A group of kids from an orphanage in Medzilaborce, Slovakia, is in town and staying at St. Nicholas Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Church on East 10th Street and Avenue A in the East Village.
The trip was organized by Mike Kundrat of Binghamton, NY, and was funded by Bishop Nicholas of the American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese with additional contributions by parishioners of St. Nicholas.
The children arrived earlier this month, spending a few days in Manhattan and then travelling to Homestead, Pennsylvania. They returned to New York Sunday evening and will return to Slovakia on Thursday. The church is hosting an early Thanksgiving dinner in honor of the children tonight. Tickets are still available.