MIC & Associates is the proud producer and sponsor of the annual Romania Day Festival on Broadway. For sixteen consecutive years, the company has taken up the role of organizing an event that bridges the gap between the old world and the new. The result is a unique presentation of Romanian cultural contributions in New York, a city that was built on the contributions of millions of diverse immigrants. Romanian diaspora along with New Yorkers and tourists come from all over the world to join us in the festivities which only go on to enrich New York’s already strong cultural fabric.
As the most important Romanian cultural event outside the country’s borders, many factors had to come together on Sunday, May 10, 2015 in the Financial District on Broadway in order for the festival to succeed. This created the perfect opportunity to bring two very different cultures together, to form a lasting bond. With Romania’s addition into NATO only eleven years old, it is important for Romania and the United States to form strong cultural ties. The Romania Day Festival on Broadway serves as an important platform to foster this development.
A dynamic approach is required to produce the festival year after year, an event which shuts down the lower portion of Broadway for the day. Logistical challenges such as permitting, vendor organization, music, sound, lighting and security must be dealt with in order to stage the festival. Hosting key politicians along with dozens of vendors is crucial in order to make the festival a day to remember. Over four hundred stands were stationed along the sides of Broadway, providing around 25,000 visitors with everything from Romanian sweets to legal help and everything in between.
Honorable Mike Turner, Congressman from Ohio (R) and co-chair of the Romanian Caucus, was the keynote speaker. Other officials included H.E. Florin Angelo Florian, Romanian Ambassador to Santiago, Chile, H.E. Vlad Lupan, Moldovan Ambassador to the UN and Honorable Ioana Costache, Consul General of Romania in New York. Mayor of New York Bill De Blasio, although unable to attend, sent a letter commemorating the ongoing efforts of the Romanian American Chamber of Commerce and the Romanian-American community for their contributions to the United States and the diaspora.
Please visit http://www.romaniabroadway.com/ for more information regarding the Romania Day Festival.