Persian Parade Foundation Inc.                                                            e-mail:  


Board of Directors: 

Mr. Iradj Javid




Mr. Hamid Zarei




Mrs. Mehri Radfar




Ms. Bonnie Nourzad




Ms. Mitra Salasel

Director of



Dr. David Yazdan

President, Board of



Founding Members: 

Dr. Mahshid Assadi


Dr. Cyrus Assadi


Dr. Niki Rezzadeh

Dr. Rudy Rezzadeh




Statement from Persian Parade Foundation on 14th Annual Parade

We are grateful to the thousands of people who attended the 14th Annual New York Persian
Parade on Sunday, April 30th. It was another successful celebration of our rich heritage, and
we appreciate the support of the Persian community and the volunteers who make this
possible every year.

We are proud to be part of the diverse fabric of New York cultural celebrations year after
year, and as such we have always remained a secular, nonpolitical organization and event.

The comments of some members of the Iranian media groups at this year’s parade that were
broadcast at the opening ceremony are not necessarily representative of our views or our
positions, and we do not affiliate ourselves with them.

We thank the broad Persian-American community from across the United States for
continuing to support our efforts to introduce our cultural heritage and history to the next


Iradj Javid

President, Board of Directors

New York Persian Parade Foundation