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NYC Hosts 26th Annual Muslim Day Parade

NEW YORK, N.Y., Sept. 21, 2011 /New York Netwire/ — One of the oldest Muslim-American organizations in the USA, the Muslim Foundation of America, in conjunction with multi-cultural television channel Bridges TV, has announced details for the 26th annual United American Muslim Day Parade, taking place in New York City at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, September 25, 2011.

Highlighted by a 15-block parade, live entertainment and speeches from members of the Muslim community, the parade will start at 37th Street and Madison Avenue in Manhattan and proceed downtown to 23rd Street for the live show, bazaar and a variety of ethnic foods. International TV distributor SoundView Broadcasting of Long Island City, NY will televise the entire event throughout America via Bridges TV on Verizon FIOS, Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Buckeye, Cox and Selco.

Grand Marshals for this year’s parade will be Ilyasah Shabazz, daughter of Malcolm Shabazz, and Imam Souleimane Konate, Secretary General of the Council of African Imams. The theme for the 2011 event is “Proud to be a Muslim-American.”

The live stage show will feature Palestinian-Jordanian comedian Said Durrah, celebrated composer/vocalist Amir Vahab, various Nasheed artists and a performance by characters from the popular educational video series “Cam Ali.”

About Muslim Foundation of America:

For twenty-five years, the non-profit Muslim Foundation of America (MFA), has organized the United American Muslim Day Parade in Manhattan on the last Sunday of September. Each year, the parade has grown in scope and significance, fulfilling its stated purpose of celebrating pride in a shared Muslim heritage, bringing together all ethnic and religious groups to promote a clearer understanding of Islam and establish interfaith cooperation between all Muslims and other religious and community groups.

About Bridges TV:

Bridges TV is an established American multi-ethnic English-language TV channel offering a broad range of lifestyle programming aimed at fostering greater understanding between all religions and cultures. The channel has come under new ownership, having recently been acquired by SoundView Broadcasting. SoundView is a provider of media and broadcast services for over 25 international television channels from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Africa, Egypt and the US to audiences in the United States, Canada, Europe and the UK.

For Additional Information please contact:
Frank Farel at 347 421-2047

More information online: www.muslimdayparade.com .

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