Philippine Independence Day Celebration – June 2, 2013

Sari Sari Underground will be at New York’s Philippine Independence Day Celebration on June 2nd, 2013.

The Philippine Independence Day Council, Inc. (PIDCI) climaxes its commemoration this year of the 115th anniversary of the declaration of Philippine Independence with a star-studded Philippine Independence Day on June 2, 2013.

On tap for the day are the traditional trio of events: the all-day Independence Day street fair; the 2013 Philippine Independence Day parade led by Grand Marshal Dr. Rebecca Castro Rivera; and the cultural festival with appearances and performances by Philippine movie stars and celebrities Aga Muhlach, Sharon Cuneta, Derek Ramsay, Gary Valenciano, Marian Rivera, Rafael Rosell and Bong Revilla, among others.

New York’s annual commemoration has grown by leaps and bounds from its inception in 1990, for more than 18 years it is now proudly hailed by Filipinos around the world as the largest celebration of Philippine Independence outside of the Philippines.

The street fair opens at 10 a.m. on Madison Avenue from 24th to 26th Street with a full-blown Filipino food festival on the east side of the avenue, and corporate and merchants’ booths on the west side.

The Independence Day parade opens with brief ceremonies on Madison Avenue directly above 39th Street and at noon starts to wind down until the marchers, marching bands, floats, etc., pass a reviewing stand on the east side of the avenue between 29th and 30th Street before turning off onto 27th Street for dispersal.

In the meantime, at about 2 p.m., the cultural festival opens on an open-air stage set up on one side of the avenue just north of 23rd Street.

Come through for some good food, entertainment, and don’t miss out on picking up hot gear!

Madison Square Park
Madison Av & E 25 St
Manhattan, New York 10010

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