THE IRANIAN-AMERICAN COMMUNITY
CELEBRATES THE SECOND ANNAUAL
PERSIAN PARADE DAY
Madison Avenue at 41stStreet
on Sunday March 20, 2005 at 12:00 noon.
The second Persian Parade Day, expected to draw tens
of thousands of participants and spectators will be held in New York
City in commemoration of the Nowruz, the Persian New Year, along Madison
Avenue at 41stStreet on Sunday March 20, 2005 at 12:00 noon. Due to
the event's overwhelming success last year, the Persian Parade is sponsored
in part by the non-profit public Persian-Iranian Parade Foundation.
The Parade will once again provide the opportunity to display the immense
contributions made by the Iranian American Community in North America.
The parade not only exhibits their historical and cultural heritage,
but will also proudly celebrates with much pride the contemporary contributions
made by the peoples of Iranian ancestry towards the betterment of the
quality of life in the U.S. and Canada, and entire world. The parade
is celebrated in the context of Nowruz, the commemoration of rejuvenation
The event is anticipated to attract immense Community enthusiasm across
the continent, especially in the four Northeastern States of CT, NJ,
NY, and PA. The event features astatically designed floats, musical
and marching bands, dance groups, DJs, cultural and archaeological icons,
folk songs, theatrical performances, as well as the participation of
professional and religious associations which will fully participate.
An annual event of such merit and scope can only be institutionalized
through the generous financial contributions of benefactors and philanthropists
including the founding members, the gracious sponsorship by the businesses
and unique cultural, professional and religious centers, and substantive
input by a cadre of volunteers that truly represent our colorful spectrum.
At this time, the Organizing Committee, comprised of professionals who
have committed their own resources to this noble cause, is most urgently
seeking the endorsement, sponsorship and full fledged participations
of Iranian-American Organizations, Mass Media and Institutions from
ALL walks of life, including religions, ethnicities, and cultural diversities.
Individuals and groups with talents illustrating the rich Persian heritage
and/or its diverse folk cultures, and volunteers who will serve on various
committees especially on the day of the parade, and benefactors who
will contribute toward the success of the event, are particularly encouraged
to contact the Organizing Committee by calling 1-888-PARADE9 or via
email email@example.com .
Please visit the Parade website at www.persianparade.org
for upcoming information and feedback. Your favorable consideration
while serving as the steward of this one of a kind Community event is
sought and gratefully appreciated. When successfully implemented, this
would once again demonstrate the true unified image and stellar contributions
of our Community to the American public and set a new legendary milestone
for the future to be reckoned with. Please consider this as your own
Parade by feeling entitled and empowered to fully join in.
For the Parade Steering Committee,
Dr. & Mrs. Nahid & Shahrokh AHKAMI, M.D. Drs. Mahshid Arafania
ASSADI, M.D. & Cyrus ASSADI, M.D. Dr. & Mrs. Nina & Zia