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2010 Norooz: Nowruz Events and News Worldwide

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Videos & Photos: New York Persian Parade 2010

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The parade is a means to promote and introduce Persian culture, its historical achievement in art, folklore, science, and the Persian civilization to the general public.

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New York Metro - Sizdah Bedar Picnic

13-sizdeh-bedarSunday April 4, 2010
Bear Mountain State Park,  Dawn to Dusk

Rain or shine, with or without rainbow, wind or no wind, no excuses whatsoever:

The Iranian-American Community of Greater New York, following its rich tradition of celebrating the last day of Nowruz Holidays, will once again congregate by the hundreds at Bear Mountain State Park to enjoy Sizdah Bedar picnic.

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USA - Shabeh Jomeh Norouz Celebrations

Thursday March 18, 2010
Seattle, Washington DC, New York, San Jose, Houston, and Beverly Hills

Shabeh Jomeh is a monthly gathering of Iranian professionals living in the metropolitan areas of major cities

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Washington DC - Georgetown University Iranian Cultural Society Nowruz Dinner Show

georgetown-eduSaturday March 27, 2010
Copley Formal Lounge, Copley Hall 6:30PM

Join the Georgetown University Iranian Cultural Society for its annual dinner show. There will be delicious Persian food, egg painting, performances by Georgetown and local students, as well as an afterparty with RadioJavan’s DJ Barbari!

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Chicago - Nowruz Parade

Nowruz-Parade-ChicagoSaturday March 20, 2010
Federal Plaza to the State Plaza and back-  12 noon to 6PM

Please make a Happy Nowruz banner with your establishment’s name/logo and send at least two people (or many more) to parade your banner.  Contact us:  or (312) 922 – 2300

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Chicago - Children’s Museum’s Norooz

Thursday March 11, 2010
5 pm-8pm

Saturday March 13, 2010
11am – 4pm

Sunday  March 14, 2010
11am – 4pm

Passport to Persia: Visit our Haft-Seen display, decorate an egg to take home, enjoy special music and dance performances and more, discover Persia’s rich heritage with members of Chicago’s Persian community!

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East Coast - Silk Road Dance Company New Year Events

Silk_Road-Dance-Company-Saturday March 6 & Sunday March 7, 2010
Asian Culture Festival in Miami 10AM -6PM

Saturday March 6, 2010
Celebrate Navruz at the Embassy of Uzbekistan 7PM

March 10, 2010
Azerbaijan Night at the University of Maryland

March 21, 2010
National Museum for Women in the Arts

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New York – Asia Society and Museum’s Norouz

asia-societySaturday March 6, 2010
725 Park Avenue 1-4PM

Celebrate Norouz with Persian music and dance by children’s dance group J-Hoon Music Ensemble, stories from the great Persian epic Shahnameh, folk music from Kyrgyzstan, and arts and crafts inspired by symbols of spring and good luck.

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Tennessee - Bahá'í Faith Community Center Naw Ruz

Saturday March 20, 2010
Baha’i Community Center 7PM

Happy New Year 167 B.E. (Baha’i Era)
We are encouraging everyone to dress up in their ethnic dress to show our wonderful and beautiful diversity! Let’s show our colors and really celebrate what God has done.

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Massachusetts - Grand Iranian Family Nowruz

Grand-Iranian-Family-iSunday March 21, 2010
Sons of Italy Function Hall 5-9PM

Please join Grand Iranian Family by the Haft-Seen table for an evening of socializing, dancing to DJ Kamran’s music, poetry reading, and group singing to celebrate Nowruz , the spirit of our shared heritage.

Traditional Sabzi Polo Mahi, Kookoo Sabzi, and delicious Persian Nowruz desserts

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Virginia – Iranian American Bar Association Norooz

uspatentSaturday March 13, 2010
U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
Madison Hall Auditorium, Alexandria

The IABA DC chapter and the IP Society of Iranian Americans of the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office cordially invite you to Norooz Ball 2010.

Comedy show by Max Amini from The Axis of Evil Comedy tour, cultural Dance performances, traditional Musical performance, traditional Three course Iranian cuisine , and after party with DJ Arshia.

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Maryland - Zoroastrian Association of Metropolitan Washington Norooz

ZAMWI-norooz-2010Saturday March 27, 2010
Saints Peter and Paul Church

Come celebrate ZAMWI’s Ashu Zarathushtra’s birthday and Norooz 2010, Zoroastrian 3748.

A Norooz welcome by our Avesta class students and Persian and Indian cuisines buffet dinner, Dance the night away with music by DJ Shahab.

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Florida - Iranian American Society Noruz and Chahar Shanbeh Soori

.iasdb-iran-2010Tuesday March 16, 2010
Chahar Shanbeh Soori
Frank Rendon Park 7PM – 9PM
Daytona Beach Shores

Saturday March 27, 2010
Club de Bonmont , Plantation Bay

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Maryland - IACS Chahar Shanbeh Suri Festival

Tuesday March 16, 2010
Chahar Shanbeh Suri
Oregon Ridge Park, Cockeysville 7PM-midnight

Saturday March 27, 2010
Nowruz Party
Charles Commons Ballroom 8PM

Sunday April 4, 2010
Oregon Ridge Park

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Maryland – UMD’s Iranian Students’ Foundation Chahar Shanbeh Souri

Saturday March 13, 2010
Bowie Baysox (Prince George’s Stadium) 5-10PMISF-Chahar-Shanbe-Souri-2010-i

The Iranian Students’ Foundation of university of Maryland invites you to enjoy an evening of playing sports, dancing, and jumping over fire.

Listen to the sounds of’s resident DJ’s,  DJ Taba, and DJ Barbari, and Persis band and enjoy fine food from Friend’s Kabob. Also, be sure to check out the different companies and organizations at the event and see what they have to offer.

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Washington DC - Navruz at the Embassy of Uzbekistan

Coat_of_Arms_of_Uzbekistan-2010Saturday March 6, 2010
Embassy of Uzbekistan – 7PM

Celebrate the Central Asian New Year at the Embassy of Uzbekistan Enjoy a traditional Uzbek dance performance and delectable Uzbek dinner.

Your evening features a dinner buffet feast of traditional Uzbek delicacies, a performance of Uzbek women’s dances by the award-winning Silk Road Dance Company, as well as a wonderful opportunity to tour the embassy’s rare collection of beautiful paintings and art pieces.

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Florida - Iranian American Chamber of Commerce Norouz

Friday March 26, 2010
Woman’s Club of Winter Park 7-11PM
Winter Park

Please join IACC for Music and Hors D’oeuvres

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Virginia - Norouz Around The World

nomad-dancers-norouz-2010-iSunday March 21, 2010
Bishop Ireton High School

Nomad Dancers presents a festival of dance traditions to celebrate Persian New Year.

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New York - Persian Parade 2010 & Chaharshanbeh Souri

Sunday March 28, 2010
Parade starts: Madison Ave and 39th St. 12 Noon
Parade ends: Madison Ave and 23rd St.
Festivity will continue at Madison Square Park

Tuesday March 16, 2010
Chaharshanbeh Souri in NJ

Over 25,000 spectators expected to watch 40+ different cultural themes, including floats, marching bands, dancers, and more, to showcase the great Persian history, and tradition.

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New Jersey - Banou's Annual Nowruz Gala

BanouFriday March 12, 2010
Rockleigh Country Club 8PM

Join Banou organization’s Nowruz 2010 Gala for cocktail, dinner, and prizes. Musical guest is Shahram Solati.

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New York - IASNY Nowruz Gala

IASNYSaturday March 20, 2010
North Hills Country Club

Join the Iranian American Society of New York and Farshid Amin for Nowruz Gala

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Virginia - Moms Against Poverty Norooz Gala

Saturday March 13, 2010
Cherry Blossom Restaurant and Banquet Hallmomsagainstpoverty
Potomac Falls, VA

Join Us for an evening filled with fun, music, dancing and delicious food celebrating Norooz while raising funds to support children living in poverty. 100% Of proceed will support our ongoing projects.

Guest speakers are Rudi Bakhtiar and Niaz Kasravi.

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Pennsylvania - Philadelphia Museum of Art Norouz show

Philadelphia-Museum-ArtSunday March 14, 2010
10:30 am  – 3:45 pm

Celebrate Norooz, a festival of new life observed by Persians, Tajiks, Afghans, Uzbeks, Kurds, Baha’is, Zoroastrians, and Azerbaijanis. The Nomad Dancers, with children’s dance groups Rangeen Kaman and Mainline Performing Arts, perform Middle Eastern and Central Asian dances, and musical group Kavkaz shares the melodies of the region.

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New York - Persian Arts Festival Norooz Celebration

Persian-Arts-Festival-iSaturday March 20, 2010
Bowery Poetry Club
7 – 10 pm

Live Music Performance by Haale whose songs are trance-inducing, rhythmically propulsive, and lyrically engaging tapestries that draw on both Persian mystical and American psychedelic musical traditions.

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Boston - IAB Celebrates Norouz

Iranian-Association-BostonFriday March 19, 2010
Sheraton Boston – Copley Place

Join Iranian Association of Boston, Farshid Amin, Tara and Aftab Dance Ensemble to celeberate Norouz.

Norouz Children Fair-March 14th

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