WESTCHESTER COUNTY, NY — The public is invited to bring family and friends to the Kensico Dam Plaza, in Valhalla, New York, 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. Free admission and parking.
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 the Westchester County Parks Department, and supported by area Chinese Schools and nonprofit organizations, Westchester corporations and local restaurants and businesses.
Important Contacts: Jin Li, Chair, Asian Heritage Festival Program; Grace Pan, Chair, Asian Heritage Festival Vendors / Program Book Ads (firstname.lastname@example.org or call 203-326-1534)
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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.
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SOURCE: Rose Tan Kaung, OCA-WHV Vice President, Communications and Public Relations