Parallel Universe in Watkins Glen
August 30, 2016
Situated on the southern shore of Seneca Lake, the village of Watkins Glen hosted Upstate New York’s Paralela Universo (“Parallel Universe”) event. A dozen esperantists from Syracuse, Rochester, Tonawanda, Cortland, and Elmira took part and enjoyed hiking in the Watkins Glen State Park. Paralela Universo is a one-day celebration of Esperanto held throughout North America to give people an opportunity to speak Esperanto and make new friends. Gatherings were held simultaneously in 25 other cities, including Seattle, San Francisco, Phoenix, Austin, Kansas City (Missouri), Chicago, Atlanta, New York City, Toronto, Montreal, Santiago de Querétaro Mexico, and Havana Cuba. The upstate event was organized by the Rochester Esperanto Club and the Esperanto Society of Syracuse.
Daisy’s Way Home
July 2, 2016
Independent filmmaker Preston Wilson asked the Syracuse Esperanto Society for translation and pronunciation help for his newest movie, Daisy’s Way Home. The sci-fi film tells the story of Daisy (played by Emily Mahoney), a young inter-galactic missionary for the arts who is lost in a corrupt world, torn between human nature and her destiny, and searching for a way back to her true home. The film is loosely inspired by the Esperanto poem La Infana Raso by William Auld. Members of the society are happy to be involved in the project and look forward to a successful screening at the end of the year.
Senkrokodila Semajnfino in Rochester
February 3, 2016
Esperantists from across New York State and a few from Washington DC gathered in Rochester, New York, for the All-Esperanto Weekend on the 30th and 31st of January. The weekend offered a plethora of opportunities to experience the city—on Saturday, participants saw the impressive Airigami balloon sculpture, saw the Sister Cities Bridge and Broad Street Aqueduct, and gathered for an evening party. On Sunday, they walked the Lake Ontario pier and raced electric slot-cars. Attendance was a mix of expert speakers and beginners and everyone enjoyed the opportunity to get to know one another through the international language. The event was organized jointly by the Rochester Esperanto Club and the Syracuse Esperanto Society.
Senkrokodila Semajnfino in the Penn-York Valley
September 13, 2015
Two states, two days. On October 12 and 13, Esperantists from Syracuse, Rochester, Binghamton, and Elmira, New York, and from Sayre, Pennsylvania, took part in an all-Esperanto weekend in the Penn-York Valley. The program consisted of a visit to the Roberson Museum and Science Center, swimming, a petting zoo, zip-lining, and of course a lot of Esperanto speaking! The event was organized by the Rochester Esperanto Club.
Duolingo Esperanto Course Reaches Beta
May 28, 2015
After months of hard work, the long-awaited Esperanto course on Duolingo is now available! Congratulations to the course contributors and thank you for your effort and dedication. Be sure to check it out and recommend it to any Esperanto learners you may know.
Esperanto Soccer Team Competes in Buenos Aires
August 2, 2014
A match between two newly formed soccer teams, Selektitaro de Esperanto and Argentina Selección de la Comunidad Armenia, took place at Polideportivo Colegiales stadium in Buenos Aires, Argentina, during the 99th Universala Kongreso de Esperanto. Both teams became official members of NF-Board which brings together teams from nations, enclaves, and minority groups not eligible for membership in FIFA. The Esperanto team is made up of players from Argentina, Brazil, Columbia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Cuba, Nicaragua, and Russia. Comunidad Armenia won the match 8-3.
Academy Revises Interpretation of Names in Esperanto
October 10, 2013
According to Oficiala Informo Numero 22, la Akademio de Esperanto revised their interpretation on the use of proper names in Esperanto. The academy recommends “more attention and support to be paid for fully translating commonly used proper names into Esperanto.” This reverses one of their earlier interpretations from the Oka Oficiala Aldono al la Universala Vortaro.
March 11, 2013
Syracuse will host the third urban weekend event, Urba Semajnfino: Sirakuso. The event will take place on August 31st and September 1st, 2013. Come explore a city rich in history, and enjoy Esperanto with new friends. More information is available on the event page.