Silk Road Bazaar and Fundraiser

Center for Creative Living 1460 Koll Circle, Suite C, San Jose, CA, United States

Meet members of the Simorgh Dance Collective and take home some ethnic treasures from a Silk Road bazaar. Find specialty ethnic clothing, hand-made articles, veils, and jewelry for sale from our travels to Iran, Azerbaijan, Kurdistan, Turkey, and Uzbekistan. Come browse for rare and unusual ethnic costume dresses, skirts, vests, jewelry, and more, vintage as […]


Online Performance and Fundraiser


Enjoy an online program of Silk Road dance and music performances by the Simorgh Dance Collective without leaving your home. Featuring Farima Berenji, Rashid Shadat, Mona Gafari, Homeyra Banejad, Nariman Assadi and the Simorgh Dance Collective. Register with Eventbrite to receive the live video streaming link. When you register you have the opportunity to help […]


Mehregan Celebration 2020

Mehregan is the Persian festival of autumn, one of the most ancient Iranian festivals known, when the community gathers together for prayers of thanksgiving and blessings. On Mehregan, friends and family gather to celebrate the beginning of fall and its colors. Hosted by the Roya Foundation, the 2020 Mehregan Celebration is held entirely online with […]


Yalda: A Festival of Light


Join us for an evening celebrating Yalda (winter solstice), the longest night of the year. Shab-e Yalda (Yalda Night) is the Persian Winter Solstice Celebration on the eve of the Winter Solstice. The Persians believed that this night is the night of the birth of Ahura Mazda and Mithra, Persian God of Light and Truth. […]

$10 – $15


Norouz Celebration 2022


Join us for an afternoon celebrating Norouz, the coming of Spring! Norouz is the traditional spring and new year celebration of the Persian and Central Asian people. Norouz means “New Day” and it falls on the March equinox, the first day of spring. Families on Norouz gather together and wait for the exact time it […]


Prayers and Whirling for Abadan

San Jose, CA San Jose, CA, United States

Join us for a prayer session, ancient mourning ritual of the Persian Gulf (Call of the Sea), and whirling in memory of the casualties and devastation in Abadan, Iran. Together we wish the people of Abadan healing in the face of this tremendous tragedy, to all those who have been wounded, lost family, or have […]



Canceled Yalda: Calling in the Light


Join us for an evening gathering sharing stories, poetry, and more for Yalda, the winter solstice. This year we dedicate our evening with prayers and sacred rituals honoring the bravery of the Iranian people who are facing a long period of unrest. Feel free to share stories or poetry during this third annual online Yalda […]

$5 – $15

Roya Foundation Nowruz Bazaar

San Ramon Community Center 12501 Alcosta Blvd, San Ramon, CA, United States

Nowruz Baazar 2023The Roya Foundation Nowruz Bazaar includes a taste of Nowruz food, culture, pastries, cookies and selling Haft-seen items. Includes performance by the Simorgh Dance Collective. Roya Foundation Providing Humanitarian, Educational Assistance, Health Care, and Medical Aid Globally The Roya Foundation is a non-profit organization that provides humanitarian, educational assistance, and medical aid to […]


Summer Bazaar

Santa Clara Santa Clara, CA

New or Used Persian and Silk Road Ethnic Costumes, Jewelry, and Accessories for Sale Help support the Simorgh Dance Collective and get authentic gifts for friends and family! Browse and buy our collection in person by invitation. Send an e-mail to for directions. Simorgh Dance Collective Today, it’s increasingly important to share an appreciation […]

6th Annual Black and White Dinner Ball

San Ramon Golf Club, Water by Wedgewood 9430 Fircrest Ln, San Ramon, United States

The Roya Foundation's 6th annual Black and White benefit ball with Maryam Jalali, and Majid and Amir Khostavan. Special guests Amir Etemadzadeh, Faranak Shahroozi, and Pantea Izadi Lotfi as master of ceremony. Includes performance by Farima Berenji and the Simorgh Dance Collective. Tickets Roya Foundation Providing Humanitarian, Educational Assistance, Health Care, and Medical Aid Globally […]

$150 – $175