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PIYESTA PINOY returns to Bolingbrook 6/10/17

PIYESTA PINOY returns to Bolingbrook 6/10/17
Jericho “Echo” Rosales will be performing

Chicago, Il. – We are very happy to announce that the biggest Filipino American event in the Chicago area will be back. The 4th Philippine Fest Celebration (Piyesta Pinoy sa Bolingbrook)  will be on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at the beautiful Bolingbrook Performing Arts Center 375 W. Briarcliff Rd in Bolingbrook. Piyesta Pinoy, or Philippine Fest, is as annual celebration and showcase of Filipino heritage and culture. It features a variety of cultural and fun activities for all generations – live music and dances from both contemporary and cultural  performers, authentic Filipino cuisine, cultural exhibits, arts & crafts, train ride, rock climbing, pabitin and other children’s games, a costume parade and other children’s activities.

 

This year, Piyesta Pinoy Bolingbrook is expecting to attract an even bigger crowd as we welcome The Filipino Channel as our exclusive Philippine media partner and sponsor for the third year in a row.  We are happy to announce that TFC celebrity star from the Philippines, Jericho “Echo” Rosales, will be performing at the Piyesta Pinoy in June during the TFC hour. Jericho is a Filipino cinema and television actorsinger, and songwriter. He became popular for roles in the drama series Esperanza with his long former on-and-off screen partner Angelika dela Cruz. Rosales’ breakout role was in Pangako Sa ‘Yo with Kristine Hermosa. He received the Best Actor award in the 41st Metro Manila Film Festival for the movie Walang Forever in 2015. His most recent television performances are in the popular teleserye  Magpahanggang Wakas as Waldo and Bridges of Love as Gabriel Nakpil

 

New this year to be held at the 4th Annual Piyesta Pinoy is the inaugural Piyesta Pinoy Bayani (Hero) 5K Run/Ruck/Walk. The Piyesta Pinoy Bayani 5K will commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Bataan Death March and to honor the Filipino and American service members who sacrificed their lives during this tragic moment in Filipino-American history. To register, visit: bit.ly/bayani5k. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Filipino-American Veterans.

 

Applications for sponsors, partners, donors, businesses and cultural booth tables are now open. We are also looking for lots of volunteers to help with logistics, security, first aid, children’s activities and other miscellaneous tasks during the day of the event. All volunteers are requested to commit at least 4 service hours and must attend at least one meeting for volunteers scheduled on May 21 at the Seafood City 5033 N. Elston Avenue, Chicago, IL and on June 4 from 2:00pm – 4:00pm at the Fountaindale Public Library 300 W. Briarcliff Rd Bolingbrook, IL 60440. To join, please fill up the appropriate application forms that are now available for downloads in our website – http://www.piyestapinoy.org/.

Kitakits po tayo doon! Piyesta Pinoy sa Bolingbrook (Philippine Fest) is brought to you by the Philippine American Cultural Foundation in partnership with the Philippine Consulate General of Chicago and the Village of Bolingbrook.  The Filipino Channel (TFC) and Three Horses Rice are platinum sponsors; Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Illinois and Seafood City are gold sponsors; Creative Imprints Plus, Eva Air, Signature Event Designs and University of Illinois at Chicago are silver sponsors. Ascene, MegaScene, One Philippines, Pinoy News, CPR TV and Via Times are the local media sponsors. Check out our website piyestapinoy.org  and Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/PiyestaPinoy/ for more announcements of performers, vendors, activities and schedule. ###