Esperantists from the Syracuse Esperanto Society participated in the annual Westcott Street Cultural Fair on September 23rd. We spoke to attendants and handed out information about the language and culture. An estimated 11,000 visited the festival. A report about the event will appear in the November issue of La Nov-Jorkia Esperantisto.
This summer it will be possible to take the official Common European Framework of Reference for Languages exam in Esperanto. On July 16 in New York City exams for levels B1, B2, and C1 will be available. The deadline to sign up is May 15, so sign up quickly if you're interested.
During the April 21st and 22nd weekend, the Syracuse Esperanto Society organized an All-Esperanto Weekend, a two day meetup to practice Esperanto in an inmersive environment. 15 people came to Utica, New York, to participate from six cities across the state: Rochester, Binghamton, Plattsburg, Syracuse, Schenectady, and New York. A report about the event will appear in the May issue of La Nov-Jorkia Esperantisto.
Curious about what’s going on in New York State? Satisfy your curiosity with the first issue of La Nov-Jorkia Esperantiso, now available for download. The newsletter reports on Esperanto events and activities that take place in the Empire State and is published twice a year by the Syracuse Esperanto Society in collaboration with the Rocester Esperanto Club and the Esperanto Society of New York.
Traveling via Pasporto Servo, Estonian esperantist Aare Metsamärt vizited several locations in New York, including New York City, Rochester, and Syracuse. He arrived in Syracuse on April 28th where his activities included a protest march to show support against global climate change, walks along Onondaga Lake, watching films in Esperanto, dining at various restaurants, and meeting local esperantists. “I am surprized that there are so many young Esperantists in Syracuse,” said Metsamärt. “Esperantists in my country are older. Esperanto is definitely alive here.”