Tuesday, February 22, 2011

2011 NYC Holi (Phagwah) Parade > March 20 @noon

The Hindu Parades & Festival C’tee Inc.


Pranaam & Namaste
Happy Holi Greetings for the Phagwah Season of 2011
From the Exec. Bd of the Hindu Parades & Festivals C’tee, we extend our heartfelt thanks for your participation & contributions in the past, in helping to make the Phagwah Parades so successful as a very much anticipated annual event in New York. Visitors come from as far as Canada, India, Florida & other States for this event.

We are pleased to invite you and your Mandir or Company to participate in this year’s Parade in Richmond Hill Queens & Cultural Concert @ Smokey Oval Park(Phil Rizzuto Pk).

Date of Parade: Sunday March 20, 2011
Parade Commences: 12:00 noon, Float Assembly: 10:00 am
Place: Liberty Ave at 132nd St, Richmond Hill, Queens to Smokey Oval at 95th Av & 125th St
Type of Floats: For safety, NY City & NYPD only allow official floats conforming to City guidelines. ‘OFFICIAL FLOATS ONLY’ Sorry, no ordinary vehicles can be allowed in the parade. We are not allowed Flatbeds, P/U Trucks, SUVs or cars etc..

The HPFC has made arrangements with a float contractor to provide officially approved floats. The Float fee charged by the float contractor has been negotiated to be $1,300 for this year(incl towing vehicle, driver, & cleaning). The registration fee is $200 for Mandirs or other Charitable Org., & $400 for Company sponsored floats. A Check from Mandirs etc for $1,500, & from Sponsoring Companies $1,700, should be made payable to “Hindu Parades & Festivals Committee” (or HPFC). I either have your float design from the previous years, or you can give us your drawings if this is your first float on the Phagwah Parade. Call me. .

The C’tee has voted that ‘Float Positions’ on the Parade(1-2-3 thru 20 etc) will be determined by the order in which the checks are received. SO PLEASE REMEMBER “TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE”

Hindu Parades & Festivals C’tee Inc.
PS: Please make checks payable to HPFC Inc.(to be rec’d by Mar 6th . Call to arrange check drop-off. 917-304-0200, 718-739-4770 Fax:917-677-4766 Email: roydsingh@aol.com, or give check to any Senior HPFC Official, as listed above

feel free to email me if you have questions or need directions-Darrel3000