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FAAR Family Fun Walk 2021

October 17, 2021
11:30 AM - 4:00PM
Steuben County, Stony Brook State Park, Dansville, NY 14437

Take a walk with your family & friends and enjoy the beautiful fall season at Stony Brook State Park. Filipino food, kakanin and drinks will be on site.
FAAR apparel will be available to purchase by pre-order. All proceeds go towards the Dr. Eve A Tamayo FAAR Educational Scholarship Fund. Look for the flags of the Philippines and USA.


Philippine Independence Day Annual Picnic

June 26, 2021
Vitale Park, West Pavilion
5828 Big Tree Rd
Lakeville, NY 14480

Please come and join us as we celebrate Philippine Independence Day (June 12, 1898). Show your Filipino pride by wearing Blue, Red, Yellow or White T-shirt representing the colors of the Philippine Flag. FAAR has reserved the West Pavilion so be sure to look for the flags of the USA and the Philippines.

We will have games and prizes for kids and adults. Please bring a lawn chair or blanket to relax in the sun and for extra seating. Enjoy the Food, Fun and Camaraderie!

This is a POTLUCK so please bring a dish to pass according to the first letter of your last name.

A-B Dessert, C-D Fruit, E-I Chicken, J-L Beef, M-O Pork, P-S Seafood, T-Z Pancit or Pasta

We welcome those new to the community and look forward to meeting you!


Bottle and Can Drive 2021

June 27, 2021

Donatee your empties to help a Kababayan in need. So gather those empty bottles and cans cluttering in a corner of your house or garage. Meet us in Henrietta and we'll unload them for you. Those empties will add up and every nickel goes to our friend in need. Salamat! The Henrietta Bottle & Can Redemption Center is located in the Town Center Plaza next to the DMV.


Meet and Greet with PCGNY Elmer G. Cato and Q & A Forum with DOH Commissioner Dr. Michael Mendoza

May 16, 2021
Buyck Pavilion, Martin Road Park 1344 Martin Rd West Henrietta NY 14543

FAAR would like to invite the Filipino Community to a Kamustahan session/Meet & Greet with our special guests the Philiippine Consulate General of New York- Elmer G. Cato and a Question and Answer Forum with the Monroe County Department of Health Commissioner Dr. Michael Mendoza.

Consul General Elmer G.Cato would like to engage with our Filipino community and to address their needs and concerns during these difficult times.

Dr. Michael Mendoza will answer your questions on What you Need to Know About the Covid-19 Vaccine and Why Getting vaccinated is an important tool in fighting the Covid-19 pandemic.

This is your opportunity to address your concerns and questions about Covid-19.


Outdoor Zumba for a Cause

October 4, 2020
Veterans Memorial Park, Amphitheater, Henrietta, NY

An hour of fun hosted by Nanette P. All proceeds go towards FAAR's  Disaster Relief Fund to benefit those in the Philippines during times of crises. Suggested donation of $10.00 Maraming Salamat! Thank You!


Learn to speak Filipino

September 28, 2020
Virtual Event

Interested in learning to speak Tagalog or need a refresher course? Free classes will be taught by Teacher Cony for both adults and children. Classes begin October 23,2020. Be sure to sign up in order to receive ZOOM link directly from Teacher Cony. Class sizes limited.


FAAR Family Fun Walk

September 19, 2020
Turning Point Park
260 Boxart St, Rochester, NY 14612

Come join us at Turning Point Park along the Genesee River to the Port of Rochester.
All proceeds from the sale of FAAR's new T-shirts will go to the Educational Cultural Program.


Food Drive to benefit the Sister Regis Food Cupboard

July 11, 2020
Continental Martial Arts Supplies
494 Monroe Ave Rochester NY 14607

FAAR in cooperation with Continental is collecting non-perishable food items and other items needed by the Sr. Regis Food Cupboard located at 316 Bay St. The pantry serves approximately 963 poor and needy households in a month.

This is a FAAR ongoing community outreach event. Members also volunteer at Foodlink, who has responded to Covid-19 by ensuring thousands of households across our region can safely access healthy food during these challenging times.

Please consider donating the following needed items

  • boxed pasta and rice side dishes

  • pasta sauce/canned diced & stewed tomatoes

  • cereal,oatmeal and breakfast foods

  • juice, jelly and canned fruits

  • canned meats (tuna, Spam, sardines, chili, chicken)

  • soups, SpaghettiOs, ravioli

  • coffee, tea

  • peanut butter

  • dish soap, laundry soap

Drop offs can be made during the hours of 11:30am- 4:00pm Tuesday, Thursday & Friday


Virtual Zumba Class

June 27, 2020

Fundraising for Emergency Reliefs
Join us before or after your morning coffee or tea for an hour of fun and exercise. Invite your friends to join you virtually or in person in your backyard. All while maintaining a 6 foot distance and for a great cause!


Volunteer Nights at FOODLINK

January 30, 2020

Foodlink relies on thousands of volunteers each year to sort, inspect and pack food that nourishes thousands of our neighbors. Please join us on January 30th for a few hours after your work or school day to help sort and categorize non-perishable food donations.
Our next volunteer evenings at Foodlink will be Thursday, February 27, 2020. Shift is 6:00pm to 8:00pm


Bottle and Can Drive

January 15, 2020

Dear Friends- Please share this information! We are having a bottle and can drive to help purchase N95 respirator masks for distribution in Batangas to those affected by the recent TAAL Volcano eruption on January 12. We would appreciate your participation and for you to share with your friends.
Images used were grabbed on CNN and were used without permission. Getty Images

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