PHILADELPHIA, PA--(Marketwire - May 5, 2011) - Another season of free programming continues on the RiverStage at the Great Plaza at Penn's Landing, Philadelphia's premier Delaware River waterfront entertainment destination. The 2011 Program Season will showcase an assorted schedule of events including eleven different multicultural festivals that comprise the PECO Multicultural Series. The annual PECO Multicultural Series will begin on May 22nd with the Israel Independence Day Festival and continues throughout the event-filled 2011 summer season, ending on September 11th with the Mexican Independence Day.
The PECO Multicultural Series offers a culturally rich outing with a chance to explore the world without needing to travel. These festivals celebrate the diverse ethnic heritages that make Philadelphia unique.
New to this year's series is the Southeast Asian Dragon Boat Festival on September 10 from 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. The festival focuses on understanding the history and appreciating the culture of Southeast Asia while raising support for servicing their community now living here in the Delaware Valley. Your participation will help raise funds and awareness for local Cambodians, Laos, Vietnamese, Thai and other relevant populations in need of accessible, trustworthy, non-profit human service resources here in the Delaware Valley.
Admission is FREE for all PECO Multicultural Series events. KYW Newsradio and NBC 10 are proud media partners of the series. The 2011 PECO Multicultural Series festivals include:
|May 22 ||Israel Independence Day||12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.||Great Plaza|
|June 5||Irish American Festival||12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.||Great Plaza|
|June 11||Islamic Heritage Festival||2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.||Great Plaza|
|June 19||Portuguese Festival||1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.||Great Plaza|
|July 9, 10 ||Hispanic Fiesta||2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.||Great Plaza|
|July 16||Global Fusion||12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.||Great Plaza|
|August 6||ACANA African Festival||2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. ||Great Plaza|
|August 14||Festival of India||1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.||Great Plaza|
|August 21||Caribbean Festival||2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.||Great Plaza|
|September 10||Southeastern Asian Dragon Boat Festival||11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.||Great Plaza|
|September 11||Mexican Independence Day||1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.||Great Plaza|
Based in Philadelphia, PECO is an electric and natural gas utility subsidiary of Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC). PECO serves 1.6 million electric and 490,000 natural gas customers in southeastern Pennsylvania and employs about 2,400 people in the region. PECO delivered 87.9 billion cubic feet of natural gas and 39.5 billion kilowatt-hours-hours of electricity in 2010.
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.
Public Programming at Penn's Landing would not be possible without the continued support of corporate partners such as PECO, Verizon, Wells Fargo, Pennsylvania Lottery, Coca-Cola Refreshments - Philadelphia, and the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation, all of whom are committed to serving the Greater Philadelphia community.
The 2011 Summer Program of Free Events at Penn's Landing is funded and produced by the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation (DRWC). All events produced by DRWC are FREE to the public on the RiverStage at the Great Plaza, the heart of Penn's Landing, Philadelphia's premier Delaware River waterfront entertainment destination. The DRWC is a nonprofit corporation created in January 2009 exclusively for the benefit of the City of Philadelphia and its citizens. The fundamental purpose of DRWC is to design, develop, and manage the central Delaware River waterfront in Philadelphia. DRWC intends to transform the waterfront into a vibrant destination location for recreational, cultural, and commercial activities for the residents and visitors of Philadelphia.
For more information and event details, please call (215) 922-2FUN or visit: www.delawareriverevents.com. This website is a virtual resource for the waterfront which can help visitors plan to easily park, play, and stay all day at Penn's Landing.