Believe that the whole world can be changed when we come
together as LIONS! - Lions President Wing-Kun Tan 2011-2012

LIONS are recognized worldwide for the joint work of its 1.4 miillion members volunteering in 210 countries around the world, serving their communities equally, regardless of Race, Religion and Political views.  

The Financial District Lions Club (FiDi Lions Club) founded in 2011 is a New York Charter of Lions Clubs International “LIONS”.  It is a specialty club whose members are professionals and business owners, who enjoy the experience of networking with Lions members worldwide who share the same values, serving their communities and the world through humanitarian projects Lions Clubs International support.  

Since its inception the Financial District Lions Club has been actively supporting the blind, causes for children, recycling eyeglasses and hearing aids, hosting fundraising and networking events to promote LIONISM, twinning and other activities.  Our main highlight is the event we host every year in celebration of “FRIENDSHIP AND INTERNATIONAL UNDERSTANDING”.

“Friendship and International Understanding” is once-a-year celebration FiDi Lions hosts for Lions’ members who came together after the long day at the LIONS/UN sessions to dine with your families and friends, relax and being entertained by the sound of Classical Broadway repertoire and favorite arias performed by our Lions professionals.  At times you can sing along, get up and dance, or even be surprised by one of the comedians, who will make you laugh until you cry. The atmosphere is informal and organized in a way that all who attend can feel like a family getting together to celebrate this special evening.

Unfortunately, COVID-19 pandemic has unable us to host this event this year (2021), but we look forward to resuming in 2022, when this pandemic is over. Reservation is always required prior to travel by sending an email to:

The Financial District Lions Club proudly welcome, Lions from around the world visiting New York City, and encourage you to schedule a meeting with us before you travel by email to:

New York City is composed of five boroughs (Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx, and Staten Island) that holds a combined population of over 8.4 million people who speak more than 200 languages, from every corner of the globe. 

MANHATTAN is New York City’s most famous borough, the mecca of America business and luxury.  It is the home of the finest hotels in the world and the premier destination for NYC tourist.  More than 90% of the most popular attractions are found in Manhattan who most people call it New York City. 
The Districts of Manhattan are Lower Manhattan “Downtown”, Midtown Manhattan “Midtown”, Upper Manhattan “Uptown”, Harlem and Washington Heights.

DOWNTOWN is the southmost area of Manhattan below 14th Street. It is the district that determines the world’s economy, also known as the Business District and where government offices are found including the World Trade Center and the NY Stock Exchange, City Hall, and the famous Wall Street.  It is the community of the New York Financial District Lions Club.  It is a neighborhood located at the southern tip of the borough of Manhattan in New York City, which comprises the offices and headquarters of many of the city's major financial institutions, including the New York Stock Exchange and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Anchored on Wall Street in the Financial District, New York City has been called both the most financially powerful city and the leading financial center of the world, and the New York Stock Exchange is the world's largest stock exchange by total market capitalization.[7][8] Several other major exchanges have or had headquarters in the Financial District, including the New York Mercantile Exchange, NASDAQ, the New York Board of Trade, and the former American Stock Exchange.

MIDTOWN runs from 14th Street to 59th Street (South of Central Park. The Empire State Building is in this are on 33rd Street and 5th Avenue, Rockefeller Center, Times Square, and its theaters, MoMa and other top attractions.

UPTOWN, starts at Central Park (59th Street and finishes in 96th Street.  In the western part includes Columbia University and the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine.

HARLEM starts at 96th Street and finishes on 155th Street, where the Apollo Theater is located.
WASHINGTON HEIGHTS is the northern part of Manhattan, from 155th Street and finishes on 220th Street.


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