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March 12, 2016 ICONE, Inc. No comments exist

2nd Dining Out for Charity with Family & Friends

Boston, 3/12/2016 - ICONEan friends and families got together at ICONE's 2nd 'Dining Out for Charity' event today in the spirit of community and fundraising. Held at Thai Basil restaurant in Boston, the event raised almost $200 and all the money will go to the ongoing community empowerment programs run by Indonesian Community of New England, Inc. - ICONE, Inc. Great food, friendly crowds and lots of catching up between friends were the highlights of the day. 3 lucky winners also brought home some door prizes to enjoy. It was truly a wonderful day to be with many friendly faces that have community betterment at heart.

February 7, 2016 ICONE, Inc. 3 comments

Five Firestars for ICONE's First Indonesian Cooking Class

Braintree, 02/06/2016 - Gorgeous day after the winter storm Lexi marked the first Indonesian cooking class held by ICONE at Eda's Café in Braintree on February 6, 2016. As part of ICONE's efforts to further promote Indonesian culture to New England's community, ICONE provided a glimpse of Indonesian culture through its culinary by holding a cooking class. 

Rizki Setia, ICONE's very own chef instructor, together with the class participants cooked up two of the most famous Indonesian meals, Ayam Woku and Siomay. Couple of faculty members and several students from Bunker Hill Community College's culinary arts program were amongst the class participants. Together they learned about variety of must-have spices in Indonesian cooking and how to best use them. Siomay making was a blast when participants, who have never tasted or made one, tried their best to make their Siomay dough proportionally put and nicely wrapped in the wonton wraps and tofu used.

Despite of the many things that ICONE needs to learn from its first attempt of hosting a cooking program for future events, the class was definitely a hit among the participants. One participants even gave ICONE and team five fire stars in her review. Thank you all for giving ICONE a chance to promote Indonesian culinary. Hopefully ICONE can do this again in the near future with more delicious Indonesian menu to learn.

Terima kasih dan sampai jumpa lagi! 

[For Ayam Woku and Siomay recipes, please click here]

December 23, 2015 ICONE, Inc. No comments exist

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!

December 7, 2015 ICONE, Inc. No comments exist


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.


October 17, 2015 ICONE, Inc. No comments exist

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!

September 26, 2015 ICONE, Inc. No comments exist

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!



September 12, 2015 ICONE, Inc. No comments exist

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.

August 30, 2015 ICONE, Inc. No comments exist

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.

June 2, 2015 ICONE, Inc. No comments exist

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.