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20th Annual Asian American Heritage Festival

AHF 2013

CONTACT: Jin Li (Jinlimd@gmail.com), Chair, Asian Heritage Festival Program; Grace Pan (y.grace.pan@gmail.com) and Jenny Kho (Jkho@optonline.net), Co-Chairs, Asian Heritage Festival Vendors/ Program Book Ads (or phone 203-326-1534)

Date: Saturday, May 20, 2017

Time: 12 noon to 6 pm

Place: Kensico Dam Plaza, Valhalla, New York

Free admission and parking

The public is invited to bring family and friends to the Kensico Dam Plaza for an afternoon of entertainment featuring experts in traditional Asian dance and song and masters of the martial arts, including lion dancers. Professional artists share the stage with children’s dance troupes in beautiful traditional costumes. There will be plenty of activities for children such as face painting, calligraphy, Chinese paper cutting, Origami, and games.

One of the most popular of the ethnic cultural celebrations on Westchester County’s summer calendar, the Asian American Heritage Festival attracts as many as 5,000 residents each year. It is also a favorite showcase for small businesses and non-profits, featuring vendors selling Asian-themed cultural artifacts and handmade goods, agencies offering educational and health services and local chefs cooking up a wide array of Asian foods.

The Festival is organized by the OCA-Westchester & Hudson Valley Chapter, sponsored by TD Bank, New York Life, ArtsWestchester, and supported by the Westchester County Parks Department, area Asian Schools and nonprofit organizations, Westchester corporations and local restaurants and businesses.

For more information about OCA-WHV and the festival, please visit www.oca-whv.org  or email info@oca-whv.org

Submitted by: Rose Tan Kaung, OCA-WHV Vice President, Communications and Public Relations

About OCA Westchester & Hudson Valley

OCA was founded in 1973 and is one of the preeminent Asian Pacific Islander Americans (APIAs) advocacy leaders on key issues of concern to the over 16 million (APIAs). By working closely with its over 100 chapters and affiliates and in partnership with a diverse group of national advocacy organizations, it has been an effective voice in Washington, DC and across the nation on issues affecting APIAs. The OCA Westchester & Hudson Valley chapter was founded in 1980 and is one of the oldest and most active ethnic advocacy organizations in the County. It is an all-volunteer grassroots organization and encourages the active participation of APIAs in civic and community affairs. OCA-WHV sponsors many programs and activities in service to Asian Pacific Islander Americans as well as our community at large. OCA-WHV continues to develop new programs, particularly among the large and growing Asian immigrant population in the region. Our current focus is on strengthening our outreach program to Asian seniors and on providing scholarships to talented and promising youth facing hardship or need.