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Romania Day Festival to open this weekend on Broadway, New York!

The eighteenth edition of the Romania Day Festival takes place this weekend in the Financial district of New York city. The festival opens on May 14, at 10.00 a.m. and closes at 5.00 p.m.

The festival has had many personalities as guests over the years: H.E. Dr. Ion Jinga – Romanian Ambassador to the United Nations, Honorable Ioana Costache, Romanian Consul General in New York, Mr. Liviu Jicman, vice president of the Romanian Cultural Institute, New York City and Professor Robert Engle, Nobel laureate for Economy. The festival brings together Romanian and Romanian-American artists who perform on stage traditional music and folk music. Visitors are also able to purchase traditional products and enjoy a fashion show inspired by Romanian traditional clothing.

Every year, over 20,000 people participate in the festival.

This is the program of the day:

11:30 am – 11:35 pm Launch Beatrice Andrei / MC – (TBC)
11:35 am – 11:45 am Calusari Folk Dances by “Maria Tanase” Ensemble from Romania
11:45 am – 11:55 pm Folk Music George Rotaru
12:00 pm – 12:15 pm Folk Dance Banatul Group – Queens, New York
12:15 pm – 12:25 pm Folk Music Ciprian Cocalia, Moldova
12:30 pm – 12:45 pm Recital Roadrunners
12:45 – 1:05 Folk Music Gheorghe Gheorgiu
1:05 pm – 1:35 pm OFFICIAL OPENING The official opening of the Festival and the welcoming message – Stefan Minovici; Cons. Gen. Ioana Costache, Mayor’s Bill de Blasio‘s Office Representative, Mihaela Istrate – Romanian Cultural Institute.

The Awards Ceremony for: The Best Romanian American Business Person and The Most Valuable RABC Member.

Moment of prayer with priests and pastors from Romanian churches in New York.

1:35 pm – 1:45 pm Pan flute Recital Cosmina Badea
1:45 pm – 1:55 pm Folk Dance Banatul Group – Queens, New York
1:55 pm – 2:05 pm Folk Music George Rotaru
2:05 pm – 2:15 pm Folk Music Valeria Arnautu
2:15 pm – 2:30 pm Calusari Folk Dances by “Maria Tanase” Ensemble from Romania
2:30 pm – 3:00 pm Fashion Show Designer Ionela Bran – Brasov
3:00 pm – 3:10 pm Recital Beatrice Andrei
3:10 pm – 3:20 pm Folk Dance Banatul – Queens, New York
3:20 pm – 3:30 pm Folk Music Ciprian Cocalia, Moldova
3:30 pm – 3:35 pm Recital Abigail Budac
3:35 pm – 3:50 pm Recital Roadrunners
3:50 pm – 4:00 pm Pan flute Recital Ionela Bangala
4:00 pm – 4:10 pm Folk Music George Rotaru
4:10 pm – 4:20 pm Folk Music Gheorghe Gheorghiu
4:20 pm – 4:30 pm Folk Music Viorica Elena Onut
4:35 pm – 4:50 pm Recital Roadrunners
5:00 pm – 5:15 pm Calusari Folk Dances by “Maria Tanase” Ensemble from Romania
5:15 pm Closing Official Closing of the Festival

 

The festival location is Broadway, New York
Liberty Street to Battery Park / Bowling Green Plaza

 

Festival website : romaniabroadway.com

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