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Westchester County, NY
Event: 21st Annual Asian American Heritage Festival
Date: Saturday, June 2, 2018
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 and Hudson Valley – Asian Pacific American Advocates, sponsored by TD Bank, New York Life, ArtsWestchester, and the Westchester County Parks Department, and supported by area Asian Schools and nonprofit organizations, Westchester corporations and local restaurants and businesses.
OCA founded in 1973, OCA Asian Pacific American Advocates is a 501 (c) (3) national non-profit, membership-driven organization based in Washington, D.C. with over 100 chapters and affiliates around the country. We are dedicated to advancing the social, political and economic well-being of Asian Pacific Americans. OCA-WHV is one of its most actively involved chapters. For more information please check the websites www.oca-whv.org www.ocanational.org
Submitted by: Rose Tan Kaung, OCA-WHV Vice President, Communications and Public Relations
Photo by: Lanny Li