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THE 30th ANNUAL ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN HERITAGE FESTIVAL

Sunday, May 3rd, 2009 Dag Hammarskjold Plaza 47th Street and 2nd Avenue

Dear Distinguished Guests, Thank you all very much for joining us in the celebration of the 30th annual Asian/Pacific American (A/PA) Heritage Festival. For a moment, breathe deeply and take in this setting. This event, kicking off A/PA Heritage Month, is our community’s cherished springtime ritual of renewal. Today, at the foothills of the United Nations, at the lush respite of Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, we pay special attention to our rich Asian American traditions and celebrate our heritage, which represents our valued legacy from the past, a living record of how we live today, and what we can build now to pass on to future generations. A/PA communities across America are working to fully realize their dreams in these environs, a country where its citizens can mingle in the common pursuit of learning and advancement. It is a place where we were once immigrants, fresh from foreign lands, but still had equal claim to economic opportunity and rule of law. Today, in an ever more interwoven global economy, we remember the legacy our ancestors have left and use it to build new roads in the 21st century. The A/PA Heritage Festival also clearly demonstrates the valuable role served by public events as a platform to promote dialogue and engagement among the Asian American community and our treasured neighbors. We have been fortunate enough to indulge in building a series of powerful public-private partnerships. We hope to continue growing and involve even more stakeholders in hosting our annual community festival. We give special thanks to our partners including the NYC Parks Department, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Con Edison, Passport to Taiwan, Five Points NYC, State Farm, Chinatown Partnership, Citigroup, CUNY’s AAARI, Ito En, Goldman Sachs, Different Roads to Learning, and Fresh Concentrate for providing a foundation of trust and reciprocity. On this note, we hope you and your family enjoy a memorable and fruitful day of learning and sharing the different elements of Asian/Pacific American heritage. We also invite you now to consider joining us in planning for next year’s festival on May 1st, 2010 by contacting us at volunteers@capaonline.org. Truly yours, The Coalition of Asian Pacific Americans 2009 Board Members Marilyn Abalos Adam Chan Matthew Chan Charlene Chen

Stephen Chen Jason Chin Noel Collo Kelly Fung

Joanne Ko Chuck Lee Stephen Lin Ginny Myung

Christina Seid Edwin Wong Wendy Yu


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Community Acknowledgments (By Alphabetical Order of Person’s Last Name) • Marilyn Abalos for ensuring folks in the metro-New York area know about our event and can share our heritage • Julie Azuma and Tamio Spiegel for hosting us for two decades • Adam Chan for bringing the A/PA community together in new and meaning ways • Anna Chan, Arline Loh, and Mary Tsang - we can only hope for their energy • Matt Chan, Betty Ng, and Erica Swallow for bringing new energy to our staff • Charlene Chen (and her Mom) for her grace, intellect, and energy. For letting us borrow her mom to walk the streets of Chinatown to speak with street vendors • Stephen Chen for the endless nights he spent to bring the festival together and ensure that it was a true community production • Barbara Calvano, David Cheng, Noel Collo, Rosie De Innocentiis and Rachel King for bringing joy to our children • Wellington Chan, Helen Cheng, Vivian Chiu, Irene Cifra, Paul Gong, Thomas Law, Michael Moi, and Sunny Moy, for being willing to share our community’s resources • Frances Cheung for making sure our community stays healthy • Jason Chin, George Lou, Stephanie Man, and Bing Ng for their leadership around performances and making sure we have some great headliners! • Dave Chu for introducing city politicians as our valued guests • Kelly Fung for gathering our community’s martial artists and representing the traditional arts • Ramon Gil and Bor-Cheng Hsu for making sure we have the resources to execute the festival successfully • Joanne Ko and Jasmine Kuan for being tremendously fun to work with • Chuck Lee for always keeping the best interests of our community at heart • Corky Lee and Robert Lee for visually documenting our community’s growth • Steven Lin for setting up the technology infrastructure for our organization • Chris Loh and Kiron Heriot-Darragh for putting together our brochure • Daria Ng for empowering others to use the festival as a means for educating our peers • Arun Mathew and Manjula Menon for building new bridges • Rory McEvoy and Jason Labate for their time and dedication to the Park Department and keeping NYC green • Emily Man and her mom, Sandra Man, for cooking food to share with our guests • Ginny Myung for making sure we have the licenses and permits to make sure we can even host our event! • Chi Nguyen for compiling a comprehensive list of A/PA student leaders in the NYC metro area • Alastair Ong and Iris Chau for allowing us to store goods and materials at their house in midtown before the festival • Christina Seid being a community deacon and being a strong advocate of business savvy • Stacy Shi for being flexible and being able to help organize booths • Ada Sim for helping to bring food and fun to the festival • Lisa Tai for providing volunteers to our organization and for watching over us • Bibs Teh for her stewardship over the last two years • Edwin Wong for coming up with brilliant ideas and providing the leadership to follow through • Antony Wong for continually pushing resources towards our coalition of organizations and the broader A/PA community • Bonnie Wong, Pauline Yu, and the rest of AWIB for providing business resources for our community • Telly Wong for his help in representing the many musicians in the A/PA community • Wendy Yu and Ruyin Xue for helping us stay grounded and tending to our sponsors • Ning Zhang for helping us better understand how previous festivals ran To our many performers, folk artists, martial artists, facepainters, volunteers and friends: We thank you for making this event possible every year for the last 30 years.

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Music & Dance Showcase We are proud to present an exciting, diverse and talented list of performers for your entertainment pleasure. If you would like to invite these performers to your event, please email performances@capaonline.org. BOLLYWOOD AXION DANCE COMPANY (ALSO KNOWN AS BAX) Fusing contemporary western influences, classical Indian dance techniques, the contagious energy of Punjabi Bhangra, and the passionate spirit of Hindi cinema, Bollywood Axion is a pioneer in the Indo-western dance world, garnering much television and media attention. Bollywood Axion has given stellar performances at numerous events including the New York Times first screening premiere of Slumdog Millionaire in 2007, CBS Early Show, The Today Show, Tyra Banks Show, Brooklyn Museum of Arts, Queens Museum of Arts, Premio Lo Nuestro a la Musica Latina (Latin Grammy Awards) 2009 and many high profile events. The Bollywood Axion Dance Company has also appeared in major Hollywood and Bollywood films. Pooja Narang, Founder and Artistic Director of Bollywood Axion, is a globally renowned Choreographer. Their Bollywood & Bhangra Dance Classes are in high demand and the first and leading dance classes of their kind on the east coast. Information can be found online at http://www.bollywoodaxion.com THE JACK LORDS Taking the musical stylings of pop/rock and adding in the subtle, sweet twangs of the Hawaiian Islands, THE JACK LORDS sprang forth as a new force on the music scene in the summer of 2006. Since then, this dynamic group has played at venues across the New York region.

THE JACK LORDS fuse a variety of individual musical backgrounds ranging from hard rock, hiphop/R&B, ska, bossa nova, jazz, Polynesian and pop. Combining all these musical experiences with Hawaiian instrumentation (ukuleles and slide-guitar), poly-harmonious vocals, 80's new wave, and indie rock inspiration they tell stories of loss, love, and longing. Influential to THE JACK LORDS’ sound are: the islands of Hawaii, the Philippines, and Polynesia; Jack Lord; Jack Daniels; Jack Kerouac; Jack Palance; The Mamas and The Papas; Hank Williams; The Velvet Underground; Gabby Pahinui; The Association; The Go-Go's; ELO; Os Mutantes; Talking Heads; Burt Bacharach; Queen; Men At Work; The Fifth Dimension; The Beatles; Hall & Oates; Jake Shimabukuro; The Beach Boys; and Brother IZ. http://www.thejacklords.com NYC BHANGRA CLUB As our name suggests, the NYC Bhangra Club is a dance organization established to promote and perform the Bhangra in New York City. Founded in 2007, the Club today is one of the best-known dance organizations in New York, with a member list drawn from all ages, races, nationalities and professions. We perform regularly at various public and private cultural events, and the list includes appearances for the United Nations, the City of New York, the Indian Consulate, HSBC, and several television awards events. Our passion, and primary mission, though, still remains getting more people to learn the Bhangra. To this end, we offer classes 4 days a week for beginners at a few different locations in midtown-Manhattan. And, whether you're looking to learn a dance that is amazing fun, get some terrific exercise, or just

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THE 30th ANNUAL ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN HERITAGE FESTIVAL meet new people, we assure you of a great time! Come join us today and help rock NYC! www.nycbhangraclub.com ALFA Alfa is a songwriter whose idiosyncratic songs about the dynamics of life and love have been described as "hydraulics for the heart." A self-taught guitarist and classically trained pianist and violinist, Alfa has played such venues as The Bitter End, The Knitting Factory, CBGBs, Rockwood Music Hall, The Cutting Room, Arlene’s Grocery, Five Points, and the Asian American Heritage Festival in Union Square, as well as in various college campuses throughout the US. Alfa has opened for such artists as The Rembrandts, The Speaks, Rachel Alejandro and Geneva Cruz. A 2007 graduate of NYU’s Gallatin School, Alfa has released three EP’s and will release her first full-length album, “Second Skin” in 2009. http://www.alfa-music.com P.I.C

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P.I.C's trademarked hiphopunkfunkmamboska sound - a blend of hip-hop, punk, Latin rhythms, funk and ska - has been a staple of the Lower East Side music scene for the last 10 years. Their third full length album, EL NOVA HUSTLE, was released to critical praise in the U.S. and in Japan, continuing the path blazed by their wildly successful debut album HIPHOPUNKFUNKMAMBOSKA!!! (2000), and their nationally-distributed sophomore release, SEXY PICNIC (2003). In 2002, P.I.C made its primetime television debut as Wanda Syke's house band on Comedy Central's "Premium Blend." http://www.picscape.com

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BALAM BALAM was founded in 1979 by Islene Pinder, as a cross-cultural dance company that creates original works inspired by Balinese theatre. Artistic director and choreographer Carlos Fittante enriched the company’s repertoire to include a cutting-edge fusion of contemporary dance and diverse cultural dance styles. The company has been featured at Lincoln Center Out-ofDoors, Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, and internationally at the Bali Arts Festival in Denpasar, Bali. BALAM received critical recognition from the New York Times and Village Voice, and the Indonesian Consulate of New York highly commended its performances. For more information, go to http://www.BALAMDance.org. STONE FOREST ENSEMBLE The Stone Forest Ensemble is an animating image of what the world and its people have become and are still longing to become. We are a sampled collection of the many ancestries that have flowed as rivers in the shaping of the terrain that is today's reality; individuals made by differing traditions and ideologies, meeting from varied corners of the world's thinking into the space of one thought, the harmony of one statement. In us is the blood of the Asian Empire, the silken strands of the Ancient East, the elegance of the Middle Eastern Legacy, the pride of the African Lineage, the waving flags of the European Tradition. In us is the elongating cry of the String Symphony, the driving momentum of the Middle Eastern and African Percussion, the weighted meditation of the Traditional Asian Instruments, the rebellion and tenacity of the Hip-Hop voice. In us is the face of the old world that has become new. COBU COBU was born in 2000 by YAKO MIYAMOTO in NY. COBU is an exceptional performance project that is aiming to combine the art of the Japanese TAIKO Drum & American Funk TAP dancing. Our name "COBU" means "Dance Like Drumming, Drum Like Dancing". http://www.cobu.us

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THE 30th ANNUAL ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN HERITAGE FESTIVAL CHINESE AMERICAN ARTS COUNCIL CAAC, a service and presenting organization, was established in 1975, to meet the cultural needs of the expanding New York Chinese community and to introduce the best of the rich Chinese cultural heritage to the greater New York community. It presents traditional Chinese theater, dance and acrobats at Alice Tully Hall, the Lincoln Center Out of Doors Festival and community theaters as well as universities and public schools in metropolitan New York area. It also presents at least twelve exhibitions of works by Asian American visual artists at its own Gallery 456 and other venues annually. CAAC and Gallery 456 located at 456 Broadway, 3rd Floor, NYC 10003. Tel: 212-431-9740. www.caacarts.org. MAGNETIC NORTH Magnetic North is the hip-hop duo known for moving your body as well as your synapses. Respected nationwide for their soul scorching lyrics and innovative melodies, Direct & Theresa Vu have turned heads from rap superstar Nelly to renowned civil rights activist Yuri Kochiyama. They released their first album in March of 2006. www.magnetichiphop.com POLYNESIAN DANCE PRODUCTIONS Polynesian Dance Productions brings you the most elite Polynesian dance revue in the tristate area. All featured dancers were born and raised in the islands of Hawai'i, Tahiti, or Samoa, and we boast a combined 80+ years of experience studying, performing, and teaching the traditional dances of Polynesia. Our dancers have trained since childhood in the art of Hawaiian and/or Tahitian dance, culture, and language. We offer a truly authentic Polynesian dance experience and aim to respect and perpetuate the native culture of the islands in all that we do, and share the essence of aloha. To learn more about us, go to www.polynesiandp.com.

MASTERS OF CEREMONY AIR TABIGUE is a producer, host and stand up comedian from Long Island New York. In 2004, he won the Eastern Division of the First Asian American Stand Up Comedy Competition held by Takeout Comedy. He currently hosts and produces the Jammin Asian Variety Show at the Laugh Lounge. JEN KWOK is the world's only pianoplaying accountant turned ukulelestrumming comedian! A finalist in NBC's Stand-Up for Diversity, Jen was brought to national attention after only a few months of performing stand-up, and has quickly established herself as one of the quirkiest young comedians on the scene. Jen's refreshing blend of music, stand-up and improvisation has earned her a reputation as a multi-talented performer, and she has been seen at such diverse venues as Gotham Comedy Club, Highline Ballroom, and The Bowery Poetry Club. Jen has also been featured on CNN, PBS' Asian America, and in The New York Times. http://jenkwok.wordpress.com ALAN MURAOKA is most recognizable for his role as “Alan,” the proprietor of Hopper’s Store, on the Emmy Award winning series, “Sesame Street.” He had directed Disney's "High School Musical" in 3 cities, and will direct “High School Musical 2” this summer at the Lyric Theatre in Oklahoma City. Mr. Muraoka is a graduate of UCLA, where he relieved the Carol Burnett Musical Comedy Award for performance. http://www.alanmuraoka.net EMILY C. CHANG is an actress/writer who is a founding member of performance group I Was Born with Two Tongues, named in A. Magazine's "A List" of Most Influential Asian Americans. Emily's background stems from a variety of fields, including theater, music, and TV/film. TV/Film: ImaginAsian TV's The Lounge (host); Axe/Comedy Central's "Hair Crisis News Update," Colin Hearts Kay (in prod.); "The Humberville Poetry Slam" (Maharaja"); Shanghai Hotel. Theatre: Warrior Sisters (The Kitchen); Sisters in the Smoke (HERE Mainstage); Yellowtechnicolor Tour (national). Emily received her BA in English from Univ. of Chicago and her MA in Performance Studies from NYU Tisch. When she’s not on set, she’s working on her novel.

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Martial Arts A long-standing tradition at the Heritage Festival has been the exhibition of various schools of Martial Arts from across Asia and the Pacific. WU MEI KUNG FU ASSOCIATION - Wu Mei Pai is a classical Chinese martial art. Founded by Wu Mei, the daughter of a Ming Imperial general, it was subsequently developed and preserved at the southern Shaolin temple. Wu Mei Pai is unusually comprehensive: long and short in range, hard and soft in expression, and utilizing internal and external forces; it is at once a powerful system of selfdefense, a complex health and longevity practice, and a profound spiritual discipline. Seventh generation grandmaster Sifu Ken Lo teaches and oversees all classes at the Headquarters school. The class atmosphere is supportive, non-threatening, non-violent, and non-competitive. Students are taught individually in a group setting and will develop strength, power, flexibility, endurance, and skill. Sifu Ken Lo also offers additional services related to Chinese culture including lion dance performances, destiny readings, Feng Shui, Cha Do tea ceremony, arranging Chinese cultural performances, and consulting in traditional Chinese cultural arts. Wu Mei Kung Fu Association 219 Sullivan St., NY, NY 10012 (917) 885-8598 http://www.wumei.com PHILIPPINE INTEGRATED MARTIAL ARTS ACADEMY (PIMA) Eskrima, Kali, Arnis the only known traditional Filipino martial art, has roots deep in the culture and history of the Filipino people. Historical evidence suggests that this art existed long before the arrival of the first Spanish colonizers. The Philippine Integrated Martial Arts Academy headed by Grandmaster Arnulfo Cuesta is the first Doce Pares multi-style eskrima school established in the United States and has produced many of the nation’s top instructors. The members of PIMA are constantly learning from each other no matter your age or experience. We welcome all who are interested in this unique martial art. Philippine Integrated Martial Arts Academy 779 Bergen Avenue, Room 111 Jersey City, NJ 07306 (201) 432-6441 | dpares@comcast.net http://www.doceparesusa.com

BYAKOKAN DOJO - Battojutsu is a form of Japanese swordsmanship. It's main characteristic is that it utilizes the idea of drawing and cutting in one motion although this idea is very interchangeable to iaido or iai jutsu. One key difference however is the emphasis on tameshigiri or test cutting in battojutsu. Toyama Ryu Battojutsu is an art that was formulated for the use by the Japanese military. The origin of the techniques come from the Omori set of Eishin Ryu and was formulated by the sword saint of that period, Nakayama Hakudo. Made for applicable battlefield use, the techniques of Toyama Ryu are done standing compared to that of many iaido schools which are mainly from a seated posture. Our dojo is affiliated with the US Battodo Federation and All Japan Toyama Ryu Federation. http://www.Newyorkbattodo.com CITY WINGTSUN KUNG FU - Unique, functional and intelligent – WingTsun is the art of selfdefense. WingTsun (pronounced wing chun) is a martial art that emphasizes practical fighting techniques rather than flashy or sport-oriented movements. Classes are taught in a safe and friendly training environment and open to all adults regardless of experience. Bring this ad for 30 Days FREE & intensive WingTsun training at either our Midtown or East Village locations. Group, private and intensive courses available. City WingTsun Kung Fu 1024 Sixth Ave 4fl, NY, NY 10018 (212) 354-9188 | info@citywt.com http://www.citywt.com NEW YORK COMBAT SAMBO - An acronym for “SAMozashchita Bez Oruzhiya” or “Self-defense without weapons”, Sambo is a form of sport, selfdefense, and hand-to-hand combat established in the former Soviet Union during the early twentieth century. Under the leadership of Sambo’s forefathers, indigenous fighting styles from Japan, Mongolia, Europe, North America, Caucasus, and

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THE 30th ANNUAL ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN HERITAGE FESTIVAL Russia were studied and blended into what is now known as Sambo. New York Combat Sambo offers the highest quality instruction in Sport, Freestyle, and Combat Sambo as well as submission grappling, striking, and mixed martial arts. While, NYCS has established itself as a top training center for the competitive martial artist, classes are open to adults with any level of experience or no experience at all. Our unmatched team of coaches offers an incredible range of experience for our students to benefit from. NYCS is New York’s best choice for Sambo training and one of the most elite training facilities available in the city. New York Combat Sambo 225 West 36th street, 6th floor, New York, NY 10018 (917) 617-5650 http://www.nycombatsambo.com SHORINJIRYU KARATE is a scientific form of Okinawan/Japanese Martial Arts, based on classical Karate. Shorinjiryu Karate emphasizes training in forms, fighting, the use of weapons, and self defense. Shorinjiryu Karate also incorporates physical exercise and meditation. Shorinjiryu Karate Kensokukai Dojo P.O.Box 6678 New York, NY 10128 (917) 324-1881 | shihanmega@yahoo.com http://www.koshikiusa.com

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THE YOUNG EARTH HUMAN ALLIANCE (YEHA) is an International Non-Profit Leadership Group that ignites in young people a passion for self-mastery, and service to change the world. Through empowerment training in the body-mind arts of Dahn Yoga and DahnMuDo, YEHA develops young leaders uniquely equipped with the awareness, energy and passion to meet the challenges of our changing world. Dahn Yoga and DahnMuDo (Dahn Martial Arts) are holistic health and training programs with roots that extend several thousand years into Korean history that were modernized in the 1980's by Dahn Yoga founder Ilchi Lee. There

are currently 1000 Dahn Yoga centers in 8 countries, including 20 in the NY/NJ area. YEHA - Young Earth Human Alliance (New York Regional branch) 37 Union Sq. West Fl. 2, New York, NY 877-HSP-YOGA | www.dahnyoga.com www.youngearthhuman.com PAK MEI KUNG FU - Pak Mei or White Eyebrow Kung Fu is one of the rarest systems in the Chinese martial arts community. There are very few teachers in the world capable of properly teaching this esoteric system in its entirety. Sifu Kwong Man Fong is one of those select few. K.M. Fong has been teaching Pak Mei Kung Fu in New York City since 1974 and has produced many national and international champions. He is a staunch traditionalist that passes down this difficult system through the rigid and strict methods by which he was taught through Grand Master Cheung Lai Chun. Sifu Kwong Man Fong welcomes all prospective students, but warns that this is a very difficult style to master. It takes a very focused and disciplined student to truly grasp the many benefits of this system. Pak Mei Kung Fu 118-122 Baxter St., Suite 203 New York, NY http://www.pakmeinyc.net


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KAVITA VYAS - MEHANDI ARTIST Mehandi, the art of painting designs on the skin of hands and feet, began over 100 years ago in India by the Muslims, mostly in Pakistan. It is also widely done by Arab peoples. This art form came about as a result of women whose hands are the only parts of their bodies visible. Kavita Vyas learned Mehandi from the master Mrs. Saroj Oza, who created the cone method. She taught Mehandi in India before coming to New York in 1996 for treatment of her polio condition. Kavita and her Mehandi art were covered on the 10 O’clock News on Channel 11 in 1996. Kavita also does fabric painting, clay pot painting and cosmetics for brides. YE XUN, DOUGH FIGURINE MASTER ARTIST Dough modeling is a traditional Chinese handicraft that has continued to develop for over 700 years. Mr. Ye Xun, born in Zhejiang, has combined the qualities of both his master teachers, the poetic sensibility of Master Zhao Kou Ming with the realistic representation of color and manner of Master Lang Shao An (his grandfather). His figures appear life-like with a sense of vitality in the scenes and characters of his work. His work include the famous mythological characters such as the Monkey King from "Journey to the West", the Eight Immortals and the Goddess of Mercy. He has also won numerous awards for his designs including First Place in the Zhejiang Provincial Competition for Best Design. JAMPA YOUDEN TIBETEN JEWERLY DESIGNER Jampa Youden grew up in one of the many nomadic communities in Tibet, where the land is vast (larger than Texas and California together), streams are crystal clear, where there are herds of sheep, birds, meadows of fragrant flowers and medicinal plants, surrounded by snow capped mountains. He learned to sing from his grandfather. The songs are of nomadic life since 70% of the Tibetan population is nomadic. From a family of singers, he and his brothers are often invited to sing at special occasions, weddings and parties. At age thirty he escaped with family members to Nepal before coming to the United States.. He thinks singing is like medicine. He says, "It is free to be happy." He tells of the Tibetan proverb, "When you are happy, you enjoy wine. When you are sad, you must tame your mind." He has also taught himself jewelry design. Taking his cue from traditional works he has brought this kind of design back in new materials, sizes and forms, sometimes using beads from Arizona.

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MING LIANG LU: MASTER PAPERCUTTER OF PORTRAITS - Ming Liang Lu began studying calligraphy with his father at the age of five. He also studied carving, sculpture and engraving under the tutelage of renowned Shanghai artists such as Zheng Chi Lai, Shu Xun Long and Wu Su Wei. In 1981 he was commissioned to replicate a miniature scale model of Qing Pu Dai Guan Garden with 796 stone sculptures, some as small as a grain of rice. His sculptures were exhibited in the US from 1980 to 1985 and received wide acclaim. A creation from this period, "Dawn", was enlarged into a public art piece over five meters tall and is now permanently installed in the Shanghai Hua Xin Garden. He been in the US for nineteen years and continues to receive awards at various art shows here. ROSE SIGAL-IBSEN: CALLIGRAPHER Rose Sigal-Ibsen has practiced calligraphy for many years and won critical acclaim for her work. Born in Romania and migrating from Israel to the US, she worked as an enamelist after studying at FIT. In 1979 she began her study of Sumi ink at the KoHo School of Sumi-e in NY and later Chinese brushwork at the Zhejiang Academy in China. She has won Awards of Excellence from the Kampo Cultural Center and from the Manhattan Arts International magazine. She has exhibited widely, for example, in China at the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, in Bucharest at the Roumanian Cultural Foundation, and in the US at the Steinhardt Conservatory and the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington DC.

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Kid’s Corner This year’s festival will include a children’s activities area, where kids can learn more about some of the cultures through hands-on activities, a sampling of heritage and culture for younger minds. PROFESSIONAL FACEPAINTING Presented by Barbara Calvano & and her team of Motives makeup artists, in partnership with Rosalind De Innocentiis, of R-D Beauty. Thank you for demonstration how important (and success) public-private partnerships can be! They will be using facepainting make up from Motives Cosmetics by Loren Ridinger. JAPAN - FISH KITES In Japan, kids enjoy a special celebration each year on May 5th. It's called Children's Day. During the day, children fly kites, wear traditional clothing including a kimono, and eat tasty rice cakes wrapped in bamboo leaves. Families hang colorful kites and streamers from bamboo poles outside their homes. Come make a fish kite and then run with the wind to see them take off. THAILAND – ELEPHANT TREKKING Elephants have been revered in Thailand for many centuries. Famous as the strongest beasts of burden, in Thailand they were important in battle with kings mounted on Elephants and have been noted for their intelligence, memory and pleasant nature. The massive body symbolizes strength and peace. Come design your very own elephant in your choice of one of many scenic habitats. KOREA – DOLL MAKING These dolls showcase different traditional costumes- the most striking is without a doubt the Hanbok, worn by Koreans of all ages, particularly on traditional holidays and when attending social affairs with a traditional Korean theme. The Hanbok is characterized by its simple lines and the fact that it has no pockets. With its roots stretching back many centuries, it will continue to grace the streets of Korea for many years to come. PHILIPPINES – THE JEEPNEY: KING OF THE ROAD What do you do when you can’t find a taxi or bus? A symbol of Filipino ingenuity, creativity, festivity… step onto any Manila street and you immediately witness the effects of the reign of this ‘King of the Road.’ While adorned with many colors and

designs these steel works of art can carry 6 – 18 people and provide shade to all its guests. Join us as we create miniature models of the Jeepney. CHINA – DRAGON STREAMERS Usually depicted as a long, snake-like creature with numerous claws, the Chinese Dragon has long been a potent symbol of auspicious power in Chinese folklore and art. It symbolizes the bringing of good luck and prosperity in the year to come for all the human beings on earth. In this activity, we will design color-streamer Dragon Heads. PAKISTAN – CARPET GALLERY The town of Lahore, also known as the Heart of Pakistan, is the second largest city and is known for their famous carpet-makers using popular motifs such as medallions, paisleys, traceries, and geometric designs. Beautiful hand-knotted carpets are tremendous export of this South Asia country. In this activity, join us as we design our own rugs. NEPAL – BUTTERFLY ZONE Although it is a tiny country resting on the border between China and India, its environment is very unique. Did you know that the beautiful country of Nepal is the home to over 500 species of butterflies? Show off your creativity and design your very own butterfly design. HAWAI'I - LEI MAKING The Lei custom was introduced to the Hawaiian Islands by early Polynesian voyagers, who took an incredible journey from Tahiti, navigating by the stars in sailing canoes. With these early settlers, the Lei tradition in Hawaii was born. Leis were constructed of flowers, leaves, shells, seeds, nuts, feathers, and even bone and teeth of various animals. Come make a Lei for your parents! ing and outreach, and to act as bridge builders in raising awareness of CACF’s activities and goals.

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Organizations The information tables presenting the various Asian Pacific American organization in the tri-state area is the heart and soul of the Asian Pacific American Heritage Festival. THE ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN LABOR ALLIANCE (APALA), AFL-CIO, is the first and only national organization of Asian Pacific American (APA) union members. APALA is proud to serve as the bridge between the labor movement and the broader APA community to fight for social and economic justice. The New York Chapter is the largest in APALA and we are currently working for the passage of the Employee Free Choice Act which would make it easier for all workers, especially immigrant workers, to establish their rights to union representation. http://www.apalanet.org THE ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION - NEW YORK CITY CHAPTER, founded in 1980, is the world leader in Alzheimer research and support. It is the largest voluntary health organization dedicated to finding prevention methods, treatment and a cure for Alzheimer's disease. Our goal is to improve the quality of life for people with dementia--including Alzheimer's diseaseâ – their family members and caregivers by providing support, education and information, and through the development of innovative model programs that are replicated nationwide, and the elimination of Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research. We offer a variety of programs, all free of charge to persons with the disease and their families, including: 24 hour helpline, care consultation, support groups, and early stage services. http://www.alznyc.org ASIAN & PACIFIC ISLANDER COALITION ON HIV/AIDS (APICHA), founded in 1989, is a nonprofit organization serving Asian/Pacific Islanders (API) in New York City. APICHA provides free HIV and syphilis testing, prevention education, affordable sexual health testing and treatment, and has a full HIV primary care clinic. Additionally, all services are available in a linguistically and culturally appropriate manner. APICHA's mission is to combat HIV/AIDS stigma and related discrimination, to prevent the spread of the HIV/AIDS pandemic in API communities, and to provide care and treatment for APIs living with HIV/AIDS and their families. APICHA InfoLine (1-866-APICHA-9) for more information. http://www.apicha.org

ASIAN AMERICAN / ASIAN RESEARCH INSTITUTE, CUNY (AAARI). Established in 2001 by The City University of New York (CUNY), AAARI is a university-wide scholarly research and resource center that focuses on policies and issues that affect Asians and Asian Americans. It covers four areas: Asian American Studies; East Asian Studies; South Asian Studies; and Trade & Technology Studies. Since its formation, AAARI has held over 190 weekly public lectures; 12 major conferences; and numerous Asian language and cultural workshops. CUNY, the nation's leading urban university, enrolls over 36,500 Asian undergraduate and graduate students, as well as employs over 3,600 faculty and staff of Asian descent. AAARI serves as a bridge between CUNY and the Asian American community. http://www.aaari.info ASIAN AMERICAN ARTS ALLIANCE is dedicated to strengthening Asian American artists and arts/cultural groups in New York City through funding, promotion and community building. www.aaartsalliance.org ASIAN AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION OF NEW YORK (AABANY) is a professional membership organization of attorneys concerned with issues affecting the Asian Pacific American community. Incorporated in 1989, AABANY seeks not only to encourage the professional growth of its members but also to advocate for the Asian Pacific American community as a whole. AABANY is the New York regional affiliate of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA).Our mission of AABANY is to improve the study and practice of law, and the fair administration of justice for all by ensuring the meaningful participation of AsianAmericans in the legal profession. http://www.aabany.org

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THE 30th ANNUAL ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN HERITAGE FESTIVAL ASIAN AMERICAN JOURNALISTS ASSOCIATION - NY - Founded in 1981, AAJA is a non-profit professional and educational organization with more than 2,000 members today. AAJA serves Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders by encouraging young people to consider journalism as a career, developing managers in the media industry, and promoting fair and accurate news coverage. http://chapters.aaja.org/NewYork ASIAN AMERICAN LEGAL DEFENSE AND EDUCATION FUND - Founded in 1974, AALDEF is a national organization that protects and promotes the civil rights of Asian Americans. By combining litigation, advocacy, education and organizing, AALDEF works with Asian American communities across the country to secure human rights for all. Current program priorities include economic justice for workers, immigrant rights, voting rights, language access to services, affirmative action, youth rights and educational equity, affordable housing and equitable development, and the elimination of anti-Asian violence, police misconduct and human trafficking. For more information, visit http://www.aaldef.org ASIAN WOMEN GIVING CIRCLE is a group of Asian American women pooling our resources to invest in Asian women-led, social change projects in NYC. Our current grantmaking focus is Arts and Activism. Founded in 2005, we have raised and given away over $200,000 to local social change projects in NYC. We fund Asian American women who use the tools of art and culture to bring about social justice in their communities. http://www.asianwomengivingcircle.org ASIANS IN AMERICA MAGAZINE - Since 2002, is an online publication that has been working to empower our communities, educate youth and raise awareness of issues affecting Asian America. Sections include a national organizations directory, a job board, an events calendar and news and lifestyle articles. Volunteer writers welcome. http://www.asiansinamerica.org

AYALA FOUNDATION USA The Ayala Foundation USA creates opportunities for Filipinos in the U.S. to help the Philippines by facilitating meaningful contributions to social development initiatives. With over 100 projects supported in partnership with Philippine non-profits, AF-USA is able to address the country’s greatest needs. GILAS is a major project of AFUSA. GILAS is private/public partnership led by Ayala Foundation, aimed at wiring all Philippine public high schools to the Internet. The goal is to build PC labs in all 6,300 public high schools in the Philippines. Over 2,100 schools have been already connected, serving over 1MM students meet the challenge of the 21st century. http://www.af-usa.org BUDDHA'S LIGHT INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION (BLIA) is not the organization of a certain sect, temple, or person. It is an organization that belongs to all the Buddhists in the world. People who subscribe to the guiding principles of BLIA are welcome as "Buddha's Light Friends." Currently, over 100 BLIA chapters have been established worldwide. There are establishments in the United States of America, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Sweden, Norway, Russia, Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines, Japan, Hong Kong, Macao, Thailand, India, Brazil, Argentina, Africa, etc. http://www.blia.org CAMMY LEE LEUKEMIA FOUNDATION INC. (CLLF) is a non profit health service organization. CLLF is dedicated to educate and make aware the importance of registering as potential marrow/stem donors to help save the lives of the thousands of Asian and minorities that are diagnosed every year with blood diseases, such as leukemia or aplastic anemia. Many will unfortuanately need a marrow or stem cell transplant for a second chance at life. The National Marrow Donor Program currently has close to 7 million potential donor in the registry. 30% are minorities. This makes it more difficult for a minority donor to find a person with the same or similar marrow/tissue type. By registering more people into the registry, patients have more hope of finding their "miracle" match and get that second chance at life. You could be the one to save a life! http://www.cllf.org

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ASPIRE ASIAN FILM CIRCLE (AAFC) seeks to foster unity, inclusion and increase cultural appreciation and to breakdown stereotypes. AAFC will achieve its’ mission by: (F)undraising to sponsor film related projects and events; (I)nclusion and increasing cultural appreciation of Asians in America and around the world by promoting a new generation of role models; (L)eadership by bringing together members of the film community to serve as role models, and provide a (M)entoring forum to aspiring filmmakers, actors, and actresses. For more info, sponsorship opportunities or to get involved please email: ed@aafilmcircle.com

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CENTER FOR LIVER DISEASE & TRANSPLANTATION - Doctors from Columbia University Medical Center & Weill Cornell Medical Center will be offering Free Hepatitis B Screening Blood Tests & Counseling http://livermd.org CHIKAKO DESIGNS offers handcrafted handbags, accessories and clothing with a 'East that sometimes meets West' flair. Each piece is handcrafted by designer Chikako Mukai. www.ChikakoDesigns.com CHINATOWN ICE CREAM FACTORY This year, CICF celebrates its 31th anniversary. CICF stands today as one of Chinatown's oldest businesses and is often referred to as unofficial landmark. To celebrate, Christina Seid has released her children's book "Saturdays In Chinatown" as a tribute to Chinatown and to ice cream. http://www.chinatownicecreamfactory.com CHINATOWN YOUTH INITIATIVES (CYI) is a youth leadership organization dedicated to empowering New York City youth with the knowledge and skills necessary to become agents of social change in New York's Chinatown and beyond. CYI embraces the philosophy that young people are not only leaders of tomorrow but also leaders of today. While providing a safe and supportive environment, CYI seeks to build a legacy of leaders who strengthen awareness of self-identity and community issues through workshops, trainings, and community service projects. Contact: info@cyinyc.org or visit http://www.cyinyc.org CHINESE-AMERICAN PLANNING COUNCIL (CPC) Founded in 1965, CPC is one of the largest nonprofit providers of educational, social, and community services for Asian Americans in the United States. It now serves over 8,000 people daily through some 70 programs in 28 locations citywide. It administers community services, child care, youth services, workforce development, senior services, home attendant services, housing, and cultural services. CPC’s mission is to improve the quality of life of Chinese Americans in New York City by providing access to services, skills and resources toward the goal of economic self-sufficiency and integration into the American mainstream. http://www.cpc-nyc.org CITIBANK, the world’s most global financial services company, provides a broad range of services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, insurance, securities brokerage and asset management. Citigroup’s primary busineses include Citibank, Smith Barney, Primerica Financial Services, Commercial Credit, Travelers Life & Annuity and Travelers Property Casualty. Today, Citigroup serves over 100 million customers - including consumers, businesses, governments and financial institutions - in over 100 countries and territories. http://www.citi.com

COLLABORATIVE OPPORTUNITIES FOR RAISING EMPOWERMENT, INC. - Collaborative Opportunities for Raising Empowerment, Inc. (CORE) is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization whose primary vision is to empower Filipino professionals as a collective body in the United States. It also seeks to provide an avenue for socio-economic involvement to build a stronger Filipino American community. To support this vision, CORE delivers two key programs: READ-Philippines and the Speaker Series, collaborates with community organizations, and coordinates membership events that address the social, cultural, educational, and career needs of its growing membership base. Our 2009 strategy: COLLABORATE and EMPOWER through engagement and education. http://core-nyc.org CON EDISON New York City pulses with energy. It is the global center of finance, communications, information technology, and other industries dependent on reliable energy. For more than 180 years, Con Edison has been supplying the energy that powers New York. Consolidated Edison Company of New York (Con Edison), a regulated utility, provides electric service in New York City (except for a small area of Queens), and most of Westchester County. http://www.coned.com CULTIVATING OUR SISTERHOOD INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION, INC. Cultivating Our Sisterhood International Association, Inc. (COSIA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to cultivate a sense of sisterhood among women and to enhance the lives of those whom they support. To this end, the women of COSIA develop supportive networks that are not limited by age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or religion; utilize these networks as resources to produce affordable events and programs that promote team-building and the pursuit of personal and professional life goals and objectives; and support through fund-raising and volunteer activities socially-conscious initiatives and programs that benefit women and youth from underserved communities. http://cosia.net

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Congratulations to CAPA on their 30th Annual Asian Pacific American Heritage Festival!


THE 30th ANNUAL ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN HERITAGE FESTIVAL

THE EPISCOPAL ASIAMERICA MINISTRY seeks to provide support for Asian and Pacific Islander Episcopalians and congregations within the life of the Episcopal Church. It also welcomes people of other faiths and ethnicities in the work of justice and peace. http://www.episcopalchurch.org/asian.htm FILIPINO AMERICAN HUMAN SERVICES, INC. FAHSI is a community-based, non-profit organization dedicated to improving the social conditions and enhancing the self-reliance of the Filipino and Filipino American communities of New York City. FAHSI's vision is an empowered Filipino American community with a strong sense of identity and commitment to civic participation. http://www.fahsi.org FRESH CONCENTRATE (Sponsor) is an award-winning markering design company that provides a full range of services including advertising, graphic design, branding, web development and more. Artists for the Cure, The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, The Ryan Health Network, Atlantic Yards, and The New York City Mayor's Office are just some who have entrusted Fresh Concentrate to communicate their messages to a multi-cultural audience. Marketing is about content and contact. What the content is, and how the contact is made, becomes even more urgent when culture is a factor. http://www.freshc.com GAY ASIAN PACIFIC ISLANDER MEN OF NEW YORK (GAPIMNY) - Founded in 1990, GAPIMNY provides a safe and supportive social, political, and educational space for gay, bisexual, and questioning men and transgender people of Asian and Pacific Islander heritage in the Greater New York Metropolitan Area. http://www.gapimny.org GILEAD SCIENCES - is committed to improving the communities in which we live and serve. Our commitment extends beyond the products we offer by demonstrating our compassion and dedication to improving the health of individuals around the world. http://www.gilead.com

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DIFFERENT ROADS TO LEARNING (Sponsor) Founded in 1995 by the mother of a child diagnosed with Autism, Different Roads to Learning carries over 350 products carefully selected to support the Autism Community. We understand and embrace the unique needs of every child on the spectrum and strive to enable parents and professionals to help our children grow to their full potential. We have carefully researched our products to ensure their quality and utility while we continue to explore new topics in order to offer you the most appropriate and progressive materials available. On our site, you'll find everything from basic flashcards, books and timers to advanced social skills tools to support you at every step of your program. http://difflearn.com GOLDMAN SACHS (Sponsor) www.gs.com GREAT EXPECTASIANS We showcase and foster positive images of Asian Americans through greeting cards and other gift items. We offer a selection of unique products for many occasions and have been featured in NY1 News, ABC Eyewitness News, NY Newsday, The Miami Herald and Asians in America Magazine. http://www.GreatExpectAsians.com HAMILTON MADISON HOUSE is a voluntary, non-profit settlement house dedicated to improving the quality of life of its community. The House speaks many languages of the community, promotes understanding and cooperation among the ethnic groups and is attuned to their changing needs. HMH Asian American Recovery Services is a licensed outpatient alcoholism and substance abuse program provides bio-psycho-social assessment and treatment services, DWI evaluation and treatment as well as gambling treatment. hmh@hmhonline.org THE HARMONY OF SHINING WOMEN FOUNDATION launched in Hiroshima, Japan, in 1998 we established non-profit groups in New York City and Hawaii the goal of which was to promote our activities in the United States. We have been conducting regular lectures for 10 years in New York City. The lecture appeals: One should be true to oneself and unique individually. We are supposed to live alight with our own dreams, hopes, strong ill and zeal for their own future. This is what we call a spirit that is alive as a human being. Every human being has inside a true self that is already shining like a hero or heroine. Let us give full play to such individuality as a hero or heroin during our whole lives during our time on earth. http://ny.hswf.org HONG KONG DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL in New York is an annual sporting and multicultural event held in August on Meadow Lake in Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Queens, New York to celebrate the fifth moon (or the fifth month) of the lunar calendar. In addition to providing audiences with traditional Chinese foods and performances,

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the festival hosts over 130 dragon boat teams from across North America, making it one of the largest dragon boat festivals in the United States. http://hkdbf-ny.org HOSPITAL FOR SPECIAL SURGERY - LANTERN (LUPUS ASIAN NETWORK) is the only national program for Asian Americans with lupus and their loved ones. The program offers support and education at no charge to those in need of our resources, in which include support and education from our trained Peer Health Educators who have lupus themselves. For more information, please contact My-Lan Tran, LCSW, at 212-774-2508 or 866-505-2253 (toll free), or tranm@hss.edu. http://www.hss.edu/lantern HUMANE SOCIETY INTERNATIONAL/THE HUMANE SOCIETY OF THE UNITED STATES is the nation's largest animal protection organization, backed by 11 million supporters. Humane Society International’s mission is celebrating animals and confronting cruelty worldwide. Our organization works to create a humane and sustainable world for all animals, including people, through education, advocacy, and the promotion of respect and compassion. We address a wide array of issues relevant to Asia, including street animal protection, shark finning, dolphin protection, tiger farming and trade, and factory farming. http://hsi.org IMAGE ANIME Anime DVD's, Toys & Apparels. www.imageanime.com ITO EN (Sponsor) Poised as the world's leading supplier of green tea, ITO EN is dedicated to the promotion of the fine taste, traditions, and benefits of green tea. With a history of innovation spanning four decades, ITO EN has been an industry leader, developing the first, entirely natural readyto-drink green tea beverages. We invite you to join our community. http://www.itoen.com J. TRUE TRADING is a direct importer of oriental jade and jade jewelry located in Chinatown at 177A Canal Street (between Mott and Elizabeth Street). As a direct importer, we can offer you below retail prices on jade jewelry, pendants, bracelets, earrings, necklaces, and much more. Wearing jade will protect you from harm & evil, improve your health & longevity, and bring you good luck & success. During this economic downturn, we offer even bigger discounts to help you get the good luck you need! We also offer a wide selection of pearl jewelry. With items selling for as low as $1 we are sure you will find something you love. Buy smart and shop with us! For more information, please call us at 212-925-2783. JAPANESE AMERICAN CITIZENS LEAGUE (JACL) is one of 113 chapters of a national civil and human rights organization whose purpose is to protect the rights of Americans of Japanese and

Asian ancestries and other Americans. The New York Chapter focuses on advocacy, educational and cultural preservation activities. (973) 6801441. http://nyjacl.org JAPANESE AMERICAN SOCIAL SERVICES, INC. A non-profit organization which provides social services in the Greater New York area. http://www.jassi.org JASK CLOTHING COMPANY Set forth to overcome, the Jask Clothing experience is all about glorifying human endurance. An individual’s thirst for knowledge and experience are inevitable in the world today. Through life’s ills, trials, and tribulations, people always seem to find a way to make it through the thick jungle of adversity. Stemming from the I-Ching symbol, Chun, our logo symbolizes the common theme of mankind fighting to be the best. Our line is a representation of life itself and having the will to move onward – the process of getting to the top of the food chain. To us, success is not just based on power and money, but also on how much one strives to reach personal goals. The message is simple – Struggle is Only a Minor Setback. Set forth to overcome, and the rest will fall into place. http://www.jaskclothing.com JEWELRY ON BROADWAY http://jewelryonbroadway.com JALPAK/JTB GLOBAL TRAVEL INC., is a customer-friendly, bi-lingual travel agency specializing in travel to Japan and Asia as well as all international and domestic flights, tour packages, Japan Rail Pass, etc. The office is located in midtown Manhattan on Ave. of the Americas (bet 47th & 48th) and open from 9AM until 8PM from Monday to Friday. For further information and inquiry visit www.jalpak.com, call at 1-888-3JALPAK (1-888352-5725 or email at jpinyc@jtbgt.com. http://www.jalpak.com KOREAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY FOUNDATION - Founded in 2002, KACF is the first Korean American grant-making organization of its kind in the United States. By 2009, we will

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THE 30th ANNUAL ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN HERITAGE FESTIVAL have awarded over a million dollars in grants to social service agencies working to address conditions of poverty in the Korean and Asian American community in the greater New York metropolitan area. In addition, KACF is creating a powerful new grassroots movement of philanthropy and activism among Korean-Americans of all generations to leverage their resources to elevate the impact of Korean Americans. Our vision is to connect, empower and inspire a new, inter-generational movement of Korean Americans to be active philanthropic leaders in America. http://www.kacfNY.org THE KOREAN AMERICAN LEAGUE FOR CIVIC ACTION (KALCA) is a non-profit, non-partisan, education and community advocacy organization. KALCA is dedicated to promoting the civic participation of Korean Americans and Asian Pacific Americans. KALCA seeks to promote active participation of the Korean and Asian American communities in the civic process; to educate community members about their rights, duties and responsibilities as American citizens; and to encourage community members to contribute to the broader American society. KALCA strives to accomplish its goals through leadership development, education and advocacy programs on behalf of the community. http://www.kalca.org KOREAN COMMUNITY SERVICES (KCS) was founded in 1973 as the first and largest community based organization. Since than, KCS has expanded its programs to serve over 1,100 clients daily with 40 full time staff, 30 part time staff, and 100 daily volunteers through 6 locations throughout the metro New York area. Our mission is to support and assist members of the Korean community, but not limited to them, to be healthy and productive individuals in this new homeland. KCS currently provides 28 various professional community services in the areas of Community, Aging and Public Health. http://www.kcsny.org

LOTUS MUSIC & DANCE, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, was founded in 1989 by master Bharata Natyam dancer Kamala Cesar. The mission is to keep alive and accessible the music and dance traditions of all world cultures. Aside from our varied schedule of unique, multicultural performances, we offer instruction in over fifteen different forms of world dance and music as well as Arts-In-Education programs to schools throughout the tri-state area. Lotus Music & Dance also presents Manhattan's only open air pow wow, the annual Drums Along the Hudson (R): A Native American Festival, now in its seventh year. http://www.lotusmusicanddance.org MAKALINA PRESENTS: LEI PASIFIKA - a New York based Dance Company that embraces the beauty in the art of Polynesian Dancing. With their experience and knowledge they extend to you their heart and soul to share with you their love of the art, culture and history of Polynesian Dancing. Having performed 3 years consecutively onstage at past CAPA events, at Gracie Mansion and placed first at the 2008 World’s Fair Celebration, their objective is to create a bridge of South Pacific island cultural events that reaches urban communities along with the "Association des Etudiants de Polynésie Française" (AEPF), the USA chapter aims at creating a network of French Polynesian students and young professionals in the United States, and promoting awareness of the Polynesian cultures amongst the American communities. www.leipasifika.com contact: Makalina Abalos, Tamara Bejar. www.aepf-usa.org Larry Tchiou http://http://www.leipasifika.com MA-YI THEATER COMPANY is an award-winning not-for-profit professional company dedicated to developing new plays about the evolving Asian American experience. Now celebrating its 20th anniversary season, Ma-Yi's next production, AMERICAN HWANGAP, runs from May 9-June 7 at the Wild Project. Co-production with The Play Company. http://www.ma-yitheatre.org

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MUSEUM OF CHINESE IN AMERICA Founded in 1980, MoCA is dedicated to preserving and presenting the history, heritage, culture and diverse experiences of people of Chinese descent in the United States. Later this year, the greatly expanded MOCA at 215 Centre Street will continue to be a national home for the precious narratives of diverse Chinese American communities, while striving to be a model among interactive museums. The Museum promotes dialogue and understanding among people of all cultural backgrounds, bringing 160 years of Chinese American history to vivid life through its innovative exhibitions, educational and cultural programs. http://www.mocanyc.org

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NEW YORK ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL - Launched in 2002, Subway Cinema's New York Asian Film Festival (NYAFF) is America's leading and most influential showcase for popular Asian cinema. Each year, the Festival selects over 40 feature films, considering only the best, the strangest, and the most entertaining of the recent titles. This year's festival will occur June 19th through July 5th at the IFC Center and Japan Society. http://www.subwaycinema.com THE NEW YORK ASIAN WOMEN’S CENTER is a 501(c)(3)-approved non-profit organization assisting battered women in New York Asian communities. We are dedicated to helping women and children lead safe and independent lives. Our multilingual and multicultural staff provides services such as a 24-hour toll-free hotline, emergency shelter, counseling, advocacy, and children’s programs. We also work to raise public awareness about domestic violence through our community outreach program, addressing this systemic issue and bringing it to the forefront of the community’s consciousness. For information and volunteer opportunities, call 24 hour toll-free hotline at 1-888-888-7702. http://www.nyawc.org NODUTDOL FOR KOREAN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT - Based in NYC, Nodutdol is a community of first through third generation Koreans who are diverse in our backgrounds and perspectives, but bound together by our shared sense of the Korean homeland that continues to suffer under division. Through grassroots organizing, we seek to bridge divisions created by war, nation, gender, sexual orientation, language, class, and generation among Koreans and to empower our community to address the injustices we and other people of color face here and abroad. Nodutdol works in collaboration with other progressive organizations as part of a larger movement for peace and social change. http://www.nodutdol.org NY CHINESE FREEMASONS - The New York Chinese FreeMasons Athletic Club (CFMAC), Hung Ching, has been a staple in the Chinatown community since 1956. Members of the CFMAC saw a need to create a recreational center for the youth of Chinatown to learn, practice, and eventually pass on our traditional heritage of lion dance and martial arts. CFMAC provides a chance for the next generation to learn the diverse history and

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THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF ASIAN AMERICAN PROFESSIONALS - NEW YORK is a non-profit professional organization that promotes the career advancement and leadership development of Asian American professionals in all fields through networking, respecting Asian multiculturalism, and supporting diversity and community service. http://www.naaapny.org/Contact.do

traditions. This is who we are, a positive place for the youth of the Chinese community to learn and continue their heritage while developing valuable leadership life skills. http://www.cfmac.org NYC SABRES / NYC FALCONS is a community basketball organization that has been teaching Chinese American youth in the New York Chinatown area for over 25 years. Currently we have a 55 member girls team and a 30 member boys team. The age range for our members is 12 to 26. We participate in tournaments and leagues throughout the tristate area as well as some regional and national tournaments. Our mission to raise the self esteem of our youth and use basketball as a means to to teach them community spirit and team cooperation. We recently created a website: www.nycsabres.org. Please visit our website to join our team! http://www.nycsabres.org OCA - NEW YORK - Founded in 1973, OCA (formerly known as the Organization of Chinese Americans) is a national organization dedicated to advancing the social, political, and economic wellbeing of Asian Pacific Americans. With a national office in Washington, D.C. and over 80 chapters and affiliates across the nation, OCA aims to embrace the hopes and aspirations of nearly 12 million Asian Pacific Americans in the United States. As the New York Chapter of OCA, we strive to ensure social justice, equal access and equal opportunity for all Asian Pacific Americans. In reaching these goals, OCA-New York works on numerous programs that cover the following areas: civic participation, voter registration and education, hate crimes prevention, media responsibility, immigration and other social issues. In addition, OCANY works to foster goodwill and understanding among the diverse Asian American community, as well as other the many other ethnic and racial communities that make up New York City. http://www.oca-ny.org

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THE 30th ANNUAL ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN HERITAGE FESTIVAL PAN ASIAN REPERTORY THEATRE is the pioneer theatre company dedicated to creating meaningful opportunities for Asian American artists on the living stage and to producing quality Asian-themed plays which have relevance to and resonance in our lives of today. http://www.panasianrep.org PASSPORT TO TAIWAN 2009 (Sponsor) Since the initiation of "Passport to Taiwan" festival in 2002, it has become the most important event for the Taiwanese American & Mandarin Speaking community in the New York Tri-State area. Tremendous resources have been gathered in order to make the event successful. The festival has since become the largest outdoor Taiwanese event in the entire United States. Please join us on May 24th, 2009 Sunday at Union Square South for a day of festivities. http://www.p2tw.org PHILIPPINE-NEW YORK JAYCEES - We are a group of young men and women, whose Mission is to develop leaders who will create positive change in the local and global communities at large, as well as within their own lives, through management and individual development training. Our Vision is to be the premier leadership-training organization for young adults and entrepreneurs, between the ages of 18 to 40, offering quality projects; balanced programming; and opportunities to network with various community-based and young-professional organizations, within the framework of community service and to further the movement of Junior Chamber International Although "Philippine" is part of our chapter name, we are not, solely, a group for Filipinos; rather, we are a diverse international organization. This is our 46th year of existence, and we invite you to make a difference in your community, your nation, and the world! http://philnyjaycees.org PROJECT BY PROJECT is a national volunteer organization of social entrepreneurs that serves Asian American non-profits in need by raising public awareness, volunteerism and capital. PbP takes on a different theme to champion from year to year. Local chapters select a community-based organization that is focused on issues within that

RUBIN MUSEUM OF ART (RMA) is a cultural and educational institution dedicated to the art of the Himalayas and surrounding regions. The museum's collection of over 2,000 works of art includes paintings, sculpture, textiles, ritual objects, and prints spanning a period from the 2nd century to the 20th century; it is one of the most comprehensive collections of Himalayan art in North America. RMA's mission is to educate visitors about the art and culture of the Himalayas and the surrounding regions that are consistently underrepresented in art and cultural studies, and to promote intercultural understanding of the universal human experience. http://www.rmanyc.org S. J. JUNG FOR CITY COUNCIL http://www.sjjung.com SHARK SAVERS, INC. is a grassroots membership orgainzation dedicated to shark conservation and encourages your participation. Shark Savers is a 501c3 public charity registered in New York. http://www.sharksavers.org SIUNIVERSE MEDIA http://www.secretidentities.org

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theme and tailors a year-long campaign to help its fundraising, community outreach and public awareness efforts. Fundraising - PbP believes effecting change requires more than a good heart. Each campaign therefore incorporates multiple fundraising components where we seek to channel new capital to our partners' efforts. Community Outreach - As part of our mission, we seek to reach out to the community at large to effect change in the most efficient manner possible. Therefore we tailor our service projects to enable all members of the community to get involved as their time, skills, and interest permit. Projects are designed in cooperation with our partner, usually in direct response to a community need, and range from discrete one-day activities to ongoing service commitments. Public Awareness - We believe that change starts with the individual. To this end, initiatives targeted at raising public awareness of important social issues play a prominent role in the success of our campaigns. http://projectbyproject.org

SOCIETY OF ASIAN AMERICAN MARINERS http://www.usmma.edu STATE FARM (Sponsor) Our mission is to help people manage the risks of everyday life, recover from the unexpected and realize their dreams. We are people who make it our business to be like a good neighbor; who built a premier company by selling and keeping promises through our marketing partnership; who bring diverse talents and experiences to our work of serving the State Farm customer. Our success is built on a foundation of shared values – quality service and relationships, mutual trust, integrity and financial strength. Our vision for

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the future is to be the customer’s first and best choice in the products and services we provide. We will continue to be the leader in the insurance industry and we will become a leader in the financial services arena. Our customers’ needs will determine our path. Our values will guide us. http://statefarm.com THE COALITION FOR ASIAN AMERICAN CHILDREN AND FAMILIES (CACF), the nation's only pan-Asian children's advocacy organization, aims to improve the health and well-being of Asian Pacific American children and families in New York City. http://cacf.org THE COUNCIL OF OVERSEA CHINESE SERVICES Founded in 2005,a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit organization. COCS aims to unite grass-root and professional power of overseas Chinese to promote critical thinking on social and legal healthiness concerning China and overseas Chinese communities, improve the quality of life of Overseas Chinese by providing access to services, skills and resources toward the goal of self sufficiency and integration into the Overseas mainstream society, and enhance the world's profound understanding of Chinese art & culture in Overseas. http://www.cocservices.org THE FIVE POINTS MISSION http://www.nycfivepoints.com THE JAPANESE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF NEW YORK, INC., is a not-for-profit organization who purpose is to provide educational, cultural and social services to both Japanese and Japanese Americans residing in New York and its vicinity. We have been serving the Japanese American and Japanese community for more than 100 years. Several years ago, the Committee on Aging Issues was created under the auspices of JAA. This is a collaborative group of organizations, professionals and concerned individuals who meet regularly to exchange information and views on issues pertaining to the elderly. In addition, there are services for newly arrived families from Japan with young children. Free legal, tax, insurance, and medical consultation are regularly scheduled. We are so proud of our past music scholarship recipient, Alan Gilbert, who is now the new Music Director of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra. JAA also sponsors events for young professionals and entrepreneurs and event such as the Sakura Matsuri in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, the Annual Golf Tournament, and Year End Dinner. http://www.jaany.org THE NEW YORK CHINESE CULTURAL CENTER Each year, the NY Chinese Cultural center provides over 3,000 classes in traditional dance, music, and folk arts for over 300 students at our Chinatown headquarters and at sites in the tri-state area. During the same period, we present over 900 performances, lecture-demonstrations, and workshops in schools, community centers, libraries, theaters,

and parks reaching over 150,000 people across the country. http://www.chinesedance.org THE NIELSEN COMPANY is a global information and media company with leading market positions in marketing and consumer information, television and other media measurement, online intelligence, mobile measurement, trade shows and business publications. The privately held company is active in approximately 100 countries, with headquarters in New York, USA. http://www.nielsen.com THE U.S. CENSUS BUREAU is the largest statistical agency of the federal government and premier source of information about the American people and the economy. http://www.census.gov WWW.CALVANO.MOTIVESCOSMETICS.COM Our face painting make up used today is by Motives Cosmetics by Loren Ridinger, a divison of Market America - Your Portal for Internet Shopping Websites. Market America offers an array of Internet shopping opportunities. Check out our shopping websites to learn more about the products we sell. www.marketamerica.com/calvano, or call 1-800-861-4835. Founded in 1992, Market America is a product brokerage and Internet marketing company that specializes in One-to-One Marketing. With more than 3 million Preferred Customers and 180,000 Distributors and UnFranchise® Business Owners worldwide, Market America has generated over $2.5 billion USD in accumulated retail sales. In that time, individuals have earned over $1.6 billion USD in commissions and estimated retail profits. Headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina, the company employs over 500 people globally with international operations in the United States, Australia, Canada, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Through One-to-One Marketing, Market America combines the Internet with the power of people, creating the ultimate online destination. As a result, we have revolutionized a brand-new industry, setting a standard by which all other businesses are measured: Built on Product. Powered by People. http://marketamerica.com/calvano

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THE 30th ANNUAL ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN HERITAGE FESTIVAL yKAN The young Korean American Network (yKAN) is a non-profit, non-partisan organization of 1.5 and 2nd generation Korean-Americans dedicated to the advancement of Korean-Americans in the mainstream of American society. Our members are primarily young professionals, representing a variety of industries and backgrounds. yKAN aims to elevate Korean-American professionals by fostering educational programs, community service, and networking opportunities. Through these activities yKAN addresses the issues of our community and provides a forum for those who face similar challenges. We will undoubtedly strengthen the Korean-American community and open doors for opportunities for current and future generations. Members welcome. Contact eboard@ykan.org http://www.ykan.org

YKASEC - Empowering the Korean American Community. Established in 1984 to meet the needs and concerns of the Korean American community through our five program areas: Education, Civic Participation, Immigrant Rights, Social Services, and Culture. Since our founding, we have made a profound presence through various grassroots organizing, education, and advocacy initiatives that address important community issues, including immigration policies at the national, state and city levels, voter rights, and cultural awareness. YKASEC places a special emphasis on meeting the needs of our marginalized community members who have less access to resources, including the youth, the elderly, recent immigrants, low-income residents, and limited English proficient residents. www.ykasec.org

Serving the autism community all over the world Different Roads to Learning: Founded in 1995 by the mother of a child diagnosed with Autism, Different Roads to Learning carries over 350 products carefully selected to support the Autism Community. We understand and embrace the unique needs of every child on the spectrum and strive to enable parents and professionals to help our children grow to their full potential. www.difflearn.com 800.853.1057

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