online meetup sessions
online meetup sessions

New Online Meetup Sessions
March 28, 2022

To supplement our in-person meetups, the Syracuse Esperanto Society will add a monthly online meeting starting in April. In-person meetings will continue to be hosted on the third Friday of the month while the online sessions will take place on the first Friday of the month. This is a great opportunity for both beginners, who might want to “test the waters” before coming to an in-person meetup, and for our existing members, who might want to increase their practice opportunities. All upcoming meetups are announced in advance on our page at Meetup.com.

in-person meetup
in-person meetup

Resuming In-Person Meetups
February 18, 2022

The Syracuse Esperanto Society began in-person meetups again starting with our February meetup. Resuming in-person gatherings is an important step for us, as we lost some members during the past (almost) two years of online-only meetings, and other members have expressed that they don’t get as much out of the online meetings as they once did from the in-person meetings. Recruitment will need to be a major focus for us in 2022 to re-grow the club. However, we will not be abandoning online sessions entirely. The hope is to add additional online sessions to our monthly schedule.

Universala Kongreso 2020 Delayed
April 4, 2020

The World Health Organization declared the growing coronavirus epidemic a pandemic on March 11. This has resulted in numerous flight and entry restrictions which impacts international meetings in the near future. In light of these restrictions and safety concerns over the spread of the coronavirus, the UEA Board has postponed the 2020 Universala Kongreso which was to take place in Montreal.

Ret-Kunsido for New York Esperantists
March 22, 2020

Coronavirus has interrupted daily life for millions of people, calling for social distancing and closing schools and businesses. Like many others, esperantists are now turning to the internet to stay connected. The Syracuse Esperanto Society has teamed up with the Buffalo Esperanto Club to organize several online events since in-person meetings are not possible. The Nov-Jorkia Ret-Kunsido will be hosted over Zoom on March 24 at 6:00pm and will be open to all esperantists in New York. The Syracuse group is also organizing a Facebook Watch Party for the film Incubus, starring William Shatner. Meeting IDs and access codes have been provided to the local group leaders; anyone wishing to participate is advised to contact their local group.

Esperanto Course at the University of Rochester
January 28, 2019

After a long pause, the Esperanto Course at the University of Rochester will be held. The course will be taught by Hoss Firooznia on Monday evenings through the 2019 spring semester. The course was first offered at the university in 2005, and was held almost every year until 2013. It’s estimated that between 75-100 students have learned Esperanto from the course. The course is open to the public, and anyone from Syracuse who wishes to attend should contact the Syracuse Esperanto Society to arrange group transportation.

Esperantists Promote Esperanto at Cultural Fair
September 25, 2018

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.

KER Exam in New York
May 1, 2018

It will be possible this summer 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.

Senkrokodila Semajnfino in Utica
April 23, 2018

During the April 21st and 22nd weekend, the Syracuse Esperanto Society organized a Senkrokodila Semajnfino, a two-day meetup to practice Esperanto in an immersive environment. 15 people came to Utica, New York, to participate from six cities across the state: Rochester, Binghamton, Plattsburg, Syracuse, Schenectady, and New York.

First Issue of La Nov-Jorkia Esperantisto
May 10, 2017

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.

Estonian Esperantist Visits Syracuse
May 1, 2017

Traveling via Pasporto Servo, Estonian esperantist Aare Metsamärt visited 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 surprised that there are so many young Esperantists in Syracuse,” said Metsamärt. “Esperantists in my country are older. Esperanto is definitely alive here.”