Join AABANY at the Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Festival on May 18
The 34th Annual AAPI Heritage Festival will take place in Manhattan this year on May 18 at Confucius Plaza from 11 am to 6 pm. From the organizers:
Organized by the Coalition of Asian Pacific Americans since 1979, this annual festival is the longest running and largest event celebrating pan-Asian heritage nationwide. It celebrates not only the value of families, but also our heritage which make us proud to be Asian American and Pacific Islander.
The festival is free and open to the public thanks to generous contributions over the years from sponsors such as Nielsen, Verizon and Macy’s as well as from supporting companies: McDonalds, Con Edison, Toyota, Pepperidge Farm, Campbell Soup, Different Roads to Learning, and many Asian communities and organizations.
AABANY will be among the exhibitors at the event. Stop by, bring your friend and families, enjoy performances, sample delicious Asian food and check out exhibits from other community groups and vendors. The video above is from last year’s festival, and as you can see, it’s a lively and fun event.
Hope to see you in Manhattan Chinatown on Saturday!
The Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs in partnership with Coro New York Leadership Center is proud to announce the launch of recruitment for the2013 Immigrant Civic Leadership Program (ICLP). ICLP is a signature project of One NYC One Nation, a citywide civic engagement initiative bringing together philanthropic, public and community leadership to strengthen New York City’s immigrant communities.
ICLP enhances the capacity of people working to lead change in immigrant communities across the five boroughs. Using NYC as a classroom, ICLP participants gain a deeper understanding of policy and decision making in the city, the skills to effectively lead change in their organizations and communities, and a network of engaged and influential alumni to support them in reaching their goals. Approximately 20 active and engaged community members working to bring about improvement and change to the city’s immigrant communities are competitively selected to participate each year.
Download this year’s program brochure here. To learn more about ICLP and the online application visit http://www.coronewyork.org/corony/apply_to_iclp/. Applications are due by June 21, 2013. If you have specific questions, please contact Cristina Marquez: [email protected] / 212.248.2935 Ext. 320.
The Litigation Committee celebrated its first Happy Hour for 2013 at The Stag’s Head on May 9 in midtown on the East Side. After the rain cleared, a group of loyal and enthusiastic members, both old and new, straggled in and enjoyed an evening of friendly banter. It was a good way to spend a beautiful spring evening in Midtown.
To learn more about the Litigation Committee and to find out how you can get involved, contact co-chairs Karen Kim and Concepcion Montoya at [email protected]