSUN FASA for all the Saturday morning set-ups and clean-ups that help make our LFP and FMA classes run smoothly and timely.
Everyone’s countless volunteer hours are tremendously appreciated by Bahay Kubo Center, who is blessed to have every single one of you in the BKC family. We will miss you all, until we meet again next year. The planning, assessment and fundraising for 2013 begins!
Although the Summer workshop was shorter than the usual Spring and Summer sessions, it was still a lot of fun, and it was great to see new faces. We hope the new BKC families enjoyed their first experience with the LFP and martial arts classes. The value of this workshop is not only measured by the content of the classroom instruction, but by the experience of being part of the Bahay Kubo family where everyone shares a common identity. Learning about the Filipino culture can be fun and festive when tasting and sharing everyone’s favorite Filipino foods is involved, and discussing different vacations spots that classmates have visited on the islands or plan to visit, in addition to the standard language, history and geography that is taught.
The LFP class may have seemed more content-packed since the usual 14-week program was squeezed into seven weeks. But the LFP and FMA programs ended on a high note, culminating with a special event sponsored by BKC partners like FilAm Arts and the Filipino Ministry of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, the BKC family joined them in another workshop for people of all ages, in the Parol-making workshop. It was another amazing summer at Bahay Kubo Center. We hope you will join us again when we reopen our doors for the upcoming sessions on the agenda!
Above are some photos of the LFP students and their final project.