CYPRECO of America, Inc.

Cypriot Emigrants Cultural Organization of America, Inc. (CYPRECO)

Elena Maroulleti, Founder, President

CYPRECO REVIVED THE CENTURIES-OLD LACE MAKING
TRADITION OF THE CYPRIOT VILLAGE OF LEFKARA

The centuries-old lace making tradition of the village of Lefkara was revived during a successful folk arts program presented by CYPRECO Of America, Inc., on March 7th at the Stathakion Cultural Center in Astoria, New York. The well attended event which was offered with free admission as a public service included guests from the Greek and Greek Cypriot American community, as well as members from the general audience of all ages and it featured the screening of an original documentary which examined and highlighted the historical development of this craft, the unique designs and techniques. Read more

Website: www.cyprecoofamerica.com

CYPRECO of America, Inc.
Your link to Cypriot and Greek Culture in America

CYPRECO OF AMERICA, INC., (Cypriot Emigrants Cultural Organization) of America, Inc., founded by Elena Maroulleti in 1977 as Greek Folk Dancing Group “The Vraka”, Inc., and renamed CYPRECO in 1979, is the only purely Cultural Greek Cypriot organization in America. It is a Queens-based non-profit and tax-exempt under 501 ( c) 3 organization dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the rich heritage, history, folklore and culture of Cyprus and Greece. Through the production and presentation of ongoing worthy and successful cultural and folk arts programs each year, folk dance and music shows and through its active participation in numerous cultural events throughout the City and State of New York, CYPRECO reaches wide audiences and spreads the folklore of Cyprus and Greece. All of its productions are offered bilingual.

February 18, 2011. CYPRECO honored with Proclamation on the anniversary of its Folk Arts Series, “Cyprus Its History and Culture Through The Ages” Photo by: ETA Press

CYPRECO of America, Inc., a member of the Cyprus Federation of America since 1976, is a recognized and highly decorated representative cultural organization of Cyprus in the United States of America. In 1993, CYPRECO teamed up with the non-profit cultural organization AKTINA Productions, Inc., the sponsoring organization of the Greek American bilingual radio AKTINA FM  broadcasting live on New York’s public station WNYE 91.5FM-HD1 and on line. Since then, CYPRECO participates in the co-production of worthy cultural and folk arts programs, including radio productions that celebrate, promote and preserve the rich heritage and culture of Cyprus and Greece. Such radio productions include the successful series CYPRUS HORIZONS airing on AKTINA FM every Sunday at 2:30pm Eastern Standard Time.

For more information about CYPRECO of America, Inc., please send us an e-mail cypreco@earthlink.net.

The Year 2009 marked CYPRECO’s 30th anniversary and on this occasion the organization has presented a series of very unique and successful cultural programs, concerts and other productions with the highlight being the sold-out concert CYPRUS-AEGEAN-SMYRNA – A Tribute To The Rembetika (Greek blues) given with outstanding success on March 6, 2009 at the Queens Theatre In The Park.

On November 6, 2009 CYPRECO concluded its 2009 festivities on the occasion of its 30-year anniversary with yet another memorable concert which revived the music and songs of Greece’s legendary songwriter/singer Vasilis Tsitsanis with Greek American popular singer Vicky Palma and her orchestra. Please read more about the success of this concert below.

The important cultural contributions of CYPRECO continue steadfast and every year the organization reaches thousands of people in the tri-state area of New York comprised by Greek Cypriot and Greek Americans of all generations and ages, including an impressive number of non-Greeks from different ethnic backgrounds who are educated about the different aspects of the Greek and Cypriot cultural heritage, folklore, music, customs and traditions. CYPRECO’s ongoing live productions, as well as its radio programs about Cyprus and Greece continue to receive wide recognition from the public it services, as well as from New York City and State elected officials who honor it with Proclamations and Citations that further acknowledge the valuable impact its cultural performances and cultural radio programs have on society.

To receive advance notices about CYPRECO’s upcoming live events and other activities, please sign up to the organization’s mailing and e-mail lists by sending your contact information by e-email to cypreco@earthlink.net.

Read more about its recent successful productions below and for further details of all of its past activities, please visit CYPRECO’s website at www.cyprecoofamerica.com.