Burma Cyclone


Fundraising Concert for Orphans of Burma by karenzr

3hird Medium Band will host a concert in Queens on July 12 to raise money for children orphaned by Cyclone Nargis. Tickets are $15 and must be purchased in advance.  Complimentary food and drinks will be available from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Concert kicks off at 7 p.m at the Walter Crowley Intermediate School,  50-40 Jacobus Street in Elmhurst. For tickets contact Ko Ye Lin at 646-299-1683.

–Karen



Events: Cyclone Benefit Dinner & Live Show by karenzr
June 6, 2008, 1:32 pm
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MYANMAR CYCLONE NARGIS BENEFIT DINNER & LIVE SHOW
<<Sponsored by Ko Nge>>

Time: 6:30pm – 10:00pm
Date: Saturday, June 14th 2008
Place: East Manor Buffet & Restaurant, 79-17 Albion Avenue, Elmhurst
(just off Queens Blvd.), NY 11373
718-803-1111

Contributing Artists
– May Sweet
– Mie Mie Win Pe
– Ni Ni Win Shwe
– Yadana Oo
– Sandayar Khin Nu Nu

Backed up by full live band –
Contributing Musicians
– Khaing Myint
– Zan Mra
– Paul Lahpai
– Luminn (Stereo)
– Thein Zaw Lwin)

Weekend Full Dinner Buffet Menu will be served.

Ticket prices – $60, $50 (includes one free T-shirt),

PROCEEDS WILL BE DONATED DIRECTLY TO DISASTER VICTIMS

FOR TICKETS – PLEASE CONTACT –
Ko Nge – (917) 217-1559
Peter Lwin – (917) 551-0314

–Karen



Events: Relief concert in D.C. for cyclone victims by karenzr
May 12, 2008, 1:12 am
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Cyclone Nargis Relief Concert in D.C. May 17– click here for more info.

–Karen



Event: Candlelight Vigil for Burma Cyclone Victims by lamivo

The New York Burmese community will gather in Union Square tomorrow night.

Event: CANDLELIGHT VIGIL FOR BURMA CYCLONE VICTIMS
“LET THE AID REACH BURMA CYCLONE VICTIMS NOW!”
Host: NY Burma Roundtable, Coalition for Regime Change, Burma 88 Coalition
When: Friday, May 9 at 7 p.m.
Where: Union Square

-Lam



Events:Burma Cyclone Response Meeting – NYC by carpediemdg
May 6, 2008, 8:58 pm
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==PLEASE DISTRIBUTE WIDELY==

NY Burma Action will hold a BURMA CYCLONE RESPONSE MEETING at 7PM, May 6, 2008, at the Studio Guild at 18 W 27th Street, 10th floor.

This meeting is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC and will formulate a city-wide plan to respond to the recent loss of over 20,000 lives in the Southeast Asian country of Burma (Myanmar) due to Cyclone Nargis.

WHEN: 7PM, Tuesday, May 6, 2008
WHERE: Studio Guild, 18 W 27th Street, 10th floor
CONTACT: Geoff Aung (geoff.aung@gmail.com, 914-474-6247

) & Cristina Moon (info@8808forburma.org, 347-756-4088 )

Burma, home to 50 million people, was hit by a cyclone with 120 mph winds on Saturday. The military government, though it was aware of the approaching storm, failed to warn or evacuate citizens. As a result, homes and villages have been destroyed by falling trees, rain and whipping winds, and a 12-foot tidal wave that washed an entire village away. Over 22,000 people have been reported as dead, and a further 40,000 are missing. The death toll will likely soar as supplies of clean water disappear and relief groups are obstructed from reaching more remote populations.

NY Burma Action will meet to discuss different possible responses – from holding events to raise money for humanitarian aid to rallied to urge the military regime in Burma to allow unrestricted access to affected populations by relief teams. The first days after such a natural disaster are critical – please come out to help us find the response to maximize the number of lives saved and relief gained.

— Divya