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New York Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival

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New York Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival

Time: August 6, 2016 to August 8, 2016
Location: Flushing Meadows Park
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Event Discipline: performance, other
Organized By: a4 - Network Admin
Latest Activity: Jun 14, 2016

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Event Description

The 25th anniversary HKDBF NY 2015 features events for the entire family, an opening day parade at noon on Saturday and the US Dragon Boat Open Championship Race on Sunday. Some of the attractions taking place during the festival include several new races, the Hong Kong SAR Family Invitational, the Hong Kong Business Family Invitational, the HSBC 150th Anniversary Invitational, and the Municipal Invitational race featuring various teams from our elected officials, Mayor De Blasio, Queens Borough President Katz, Congresswoman Meng and Assemblyman Kim's office were invited to field a team as well as the NYC government agencies NYPD, NYFD, DEP and Parks Department. Other special races include the Health Care Invitational, the Educational Invitational, the Women's Invitational, and the Senior's Invitational. This year's Corporate Invitational looks to be a good one, with eleven Corporate Teams joining us to race for their companies. There are also special youth, women and sponsor races, plus a Media challenge and a Charity race featuring $10,000 to be donated to the charities designated by the competing teams. The Charity Race participants include HSBC USA, DCH, Flushing Bank and Shanghai Commercial Bank Ltd. Each of them will contribute $2500 to put in the charity fund.

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