32nd Annual Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Festival Celebrating Asian Arts, Cuisine, and Community Sunday, May 8, 2011, 12pm - 6pm
The 32nd Annual Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Festival will be held on Sunday, May 8, 2011 at Union Square Park (East 17th between Broadway and Park Ave) from 12:00pm to 6:00pm. Organized by the Coalition of Asian Pacific Americans since 1971, this annual festival is the longest running and largest event celebrating Pan Asian heritage on the east coast. Free & open to the public.
- New York, NY (1888PressRelease) April 24, 2011 - More than 20,000 visitors are expected for an impressive line-up of performances, fun activities for children and adults alike, and savory samples of Asian cuisine. Numerous Asian American organizations will be present to inform visitors about useful services, volunteer opportunities, and resources to get involved in the community. Attendees can expect riveting performances from:
Polynesian Dance Productions: Founded in 2007, these classically trained dancers specialize in Tahitian and Hawaiian dance techniques. Past clients include Bette Midler and Christian Aguiliera! (http://www.polynesiandp.com/about_us.html)
Kevin So: Creative songwriter, singer and guitarist known for his "potent, authoritative folk/blues music". (http://www.kevinso.com)
New York Chinese Cultural Center: "A performing arts and educational organization that promotes the understanding and appreciation of Chinese culture". (http://www.chinesedance.org/aboutus.html)
Soh Daiko: Critically acclaimed taiko group, specializing in Japanese drumming technique and other unique instruments. (http://www.sohdaiko.org/about.html)
Appearances by Kaity Tong (CW11 News anchor), Kelly Tsai (spoken word artist), Jen Kwok (ukulele comedian), CeFaan Kim (NY1 News Reporter) and more!
The community festival will be packed with lively entertainment, tasty eats, and valuable resources in celebration of Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month -- and the rich culture, history and accomplishments of Asian Pacific Americans.
For more details on the event, go to: http://capaonline.org
The Coalition of Asian Pacific Americans (CAPA) is a 501c(3) non-profit organization staffed solely by volunteers working together to build a sense of community among the tri-state area's Asian Pacific Americans.
Stephen Chen (Director)
director ( @ ) capaonline dot org
Coalition of Asian Pacific Americans
12 West 18th Street, Suite 3E, New York, NY 10011
Email: info ( @ ) capaonline dot org