Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Month is in full swing and for those looking to celebrate the Filipino Culture, the Pyramid Club located on the 52nd floor at 1735 Market St. will be hosting a special Filipino Night on May 19th from 6-9 pm and is free to attend.
The special Filipino Culture Night will be produced by the Filipino Intercultural Society of Drexel University which was founded in 1995 by Pyramid Club member Leo Arcilla. “Although our organization is primarily focused on sharing and promoting Filipino culture, our organization is intercultural and welcomes individuals from all backgrounds. Over the past 28 years, FISDU has grown from an organization with originally four members to one serving over one hundred individuals,” Leo states.
The Filipino Culture Night is the first time that this event will be hosted at the Pyramid Club and will include a showcase of seven crowd-favorite dances Sayaw sa Bangko, Maglalatik, Pagapir, Binasuan, Tinikling, Modern Tinikling, and Partners Modern. The Pyramid Club will also provide Asian-inspired light fare. Non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages which reflect Filipino and Asian flavors will be available as well as the full bar menu.
Cocktails and light fare will will available for purchase at 6pm in the Pyramid Club Bar and Lounge Area. From 7-8pm, a Cultural Program of Filipino traditional and modern dances will be performed followed by additional socializing from 8-9 pm in the Club Bar and Lounge Area. A variety of Filipino heritage and historical items will be displayed in the Lounge Area. A portion of the bar sales will be donated to FISDU to support their efforts in continuing to promote Philippines heritage and culture. Although this is a free event registration is encourage and available via Eventbrite.
“This collaboration between FISDU and the Pyramid Club is a great opportunity for the Filipino community and others interested in Filipino culture, to come together and celebrate their rich cultural heritage. By attending this event, one will learn more about traditional Filipino dances, music, customs, and gain a deeper appreciation for the culture. This is also an excellent way to connect with other members of the community and strengthen the bonds of Filipino identity. It is a chance to meet new people, make friends, and share experiences, all while celebrating the unique and vibrant culture of the Philippines,” Leo adds.