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Norooz Spring Festival

  • Union Square 333 Post Street San Francisco, CA, 94108 United States (map)
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Norooz Outreach and Diaspora Arts Connection proudly present the inaugural all-day “Norooz Spring Festival,” celebrating the arrival of Spring on Saturday, March 9, 2019. Share the Norooz spirit by bringing your non-Persian friends and join us for a day of celebrations and festivities, including food, live-music, dance, Persian calligraphy and miniatures, activities for children, and other demonstrations of the symbols of Norooz.

This event is free and open to public and will be held come rain, come shine!

Off-Stage Programs: 10AM-6PM

Foods available for sale: Persian pastries, Persian ice cream, faloodeh (cold Persian rice noodle dessert), tea, kabob, and cold Persian Sandwiches.

Haft Seen Table, Persian Calligraphy, Persian Miniature Art, Live Music, Persian Cooking Demonstration stations, Kids Activities: Balloonist, Face Painting, and Egg Decorating

Stage Programs:

12:00 pm Opening Remarks, Master of Ceremonies: Roya Soleimani
12: 15 pm Nava Dance Collective
12:30 pm Niosha Dance Academy
12:40 pm Nava Dance Collective
1:00 pm Welcome Remarks, MC: Roya Soleimani
1:05 pm Niosha Dance Academy
1:20 pm Nava Dance Collective
2:10 pm Nava Dance Collective
3:00 pm Nava Dance Collective
4:00 pm Beshkan Dance Academy
5:00 pm Beshkan Dance Academy
5:30 pm Closing Remarks, MC: Roya Soleimani

Our cultural/activity stations will feature a Norooz spread by Sara Pisheh Design, Persian calligraphy by Arash Shirinbab, Persian miniature by Fatemeh's Persian Art, cooking demonstration by Chef Hanif of Komaaj, egg coloring station by Mahsa Shoghi, balloon artistry and face painting, Norooz music by Amir Abbas Etemadzadeh and friends, and photo booth. Our stage performances will include Nava Dance Collective, Niosha Dance Academy, and Beshkan Dance Academy, Amir Abbas Etemadzadeh and Abbos Kosimov.

Food vendors participating in the event are Golnazar Gourmet Ice cream, Orchid Persian Catering, and MehrBanoo Catering.

We are grateful to the generous sponsors of Norooz Spring Festival, The Nasiri Foundation, Center for Iranian Diaspora Studies, San Francisco State University, Calitho, Lily Sarafan, Nima Asgharbeygi, Bobby Yazdani, Massoud & Candace Zaheri, Persian Center, Rooz Beh Jafarzadeh, and Zareh & Associates. If you or your organization are interested in becoming sponsors of this event, please contact us at All donations to Norooz Spring Festival are tax-deductible.

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