Indonesian Community in USA: 18-19 MAY Skokie Festival of Cultures

Friday, May 10, 2013

18-19 MAY Skokie Festival of Cultures

2013 Skokie Festival of Cultures 
May 18 - 19 @ 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. 
Oakton Park, 4701 West Oakton St., Skokie, Illinois
Free Admission!

INDONESIA for eight consecutive years,
participates at the largest outdoor multi-cultural festival in Chicagoland
on celebrating and promoting a better understanding among different ethnics and cultural backgrounds

23th ANNUAL SKOKIE FESTIVAL OF CULTURES
DATE: May 18 - 19, 2013
TIME: 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
VENUE: Oakton Park, 4701 West Oakton St., Skokie, Illinois


Grand Opening and Flag Raising Ceremony: May 18, 2013; 12:30 p.m.
(Please gather in the Auditorium Hall)

INDONESIAN CULTURAL BOOTH #16-C

Indonesian Dance Performances:
Outside Stage: May 19, 2013; 2:00 p.m
by: Indonesian Consulate General in Chicago and Indonesian Performing Arts of Chicago

Participating Cultures:
Albanian, Armenian, Assyrian, Bangladeshi, Belizean, Bosnian, Bulgarian. Chinese, Croatian, Cuban, Czech, Filipino, German, Haitian, Hellenic (Greek), Indian, Indonesia, Irish, Israeli, Italian, Jamaican/West Indian, Japanese, Korean, Laotian, Latinos in Skokie, Luxembourgian, Mexican, Norwegian, Pakistan, Polish, Russian, Slovakian, Swedish, Thai, Tibetan, Turkish, United States.

Indonesian Culture is supported by:
 * Indonesian Consulate General in Chicago *
* Indonesian Diaspora Network - Midwest, USA *
* PERMIAS Chicago *
* Indonesian Performing Arts of Chicago *
* Indonesian American Community of Illinois, NFP *

 Further information for Indonesian community, please contact:
Bernadeta Pratiwi ; I Nyoman Mahartayasa
Roosy Miller ; Martino Tangkar ;


About the Village of Skokie
The Village of Skokie, Illinois, located 16 miles northwest of downtown Chicago and 12 miles east of O'Hare International Airport, provides high-quality government services to the over 63,000 residents and 2,400 businesses that call Skokie their home. Skokie covers 10.2 square miles of land and is bordered by the Villages of Glenview and Wilmette on the north, the Village of Lincolnwood and the City of Chicago (West Rogers Park and Edgebrook neighborhoods) on the south, the Villages of Morton Grove and Niles on the west and the City of Evanston on the east. Twice-weekly refuse collection, a highly engineered Storm-Water Runoff Control System and sidewalk snow plowing are some of the many unique Village programs that enhance Skokie residents' quality of life. Superior municipal services together with the nationally acclaimed Skokie Park District, superb Skokie Public Library, and preeminent North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, exceptional Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park and outstanding school districts make Skokie an excellent place to live. The Village is a recipient of a Governor's Hometown Award and has received "All America City" finalist distinction from the National Civic League.
The Village of Skokie has a rich cultural heritage as well. The first settlers were immigrants, primarily from Germany and Luxembourg, seeking a prime area to relocate their families. When originally incorporated in 1888, the Village was known as Niles Centre. Historians estimate that around 1910 the spelling was changed to Niles Center. By the late 1930s, a campaign began to change the community's name, primarily due to confusion caused by the neighboring Village of Niles and the fact that both towns are within Niles Township. On November 15, 1940, after several years' debate over a new name and a referendum to authorize the name change, the community became the Village of Skokie. Since then, the Village has enjoyed tremendous population, cultural and commercial growth. The Village's rich heritage continues to grow as members of many ethnic and cultural backgrounds choose to call Skokie home. Each May since 1991 the two-day Skokie Festival of Cultures celebrates the heritage of the residents of Skokie. Flags from participating Festival of Cultures countries that belong to the United Nations and are recognized by the United States State Department are flown throughout the year on a rotating basis at the Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park’s Flags of Nations display.

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