The first Norooz app with the goal of explaining the Persian New Year and the many customs surrounding this annual holiday to our kids and non-Iranians.
Wishing you a happy Norooz and Persian new year.
On April 14, 2013, in honor of Persian Parade’s 10th year anniversary, Shurka Bazaar will transform Madison Avenue, alongside Madison Square Park, into an urban oasis. A Persian Bazaar of ancient times. A fantastical experience of being transported to a destination through a cultural immersion, vivid as a memory and true to the imagination, yet far from anything one has ever experienced.
The event is free to the general public and is being held on Sunday, April 14, from 12:00pm – 5:00pm on Madison Avenue between 23rd and 26th Street. Shurka Bazaar will attract a widely diverse audience that are global-minded and culture seeking consumers. We anticipate over 140,000 visitors. Immediate awareness and hype will be generated by our marketing campaign, thus delivering your brand to the savvy urban consumer.
Featured vendors include:
- Najmieh Batmanglij, the author of 25th Anniversary Edition of Food of Life
- Heirloom Handwoven rugs
- Bita Pourtavoosi showcasing her handmade jewelry designs
- Ravagh, Persian Grill - presenting classic Persian food
- Aelfie Design Studio and Rug Showroom
- Paramount Classic Furniture
We are looking for all kinds of interesting vendors, Persian and non-Perisan vendors. If you are interested in more info, please contact us.
NYC’s Persian Arts Festival, Inc. (PAF), an organization devoted to providing a platform for Persian artists and visionaries, joins forces with Le Poisson Rouge and other Persian cultural organizations to present a New Year extravaganza featuring Persian fusion from three of the city’s top-tiered bands. Purchase tickets on LPR’s website. Get up to date info on our Facebook event page.
The evening will be full of musical surprise and delight, featuring rare Persian grooves by DJ Payam, Rana Farhan’s unique blend of classic Persian poetry with contemporary jazz and blues, Vatan’s Persian-meets-country-rock sounds and a blast into the past with Mitra Sumara’s super group of New York City musicians that pay homage to the vibrant pop and funk music of 60s/70s Iran. This year’s event is sponsored by the American Institute of Iranian Studies (AIIrS – www.simorgh-aiis.org), Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans (PAAIA – www.paaia.org) and Iranian Alliances Across Borders (IAAB – http://www.iranianalliances.org/).
“Norooz”, literally translated as “New Day” in Farsi, is a holiday celebrated around the Spring Equinox by Persians, Kurds, Turks, Afghans, Tajiks, Parsis, and other ethnic communities. Norooz not only marks the rejuvenation of the earth but it also allows people to gather and share in their unique traditions. New York City is the perfect city for the occasion, and the Persian Arts Festival Annual New Year Celebration is a guaranteed way to usher in the spring season with outstanding Persian traditional and contemporary arts and culture.
Norooz is around the corner!
SAVE THE DATE for PAF’s 7th Annual celebration of the Persian New Year in NYC – SATURDAY, MARCH 30TH!
We look forward to seeing you again.
SEPT 30, Sunday, 7pm
SALAR AGHILI & THE HAMNAVAZAN ENSEMBLE
An evening of highly ornamental, exquisite and meditative music. Distinguished singer Salar Aghili, one of the foremost Persian classical vocalists of his generation, is joined by the Hamnavazan Ensemble, featuring Hossein Behroozinia (barbat – lute) and Said Farajpoury (kamancheh - spike fiddle) of the Dastan Ensemble, Harir Shariatzadeh (piano, daf – frame drum), and Behnan Masoumi (tombak – goblet drum, daf). Their repertoire features centuries-old Persian music, and new approaches to rarely heard songs of the past century.
PETER NORTON SYMPHONY SPACE, 2537 Broadway at 95th St, NYC
$30, $40 / WMI Friends $25, $35
In an age where conflict regions are tearing up areas of the Middle East, as well as completely fracturing the understanding of Arabic culture in America, Niyaz is presenting the most groundbreaking marriage of ancient, ecstatic verse with 21st-century dancefloor kinetics. A journey to the heart of the unmistakable voice of Azam Ali, the refined acoustic/ electronic instrumentation of Loga Ramin Torkian, and the cutting-edge electronic artistry of two-time Grammy nominee producer-remixer Carmen Rizzo. NIYAZ defines the best in contemporary world music by effortlessly marrying rich Sufi mystical poetry and folk songs from the Middle East, masterful acoustic intrumentation, with modern electronics.
‘By ramping it up sonically and musically from an electronic perspective, it opens up an entire range of possibilities for the live performance,’ Rizzo says. ‘The new show is going to have a lot more electronic elements and textures, and be a lot more beat-driven. The songs are going to be arranged and performed a lot differently than the record.’
Just when you thought this post could not get more exciting, Niyaz is touring around this new release, and frequenting major cities across the US, including NYC! PAF is giving away free tickets to the concert along with a free copy of the Niyaz CD via our Facebook Contest! For a chance to win, simply comment on the PAF Facebook Page and tell us what your favorite Niyaz song is and why.
When: Sunday, July 22nd
Where: DROM NYC
85 Avenue A 10009 New York, NY, US
Event: The Official Post-Persian Parade Celebration and Fundraiser sponsored by PAAIA NexGen, SJ-NY, and NIPONY
Time/Date: Sunday 4/15, 5PM – 10PM
Location: La Pomme, 37 West 26th Street b/w 5th & 6th Ave.
Admission: $15 General Admission (cash only), $10 Students with ID
Age Limit: 21 + over
- Persian and International Music by the legendary DJ POLKA
- Special guest appearance and encore performance from the PERSIAN PARADE DANCERS
- Delicious PERSIAN APPETIZERS
- A provocative, French-inspired lounge with alluring photographic murals and cutting-edge decor just one block from the Madison Square Park! http://www.lapommenyc.com/
Facebook event link: http://www.facebook.com/events/354859357884737/
Discount Online Ticket sales: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07e5sr5brfa24041d3&oseq=
this event is a fundraiser for our beloved Persian Parade with the generous sponsorship of PAAIA NexGen, Shabeh Jomeh, PAF,and NIPONY, so come and show your support for the community!
For those interested in making donations and/or placing ads at the Persian Parade, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.