FAQs

For your convenience, our most common customer questions are answered right here!

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Q: What day(s) is the PHC open?

A: The PHC is announcing NEW HOURS!  Beginning July 1, 2018, the PHC will be open on SUNDAYS only between 12:00 p.m. (noon) – 3:00 p.m.  We are also available by appointment.  To request an appointment, please email phcsd@sbcglobal.net.

Also, the Center will be CLOSED on the following dates:  August 5th and September 2nd

Q: Is there a boutique at the PHC?

A: The PHC currently has a great collection of items for sale including: Portuguese soccer T-shirts, jerseys, scarfs, and other sports memorabilia. We also carry a varied collection of Portuguese books, DVD’s, and coffee mugs. Our jewelry collection has a beautiful assortment of crown pins, bracelets, necklaces, and watches. We do not sell food items in our boutique.  However, our UPSES Portuguese Market (located across the street at the UPSES Hall) has a great selection of Portuguese food items to choose from.

Q: When is UPSES Festa?

A: The 2019 UPSES Festa is on June 7, 8, and 9, 2019. The Parade is on Sunday, June 9th, at 10:00 am.

Q: When is the Tunaman’s Memorial?

A: The 2019 Tunaman’s Memorial Mass & Ceremony will be held on Sunday, April 7, 2019. There will be an 11:00 a.m. Mass at St. Agnes Church, immediately followed by a procession to the memorial on Shelter Island.  The Ceremony will begin at approximately 12:30 p.m.

Q: When is the Tunaman’s Ball?

A: We are currently recognizing our living “Tunamen” every 2 to 3 years with a formal gala. In 2018, we are having a combined event with our Recognition Awardees who have served our community. The date is: November 24, 2018.  E-mail phcsd@sbcglobal.net for more information or to nominate someone to be recognized.

Q: How often do you conduct the” Little Portugal” Walking Tour? How long does the tour last?

A: Our Walking Tours are held two times a year. Our second tour is scheduled for: Saturday, September 22, 2018, 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m..  This is a very informative tour and involves many knowledgeable speakers that have lived and worked in the Portuguese community. For more information, see our CALENDAR OF EVENTS page.