South Asian Heritage Celebration

Please join us on June 28, 2007, for this exciting program in Brooklyn, New York.

June 28, 2007, 5:30 pm7:30 pm South Asian Heritage CelebrationParadise East, 1223 Coney Island Avenue, Brooklyn, New York

The America-Nepal Friendship Society join the Office of the Comptroller of the City of New York, the Asia Society, the Jackson Heights Merchants Association, and the Federation of Kerala Association of North America in celebration of South Asian Heritage, honoring four South Asian-American community leaders, including Sonam Lama of the Nepali community.

Please download the program PDF.

Free Community Health Clinic in Elmhurst, NY

A free community health clinic program will be held on May 20, 2007, sponsored by South Asian Health Initiatives and the America-Nepal Medical Foundation (ANMF). Please take advantage of this great opportunity to check-in on your health and the health of those you love.

May 20th 9am, 12pm 2007 Free Community HealthfareSatyanarayan Temple, Elmhurst, New York 11373

Free health check up for blood pressure, diabetes (glucose), tb, women health, health information and much more. Also, there will be opportunities for free or low-cost health insurance if eligible.

Please tell your friends, family, and everyone else you know about this great opportunity.

Nepali New Year Photos

Please enjoy the photos from last Saturday’s Nepali New Year’s program in Woodside, New York.

Sapana Shree accepting ANFS award

Bringing the people of the United States and Nepal close together

Young artists performing a Nepali dance

If you have photos you would like to share, please feel free to contact us.

Ringing in the Nepali New Year

America-Nepal Friendship Society is hosting a cultural event on April 7, 2007, at 7:30 PM at the Dhaka Club in Woodside, Queens, New York. Please share this information with your families and friends. Come and enjoy the fun filled event.

See the following attachment for details: Nepali New Year celebration flyer

Nepali Film (Basain) Screening

The America-Nepal Friendship Society is organizing a screening of the Nepali film Basain (Migration), which was based on the novel The Lost Homestead by Lil Bahadur Chhetri, at the Eagle Theater in Jackson Heights, Queens (map), on February 18, 2007, at 2:30 p.m..

Basain was submitted to the 79th Academy Awards for “Best Foreign Film” for Nepal.

Please come and join us for this enjoyable matinée at the classic art deco Eagle Theater. See the attached pdf for more information — and please feel free to bring a friend!

Basain (Migration) movie flyer

Memorial service

The local Nepali community in New York is organizing a special memorial service for the 24 remarkable people who lost their lives in the tragic helicopter crashon September 23, 2006, in Taplejung, Nepal.

The memorial service will be at 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, November 12, at the Theresa Lang Auditorium at The New School (map).

Download the NYC Memorial notice

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Forum with Nepal’s UN Delegation

On Sunday, September 29th, 2006, there will be a forum with the Nepal’s delegation to the UN General Assembly 61st Session, which will be hosted by the Nepalese Democratic Youth Council, Alliance for Democracy and Human Rights in Nepal, and the United Nepalese Democratic Forum.

The delegation is headed by the Hon. Khadga Prasad Oli, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs of Nepal. From the ADHRN website:

This event will bring our community members together and provide us with an ample opportunity to hear directly from delegation members as well as share our views on the current political development and transformation of Nepal.

More information on this event can be found at ADHRN website, but here are the details in brief:

Sunday, September 24th, 2006 at 5:00 p.m.

Satyanarayan Mandir Hall, 2nd floor (Map)
75-15 Woodside Avenue, Elmhurst, NY 11373

Please join us for this unique opportunity and be sure to bring along some probing questions for the delegation members.

South Asian Heritage Program

The NYC Comptroller, William C. Thompson, Jr., is honoring seven individuals during the upcoming celebration of South Asian Heritage on Wednesday, June 28, from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm at the Surrogate’s Court House.

The event is being co-sponsored by the Asia Society and Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan USA. If you would like to attend this event, please contact Office of Special events at (212) 669-4466, or by email at

Download the South Asian Heritage 2006 flyer (58k)

Asia Society: Crisis in Nepal Averted?

The Asia Society in New York is holding a very timely event: Endgame in Nepal: Crisis Averted?. It will be a panel discussion with the following speakers:

Mahendra Lawoti, Western Michigan University
Tamrat Samuel, United Nations
Kanak Mani Dixit, Himal Southasian

Please join us on May 18, 2006, at 6 p.m. in supporting this dialogue about the developing situation in Nepal.

Asia Society Calendar

Annual ANFS Meeting

The America-Nepal Friendship Society (ANFS) will have its first meeting of 2006 on January 20th, 2006, at 6 PM. The meeting will be held at

Maharaja Restaurant
230 East 44th St.
New York, NY 10017

This is an important opportunity for all the members to seriously engage in assessing the past activities and chartering future course of ANFS. We will have a lot to cover at the meeting and therefore, I encourage every one to arrive on time.

ANFS has a significant number of Family Membership (husband & wife) and we may only have one email address for both. So please make sure that you communicate/pass on the meeting details to your spouses, friends, etc.

Light snacks will be served at the beginning and there will be full course dinner following the conclusion of the meeting. Every one is expected to contribute $20 to cover the evening’s expenses.

If you’re planning on attending, please contact Dr. Tara Niraula: by email, ; or by phone, 212-491-0378. Please RSVP no later than January 18, 2006.

We’re very excited about starting the new year with a positive and energetic outlook.

Download the meeting announcement (Adobe pdf)