Eighteenth Edition - Sunday, May 14, 2017 — Romania Day Festival on Broadway


The XVIII Edition of the Romanian Day Festival on Broadway took place on Sunday May 14th, amidst beautiful weather and a record audience. Two of our board members were rewarded The Best Romanian American Business Person and The Most Valuable RABC Member. Mike Chiriac and respectively Valentin Pipa, were honored for their strong commitment, dedication and support for our organization. According to the Mayor's Office over 24,000 people attended the event that day. The Festival was endorsed by the messages from Congressman Daniel Lipinski (D-Ill) H.E. George Maior, Romanian ambassador to Washington DC, NY's Mayor Bill de Blasio's, General Consul of Romania in New York Ioana Costache and especially by the presence of the ambassador Ion Jinga.

The event benefited by the participation of Maria Tanase Ensemble from Dolj County and renowned singers like George Rotaru, Gheorghe Gheorghiu , Valeria Arnautu, Ciprian Cocalia and others.

The Awards Ceremony


Romania Festival on Broadway - Awards

2016 Best Romanian American Business Man
- Mike Chiriac
Romania Festival on Broadway - Awards

2016 Most Valuable RABC Member
- Valentin Pipa



RABCUS ICR Fratii Minovici Foundation
Christian Tour Romanian National Tourist Office Delta Airlines - Sky Partners
MIC & Associates Serviciul de Salvare Bucuresti Epure Lizac
Northwell Health MDRT Fundatia Universitara Carol I

Note from the Producer


Stefan Minovici I have created this special event for the people and the country where I was born and grew up, in order to honor the memory of our ancestors and my beloved Romania.

This occasion is not just about this year's celebration, but about the past and future of our community in America.

Our goal is to strengthen the bond between two nations, inspire and motivate, in a day celebrating the cherished values and unique traditions that my native country has to offer.

Stefan Minovici – Creator and Producer


Past Guests of Honor

Daniel Lipinski Hon. Daniel Lipinski
Congressman (D-Ill)
Co-Chair of the Romanian Caucus
in the US Congress

"I would like to extend my warmest regards and greetings to you all as you celebrate the Romanian Day Festival on Broadway. I wish you a celebratory and festive day recognizing the culture and achievements of Romania….I am honored to have joined my friend and colleague Congressman Mike Turner as the co-chair of the Romanian Caucus of the U.S. Congress. I commend Ștefan Minovici, the Romanian American Business Council and all of you on your energy and spirit in celebrating the Romania Day Festival today."
May 2017
Kirsten-Gillibrand Kirsten Gillibrand
Senator (D-NY)

"From George Enesco's Rhapsodies to Nobel Laurate Eli Wiesel's powerful works to the Romanian Film festival, the Romanian Community has made and continues to make significant contributions to our state. I want to thank Stefan Minovici for his leadership in bringing together this event and giving us the opportunity to lean about and celebrate Romania's rich cultural history. "
May 2016
George Maior H.E. Romanian Ambasador
George Maior

"I am honored to be here and celebrate with you all the 17th Day of Romania on Broadway Festival. The main reason for me being here is to recognize and salute the substantial role of the Romanian- American community to the long and solid diplomatic, politic and cultural relationships Romania has succeeded to build with the United States."
May 2016
Michael Turner Hon. Mike Turner,
Congressman (R-OH)
Co-Chair of the Romanian Caucus
in the US Congress

"It is a great pleasure to
join you today on the XVI Edition of the Romania Day Festival, and to reiterate our full support for your government and the people of Romania in the United States Congress. I am impressed with Stefan's love and passion for Romania and its people, and I commend him for this remarkable accomplishment."
May 2015
Loretta Sanchez Hon. Loretta Sanchez
Congresswoman (D-CA),
Co-Chair Romanian Caucus

"Romania is the most important U.S. ally in the Black Sea region, a proud country that has shown its true spirit and values over the last century in the relationship with its American friend and partner. I am delighted to be part of the XV Edition of the Romanian Day Festival on Broadway and want to thank its organizers, particularly to Stefan Minovici for this major effort and accomplishment."
June 2014
Wesley Clark Gen. Wesley Clark - Commander of NATO Forces in Europe
(1993 – 1997)

You are a true inspiration to Romanians all over the world and the Romania Day Festival helps bring this NATO friend and ally closer to the American hearts and minds.
May 2012
Paterson David Paterson
- Governor of the
State of New York
(2008 – 2010)

I declare May 1st the National Day of Romania, and the month of May, the month of Romanian Heritage in the State of New York.
May 2010
Bloomberg Michael R. Bloomberg -
Mayor New York City
(2002 – 2013)

I want to thank MIC & Associates and Ziua Romania pe Broadway for their help and support in organizing this Festival, a unique celebration of Romanians
all over the world in the capital of the world, New York City. May 2009
Rudolph Giuliani Rudolf Giuliani
- Mayor New York City
(1994 – 2001)

This unique event is a remarkable accomplishment of the Romanians all over America and a testimony of your nation's strength and commitment to the special relationship between the two countries.
May 2006
Ion Iliescu Ion Iliescu
- President of Romania
(1992 -1996) &
(2000 – 2004)

It is a real honor and a pleasure to attend your event and be here among the wonderful Romanian-American people.
Thank you for your kind invitation and for remarkable work Mr. Minovici.
May 2002
Constantinescu Emil Constantinescu - President of Romania (1996 – 2000)

A real accomplishment and
a major event for Romanians in the United States. On behalf of my government, I want to thank all of those who organized this Festival, especially to Mr. Minovici.
May 2001
King Michael of Romania H.M. King Michael I
of Romania

I want to thank Mr. Minovici for his support and dedication and especially for making this very special event happen. My family and I are deeply grateful for your initiative and accomplishments. Long live Romania Day Festival on Broadway!
May 2000