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Norooz Festival by Iranian Cultural Foundation in Houston

The Iranian Cultural Foundation-Houston (ICF-H) will be holding their Norooz, Persian New Year, festival on Sunday March 22, 2009 at Discovery Green Park in Houston, Texas.

Event Type: Festival
Date: Sunday, March 22, 2009
Time: 1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Venue: Discovery Green Park
Address 1500 McKinney
Houston, TX 77010 (Google Map)
Admission: $10 for Adults
$5 for ICF Members
FREE for Children 10 and Under
Restrictions: Pets Not Allowed


ICF Office at 713-590-9770 or

Iranian Cultural Foundation-Houston:

Mission Statement

The Iranian Cultural Foundation-Houston (ICF-H) is a non-profit, non-political organization with no religious affiliation that fosters the educational, social, and charitable interests of the Iranian-American community.  It promotes the appreciation of Persian culture and nurtures a deeper understanding between the Iranian and American communities.


Our goal is to create an Iranian-American center in Houston that is open to everyone who shares its mission regardless of ethnicity, race, gender, or religion. Our vision is to create a forum where we can:

Educate the youth about our language and culture
Provide social and charitable services to our community
Host forums & conferences
Hold lecture series, concerts, and plays
Celebrate Iranian holidays
Showcase our culture and history
Provide office space for other Iranian-American organizations

In short, our goal is to create a home for our community where various educational, cultural, and social programs are offered under one roof.

The People

The Board of Directors, currently consisting of 15 members, is responsible for the direction and management of the affairs of ICF-H. The initial Board of Directors has undertaken the task of constructing a cultural center and is currently developing a plan for its new building based on the outcome of a public survey. The survey has also helped the Board of Directors initiate the development of various services and facilities to be provided at this center. Fundraising efforts are also underway.

Two inspectors monitor the financial affairs of ICF and ensure the Board's compliance with the bylaws of the organization. They provide the members with a financial and compliance report at annual meetings. A volunteer legal counsel also assists the Board of Director in legal matters. In the future, the members will elect the Board of Directors and inspectors for a 2-year term at the ICF annual meeting.

A director, appointed by the Board of Directors, is responsible for managing and coordinating the organization's affairs.

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