This year’s Philippine Independence Week Committee‘s annual picnic commemorating the 117th year of Philippine Independence will be held on Sunday, June 7 at 11 a.m. at the Proesel Park 7030 Lincoln Ave. in Lincolnwood, IL.
Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle will celebrating mass at the Holy Name Cathedral in Chicago on Saturday, June 13 for the 5:15 Vigil Mass. The Cardinal leads 2.8 million Catholics in Manila and was recently elected as President of Caritas International.
BOLINGBROOK, IL-Piyesta Pinoy sa Chicago returns in the summer with Piyesta Pinoy sa Bolingbrook on Saturday, June 20 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. at the Bolingbrook Performing Arts Center, 375 Briarcliff Rd. Bolingbrook, IL next to the Bolingbrook Village Hall and Town Center.
Piyesta Pinoy will provide a special forum for artists, vendors and performers to share their crafts, works and talents in promoting the Filipino American arts, music, cuisine and cultural heritage; to unite the Filipino American communities in and around the greater Chicago area; to promote and preserve the Filipino culture and heritage; and to foster collaboration amongst different groups, organizations, clubs, businesses and individuals. Last year’s official attendance was 4,500 over a 12 hour non-stop entertainment schedule that featured a famous celebrity artist from the Philippines (Dingdong Dantes), four musical bands plus a main stream country singer (Andrew Salgado), several local cultural music and dance groups among the performers. Mayor Roger Claar of Bolingbrook and Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White along with the Jesse White tumblers were also in attendance.
Applications for sponsors, donors, business and cultural booth tables are now open. Please visit us online at http://piyestapinoy.org/ for details.