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New York: Persian Arts Festival Norooz Celebration

Persian-Arts-Festival-Norooz-2011-iSaturday, March 26, 2011

We are thrilled to present one of our most exciting lineups for our 5th Annual Norooz Celebration!  Come join us on Saturday, March 26th at the 92YTribeca for an incredible evening of film, theater, poetry, art and music!

World Premier of “Our Sweet Life by the Pacific Ocean” stage reading featuring Shohreh Aghdashloo and Houshang Touzie, a hilarious story about an Iranian man struggling to provide for his family, revive the passion in his marriage and communicate with a rebellious son raised far from what once was “home”.

Persian-Arts-Festival-Norooz-2011-1Readings from a new translation of Ferdowsi’s Shahnahmeh by Richard Jeffrey Newman; Music by Persian sufi and folk singer, Amir Vahab; Film Screening of “Like a Phoenix From the Ashes” featuring music from critically acclaimed Persian folk and funk compilation, “Pomegranates;” Musical ambiance by DJ Payam; Art Installation: a PAF original Haftseen.

Additional festival sponsors and partners include AIIrS – American Institute of Iranian Studies, PAAIA Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans, New York University Persian Club, Columbia Iranian Students Association, IAAB Iranian Alliances Across Borders.

6pm doors, 7pm show
200 Hudson Street, New York City


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Persian Arts Festival, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to showcasing the magnificence and diversity of Persian art and culture through its voices, artists and visionaries.  PAF is a sponsored project of the New York Foundation for the Arts. NYFA is a 501(c)(3), tax-exempt organization founded in 1971 to work with the arts community throughout New York State to develop and facilitate programs in all disciplines.