MACEDONIANS IN NYC
Today there are about 100,000 Macedonians in the United States of America, with the largest concentration in the city of Detroit. New York City is the home to about 1500 Macedonians, that's not so much and they were never a strong presence in New York City, but the group has made great strides in recent years and is becoming bigger and bigger.
In the year of 2002 the Macedonians of New York opened their first local church "Macedonian Orthodox Church of Saint Clement of Ohrid" in Queens.
The community wanted their own so they didn't have to drive to the churches in the neighbouring New Jersey all the time. It took them nearly ten years to raise the money from donations and even from selling homemade lemonade.
In September 2004, the Macedonian Center of New York and the Macedonian Center gallery were was opened in Manhattan. The Macedonian center is a non-government organization with the goal to promote Macedonian culture and art by informing, advertising, publishing, translating, and organizing cultural events, exhibitions, lectures and seminars.
The MC Gallery exhibits works by Macedonian and international artists in the field of Art, Crafts, cuisine and also presentations of the Macedonian cultural heritage.
MD: We wish the community in NY all the best and hope they can continue their activities in the future!