East 47th Street
New York City, New York

Fun, Food, & Culture at the 30th Annual
Asian Pacific American Heritage Festival
Sunday, May 3, 2005 at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza

New York, NY (April 15, 2009)—The Coalition of Asian Pacific Americans (CAPA) proudly announces their 30th Annual Asian Pacific American Heritage Festival on Sunday, May 3, 2009 Dag Hammarskjold Plaza (at East 47th Street and 2nd Avenue). The festival will be held from 12:00pm to 6:00pm.

The day long celebration of Asian Pacific American culture is the longest running and largest Pan Asian heritage festival on the East Coast, traditionally held the first weekend of Asian American Heritage Month in May. The festival is free and open to the public, including Asians and non-Asians alike who want to see, hear, taste, and interact with Asian America!

Visitors are encouraged to come hungry and sample delicious bites from all over Asia while taking in the work of renowned artists in calligraphy, Mehandi art (painting designs on the skin of the hands and feet) and other unique folk artists. An exciting range of cultural performances on the main stage include Bollywood Axion Dance Company (Western/Indian dance), Jack Lords (Hawaiian/Urban music), COBU (Japanese Taiko Drumming/Tap), Polynesian dance and much more. This year’s Children’s Corner will give kids a chance to try their hand at Japanese kite making, Korean doll-making, Pakistani rugs and more, plus get their faces painted in beautiful designs.

For the Asian American community, prominent Asian American social groups will also be present to educate the Asian public about numerous valuable services available to them, as well as volunteer opportunities and non-profit avenues to get involved in the community.

For more details on the event, go to: http://capaonline.org/eventschedule.htm.

Official Website: http://www.capaonline.org

Added by stephenchen on April 26, 2009