FAQs

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Q: What day(s) is the PHC open?

A: The PHC is open on Saturdays only from 1pm to 4pm. NOTE: There are special hours we are open during the UPSES Festa (Friday night thru Sunday afternoon). We are also available by appointment – email phcsd@sbcglobal.net to request an appointment time.

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 2018 UPSES Festa is on May 18th, 19th and 20th. The Parade is on Sunday May 20th at 10:00 am.

Q: When is the Tunaman’s Memorial?

A: The 2018 Tunaman’s Memorial was held on March 11, 2018. Please check our CALENDAR OF EVENTS page for the 2019 date.  There will be an 11:00 am mass with a procession to the memorial on Shelter Island for the ceremony which begins around 12:30 pm.

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 Little Portugal Walking Tour is held two times a year. Our next tour is:  April 28, 2018.  This is a very informative tour and involves many knowledgeable speakers that have lived and worked in the Portuguese community. Plan to spend around 3 hours for the tour.