Over 6,000 Attending the NABC 2023 Celebration of Freedom June 30 - July2
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (May 24, 2023)- KPC Bengali Hall of Fame and Sree Sree Gita Sangha are proud to announce the Celebration of Freedom as part of the 43rd Annual North American Bengali Conference, to be held Friday, June 30 through Sunday, July 2, at Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. This unforgettable event will attract over 8000 visitors to Atlantic City and is the largest social and cultural Bengali conference in North America. The celebration includes cultural programs, Bengali arts & films, seminars on business, literature, health and science with artists and luminaries from Bengal and across the world. This year the event will feature new components, including a torch ceremony, conch blowing world record attempt, three-mile run, cultural performances, wall painting event and an international film festival, in addition to seminars, exhibitions and live entertainment happening throughout the resort.
The torch ceremony will include 100 electronic torches brought by organizations from all over the USA and Canada. Their arrival will be live streamed and on display June 28 through 30 before they gather at Bader Field at noon, June 30, and begin a 200 costumed-person procession through Albany Avenue and the Atlantic City Boardwalk that ends with an assembly celebration at 2:30 p.m. at Kennedy Plaza.
At 6 a.m., Friday, June 30, the day begins with a unique world record attempt on the sand in front of Kennedy Plaza, as participants attempt to blow 500 conches simultaneously for one-minute. At 10 a.m., a three-mile run on the Boardwalk takes place with 20 participants from all over the USA, culminating with a finishing celebration attended by 300 guests at Kennedy Plaza.
Daily cultural presentations from reputed artists and performers from India and Bangladesh will take place twice daily — two hours each afternoon and two hours each evening — June 30 through July 2 at Kennedy Plaza. A mural event, including 75 school-age children guided by three professional artists, will also occur on an Atlantic City-approved open wall. An international film festival of Italian and South Asian movies will also be held at several locations at Atlantic City (Stockton Art Garage, Showboat Resort, Boardwalk Hall – West Hall, Seaview Dolce Hotel, Stockton University - Atlantic City Campus).
“The North American Bengali Conference is where East meets West and is a grand celebration of Bengali culture, life and tradition,” said Parthasarathi Mukhopadhyay, Convener NABC 2023. “Each year we meet in a world-class destination and this summer we are thrilled to bring our celebration to Atlantic City, one of the most exciting resorts in America.”
The three-day event is expected to bring $6M to $8M in tourism revenue to Atlantic City.
For more information please visit: http://www.nabc2023.net/
North American Bengali Conference
An initiative of the Cultural Association of Bengal, the North American Bengali Conference (NABC) aims to address all the issues that concern Bengali in North America and West Bengal, India, and to act as a forum for music, dance, art, artifact and seminars on education, science, medicine, business and next generation. The Cultural Association of Bengal held the first North American Bengali Conference in 1981. Since then, the annual conference is held in different cities each year. The Cultural Association of Bengal is located at 141 Grymes Hill Road, Staten Island, NY. Email NABCinfo2023@gmail.com for more information.
KPC Bengali Hall of Fame
KPC Bengali Hall of Fame is a philanthropic organization in New Jersey committed to building a museum for preserving the heritage and glory of the Bengal. Sponsored by doctor, industrialist and philanthropist Dr. K.P. Chaudhury (globally known as KPC) and the KPC group of companies, KPC Bengali Hall of Fame is hosting NABC 2023 Atlantic City and bringing new, inaugural events to the celebration.
Sree Sree Gita Sangha Atlantic City
Sree Sree Gita Sangha Atlantic City was established in 2000 by a group of Bangladeshi Hindu immigrants in Atlantic City, who wanted to give their children the essence of native roots, religion and culture. An integral part of the Atlantic City Hindu Community, the mission of Sree Sree Gita Sangha is to cater to the spiritual needs of all devotees in the community and surrounding areas; embolden youth in the participation and activities of the organization; deliver the ideals and essences of Hinduism; and engage in charitable, educational, cultural and spiritual activities. Sree Sree Gita Sangha is located at 109 N. Florida Ave., Atlantic City.
Lisa Johnson Communications