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View of Lake Shkodra
View from Lake Shkodra
View of Muriq
Shkodra Lake - boat


At Shoqata Kraja, we call for the preservation of native language, the cultivation of Albanian traditions and the celebration of important events and celebrations of our national history. Our initiatives and activities are designed to catalyze true transformation. But above all, passion is at the heart and soul of everything that we do.


Shoqata Kraja is named after an ethnic Albanian region that carries the same name, in the territory of the Municipality of Bar in Montenegro. Over the past 31 years, Shoqata Kraja gathers mainly compatriots who migrated to the United States of America from this region, with the common interest as well as with main objective, to help their country and homeland, as well as in communities where they live ( in New York, New Jersey etc.) to organize humanitarian, cultural and recreational events.

Shoqata Kraja benefits the people in many ways, including:

Preserving and promoting Albanian culture:

  • Organizes cultural events, such as dance performances, music concerts, and art exhibitions.

  • Supports Albanian language schools and educational programs.

  • Provides resources and support to Albanian artists and cultural groups.


Connecting the Albanian diaspora:

  • Organizes social events and gatherings for Albanians living in the diaspora.

  • Provides a platform for Albanians to connect with each other and share their culture.

  • Helps new immigrants and refugees adjust to life in their new country.

Supporting humanitarian and charitable causes:

  • Raises funds for various humanitarian and charitable causes in Albania and the diaspora.

  • Provides assistance to those in need, such as victims of disasters or natural calamities.

  • Promotes social justice and equality for all Albanians.

Promoting economic development:

  • Supports Albanian businesses and entrepreneurs.

  • Organizes trade missions and economic development initiatives.

  • Promotes investment in Albania.

Empowering the Albanian community:

  • Provides educational workshops and training programs.

  • Promotes civic engagement and participation.

  • Advocates for the rights of the Albanian community.

Here are some specific examples of how Shoqata Kraja has benefited the people:

  • The organization has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for various humanitarian and charitable causes, including the construction of schools and hospitals in Albania.

  • Shoqata Kraja has provided scholarships and educational opportunities for thousands of Albanian students.

  • The organization has helped to preserve and promote Albanian culture by organizing cultural events and festivals around the world.

  • Shoqata Kraja has advocated for the rights of the Albanian community and has played a key role in promoting peace and reconciliation in the region.


Overall, Shoqata Kraja is a valuable organization that plays a vital role in supporting and empowering the Albanian community.




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Upcoming Events

  • 2nd Annual Albanian Picnic
    2nd Annual Albanian Picnic
    Sat, Jun 01
    Wolfe's Pond Park
    Jun 01, 2024, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
    Wolfe's Pond Park, 420 Cornelia Ave, Staten Island, NY 10312, Shtetet e Bashkuara të Amerikës
    Shoqata Kraja is partnering with Shoqata Ana Malit, Shoqata Rozafa (Shkoder) and Shoqata Ulqini for our 2nd Annual Picnic on Staten Island!
  • Sat, Jun 08
    New York
    Jun 08, 2024, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    New York, 59 W 44th St, New York, NY 10036, Shtetet e Bashkuara të Amerikës



1001 Clove Rd, Staten Island, NY 10301, USA


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