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Imagine Ellis Island Asian American Heritage Festival

Event Details

Imagine Ellis Island Asian American Heritage Festival

Time: May 15, 2016 from 12pm to 3pm
Location: Ellis Island
Street: Ellis Island
City/Town: Ellis Island
Website or Map: http://nainichen.org/?p=3676
Event Discipline: dance, music
Organized By: a4 - Network Admin
Latest Activity: Apr 20, 2016

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Event Description

Mission

To celebrate the 2016 Asian American Heritage Month and the 100th Anniversary of the National Park Service with traditional and contemporary Asian American Music, Dance, involving the community in the NJ/NY area.

Date 

Sunday May 15, 2016 at Noon tp 3:00PM

Direction

We highly recommend purchasing tickets in advance. The only on-site location to purchase authorized tickets is the Statue Cruises official ticket office inside Castle Clinton in Battery Park (links to Google Map). Plan ahead if possible, and avoid these scammers selling overpriced and/or fake tickets.

Activities (Proposed)

Exhibits

Photo and Exhibit “Of Rice and Spice” by Asian American photographer Corky Lee

Performances

Sun 5/15 Noon

Dragon Dance around the Ellis Island main building to open the festival

VIP Speakers & Award Presentation in the Great Hall

The Ahn Trio with Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company

Mongolian Horsehead Fiddle Music with Dancer

NJCU Student Music Presentation: Isaac Ezekiel Del Rosario

Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company and the New Asia Chamber Music Society

1:00  Performance in the Outdoor Wall of Honor Area (1 hour+)

VIP Speaker TBA

Children’s Orchestra Society

Philippine Dance/Music

NJCU Classical Music Presentation

Lion Dance

EDUCATIONAL MUSIC/DANCE/ART WORKSHOP IN ECHO TENT THROUGHOUT THE DAY

Performers

Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company
The Ahn Trio ( Keyboard only) – Renowned Korean American Classical Trio
Jigjiddorj Natsagdorj – Mongolian Horse Head Fiddle Virtuoso
Asian American Dragon/Lion Association (Lion Dance Youth group)
Faculty-Student of NJ City University
Children’s Orchestra Society (NY based Asian Youth Orchestra)

New Asia Chamber Music Society

 VIP Guests (Invited and to be Invited)

United State Senator Cory Booker, Robert Menedez

Congressman Bill Pascrell, Albio Sires, Leonard Lance

The Chinese Consulate General

Taipei Economic and Cultural Council

Consulate of India

Consulate of Mongolia

Consulate of Vietnam

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