Portuguese Heritage Society
The Portuguese Heritage Society, also known as Lusitano, is a national not-for-profit organization based in Mineola, New York, founded in 1995. Its members and volunteers support, spread, and enrich Portuguese culture for those living in the United States. P.H.S. Lusitano is primarily active in Long Island, Newark, and other Portuguese-populated locales in the Tri-State area.
- provide a place where any Portuguese or Portuguese-descendant can socialize and interact with each other to preserve and spread their culture
- expand Portuguese culture within the membership ranks and the community by bringing comedians, singers, performers, and politicians from Portugal to perform or speak in the United States
- support Portuguese communities, donating resources to local Portuguese charities as well as those serving Portuguese communities abroad
A recent trend is the growing number of Portuguese emigrants and their descendants uniting and collaborating via online social networking services.
The P.H.S. Lusitano organizes fundraisers to donate annually to the local police and fire departments, volunteer ambulance corps, and various other community programs. The group has also donated to causes in Barcelos, Chaves, Paredes de Coura, Vila Verde, and Timor. The P.H.S. Lusitano also raises funds for local Portuguese people with critical needs.
|ENYSSA||2009||Manning Cup Runner's Up|
|LISFL||2009||Cangero Cup Finalists|
|LISFL||2008/2009||Long Island Division 1 Champions|
|LISFL||2008/2009||Long Island Eastern Division Champions|
|LISFL||1998/1999||Division 3 Edwards Cup Champions|
|LISFL||1984/1985||Division 2 Themann's Cup Champions|
|LISFL||1983/1984||Division 2 Themann's Cup Runner's-Up|
|Name||Office||Reason for Visit|
|Carolyn McCarthy||United States Congresswoman||Meeting with Members|
|Andrew Cuomo||New York State Attorney General||Press Conference|
|Craig Johnson||New York State Senator||Press Conference|
|Liz Kreuger||New York State Senator||Press Conference|
|Michelle Schimel||New York State Assemblywoman||Meeting with Members|
|Jack Martins||Village of Mineola Mayor||Meeting with Members|
|Fernando Ribeiro dos Reis||Vila de Barcelos (Portugal) Mayor||Fundraiser|