Naujųjų 2017 Metų Sutikimą

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Su Kuo ir Kur Sutiksi 2017 Naujus Metus?

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Happy New Year

PHILADELPHIJOS LIETUVIŲ BENDRUOMENĖ KVIEČIA VISUS Į NAUJŲJŲ 2017 METŲ SUTIKIMĄ, KURĮS ĮVYKS 2016 METŲ GRUODŽIO 31 DIENA 8 VAL. VAKARO LIETUVIŲ NAMUOSE ADRESU (2715 East Allegheny Avenue, Philadelphia, PA)

PROGRAMA
Algimantas and Ligita Barniskis

  • KOKTEILIAI SU UŽKANDŽIAIS (8 valanda vak. PRADŽIA)
  • ŠVENTINĖ VAKARIENĖ – Philadephijoje pasižymėjusi (“2015 Best of Philly”) Birchtree Catering
  • ATVIRAS BARAS – vynas / alus / kokteiliai (nuo 8 val vak iki 1 val ryto)
  • ŠOKIAI – MUZIKA: ALGIMANTAS IR LIGITA BARNIŠKIAI (IS ČIKAGOS)
  • SALDUMYNAI IR KAVA
  • ŽAIDIMAI IR SIURPRYZAI
  • ŠAMPANO TOSTAS

VAKARAS VYKS TIK SU IŠANKSTINIU BILIETŲ REZERVAVIMU.

VAKARO APRANGA: ŠVENTINĖ (FORMAL; “black tie optional”)
BILIETO KAINA: VIENAM ASMENIUI 100 USD; GALIMA REZERVUOTI VISĄ STALIUKĄ (8 vietas). BILIETUS IR STALO REZERVACIJOS PER KOMITETO NARIUS.

2017 Organizacinis Komitetas

ORGANIZACINIS KOMITETAS:
Email Ilona and Valdas Babinskas.
Email Vytas and Džiuljeta Gedvilas.
Email Arturas and Teodora Dudonis.
Email Vytas and Ale Maciunas.
Email Laima and Vytas Bagdonavičius.

To purchase tickets for the 2017 New Year’s Eve Celebration, please select your desired ticket quantity below and click on the PayPal “Pay Now” button.






















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2017 New Year’s Eve Celebration

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Ring in 2017 at the Lithuanian Music Hall

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English Lietuviškai

Happy New Year

The Philadelphia Chapter of the Lithuanian-American Community and the Special Event Organizing Committee invite all members and friends of the Lithuanian-American Community and the Lithuanian Music Hall Association to a 2017 New Year’s Eve Celebration at the Lithuanian Music Hall!

December 31, 2016
8 P.M. to 1 A.M.
Price per person: $100

Advance reservation and payment required by December 15. Tables can be reserved by purchasing eight (8) tickets.

Price Includes:
Algimantas and Ligita Barniskis

  • Reception with Cocktails and Hors d’oeuvres
  • Dinner by Birchtree Catering, (2015 Best of Philly Award-Winning Caterer)
  • Dancing to Live Music by Algimantas and Ligita Barniskis (from Chicago Featuring Lithuanian Retro, Popular, and Ballroom Music)
  • Sweet Table and Coffee
  • Open Bar
  • Special Guest Performances and Entertainment
  • Games and Prizes
  • Champagne Toast at Midnight
  • Late Snack Table

Net proceeds will be designated for maintaining the Lithuanian Music Hall.
Attire: Formal; Black Tie Optional
2017 New Year's Celebration Organizing Committee

For more information and to make reservations, please contact a member of the Organizing Committee:
Email Ilona and Valdas Babinskas.
Email Vytas and Džiuljeta Gedvilas.
Email Arturas and Teodora Dudonis.
Email Vytas and Ale Maciunas.
Email Laima and Vytas Bagdonavičius.

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40th Annual Mugė Lithuanian Festival in Philadelphia

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Celebrate Lithuanian Arts and Culture!

40th Annual Muge Lithuanian Festival

Thank you to everyone who attended the 40th Annual Mugė Lithuanian Festival on November 5th and 6th and thank you to our volunteers and vendors who made the event possible! It was a fabulous weekend! For scenes from our festivities, visit our
40th Annual Mugė photo gallery.

We will celebrate our 41st Annual Mugė Lithuanian Festival on Saturday, November 4 and Sunday, November 5, 2017 and will start posting updates for it later this summer. Until then, details from 2016’s event appear below.

Hungry for the world’s best potato pancakes? Craving Švyturys or Kalnapilis? Fond of amber jewelry? Crazy about Lithuanian music and dance? If you answered “yes!” to any of these questions, then the 40th Annual Mugė Lithuanian Festival in Philadelphia on Saturday, November 5th and Sunday, November 6, 2016 is for you!

Lithuanian Folk Dancers

Both days are packed with fun for the entire family! From live music and folk dance performances to artisan jewelry and crafts to children’s activities and authentic Lithuanian comfort food, this Lithuanian fair is a popular crowd pleaser every year. Visit our Cultural Center to discover Lithuanian heritage, find your ancestors’ birthplace on our map, and get inspired to learn more about Lithuania. Mugė is a fabulous opportunity for full immersion in Lithuanian culture and tradition. See our activities and entertainment schedule for full details.

Algimantas and Ligita Barniskis

Listen to live music, watch folk dance performances, and sing and dance along with us! We are pleased to announce that Ligita and Algimantas Barniskas will appear Saturday night at 6 performing an eclectic mix of Lithuanian retro including jazz and other genres. Their concert is free to Saturday’s Mugė attendees who present their wristbands at the door.

Savor the delectable old world dishes our mothers and grandmothers taught us to prepare. We proudly serve a full menu of our best Lithuanian recipes: balandėliai (stuffed cabbage), blynai (potato pancakes), kugelis (potato pudding), poppy seed rolls, honey cakes, and so many more delicious treats.

Our bars are stocked with a wide variety of cold imported Lithuanian beers. Mugė Krupnikas Contest 2016Plus, we offer a selection of popular wines and your favorite mixed drinks. If you enjoy Lithuanian honey liqueur, visit our krupnikas bar upstairs in the Grand Ballroom on Saturday and vote for your favorite homemade krupnikas. If you think your krupnikas recipe has what it takes to beat the competition, enter our krupnikas contest! This year’s competition is limited to the first 10 contestants, so be sure to register for the krupnikas contest soon.

Malunas Folk Dancers

If you’d like to get involved with LMHA, visit our welcome table to learn more about membership and our upcoming events and projects. Purchase an official Mugė souvenir t-shirt or take a chance on some raffle tickets and you’ll be supporting Lithuanian arts and culture in our region.

Tickets for this year’s raffle fundraiser are $3 each, 2 tickets for $5, and 5 tickets for $10. Winners will be drawn on Sunday, November 6th and need not be present to win. This year, you could win one of these fabulous prizes.2016 Mugė Raffle Fundraiser

  • 1st Prize: Four Philadelphia 76ers Tickets with pre-game shoot-out access and center court photo, courtesy of the Philadelphia 76ers (winner: Alex Cox)
  • 2nd Prize: Two Philadelphia Eagles vs. New York Giants Tickets in section 112, row 11, courtesy of the Philadelphia Eagles (winner: Ree Petronis)
  • 3rd Prize: Phillies MVP Ryan Howard Autographed Baseball, courtesy of the Philadelphia Phillies (winner: Tadas Bruso)
  • 4th Prize: Taste of Lithuania Gift Basket, courtesy of Amber Roots Heritage Club (winner: the McAfee family)
  • 5th Prize: Two Cases of Švyturys Beer, courtesy of LMHA (winner: Tadas Bruso)
  • 6th Prize: Ten Pennies Florist & Decorators $50 Gift Certificate, courtesy of Ten Pennies Florist and Decorators (winner: Bernadette Puodziunas)

Follow Mugė on Facebook and let us know what you enjoy most about our festival.

To see images from last year’s festivities, visit our photo gallery.
Šakotis at Mugė

Saturday, November 5 (12 — 8 P.M.)

Sunday, November 6 (12 — 6 P.M.)

Donations at the door:

  • Adult, non-members: $5
  • Seniors and teens (13 to 18 years): $3
  • Children 12 and under: free
  • Current members: free

If you are an artist or vendor specializing in Lithuanian and/or Baltic treasures and would like to get involved in this year’s festival, here are details about how you can participate in this year’s Mugė.

Awesome Potato Pancakes

If you are joining us from out of town, accommodations are available nearby at the Penn’s Landing Holiday Inn Express, Sheraton Society Hill Hotel, Penn’s View Hotel, and at the Hilton Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing.

Archive: Mugė 2015.
Archive: Mugė 2014.

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39th Annual Mugė Lithuanian Festival in Philadelphia

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Celebrate Lithuanian Arts and Culture!

39th Muge Lithuanian Festival in Philadelphia

Thank you to everyone who attended the 39th Annual Mugė Lithuanian Festival on November 7th and 8th and thank you to our volunteers, sponsors, and vendors who made the event possible! It was a spectacular weekend and was, by far, our most popular Mugė ever!

We will celebrate our 40th Annual Mugė Lithuanian Festival on Saturday, November 5 and Sunday, November 6, 2016 and will start posting updates for it later this summer. Until then, details from 2015’s event appear below.

Lithuanian Folk Dancers

Both days are packed with fun for the entire family! From live music and folk dance performances to artisan jewelry and crafts to children’s activities and authentic Lithuanian comfort food, this Lithuanian fair is a popular crowd pleaser every year. Visit our newly renovated Cultural Center to discover Lithuanian heritage, share your family’s immigration pasaka (story), find your ancestors’ birthplace on our map, and get inspired to learn more about Lithuania. Mugė is a fabulous opportunity for full immersion in Lithuanian culture and tradition. See our activities and entertainment schedule for full details.

Ramune Stankeviciute Moonlight Cabaret

Listen to live music, watch folk dance performances, and when you get the urge, sing and dance along! We are pleased to announce that Ramunė Stankevičiūtė returns this year for an encore performance of sultry cabaret songs. Her Moonlight Cabaret starts at 7 downstairs in the Club Room and is free to Saturday’s Mugė attendees who present their wristbands at the door.

Savor the delectable old world dishes our mothers and grandmothers taught us to prepare. We proudly serve a full menu of our best Lithuanian recipes: balandėliai (stuffed cabbage), blynai (potato pancakes), kugelis (potato pudding), poppy seed rolls, honey cakes, and so many more delicious treats. See Saturday’s menu and Sunday’s menu for more details.

Our bars are stocked with a wide variety of cold imported Lithuanian beers. Plus, we offer a selection of popular wines and your favorite mixed drinks. If you enjoy Lithuanian honey liqueur, visit our krupnikas bar upstairs in the Grand Ballroom on Saturday and vote for your favorite homemade krupnikas. If you think your krupnikas recipe has what it takes to beat the competition, enter our krupnikas contest! This year’s competition is limited to the first 10 contestants, so be sure to register for the krupnikas contest soon.

2015 Mugė Krupnikas Contest

If you’d like to get involved with LMHA, visit our welcome table to learn more about membership and our upcoming events and projects. Purchase an official Mugė souvenir t-shirt or take a chance on some raffle tickets and you’ll be supporting Lithuanian arts and culture in our region.

Tickets for this year’s raffle fundraiser are $3 each, 2 tickets for $5, and 5 tickets for $10. Winners will be drawn on Sunday, November 8th and need not be present to win. Following are this year’s exciting prizes.
Raffle Fundraiser for Mugė

  • 1st Prize: 32″ HDTV, courtesy of LMHA (winner: Aušra Maknys)
  • 2nd Prize: Four Philadelphia 76ers Club Box Tickets, courtesy of the Philadelphia 76ers (winner: Danutė Gecas)
  • 3rd Prize: Two Philadelphia Flyers Club Box Tickets with VIP Parking, courtesy of the Museum of Sports (winner: Diane Rociunas)
  • 4th Prize: Taste of Lithuania Gift Basket & Bridges subscription, courtesy of Amber Roots Heritage Club and Terese Vekteris, editor of Bridges (winner: Elizabeth Krotulis)
  • 5th Prize: Phillies Steve Carlton Autographed Baseball, courtesy of the Philadelphia Phillies (winner: Julianna Walker)
  • 6th Prize: Ten Pennies Florist & Decorators $50 Gift Certificate, courtesy of Ten Pennies Florist and Decorators (winner: Mary Alkons)
  • 7th Prize: Accommodations in Las Vegas at BlueGreen Club 36, courtesy of Vida Lanyte Anton (winner: Mary Eileen Perhosky)

Follow Mugė on Facebook and let us know what you enjoy most about our festival.

To see images from last year’s festivities, visit our photo gallery.
Šakotis at Mugė

Saturday, November 7 (12 — 8 P.M.)

Sunday, November 8 (12 — 6 P.M.)

Donations at the door:

  • Adult, non-members: $5
  • Seniors and teens (13 to 18 years): $3
  • Children 12 and under: free
  • Current members: free

If you are an artist or vendor specializing in Lithuanian and/or Baltic treasures and would like to get involved in this year’s festival, here are details about how you can participate in this year’s Mugė.

Awesome Potato Pancakes

If you are joining us from out of town, accommodations are available nearby at the Penn’s Landing Holiday Inn Express, Sheraton Society Hill Hotel, Penn’s View Hotel, and at the Hilton Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing.

Archive: Mugė 2014.

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Kugelis Cook-Off Contest

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Family Fun At Kugelis Cook-Off Fundraiser

Guests Visit Contestant Chefs To Sample Kugelis

Guests Visit Contestant Chefs
To Sample Kugelis And Vote

Kugelis: it’s Lithuania’s comfort food! A decadent concoction of grated potatoes and crispy bacon baked to perfection and served with sour cream, it really doesn’t get any better than this. Kugelis is the standby favorite of Lithuanian households and if you haven’t tried it, you’ll soon understand why.

Hungry yet? Then join us for a Kugelis Cook-Off and taste kugelis from the best of the Philadelphia region’s Lithuanian-American community! Whether you are a chef competing for cash prizes or an attendee feasting and partaking in the festivities, you’ll be supporting the Lithuanian Music Hall Restoration Project, which preserves Lithuanian arts and culture for future generations!

Judges: Writer Don "Joe Sixpack" Russell, Honorary Consul Krista Butvydas Bard, Chef Georges Perrier, and Contestant: Rev. Peter Burkauskas

Judges: Writer Don “Joe Sixpack” Russell, Honorary Consul Krista Butvydas Bard,
Chef Georges Perrier, And
Contestant: Rev. Peter Burkauskas

Guests, you’ll have a chance to sample and savor kugelis baked by every contestant chef. That’s at least 12 slices of fantabulous kugelis! As you contemplate who will win the People’s Choice awards, you’ll experience nuances in flavor and texture among competing family recipes. Plus, you’ll have a chance to meet the chefs and hear their stories before casting your votes for “Best Kugelis,” “Best Table Display,” and “Best to Absorb Lithuanian Beer.” This event is fun for all ages, so bring your entire family!

Contestant chefs, by competing in our Kugelis Cook-Off, you’ll have a chance to win one of three cash prizes and a People’s Choice award! Plus, you’ll be interacting with our celebrity chefs and the area’s most avid kugelis fans as you present your best homemade kugelis. Cash prizes are $200 for first place, $100 for second place, and $50 for third place. We’ll provide you with a table and a chaffing rack. It’s up to you to decorate your table and serve your kugelis to the judges and attendees.

Honorary Consul Krista Butvydas Bard (Judge), Renata Baras Kucas, Kristina Rociunas Volertas (3rd Place Winner), Virgus Volertas (2nd Place Winner), Chef Georges Perrier (Judge), and Jurate Krokys Stirbys (1st Place Winner)

Honorary Consul Krista Butvydas Bard (Judge), Renata Baras Kucas, Kristina Rociunas Volertas (3rd Place Winner), Virgus Volertas (2nd Place Winner), Chef Georges Perrier (Judge), and Jurate Krokys Stirbys (1st Place Winner)


Winners of the 2014 Kugelis Cook-Off:
1st Place: Jurate Krokys Stirbys
2nd Place: Virgus Volertas
3rd Place: Kristina Rociunas Volertas
People’s Choice “Best Kugelis”: Rev. Peter Burkauskas
People’s Choice “Best Table Display”: Joyce and Kestutis Lukas
People’s Choice “Best to Absorb Lithuanian Beer”: Rev. Peter Burkauskas

We are grateful to everyone who participated in 2014’s Kugelis Cook-Off on May 3rd! Our 12 enthusiastic chef contestants were Jurgita Arteoggi, Rev. Peter Burkauskas, Andrius and Vytas Duncia, Joyce and Kestutis Lukas, Dan McIntyre, Angele Puodziunas , Violeta Sadauskiene, Jurate Krokys Stirbys, Dana Surdeniene, Terese Vekteris, Virgus Volertas, and Kristina Rociunas Volertas.

People's Choice "Display" Winners, Birute and Grand Duke Kestutis (aka Joyce and Kestutis Lukas)

People’s Choice “Display” Winners,
Birute And Grand Duke Kestutis
(Aka Joyce And Kestutis Lukas)

Judges were renowned Chef Georges Perrier, award-winning writer Don “Joe Sixpack” Russell, and Honorary Consul Krista Butvydas Bard.

We asked our 1st place winner, what she enjoyed most about the event and for Jurate Krokys Stirbys, the fun started well before the Cook-Off. Initially, Jurate joined the competition out of a sense of duty to her community. However, that feeling of duty quickly faded as the pursuit became a personal challenge. Kugelis wasn’t a big tradition in Jurate’s childhood. Since she hadn’t grown up watching her mother prepare kugelis, she didn’t have a favorite heirloom family recipe. Instead, she challenged herself to create her own. Winning was not on her bucket list, but she also never dreamed of receiving a 1st prize from Georges Perrier! Now that is a bucket list.

1st Place Winner Jurate Krokys Stirbys With Chef Georges Perrier

1st Place Winner Jurate Krokys Stirbys
With Chef Georges Perrier

Throughout the week leading up to the Cook-Off, Jurate experimented with her method and ingredients; baking several iterations of kugelis. As she and her family tasted each version, Jurate kept thinking she could do better and kept tweaking. After a high-calorie week of taste testing at the Stirbys residence, Jurate finally arrived at what she believed was her best entry. While so much about the Kugelis Cook-Off itself was special to Jurate – including the thrill of renowned Chef Georges Perrier tasting and evaluating her kugelis — the personal challenge was best of all! Thanks to Jurate for sharing her winning kugelis recipe with us.

When questioned about his favorite part of the competition, our 2nd place winner, Virgus Volertas responded that he enjoyed the “enthusiasm and excitement this event generated amongst participants and event attendees. The competitors exhibited camaraderie, but hidden below this was a competitive spirit of ‘making Philly’s best kugelis,’ especially when being judged by admired and world renowned chef Georges Perrier, and the notable Don Russell, a.k.a. ‘Joe Sixpack’.”

Rev. Peter Burkauskas Serves His Grandmother's Recipe

Rev. Peter Burkauskas Serves His Grandmother’s Recipe

Two-time People’s Choice winner, Rev. Peter Burkauskas shared his experience: “I was thrilled to be a participant in the ‘Kugelis Cook-Off’ and to share my recipe with so many people! It was an emotional experience to think how honored my grandmother from Zemaitija would be to know that the recipe she had brought from the ‘old country’ and made in her small kitchen in Connecticut was now being made by her grandson and enjoyed by dozens of people in Philadelphia. She would be proud to know that her recipe won First Prize as ‘People’s Choice’ and that her grandson has kept her memory and Lithuanian heritage alive in such a wonderful and tasty way!”

Special thanks to Lietuvėlė.com for their generous raffle prize donation of an authentic Lithuanian potato grater!

Planning is underway for 2015’s Kugelis Cook-Off. The field is open and yours to win! Are you entering?

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Žilvinas Folk Dancers

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Lithuanian Folk Dance Group of Philadelphia

Philadelphia’s Lithuanian Folk Dance Group “Žilvinas” has been performing in the Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware tri-state area since its inception in 1963. The group participated in the II, III and IV Folk Dance Festivals in Lithuania, as well as performing at local organizational functions, universities, schools, weddings, and on television.

Žilvinas Folk Dance Group of Philadelphia

Žilvinas Folk Dance Group of Philadelphia

Since its reorganization to a veterans group in 1991, Zilvinas participated in the song festival in Vilnius in 1998 and has performed in the IX, X, XI, XII, XIII, and XIV North American Folk Dance Festivals.

Special performances include:

  • The 70th Anniversary of Saint Andrew’s Lithuanian Church held in Philadelphia in September 1994.
  • The Washington, D.C. Lithuanian Fair in Rockville, Maryland in February 1999.
  • The 100th Anniversary of St. Casimir School, part of a Lithuanian parish in South Philadelphia.
  • Opening of the International Dragon Boat Festival in 2002, Zilvinas danced at the steps of the Philadelphia Art Museum following the procession along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

Lynne Cox of Varpelis on Accordion

Lynne Cox of Varpelis on Accordion

Annual performances:

  • Zilvinas supports local Lithuanian functions including the Independence Day commemoration in February in Philadelphia, the annual Lithuanian fair at the Lithuanian Music Hall in November, and travels to Frackville, Pennsylvania since 1991 to perform in the Lithuanian Days festival during August. In 2011, the group danced at the 98th Lithuanian Days in Frackville.
  • In 2010, the group was honored by being selected to be part of the “How Philly Moves” street art project, which resulted in a dance mural at the Philadelphia Airport. Zilvinas was one of 40 dance applicants that were selected from a field of more than 240 applications.
  • In December 2010, the group was privileged to travel to Australia and participate in the 26th Australian Lithuanian Dance Festival titled “Under the Sun and Stars” that was associated with the Australian Lithuanian Days in Melbourne. This experience was an opportunity to learn many new dances, enjoy midsummer kucios and see some spectacular scenery and unique wildlife. New friendships were formed with other dance groups as well as reinforcing the strong Lithuanian bonds that transcend time and distance.
Žilvinas at Lithuanian Days in Frackville

Žilvinas at Lithuanian Days in Frackville

For many performances, the group is supported by the musicians of Kaimo Kapela Varpelis.

Zilvinas dancers enjoy sharing the colorful beauty of Lithuanian traditional dances with the Philadelphia community.

Rehearsals are held on Sundays at the Lithuanian Music Hall from 4 P.M. to 6 P.M. and new members interested in dancing are always welcome. Please contact Ramune.

For images of our performances and travels, please visit the Žilvinas photo gallery.


Teacher: Ramune Cobb
Musical Director: Lynne Cox

Philadelphijos Lietuviu Tautiniu Sokiu Grupe

Philadelphijos Lietuviu Tautiniu Sokiu Grupe “Zilvinas” buvo istegta 1963 metais, ir pasirodo parengimuose Pennsylvania, New Jersey ir Delaware valstijose. Grupe dalyvavo II, III ir IV Tautiniu Sokiu Sventese Lietuvoje, ir pasirodo vietinese bendruomenes rengimuose, universitetuose, mokylose, vestuvese ir per televizija.

Žilvinas muzikuoja Australijoje

Žilvinas muzikuoja Australijoje

1991 metais, grupe persiorganizavo I veteranu grupe, ir dalyvavo IX,X,XI,XII ir XIII Amerokos Lietuviu Sokiu Sventese, bei Dainu Sventeje Vilniuje 1998 metais.

Ipatingi pasirodymai:

  • 70 metu sukaktis Sv. Andriejaus Lietuviu Parapijos Philadelphijoj Rugsejo 1994.
  • Lietuviu Svente Washington, D.C., Rockville, Maryland Vasario 1999.
  • 100 metu sukaktis Sv Kazimiero mokyklos, pietu Philadelphijoj Spalio 2005.
  • International Dragon Boat konkurencija vyko Philadelphijoje 2002 metais. Zilvino sokejai dalyvavo procesijoje per Benjamin Franklin Parkway, ir soko per atidaryma prie Phildelphia Art Museum laiptu.

Metiniai pasirodymai:

  • Zilvino sokejai remia Lietuviu bendruomenes renginius, Vasario 16-ta minejima, metine Muge laikoma Lietuviu saleje Lapkricio menesi, ir nuo 1991 metu soka per Lietuviu Dienas Frackville mieste Rugpiucio menesi. Frackville Lietuviu dienos buvo laikomos 98-ta karta 2011 metais.
  • 2010 metais, Zilvino sokejai buvo isrinkti dalyvauti “How Philly Moves” projektui. Virs 240 sokeju padave prasymus dalyvauti, 40 buvo isrinkti.
  • Gruodzio Menesi 2010, grupe iskeliavo I Australija dalyvauti Lietuviu Sokiu Sventej, pavadinta “Po Saule ir Zvaigzdem”. Svente buvo dalis Australijos Lietuviu Dienu Melburne. Radom nauju draugysciu, ir supratom kad Lietuvybe neribota, nei per dideles tolimybes, nei laiko skirtumais.
Spektaklis lietuvių liaudies šokių grupė, Žilvinas

Spektaklis lietuvių liaudies
šokių grupė, Žilvinas

Per pasirodymus, daznai grupri groja Kaimo Kapela Varpelis.

Grupe sparciai ruosiasi dalyvauti XIV Skiu Sventeje, Bostone, 2012 metais.

Repeticijos vyksta Sekmadieniais, Lithuanian Music Hall patalpuose, 4.00 iki 6.00.

Nauji sokejai mielai priimtini. Susisiekti : Ramune.

Vaizdų mūsų spektakliai ir keliones, apsilankykite Žilvinas nuotraukų galeriją.

Mokytoja: Ramunė Cobb
Muzikos Direktore: Lynne Cox

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Amber Roots

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Amber Roots Lithuanian Heritage Club

Amber Roots Honors Millie Markauskaitė Helt for 14 Years of Service

Amber Roots Honors Millie Markauskaitė Helt for 14 Years of Service on June 20, 2015

Amber Roots Lithuanian heritage club is dedicated to the exploration of Lithuanian arts, culture, crafts, history, and current events. Members of our club engage in lively discussion while sharing their experience and knowledge of life in Lithuania.

Charles Zataveckis and Millie Markauskaitė Helt

Charles Zataveckis and Millie Markauskaitė Helt

Meetings are focused on interesting themes with our participants sharing show-and-tell items relevant to the month’s discussion topic. Whether you grew up in Lithuania or simply dream of visiting one day, Amber Roots meetings are sure to engage your mind and spirit.

Our meetings often include a beginner level Lithuanian language lesson. We encourage participants unfamiliar with the Lithuanian language to ask for the club’s help in translating letters and vintage family documents.

Every now and then, a local Lithuanian folk music group joins us for a sing-a-long.

Amber Roots Members Discuss Culture, Heritage, Politics, and More

Amber Roots Members Discuss
Culture, Heritage, Politics, and More

Potluck refreshments (a wide range of snacks and desserts) are often served.

There are no membership dues for Amber Roots, so participants usually place donations in a basket.

Meetings are conducted by Co-Directors, Joyce and Kestutis Lukas and are held at the Lithuanian Music Hall: 2715 East Allegheny Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19134. We enter through the Lithuanian Music Hall’s side entrance along Tilton Street.

We welcome everyone with an interest in Lithuania and its culture to join us!

For more information regarding Amber Roots, please contact Millie Markauskaitė Helt, Communications Coordinator or visit our event calendar to find our next Amber Roots meeting.

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Lithuanian Language Classes

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Learn to Speak Lithuanian

Lithuanian Alphabet

Photo by: Szczecinolog
of Wikimedia Commons

Each year, various language clubs gather in Philadelphia and its suburbs for 10-week courses in Lithuanian language studies. Our classes are small, so students enjoy active participation and individualized teacher instruction.

Our students are an eclectic mix including men and women from business and industry, stay at home moms, high school students, and retirees. Everyone is welcome to enroll since classes range from beginner to novice levels and include conversational and written language studies. Coursework includes culture, music, games, the Lithuanian alphabet, pronunciation, grammar, vocabulary, and conversation.

For details regarding enrollment in future Lithuanian language classes in Philadelphia, please contact Janė Cox. We recognize that our students have varied obligations and try to accommodate them with flexible class scheduling. The cost is $120 for a 10-week course and the duration of each class is approximately two hours.

If you are searching for children’s Lithuanian language classes, contact the Vincas Kreve Lithuanian Sunday School at St. Andrew Church on 19th and Wallace Streets in Philadelphia. Children’s classes commence each year in September.

Do you have a quick question about the Lithuanian language or need help with a translation? Ask your question below (by commenting in the “leave a reply” section) and one of our teachers or students will try to help you.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Let’s get started!

  • Hi…labas
  • Goodbye…sudiev
  • See you later…iki pasimatymo
  • Please…prašau
  • Thank you…ačiū
  • How are you…kaip jums sekasi
  • Good morning…labas rytas
  • Good evening…labas vakaras
  • Good night…labanaktis
  • Have a nice day…geros dienos
  • To your health…į sveikatą
  • Lithuania…Lietuva
  • Lithuanian…Lietuviškai

Have A Lithuanian Translation Question? Ask One Of Our Teachers Here!

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38th Annual Mugė Lithuanian Fair (2014)

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Celebrating Lithuanian Arts and Culture

We're Serious About Culture

We’re Serious About Culture

Thank you to everyone who attended the 38th Annual Mugė Lithuanian Fair on November 1st and 2nd and thank you to our volunteers and vendors who made the event possible! It was a fabulous celebration of Lithuania’s rich cultural heritage and our local Lithuanian-American community.

Highlights of the weekend included a full schedule of performances by Lithuanian folk bands and dancers, a concert by Ramunė Stankevičiūtė, an extensive menu of Lithuania’s most delectable comfort foods and internationally award-winning beers, vendors offering the Baltic region’s finest amber jewelry, arts, and handmade crafts, cultural heritage and genealogy exhibits, and genuine family-friendly fun.

Nuostabūs Bulviniai Blynai!

World’s Best Potato Pancakes!

Always the first weekend in November, Mugė is an opportunity for full immersion in Lithuanian culture and tradition. By far, it is our largest and most widely attended fundraiser of the year.

Beyond entertainment and dining, it’s an opportunity to learn more about getting involved with the Lithuanian Music Hall Association, LMHA membership, upcoming events, and volunteer opportunities.

Guests generously contributed to our mission of supporting Lithuanian arts and culture by purchasing limited edition Mugė checklist t-shirts and raffle tickets.

Proudly Serving Our Best Desserts At The Kavinė Café

Proudly Serving Our Best Desserts
At The Kavinė Café


2014 Mugė fundraiser raffle prize winners are as follows.

  • 1st Prize: Alfred Martenkus, 32″ Samsung LED HDTV
  • 2nd Prize: V.A. Sparkevicius, four Philadelphia 76ers Club Box tickets
  • 3rd Prize: John Siemienski, autographed Philadelphia Eagles Helmet
  • 4th Prize: Perhost, two Birchtree Catering Supper Club tickets
  • 5th Prize: C. Albertini, annual subscription to Bridges: Lithuanian-American News Journal and a bottle of Brothers Vilgalys krupnikas
  • 6th Prize: Dan Platt, baseball autographed by Marlon Byrd of the Philadelphia Phillies
  • 7th Prize: Joana Gaizelyte-Lacy, $50 Giant gift certificate

Fun At The Festival!

Fun At The Festival!


We extend heartfelt gratitude to our friends at the Sixers, Eagles, Phillies, Bridges: Lithuanian-American News Journal, Birchtree Catering, and Amber Roots for their generous and exciting raffle prize donations!

We look forward to seeing you at 2015’s 39th Annual Mugė Lithuanian Festival. Please save the dates of November 7 — 8, 2015 and join us for next year’s Mugė weekend fundraiser!

To see images from 2014’s festival, visit our photo gallery.

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