Archive for March, 2015

Asian Trade, Food Fair and Cultural Show March 14-15, 2015, in West Palm Beach

March 11, 2015

Good morning!

The annual Asian Trade, Food Fair and Cultural Show will be held on March 14-15, 2015, from noon to 10 p.m. at South Florida Fairgrounds (Expo Center), 9067 Southern Blvd., West Palm Beach. Presented by Bangladesh Association of Florida, performers are Runa Laila and Abhijeet Sawant. Tickets are $10 per person. For information, call (754) 246-2801 or visit www.asianfair.org

Regards,

NITISH S. RELE

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Academy of Odissi Dance to present Vasant Utsav on March 13 in Tampa

March 11, 2015

Dear readers:

Academy of Odissi Dance will present Vasant Utsav, an evening of classical and Bollywood dances, on Friday, March 13, at Carrollwood Cultural Center, 4537 Lowell Road, Tampa, from 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $15; $5 for children under 5 years of age. For information, call Gopa Rautray at (813) 992-5234 or Koruna Pathak at (727) 742-1412.

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NITISH S. RELE

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St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman to speak at Tampa INDO-US chamber meet March 11

March 11, 2015

Good morning readers:

St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman will be the speaker at the March 11 Business & Networking Event organized by INDO-US Chamber of Commerce. The free event will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at HCI Ballroom, 5300 W. Cypress St., Tampa; no RSVP required. For information, visit www.indo-us.org

See you all there!

NITISH S. RELE

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Sitar maestro Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan to present concerts in Fort Lauderdale on March 7; in Tampa on March 8

March 1, 2015

Good afternoon:

Sitar maestro Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan will present concerts in Fort Lauderdale on March 7; and in Tampa on March 8. Check out the details below:

MARCH 7: MUSICAL CONCERT; sitar maestro Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan and Gourisankar Karmakar on tabla; presented by Association of Performing Arts of India (APAI); 5 to 8 p.m.; Broward County Main Library Auditorium, 100 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale; $40 VIP and $30 general; for information, call (954) 885-1466, email apaiart@comcast.net or visit http://www.apaiart.com

MARCH 8: MUSICAL CONCERT; sitar maestro Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan and Shankhachur Lahiri on tabla; presented by Shruti AIM and India Cultural Center at ICC, 5511 Lynn Road, Tampa; 6 to 9 p.m.; $20 for students with ID, $40, $60; for tickets, call (813) 549-9288, visit www.shrutiaim.com or email shrutiaimtampa@gmail.com

Regards,

NITISH S. RELE

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2015 Holi festival celebrations in Tampa/St. Petersburg, Bartow/Lakeland, Ocala, Orlando/Casselberry/Debary, Alachua, Space Coast (Titusville), Daytona Beach, Jacksonville, South Florida (Fort Lauderdale)

March 1, 2015

Good afternoon:

Here are some of the Holi 2015 celebrations coming up in Florida:

TAMPA/ST. PETERSBURG/CLEARWATER

MARCH 4 AND MARCH 8: PHAGWAH CELEBRATIONS; Holika burning at 6:30 p.m. on March 4; Phagwah celebrations on March 8 at 12:30 p.m.; Shri Saraswati Devi Mandir, 16220 Livingston Ave., Tampa; for information, call Prem Pooram at (813) 968-3504 or Raj Singh at (727) 709-8354.

MARCH 4 AND MARCH 7: HOLI; Holika Dahan at 7 p.m. on March 4; Holi or Phagwah celebrations at 2 p.m. on March 7; Shree Raam Mandir, 7411 E. Comanche Ave., Tampa; for information, call Nick Ramlal at (813) 334-0443 or e-mail nramlal@hotmail.com

MARCH 5: HOLIKA; 6 p.m.; organized by Ambaji Mandir of Tampa Bay, 10991 58th St., Pinellas Park; for details, call the mandir at (727) 388-6685, email ambajitemple@gmail.com or visit www.ambajimandir.org

MARCH 7: HOLI MELA; starts at 5 p.m.; Sanatan Mandir, 311 E. Palm Ave., Tampa; for information, call (813) 221-4482.

MARCH 7: RANGPANCHAMI CELEBRATION; organized by Maayboli Melawa Tampa Bay (MMTB); for information, visit http://www.mmtbusa.org/

MARCH 8: HOLI; organized by Gujarati Samaj of Tampa Bay; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Florida State Fairgrounds, 4800 U.S. 301 N., Tampa (MLK Boulevard entrance); natural colors available for purchase; free to GSTB members, non-member $15, seniors $10; fee includes snacks and lunch; nominal parking fees; for information, call Jigisha Desai at (813) 731-7747 or Sudhir Shah at (727) 686-7424.

BARTOW/LAKELAND/DAVENPORT

MARCH 4: HOLI; organized by the Bhartiya Samaj of Central Florida; Mary Holland Park, North Broadway Ave., Bartow; 7 p.m. onward; $25; for information, call Vinoobhai Patel at (863) 293-0942 or visit www.bscfl.com

MARCH 7: LET’S PLAY HOLI; presented by Lil Buddy’s West Indian Store; 2 p.m.; 123 Ridge Center Drive, Davenport; for information, call (407) 350-8231.

OCALA

MARCH 8: HOLI PICNIC; organized by India Association Cultural & Educational Center; for details, call Samuel Patidar at (352) 873-4519, email iaocalafl@gmail.com or visit www.indiaocala.org

ORLANDO/CASSELBERRY/DEBARY

MARCH 4: HOLIKA DAHAN; 7 to 8 p.m.; Maa Durga Sri Sai Baba Temple, 11414 S Apopka Vineland Road, Orlando; for information, call (407) 574-8044 or visit www.durgasaitemple.org

MARCH 5: HOLI FESTIVAL; organized by the Hindu Society of Central Florida; Holi bonfire will be set up on temple grounds and traditional ceremony from 6:30 p.m.; Holi puja items will be available for purchase; HSCF Hindu Temple, 1994 Lake Drive, Casselberry; for information, call Mahesh Kapadia at (407) 902-8634 or e-mail info@hindutempleorlando.org

MARCH 7: HOLI; organized by Indian Cultural Society of Orlando; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Gemini Springs Park, 37 Dirksen Drive, Debary; free; for information, call (407) 603-1333 or email icsocfl@gmail.com

MARCH 8: DHULETI; organized by Gujarati Society of Central Florida; starts at 11 a.m.; Bill Frederick at Turkey Lake Park, 3401 S. Hiawassee Road, Orlando; for information, visit www.gujaratisocietycfl.com

MARCH 8: HOLI CELEBRATION; 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.; Shri Shiv Dham Hindu Temple and Yogashram, 460 O’Berry Hoover Road, Orlando; for information, call (407) 380-2661, e-mail ymcco@yahoo.com or visit www.shivtemple.net

March 8: HOLI 2015; organized by Indian Horizon of Central Florida and Lotus Group Insurance; Bill Frederick Park at Turkey Lake Park, 3401 S. Hiawassee Road, Orlando; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; free; $10 parking; for information, call Hari Singh at (321) 662-1887.

ALACHUA

APRIL 4: HOLI FESTIVAL OF COLORS; 3 to 7 p.m.; Alachua Hare Krishna Temple, 17306 NW 112th Blvd, Alachua; $10 adult admission; children younger than 5 years of age free; live music, food and lots of colors; for information, call (386) 462-2017 or visit www.festivalofcolorsfla.com

SPACE COAST (TITUSVILLE)

MARCH 8: HOLI ’15; organized by the India Association of the Space Coast (IASC); Fox Lake Park, 4400 Fox Lake Road, Titusville; 2 to 7 p.m.; for fee and other information, call (321) 288-7717, email rajconnect13@gmail.com or visit www.iascbrevard.com

DAYTONA BEACH

MARCH 7: HOLI CELEBRATIONS; organized by Indian Cultural Society of Daytona; Bethune Point Park, 101 Bellevue Ave., Daytona Beach; 2 to 5 p.m.; for information, call ICS President Sangeetha Bhoola at        (386) 527-0855 or Vice President Rita Patel at (386) 795-0008 or visit http://www.icsdaytona.com

JACKSONVILLE

MARCH 5: HOLI CELEBRATIONS; Hindu Society of North East Florida temple, 4968 Greenland Road, Jacksonville; 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.; for information, call the mandir at (904) 268-7630 or visit http://www.hsnef.org/

SOUTH FLORIDA (PEMBROKE PINES)

MARCH 8: HOLI PICNIC; organized by Indian Religious and Cultural Center (IRCC); C.B. Smith Park-Shelter No. 19, 900 N. Flamingo Road, Pembroke Pines; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; for pricing information, call (954) 543-1539, e-mail board@irccflorida.com or visit www.irccflorida.com

Regards,

NITISH S. RELE

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