CYPRECO OF AMERICA, INC., (Cypriot Emigrants Cultural Organization) of America, Inc., founded in 1977 by Elena Maroulleti and Ioannis Ioannou as, Greek Folk Dancing Group "The Vraka," Inc., and renamed CYPRECO in 1989, is the only purely Cultural Greek Cypriot organization in America. It is a Queens-based non-profit and tax-exempt under 501 (c) 3 veteran Greek-Cypriot organization. Cypreco is dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the heritage, history, and culture of Cyprus and Greece, through the production and presentation of successful cultural and folk arts programs. Through its active participation in numerous cultural events throughout the City and State of New York, CYPRECO reaches broad audiences and spreads the folklore of Cyprus and Greece. All of its productions are offered bilingually.
CYPRECO of America, Inc., a member of the Federation of Cypriot American Organizations (formerly Cyprus Federation of America) since 1982, is a recognized and highly decorated representative cultural organization of Cyprus in the United States of America. In 1993, CYPRECO teamed up with the non-profit cultural organization AKTINA Productions, Inc., the sponsoring organization of the Greek American bilingual radio AKTINA FM broadcasting live on New York's public station WNYE 91.5FM and online. Since then, CYPRECO co-sponsors AKTINA FM and also produces unique cultural radio content which celebrates, promotes and preserves the rich heritage and culture of Cyprus and Greece. Such radio productions include the successful series CYPRUS HORIZONS airing every Sunday at 2:30 pm Eastern Standard Time. For more information about CYPRECO of America, Inc., please send an e-mail email@example.com.
The cultural contributions of CYPRECO continue steadfast, and every year the organization reaches thousands of people in the tri-state area of New York, including Greek Cypriots and Greek Americans of all generations and ages, and an impressive number of non-Greeks from different ethnic backgrounds. CYPRECO's ongoing live productions, as well as its radio programs about Cyprus and Greece continue to receive wide recognition from the public it services, as well as from New York City and State elected officials who honor it with Proclamations and Citations that further acknowledge the valuable impact its cultural performances and cultural radio programs have on society.
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The mission of the FCAO is to preserve and promote the Hellenic Cypriot culture, heritage, principles and ideals in the United States of America through the coordination and promotion of cultural, charitable, educational, fraternal and professional activities.