PHILADELPHIA, PA -- (Marketwire) -- 05/01/12 -- Music lovers have a great reason to flock to the Israel 64 anniversary celebration on the Great Plaza at Penn's Landing on Sunday, May 20, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. This community festival, presented by the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia's Center for Israel and Overseas and part of the PECO Multicultural Series at Penn's Landing, is being billed as "a celebration of Israel through memorable music."
The festival's main stage will be set up for the afternoon's headliners, Israeli singing icon Nurit Galron and The Isramerica House Band. This quintet of young Israeli and Jewish-American musicians has performed in venues from Tel Aviv to Times Square, offering audiences a varied repertoire of classic Israeli songs, rock ballads, ethnic Mizrachi music, Klezmer, folk, Broadway show tunes, Israeli and American pop songs.
Before and after these performances, participants can shop at an Israeli marketplace, enjoy falafel and other ethnic and festival fare, participate in special children's crafts and browse booths highlighting the programs and activities of many local community organizations.
For more information on Israel 64, visit www.jewishphilly.org. Admission is FREE for all PECO Multicultural Series events. KYW Newsradio and NBC 10 are proud media partners of the series.
PECO is one of the Greater Philadelphia region's most active corporate citizens, contributing about $5 million in grant support annually to leading educational, environmental, arts and culture and community development organizations. The company's employees volunteer thousands of hours of time and talent each year as board members, volunteers, fundraisers, coaches and mentors.
The company has a strong tradition of community leadership and puts its energy into programs that have a meaningful, measurable impact on the Philadelphia region.
To learn more about PECO's contributions and programs, visit www.peco.com/community.
Public Programming at Penn's Landing would not be possible without the continued support of corporate partners such as PECO, Verizon, Pennsylvania Lottery, Coca-Cola Refreshments of Philadelphia, and the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation, all of whom are committed to serving the Greater Philadelphia community.
The 2010 Summer Program of Free Events at Penn's Landing is funded and produced by the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation (DRWC). All events produced by DRWC are FREE to the public on the RiverStage on the Great Plaza, the heart of Penn's Landing, Philadelphia's premier Delaware River waterfront entertainment destination.
DRWC is a nonprofit corporation created in January 2009, exclusively for the benefit of the City of Philadelphia and its citizens. The fundamental purpose of DRWC is to design, develop and manage the central Delaware River waterfront in Philadelphia. DRWC is transforming the waterfront into a vibrant destination location for recreational, cultural, and commercial activities for the residents and visitors of Philadelphia.
For more information and event details, please call (215) 922-2FUN or visit www.delawareriverevents.com. This website is a virtual resource for the waterfront which can help visitors plan to easily park, play and stay all day at Penn's Landing.
Delaware River Waterfront Corp.
Lynn B. Edelman
Manager, Corporate and Public Communications
Jewish Federation of Philadelphia