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Wednesday, May 29, 2024

In New York, PIDCI Prepares for the 34th Annual Celebration of the 126th Philippine Independence Anniversary Commemoration

New York, NY – The Philippine Independence Day Council, Inc. (PIDCI), in cooperation with the Philippine Consulate General in New York, is pleased to announce its 34th Annual Celebration of Philippine Independence in New York City. The event will be held on June 2, 2024.

The day-long celebration will kick off with a flag-raising ceremony and Independence Mass at the Philippine Center in New York at 8:00 AM. This will be followed by a cultural festival on Madison Avenue between Park and Lexington Avenues from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM. The festival will feature Filipino food, music, dance, and crafts.

The highlight of the day will be the Independence Day Parade, which will step off at 12:00 PM on Madison Avenue at 38th Street and proceed south to 27th Street. The parade will feature marching bands, floats, and cultural groups from the Philippines and the United States.

Arman David, PIDCI President. (FB Photo)

Alongside the food and craft vendors, the festival will come alive with a vibrant live concert at Madison Ave. & 25th St. from 2:00pm to 6:00pm featuring top talented Filipino singers such as Nonoy Zuniga, girl group 4th Impact, Mig Ayesa, Cedric Escobar, Kirby Asunto and local artists such as Angel Ram, KRSH and many more. Get ready to groove to the rhythm of Filipino music and discover new favorites!

“We are excited to celebrate Philippine Independence Day with our community,” said PIDCI President Arman David. “This year’s theme is ‘Preserving Our Filipino Culture and Heritage to Unite Generations.’ We hope that this event will help to educate younger generations about Filipino culture and heritage.”

About the Philippine Independence Day Council, Inc. (PIDCI)

The Philippine Independence Day Council, Inc., more popularly known by its acronym PIDCI, is a nonprofit organization incorporated on February 14, 2002, best known for the biggest Philippine Independence Day Parade outside the Philippines, which is held first Sunday of June along Madison Avenue, together with an all-day Street Fair and Cultural Festival. These events are attended by about 100,000 predominantly Filipinos and Filipino-Americans from the New York tri-state area and Pennsylvania, visitors from neighboring states, and California, and Canada.