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Romania Day Festival held in New York



Romania Day Festival will bring together 25,000 visitors from the United States to celebrate Romanian traditions and culture.

The festival will take place on Sunday, May 15, 2016 in the Financial District of New York and the visitors will be able to enjoy a series of popular music concerts, dances from Moldova, Transylvania and Banat.

The festival invites all Romanian- Americans, the Diaspora and whoever is interested in Romanian culture. The keynote speaker is congressman Joe Wilson and special guests such as George Maior, the Romanian Ambassador to Washington and Ion Jinga, Romanian Ambassador to the United Nations.

It is estimated that in the United States there are 367,310 Americans with Romanian as a first ancestry and the Romanian-American Network Inc. estimates that there are 1.1 million Romanians in the US.

The programme of the Romania Day festival held in New York

11:30 am – 11:35 pm Launch Ioan Cristescu / MC – (TBC)
11:35 am – 11:45 am Recital Valeria Arnautu
11:45 am – 12:15 pm Jazz – FUC “Soul Serenade”
12:15 pm – 12:35 pm Dance “Transilvania Ensemble ”   – Transylvania  Region
12:35 pm – 12:45 pm Recital Ciprian Cocalia, Moldova region
12:45 pm – 1:15 pm Recital “Phoenix” Transilvania TBC
1:15 pm – 1:35 pm OFFICIAL OPENING Opening remarks – Stefan Minovici – The official opening of the Festival and the welcoming message from the organizers and the dignitaries participating. Congressman Joe Wilson (TBC) , Amb. George Maior, Cons. Gen. Ioana Costache, Amb. Ion Jinga, Mayor’s Bill DiBlasio Office, ICR Director, Ms. Mireille Radoi – F.U.C.
1:35 pm – 1:45 pm Pan flute Recital Mariana Preda
1:45 pm – 2:10 pm Dance “Banatul” Group – Queens, New York
2:10 pm – 2:30 pm Dance “Transilvania Ensemble” – Transylvania Region
2:30 pm – 3:00 pm Recital “Phoenix” Transilvania – TBC
3:00 pm – 3:10 pm Recital Valeria Arnautu
3:10 pm – 3:20 pm “Duo Jazz” Sorin & Pedro Terente
3:20 pm – 3:25 pm Recital Ciprian Cocalia, Moldova Region
3:25 pm – 3:40 pm Dance “Banatul” Group
3:40 pm – 3:50 pm Dance “Transilvania Ensemble”, Transylvania Region
3:50 pm – 4:00 pm Pan flute Recital Mariana Preda
4:00 pm – 4:10 pm Recital – Tanase/ Brancusi Mireille Radoi & Flaviu Predescu, Ionut Bogdan Stefanescu and Costin Soare
4:10 pm – 4:20 pm Recital Ciprian Cocalia, Moldova region
4:20 pm – 4:30 pm Recital Valeria Arnautu
4:30 pm – 4:55 pm Recital “Phoenix” Transilvania – TBC
4:55 pm – 5:15 pm Dance “Jidvei” Folk Dance, Transylvania Region
5:15 pm Closing Official Closing of the Festival



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