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 November 1, 2018, the PHC will be open on SATURDAYS 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.

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: Does the PHC offer Portuguese Language Classes?

A: Yes!  The PHC offers PORTUGUESE LANGUAGE CLASSES throughout the year.  A recent 12-week course began October 2018 for students with Intermediate proficiency.  A Beginning 12-week Course may be offered (start date to be determined) if enough students register.  Date/time/cost to be determined.  Questions?  Contact the PHC:  phcsandiego@sbcglobal, or (619) 223-8893.

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 – Service of Remembrance Mass & Ceremony will be held on Sunday, March 24, 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. View the FLYER here.

Q: When is the Tunaman’s Ball & Recognition Dinner?

A: We are recognize our living “Tunamen” every 2 to 3 years with a formal gala. In 2018, we are combining this event with our Recognition Awardees who have served our community. The date is: November 24, 2018.  CLICK HERE for more details.

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 2018 tours were held in April and September.  This is a very informative tour and involves many knowledgeable speakers that have lived and worked in the Portuguese community. For more information and to register, see our CALENDAR OF EVENTS page.