Paint Night

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The Bulgarian Center of New England (BCNE) is pleased to invite you to an evening filled with creativity, art and fun!
Spring is a wonderful time of the year when snow finally melts and flowers and trees begin to blossom. It is time of rebirth, rejuvenation, renewal and regrowth. Join us with your friends or come to make new ones, have a glass of wine with appetizers and try the magic of painting and collage… You will have several art/media options to choose from and an experienced artist/facilitator to help you bring forth the creativity within you.
Inside each and every one of us there is a hidden artist – come discover or expand your creativity; paint, learn collage techniques, relax, explore or just have some laughs!
April 2, 2017 – 4pm to 7pm (art activity starts at 4:15 pm so please be prompt)
Tickets: $40 (includes entrance fee, art materials, wine and appetizers)
Age recommendation: 21+
All proceeds after expenses will benefit BCNE’s capital campaign to raise funds for a new home for the Bulgarian Community in New England.
Pinot’s Palette
7A Meriam Street,
Lexington, MA 02420
RSVP and advance tickets required by March 28th *. To purchase your ticket, please go to Eventbrite or
* Guest capacity: 40
About the artists:
Nelly Tonchev-Nelinda is a freelance artist and writer living in Boston. She has been painting for years and truly enjoys teaching others to be creative. She believes that everyone is an artist and everyone has the ability to create, they just need a little encouragement and direction. Visit her Redbubble page at or connect at
Irina Todorova teaches and consults in the area of health psychology and developmental psychology. She is interested in how we tell stories and how we make meaning of life and self through stories, words and images. As an artist she uses collage, mixed-media and hand-made paper which offer a creative way of storytelling (
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Annual Fundraising Celebration “THE MAGIC OF BULGARIA”

is pleased to invite you to the

Annual Fundraising Celebration

in honor of the Bulgaria’s National Holiday and in support of the
newly formed Bulgarian Center of New England

We have prepared for you a wonderful program!

Тhe show will be followed by
Dance party – Dinner (with live music and delicious Bulgarian food)

Sunday, MARCH 5, 2017
Doors open at 5.00 pm, concert starts at 5:30 pm; followed by dance party and buffet dinner at 7:15 pm

Welcome to celebrate with us and our special guests:

“THE VOICE” semi-finalist, Bulgaria, 2013

choreographers Petar Petrov and Marietta Mirtcheva

BELIANA HRISTOVA (vocals, piano),
VASYA POPOVA (vocals),

Boston-based American ensemble, performing traditional music from Bulgaria

CHILDREN FOLK DANCE GROUP “7/8” with choreographer Marieta Mirtcheva, web

from the Bulgarian School in Boston, directed by Snejina Pentcheva and Margarita Ivanova


(vocals and keyboards)

Directed by Violeta Jeliazkova

29 Montvale Ave, Woburn, MA, 01801
Public transportation Bus № 134,>>

For TICKETS AND MORE INFORMATION visit:, direct link

~ NEW HOME REAL ESTATE ~ for the support of the event

The event is organized by the Bulgarian-American Cultural Center Madara in partnership with the Bulgarian Church St. Petka, Bulgarian School in Boston and the Bulgarian Center of New England.

POSTPONED – Valentine’s Day Celebration & St. Trifon Zarezan with Fifth Season Quartet

Dear Community, Due to the upcoming snow storm tonight, the St. Valentine’s/Trifon Zarezan jazz concert is postponed to Sunday, February 26 at 6pm. Many of our guests travel from far away and we want to make sure everyone is safe. Thank you and apologies for any inconvenience. Be safe and warm!


Elena Koleva and Plamen Karadonev invite you to an evening of jazz and Eastern European music created and tastefully presented by Fifth Season Quartet.

Sunday, February 26, 2017
Doors open at 6 pm, music starts at 6:45 pm
Tickets: $25 * (age limit 12+)
*includes 1 glass of wine or beer & appetizer

Sabur Restaurant*
212 Holland Street
Somerville, MA
Table reservation strongly encouraged by February 10, 2017.

To purchase tickets, please visit the Eventbrite page or use Paypal below:

St. Valentine’s/Trifon Zarezan

To reserve a table:
Go to or call Sabur @ 617.776.7890

Use Event code: Bulgarian Center
*For directions to Sabur go to:
Free parking is available next to the restaurant; on the street or at Tufts parking lot located at 169 Holland Street Somerville, MA.

Special screening of the new Bulgarian film “Family Relics”

October 29th, 2016

Premiering just last year, this film won the award from the Union of Bulgarian Filmmakers at the 2015 Golden Rose Film Festival, (which showcases the newest Bulgarian features and short films), as well as the special award of the City of Varna. In the US, the film premiered at the Bulgarian Film Festival in New York in the fall of 2015, and will now be shown in Boston.
The feature film “Family Relics” with director and screenwriter Ivan Cherkelov, shows the events experienced by the members of a family over a few days, and speaks to a disenchantment with the present as well as hope for a meaningful future. The film consists of three, at first glance independent, stories and follows three situations developing in parallel. The film features very strong performances from several generations of Bulgarian actors: Jana Karaivanova, Andrey Andreev, Alexander Benev, Ventsislav Zankov, Blaje Dimitrov. The film is in Bulgarian with English sub-titles.
“Family Relics” is one of the most courageous attempts from contemporary Bulgarian film to confront the questions of Meaning and of Path, and one of the most-serious Bulgarian films in general”. Ingeborg Bratoeva-Darakchieva

Our guest will be the lead actor in the movie Andrey Andreev
When: October 29th, 2016 – movie screening 3.30 – 5.30 pm; reception and conversation with Andrey Andreev 5.30 – 6.30 pm.
Where: Waltham Public Library: 735 Main Street, Waltham, MA 02451
The event is free and open to the public. The movie is not recommended for people under 17 (equivalent to R rating)

Annual Celebration “The Magic of Bulgaria” in honor of the Bulgaria’s National Holiday

Saturday, MARCH 19, 2016images
Doors open at 5.30 pm, concert starts at 6:00 pm
follow by dance party and buffet dinner at 7:30 pm
29 Montvale Ave, Woburn, MA, 01801
Public transportation Bus № 134,

is pleased to invite you to the

Annual Fundraising Celebration

in honor of the Bulgaria’s National Holiday and in support of the
newly formed Bulgarian Center of New England

This year we have prepared for you a wonderful spectacle!
For the first time on one stage we will have two of the most beautiful voices of Bulgaria – Tatiana Sarbinska and Dessy Dobreva and together with the fantastic dancers of “Ludo Mlado” and the charming women choir “Divi Zheni” will immerse us in the magic of Bulgaria!

Come and experience this joy and beauty with us and invite your friends to join us!

After the show we will continue with Dance-dinner Party with Bulgarian, Balkan and mix music presented by DESSY DOBREVA, DJ RADI GEORGIEV, BELYANA HRISTOVA, DIVI ZHENI and
will have prepared for you a delicious Bulgarian dinner!

Welcome to celebrate with us and our special guests:

the beautiful, angelic voice
winner of many US and international awards as Grand-Prize “Kemervision”, Turkey ;
soloist of the Neshka Robeva’s musicals; former vocalist of “Ku-Ku Band”; guest from Bulgaria

The beautiful voice of Pirin mountain
former soloist of the Ensemble “Pirin”, winner of many US and international awards as
Wammy (Washington Area Music Award) for best world vocalist;
guest from Washington,

Bulgarian Folklore Dance Group
choreographers Petar Petrov and Marietta Mirtcheva, Boston, MA

Balkan folklore choir and orchestra
Boston-based group of 25 women performs traditional music from the Balkans,
directed by Tatiana Sarbinka
Performance by children from the
Bulgarian school in Boston


Directed by Violeta Jeliazkova

То purchase TICKETS visit:

Bulgarian food and beverage refreshments will be available for sale. The proceeds will go to support the Bulgarian Center of New England and the Bulgarian church ‘St. Petka” in Boston.

Cash payments only

For more information:
Tel. 617-800-9720 or


22nd Annual International Business Forum & Networking Evening

Join us for the premier international event of the year.
This event attracts New England companies involved in international business. The evening features a global trade and economic outlook forum and a resource center with many international trade associations and government agencies presenting informative exhibits. This is the first time that Bulgaria would be attending this well established and highly regarded international business forum.

The Bulgarian Center of New England is happy to share this exciting event with the Bulgarian business community and friends. Recently, BCNE became a member of the Global Business Alliance of New England (GBANE) which would allow our businesses to register for this multinational forum at a great price $45 (instead of $60).

Don’t miss this February 17th world business event. Register at
For BCNE members, please select “Members of collaborating associations – $45’

Bulgaria will be represented by Mr. Milen Lyutskanov, Consul General of the Republic of Bulgaria to New York and Ivo Konstantinov, First Secretary, Councillor for Economic Affairs and Trade Attaché.

We are encouraging all Bulgarian businesses and our partners in the Greater Boston area to join us for this unique opportunity to meet corporate executives and other professionals interested in world trade—while learning about the vast resources available to help your company’s international business!

This event will set the stage for advertising the Bulgarian market to other countries as well as many Boston located companies. Last but not least, BCNE is planning to build upon this small step and launch a Bulgarian business networking group for innovation in 2016.

February 17*, 2016
*(snow date February 18th – please check the GBANE website at on February 16 for date confirmation)
Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
One Federal Street, Boston MA
*Parking is available at garage under building, at own cost. Picture ID is required to enter the building.

A limited number of exhibit tables are available @600*. To book yours, please contact the BABCNE office asap on Additional information about the forum could be found at
*The Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria has sponsored an exhibit table and BCNE will be there along with the Bulgarian Association of Software Companies. If you would like to bring brochures for your business, we may be able to accommodate 2-3 companies if you find us before the beginning of the forum (pending space availability).

Michael D. Goodman, Ph.D.
Executive Director, the Public Policy Center (PPC) will give the local economic update before the presentations from the Consuls General.

Participating Consuls:

UK Susie Kitchens, Consul General
Canada David Alward, Consul General
France Valery Freland, Consul General
Germany Helmut Landes, Deputy Consul General
Israel Yehuda Yaakov, Consul General
Mexico Daniel Hernandez Joseph, Consul General
Switzerland Felix Moesner, Consul General
Brazil Glivania Maria de Oliveira, Consul General
South Korea Song-jun Ohm, Consul General
Japan Tsutomu Himeno, Consul General
Ireland Fionanuala Quinlan, Consul General

Valentine’s Day and Trifon Zarezan with Jazz

The Bulgarian Center of New England, Elena Koleva and Plamen Karadonev and the Fifth Season Quartet
invite you to an evening of jazz and love songs as well as some authentic arrangements with a touch of Eastern European Folklore.

Sunday, February 14, 6:00 pm
Club Social – Bar and Restaurant (Newton Corner)
320 Washington St
Newton, MA 02458

Social Restaurant & Bar is a cozy venue that carries a charming and romantic atmosphere for couples and singles offering a great assortment of drinks and food.

Free parking is available with validation – take immediate left after the restaurant into the Crowne Plaza Hotel parking lot.

Ticket includes complimentary appetizers and a glass of wine or a beer.

Reservations are required. Please RSVP by February 10, 2016 online or by calling (617) 957-5748. Please use event code: BCNE

Ludo Mlado Holiday party 2015

Friday, December 11th at 7:30 pm2015-LM-Holiday-Party-Poster-11-x-17_r3
839 Washington St, Newton, MA 02460

Join us for an unforgettable evening of music, Bulgarian dance, and Balkan specialties at Karoun restaurant.
Evening entertainment includes Ludo Mlado’s Holiday performance and after-dinner dance party with DJ Willi Stone.

Ticket Price: $50 (includes dinner, concert and donation)
***Children under 6 free; no meal and seat provided.

———Tickets sold online only——–
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Dinner Menu:
* Greek salad
* Entree (Comes with rice pilaf and steamed vegetables)
# 1 Grilled Salmon
# 2 Mixed Grill Kebab
# 3 Chicken Kebab
# 4 Veggie Dish
* Dessert: Baklava and Tea or Coffee

>>Please select your dinner choice when purchasing your tickets<<

Your ticket will also contribute to Ludo Mlado’s performance at the 2016 Verea Folk Festival in Chicago. This holiday party is extremely important for us to make this annual trip possible and to represent Boston with all of our heart and soul.

We hope you will be able to join us and we look forward to celebrating with you!
Thank you for your continuous support!

Event is supported by the Bulgarian Center of New England.

To find out more information about our events, visit:

ELENA KOLEVA and PLAMEN KARADONEV present: “Falling Grace”

NOVEMBER 22nd / 7:30pm
Address: 1353 Cambridge st, Cambridge / Location Inman square

Elena Koleva and Plamen Karadonev

” Falling Grace ”

A Fall Concert of
Fifth Season Quartet

An evening of contemporary jazz, inspired by classical, world music, and Eastern European folklore.

Originally arranged compositions by Steve Swallow, Thelonious Monk, Horace Silver, Plamen Karadonev and arrangements of traditional Bulgarian and Macedonian music.

Fifth Season Quartet:

Elena Koleva – vocals
Plamen Karadonev – piano, accordion
Greg Loughman – bass
Austin McMahon – drums

The concert is part of the Bulgarian-American Center MADARA
15th Anniversary celebration!
Photo by Snezhana Petrova -Lazarova

Tickets at the door $10
cash bar wine & beer
Link to Facebook event below:

Thanksgiving Concert-Party with Balkansky- Theodosii Spassov, DJ Cooh, Ivo Kuker and more, Nov 21, 2015‏

SATURDAY, NOV 21, 2015fb
doors open at 6:00 PM, performance starts 7:00 PM
address: Arts at the Armory,
191 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA
Free parking and public transportation are available, more info here 

Bulgarian American Cultural Center MADARA presents

BACC MADARA 15th Anniversary with

the internationally renowned audio-visual art project

BALKANSKY featuring

/world-renowned kaval virtuoso, trumpet & voice;
UNESCO Artist for Peace, 2015/
/electronic music, programming and mixing.
He is currently one of the hottest DJs on the electronic music scene in Europe/
/video art arrangements and concept,
groundbreaking artist and producer of unusual talent/

“Balkansky is an exceptionally original, even groundbreaking project spearheaded by three equally exceptionally, original, and groundbreaking artists of unusual talent and international renown.”
Donna A. Buchanan, Associate Professor, Chair Musicology Division, University of Illinois

Welcome to a joyous evening of unique live improvisation mix of traditional Bulgarian & Balkan music, contemporary electronic music, jazz and visual art. It will take you to another dimension of your senses. The one and only of this kind in the world!

ELENA KOLEVA (vocal – jazz)
JASNA DURAN BAND (vocal – jazz, Balkan folkore songs)
(Bulgarian folk dance teacher)

General $30 advance, $35 at the door
Student and adults over 65 – $20 (with valid ID)
Children 12-15 years old – $10
Children under 12 – $5 or free without seat

Advance tickets purchase:

(ends November 20th)

– at the Bulgarian Store Six Star Market, Woburn, MA; cash only, starts on Friday Nov 13th ends Nov 20th(

Wine and beer bar will be available at the hall!
Also you can buy food from the Armory Café at the building or order through the bar (sandwiches, snacks, cookies…). the prices are so reasonable (beer $3+, glass of wine $6+, sandwiches $7+, beverages $2+)

You can enjoy the music seating or DANCE!
The Arts at the Armory performing hall is a great art space, with enough room for theatre seating and dance floor around the bars or on the balcony.

We will start with Jasna Duran band performance, followed by the Balkansky set, Elena Koleva songs, second Balkansky set and we will continue dancing with HORO – Bulgarian folk dance party and workshop, led by the dance teacher Peter Petrov!

Welcome to share the joy with us and our wonderful guests!
Life is beautiful, let’s celebrate it together :):)

For more information:, 617-800-9720

BACC Madara supports the initiative to purchase of Bulgarian center in Boston area:

Violeta Jeliazkova and BACC Madara,


БALKANSKY is an audio-visual art project that combines traditional Bulgarian music with electronic sound and vision. It is realized in collaboration between Ivo “Kuker” Christov and Ivan Shopov. Later on the musical legend Theodosii Spassov joined the project and nowadays, all three of them present the project live all around the world. When the project is presented as a live act it includes music performed by Theodosii Spassov, mixed with electronic sounds and beats by Ivan Shopov and interactive visuals from Ivo Christov.

Three years after their debut album “Kuker” and its huge success, БALKANSKY present their new album “ORENDA” (2012), featuring the guest musicians Yanka Rupkina (Vocal), Haig Yazdjian (Oud, Vocal), Ivan Georgiev (Kaba Bagpipe) and Milen Kirov (Piano).





NEWSWEEK: “He actually created a new musical genre.”
CHICAGO TRIBUNE: “….like a jam session between Ian Anderson and Thelonius Monk.”
BERLINER MORGENPOST: “What he manages to produce on his wooden flute is sensational.”
HOWARD ROVICS: “His work on the Kaval was nothing short of pure genius.”
CHRIS NICKSON: “….Spassov sounds like the late flutist and saxophonist Rahsaan Roland Kirk Except Spassov plays a simple, rural shepherd’s flute.”