Kaixo! On December 16, 2018, The New England Basque Club celebrated its second annual Pintxo-Pote in Boston. Festivities included a very tasty tortilla de patatas contest, singing and music, and of course, plenty of delicious pintxos!
We also carried forward the spirit of Euskaraldia and Euskararen Eguna, with lovely “Aho Bizi” and “Belarri Prest” stickers, courtesy of @Euskaraz Bizi Zarautz, to show our commitment to promoting usage of the Basque language. A big “Eskerrik Asko” to #EuskarazBiziZarautz!
Thank you to everyone who partook in this afternoon of fun, helping us foster the Basque language, culture and traditions here in New England. We hope to see you at future New England Basque Club events! #boston#newengland #massachusetts #basque #euskera
We also want to thank the Veronica Robles Cultural Center for generously hosting us! We loved using their excellent space and are so glad they welcomed us into their fold as they support Latin American culture and arts. It was an honor and a pleasure working with you! Mila esker, Veronica Robles Cultural Center! #veronicaroblesculturalcenter #eastboston
The call for applications for Gaztemundu 2019 has also been opened. Gaztemundu is a program also provided by the Basque Government’s department for the Basque Community Abroad for people between the ages of 18-35 that focuses on different topics each year. This year’s program will focus on Basque club and cultural entity management and will take place October 6-20, 2019. 2019 Gaztemundu participants will also conclude their experience by attending the VII Congress of Basque Collectivities. Requirements to participate include being between the ages of 18-35 by January 1, 2019; reside outside of the Autonomous Basque Community of Euskadi; be a member, for at least three years, of a registered Basque club, and have not participated in a Gaztemundu program since 2003
On Diaspora Day – Saturday, September 8, New England Basque Club “remembers the veteran Basque fisherman and also where we come from”. A day of tribute to look into the past for those who “built the Basque fishing history”.
Come celebrate “Fisherman’s day” with the New England Basque Diaspora in Bridgeport Connecticut. Basque style pintxos, paella, coffee and dessert are included and there will be a cash bar.
Purchase tickets now at Eventbrite – Marinela Tickets
Tickets for Basque Fest Menu of the Day are on sale until Wednesday, June 20. Buy them here BASQUE FEST TICKETS
The New England Basque Club will be hosting its biggest event to date. A Basque Festival in New London, Connecticut, filled with activities to celebrate our culture and rich history. The program will include an exhibition of Basque rural sports, a Paella Degustation with the participation of the different chapters of the NEBC, dance and music performances, a Mus Tournament, and much more.
Small snacks Basque-style (“pintxos”) and an assortment of paellas will be cooked and served by the NEBC.
BUY YOUR TICKETS FOR THE BASQUE FEST ON EVENTBRITE.
An Adult Ticket is $30 and includes three “pintxos”, salad, and a paella dish. A Child Ticket —under 14 years of age— is $15 and includes one pintxo, salad, and a small paella dish.
*** The BasqueFest will take place rain or shine.
Get your tickets before they sell out!
Basque Class is starting again, January 29th to be exact. This semester, we are going to have two groups: hasiberria (beginner) and aurreratu (advanced). Both classes will be same place, same time.
Noiz: Astelehena, 6.30etan — Monday, 6.30 pm
Non: Harvard Knafel Building, K108 & K109 (Etorri hona!)
Mesedez, let Luci and I know if you are planning to come. Laster arte eta ondo ibili!
Mark your calendars for the 2018 New England Basque Club Jai Aldi — Basque Fest 2018 to be held on Saturday, June 23rd, in New London (CT).
Our first year on the waterfront!
Rural Sports Demonstration
Stay tuned or check out the NEBC Facebook page for updates.
Join us December 3rd for International Basque Language Day- Euskararen Nazioarteko Eguna! Boston will be celebrating with our own version of a pintxo pote, where friends get together and enjoy food and drinks. Please RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org if you can attend!
Boston-Style Pintxo Pote
Everyone chips in 25-30 dollars (depending on how many attend). We move between restaurants, have some food/drinks, and practice Basque.
Time: 2 pm, Sunday December 3rd, Meet at Haymarket (Downtown Boston)
1- Union Oyster House for Crispy Calamari and Basque-style Mussels
2- State Street Provisions for House-Cured Salt Cod Fritters and Octopus Mortadella
3- Ginger Man for Poutine and Charcuterie & Cheese Board
Sagardo Egune, a pot-luck get-together to welcome the Autum season. It will take place on Sunday, October 22 at 11 am at Roberto and Mary Guerenabarrena’s home, 385 Cory’s Lane, Portsmouth RI. RSVP at email@example.com by Friday, 19th.
Join us for our Arrantzale Eguna to be held on August 19th in Bridgeport, CT.
We’ll enjoy a delicious paella prepared by the NEBC as we pay a tribute to our beloved friend Francisco Javier Martija, who passed away a few days ago.
Check out this link for more details and to RSVP.