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Romanian Weekend at The Wharf

July 9 @ 12:00 pm July 10 @ 8:00 pm

If you’re in the nation’s capital on July 9-10, join us for a boisterous, colorful, appetizing, super fun Romanian Weekend at the Wharf, which celebrates the great Romanian-American friendship with a two-day extravaganza for all senses featuring live music, traditional dances, craft shows, exhibitions, and wine & food sampling. All events are taking place on the District Pier of The Wharf located at 735 Water St. SW Washington, DC 20024. Free admission!

Dedicated to the 25th anniversary since the launch of the Strategic Partnership for the 21st Century between Romania and the United States of America, the Romanian Weekend is organized by the Embassy of Romania to the United States and the Romanian Cultural Institute in New York together with the Maramureș County Council and The Wharf, with the generous support of Banca Transilvania / Transylvania Bank.

ON STAGE:
Saturday, July 9, 12 PM – 9 PM

12 PM – Welcome to the Romanian Weekend at THE WHARF
12:15 PM – Folk music and dances from Maramureș County by “Transylvania” Ensemble
1:00 PM – Romanian traditional dances by Carpathia Folk Dance Ensemble
1:45 PM – Folk music and dances from Maramureș County by “Transylvania” Ensemble
2:15 PM – Spoken word performances by Domnica Rădulescu and Adela Sinclair, presented by Bucharest Inside the Beltway
3:00 PM – Concert by Ana Everling Trio
3:45 PM – Folk music and dances from Maramureș County by “Transylvania” Ensemble
4:15 PM – Spoken word performances by Cristina A. Bejan and Elena Secotă, presented by Bucharest Inside the Beltway
4:30 PM – Romanian traditional dances by Carpathia Folk Dance Ensemble
5:15 PM – Folk music and dances from Maramureș County by “Transylvania” Ensemble
6:00 PM – Concert by Ana Everling Trio lead by the Chicago-based Moldovan vocal musician who is joined by Luiz Everling on percussion and Brazilian master Edinho Gerber on guitar
7:15 PM – Urban folklore concert by Corina Sîrghi and Jean Americanu’ Taraf (Shaun Williams aka Jean Americanu’, Laurențiu Feraru – violin, Ciprian Răducanu – double bass), joined by special guest Nicolae Feraru, cimbalom virtuoso and NEA National Heritage Fellow
8:15 PM – Rap/trap concert by Tehno-Vrăjitoarele (Techno-Witches) Niko G. & Kali

Sunday, July 10, 2:00 PM – 8:30 PM

2:00 PM – Welcome to the Romanian Weekend at THE WHARF
2:15 PM – Folk music and dances from Maramureș County by “Transylvania” Ensemble
2:45 PM – Spoken word performances by Domnica Rădulescu and Adela Sinclair, presented by Bucharest Inside the Beltway
3:00 PM – Romanian traditional dances by Carpathia Folk Dance Ensemble
3:45 PM – Folk music and dances from Maramureș County by “Transylvania” Ensemble
4:15 PM – Spoken word performances by Cristina A. Bejan and Elena Secotă, presented by Bucharest Inside the Beltway
5:00 PM – Romanian traditional dances by Carpathia Folk Dance Ensemble
5:25 PM – Romanian community moment dedicated to the Universal Day of the Romanian Blouse, organized by Romanians of DC
5:30 PM – Folk music and dances from Maramureș County by “Transylvania” Ensemble
7:15 PM – Urban folklore concert by Corina Sîrghi and Jean Americanu’ Taraf, joined by special guest Nicolae Feraru, cimbalom virtuoso and NEA National Heritage Fellow
7:30 PM – Rap/trap concert by Tehno-Vrăjitoarele (Techno-Witches) Niko G. & Kali

IN THE TENTS:
Saturday, July 9, 12 PM – 6 PM & Sunday, July 10, 2 PM – 6 PM

Dancing at the Barn. Join the round dance! – Dance workshops
The Potter’s House. Spin the potter’s wheel! – Pottery demonstrations with Daniel Leș
Our Story Carved in Wood – Wood carving demonstrations with Petrică Codrea
Folk Costumes. Does tradition fit you? – Folk costumes exhibition
Maramureș Photo Booth. Let time freeze and say cheese! – Photo opportunity
Visit Maramureș, Gateway to Romanian traditions! – Learn more about Romania & plan a visit
The Taste of Romania. Europe’s map in one bite! – A selection of Romanian foods
The Joy of Romanian Wines. Drinkable happiness! – A selection of gorgeous wines to try and buy
Romanian Literature in America – A showcase of recent books by Romanian-American authors & spoken word performances curated and managed by Bucharest Inside the Beltway (BiB)

Additional information about the event is available on ICR NY Website