Islamic Heritage Festival & Parade Weekend Festival Weekend Highlights

Islamic Cultural Preservation and Information Council (ICPIC), April 30, 2008

For Immediate Release

Contact: Michael Z. Muhammad

4243 Lancaster Ave

Philadelphia, PA 19104

Millbourne, PA 19082

Phone (267) 312-4189

[email protected] 2008

The 2008 Islamic Heritage Festival & Parade weekend promise to be larger and more diverse than ever. The festival will be held at Penn’s Landing, Delaware Ave & Chestnut Street, on June 14, from 12pm to 8:00pm. Starting the excitement the festival weekend begins on Friday June 13 at 1:00pm, with Salatul Jumah the Muslim congregational prayer service at Independence National Park, home of the Liberty Bell and the Constitution Center & Museum at 5th and Market Street. Over 1000 Muslims are expected to attend this event.

A special exhibit hosted at the New Africa Center/ Muslim American Museum & Archive located 4243 Lancaster Ave will premiere a photo exhibit by Michael Z. Muhammad titled Imam W. D. Mohammed 30 years of Leadership. The open house will start at 3:00pm on Friday June 13. The Festival will conclude on Sunday June 15 with a Benefit Brunch at the New Africa Center/Muslim American Museum from 11:00am to 2:00pm. Tickets are $25.00

Festival Highlights

11:00am the Islamic Festival will commence at 5th and Market St at Independence National Park and head to Penn’s Landing, Delaware Avenue & Chestnut Street with it’s “Unity in Diversity “Stop the Violence” Community Parade” featuring an array of youth groups, drill teams, schools and community organizations from across the city and suburbs.

From 12pm to 8:00pm the 16th Annual Islamic Heritage Festival will be held at Penn’s Landing. The festival admission is free. It will feature games for children, boat rides, music, speakers and open market bazaar with over 50 vendors provided an array of international products and services, books, clothing, Islamic arts & crafts and foods from around the world. All day on the main stage from 1pm to 8pm entertainment will be provided by, some of the biggest name in Islamic music, our special invited guest Hip-hop and R&B artists the sensational, world renowned Remarkable Current along with other artist including the UPK Generals, the Universal African Dancers, the Association of Islamic Charitible Project’s Madiah Chores, the Jazz Cats, Miss MisUndastood, Young Ibn and other multicultural performance groups as well as young aspiring rap artist.

The day’s events will also highlight games for children, free giveaways, boat rides, health fair, speakers and fun for the whole family.

About ICPIC

In its 16th year the Islamic Cultural Preservation and Information Council (ICPIC), the most progressive African-American Islamic cultural organization in the country, sponsors the festival. ICPIC’s partners for this event include PECO Energy, the Tri-State Muslim News, Muslim Journal, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Penn’s Landing Corp. and Shop Rite. For vending, sponsorship, voluteer opportunities and information please call 610-352-0424 or 215-222-0520 or e-mail [email protected]

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