Statment 2017

Statement from Persian Parade Foundation on 14th Annual Parade

We are grateful to the thousands of people who attended the 14th Annual New York Persian Parade on Sunday, April 30th. It was another successful celebration of our rich heritage, and we appreciate the support of the Persian community and the volunteers who make this possible every year.

We are proud to be part of the diverse fabric of New York cultural celebrations year after year, and as such we have always remained a secular, nonpolitical organization and event.

The comments of some members of the Iranian media groups at this year’s parade that were broadcast at the opening ceremony are not necessarily representative of our views or our positions, and we do not affiliate ourselves with them.

We thank the broad Persian-American community from across the United States for continuing to support our efforts to introduce our cultural heritage and history to the next generation.

Iradj Javid
President, Board of Directors
New York Persian Parade Foundation

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