Author: ICONE, Inc.

End of Year Community Gathering & Farewell for the Indonesian Consul General

Boston, 12/8/2015 - It's that time of year again to celebrate the holiday seasons with friends, food and fun. ICONE, in collaborations with Permias Massachusetts and supported by Indonesian Consulate of New York, held a night of togetherness among friends and families of Indonesian community in Massachusetts. The event was also served as a farewell tribute to the beloved Indonesian Consul General, Bapak Ghafur and Ibu Endah Dharmaputra. Thank you all to those who have come and participated to make the evening a memorable one.

Wishing you all happy holidays and see you back in 2016 with more community empowerment programs!

ICONE'S HOLIDAY BAZAAR 2015: THE FIRST ICONE'S COMMUNITY EVENT IN NEW HAMPSHIRE

Somersworth, 12/05/2015 - ICONE, Inc.’s first community event in New Hampshire on December 5, 2015 was a success with hundreds of people came together and celebrated the coming holiday seasons with lots of food and fun time with friends and family. Indonesian communities from New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and all the way from Connecticut and Rhode Island were seen having a good time at the event.

There were more than 40 varieties of food and desserts offered by Indonesian and Malaysian vendors that were quickly sold out due to the high demands from the bazaar goers. The clothing and accessories sections of the bazaar by Vanyo Fashion (NY) and Datzo Fabulous Boutique (NH) were also a hit with many people visiting to complete their holiday shopping.

As embedded in ICONE, Inc.’s ways of doing things, community involvements are very crucial in each of its programs. Supported by several amazing and talented groups and individuals, the bazaar was not only the place to go for food & shop, but also the place for shows of talents we have among us in the community. Many thanks to Nusantara Kreasindo for the beautiful and colorful dances, Sri Rejeki for bringing the touch of Javanese through a couple of enchanting traditional dances, trio Batak (Andi Sipayung, bang Juntak, Susi Sihombing) with their touching “Na Sonang Do Hita Na Dua’ ballade song, and duo Raude Raychel & friend for their acoustic renditions.

Another highlight of the bazaar was the raffle ticket drawings with some fantastic prizes to win for. Congratulations to one bazaar goer from Connecticut who won the Apple iPad mini, Don LaFleur on the BOSE wireless speaker, Willa Sullivan on LG LED HDTV, and the rest of the raffle prizes winners.

Thank you to all of the ICONE’s team members and the rest of the community who have made this event a day to remember. Very special thanks to Olla Chas, Rizki Setia, Yana Regan, Mieke Moran, Elvina Muzdhalifah, Andi Sipayung, Ida Daud, Raude Raychel, Desi Sipayung, Susi Sihombing, Willa Lydia Sullivan, Anna Madden, Amanda Madjid, and Michelle Effendi who have helped and delivered their tremendous support.

Together, we can! Bersama, kita bisa! All for the future establishment of New England’s Indonesian Community Center and the ongoing community empowerment programs.

 

Dining Out for Charity

Watertown, 10/17/2015 - Around 40 members of our community came together to enjoy a fun and friendly fundraising luncheon at Old Country Buffet, in Watertown, Massachusetts on Saturday, October 17th, 2015. Not only that the participants can indulge themselves in varieties of tasty and fresh-made all-American favorite food, some interesting ideas were also thrown around for future ICONE's activities that will involve many Indonesian talents here in New England in all sorts of areas of expertise.

Proceeds were dedicated to ICONE to support the future establishment of New England's Indonesian Community Center and the ongoing operation of various collaborative community empowerment programs. Three lucky diners went home with some exciting door prizes.

Thank you to all the participants, donors and ICONE's team who have made this event a successful one. There'll be more "Dining Out for Charity" events to be conducted in different venues around New England areas. So stay tune and hope to see you next time!

Fall CleanUp Charity Yard Sale

Peabody, 09/26/2015 - Beautiful autumn day and great group of people participated were the highlights of another fundraising charity yard sale conducted by ICONE on September 26, 2015. Took place at one of ICONE's team residences in Peabody, MA, the yard sale attracted buyers from the neighborhood areas. Thank you for the host and those who have come and took part in helping the event to be a successful one.

See you at the next event!

 

 

ICONE at New England Indonesian Festival 2015

Boston, 09/12/2015 - For the third year in a row, on September 12th, 2015, PERMIAS MA (Indonesian student association) has successfully held the New England Indonesian Festival (NEIF) at Copley Square, Boston. The event was dedicated to celebrate Indonesia, its culture, arts and culinary. Among dozen of Indonesian vendors participated, ICONE, for the first time, also took part in the celebration. Collaborated with several talented Indonesian contributors in food and fashion, ICONE opened a charity booth selling Indonesian traditional food, clothing and other Indonesian ethnic accessories. Big thank you to all of the collaborators, customers and donators for your supports and participations.

Watertown, 08/29/2015 - On August 29th, 2015, ICONE coordinated and celebrated the 70th Indonesian Independence Day at Filippo Park, Watertown, MA. Indonesians from all over New England came to celebrate this much anticipated event with friends and family. As a tradition, attendees participated in various fun games that are long-time associated with Indonesian Independence Day celebration and treated their taste buds with the scrumptious options of Indonesian food and beverages. Traditional games such as lompat karung, lomba makan kerupuk, bottle and needle challenge, etc. were just some of the hit games of the day. Abundant Indonesian food and beverages such as beef rendang, gado-gado, martabak, spicy boiled eggs, sautéed prawns and many more were also available and became part of the main attractions for those who came. In addition to the main event, as part of the fundraising efforts, ICONE also opened a charity sales booth for people to buy all sorts of ethnic accessories and fashions from Indonesia.

Littleton, 04/30/2015 - Indonesian Community of New England, Inc. (ICONE) had gone about its very first charity yard sale on May 30, 2015 at Littleton, Massachusetts. The sale was backed by many people in the community through items donated to be sold and in-person support on the D-Day. Included in the various sales items were housewares, clothing, shoes, women accessories, kid toys and electronics.

There will be more charity sales to be conducted in the coming months, including online sales. Ongoing supports for ICONE through your participation and donations will be much appreciated.