PHILADELPHIA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–This summer, experience the exciting rhythms of the Caribbean, the
alluring scents of European fare and much more at the 2016 PECO
Multicultural Series. The festivals kick off June 5 and continue through
September 25 on the Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing (101 S. Columbus Blvd.
at Chestnut Street).
For nearly 20 years, the PECO Multicultural Series has celebrated the
region’s diverse cultures. The festivals offer a variety of culturally
rich events with a chance to explore the world without leaving
Philadelphia. This season of FREE, family-friendly programming
includes eight festivals highlighting Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin
America and South America.
The 2016 PECO Multicultural Series includes:
Irish Festival (June 5, Noon to 8 p.m.) – Featuring Irish
musicians and dancers, bagpipers and traditional foods, including
shepherd’s pie and bangers and mash. Craft vendors also will be onsite
selling authentic Irish goods.
Hispanic Fiesta (July 9-10, 2 to 8 p.m.) – One of
Philadelphia’s premier Latino events, raising awareness of the Latino
culture and community through music, dance, entertainment, ethnic
foods and artisan crafts from nearly all of the Latin American
Islamic Heritage Festival (July 23, 2 to 8 p.m.) – The 24th
annual festival features games, speakers, a health and wellness fair,
free giveaways, entertainment and a global open market bazaar.
ACANA Festival (August 7, 2 to 8 p.m.) – Providing a wide range
of African entertainment, from traditional performances to modern
Afropop and reggae performances, the African Cultural Alliance of
North America Inc. (ACANA) brings artists, groups and dance troupes
from across Africa to perform. The event also features African food,
and arts and crafts vendors.
Festival of India (August 20, 1 to 7 p.m.) – Celebrating
India’s Independence Day and reflecting the vibrant Indian-American
community in the Greater Philadelphia area through a colorful panorama
of art, music, dance and cuisine.
Caribbean Festival (August 21, Noon to 8 p.m.) – Featuring
culture, music and food from 14 Caribbean islands, a children’s
corner, marketplace, Caribbean workshop and music from across the
islands. The festival also helps raise scholarship funds for college
students of Caribbean descent.
Mexican Independence Day Festival (September 18, 2 to 7 p.m.) –
Celebrating Mexican independence with music, food, arts and crafts,
face painting, giveaways and more.
Brazilian Day Philadelphia (September 25, 1 to 7 p.m.) –
Highlighting Brazilian Independence Day through a variety of
traditional foods, merchandise and performances, including samba,
forró, pagode, capoeira, samba-reggae and more.
PECO proudly supports events that highlight diversity and inclusion in
the communities that the company serves. To learn more about how PECO
celebrates diversity, visit peco.com/community.
Based in Philadelphia, PECO is an electric and natural gas utility
subsidiary of Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC). The company’s 2,400
dedicated employees provide advanced, innovative energy solutions to 1.6
million electric and more than 511,000 natural gas customers in
southeastern Pennsylvania. In 2015 PECO delivered 86.9 billion cubic
feet of natural gas and 38 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity. The
company also has an estimated annual economic impact of $4.5 billion in
Pennsylvania, supporting more than 9,600 local jobs and producing $760
million in labor income. Founded in 1881, PECO is one of the Greater
Philadelphia Region’s most active corporate citizens, providing
leadership, volunteer and financial support to numerous arts and
culture, education, environmental, economic development and community
programs and organizations. For more information visit PECO.com,
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