New York Chinese Cultural Center’s 40th Anniversary Gala at Bennett Media Studio – May 2nd, 2014

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New York Chinese Cultural Center (NYCCC) is celebrating its 40th birthday this year. We would like to invite you to the celebration on May 2nd, 2014 at Bennett Media Studio, 723 Washington St., with entertainment, music, dance, food, art, and culture. 

For four decades, NYCCC has been serving the community by providing high quality and authentic cultural programs and resources to schools and the public. As the region’s largest and most respected Chinese traditional performing arts organization, NYCCC is on track to be the creative hub for Chinese artists in all media and the authority for Chinese culture. At the mark of our 40th anniversary, NYCCC wants to recognize and honor influential figures in our community for their leadership and contributions.

Norma Chu, Actress & community Leader
Chinese Business Lawyer Association  

As we are tracing the footprints of glory and respect generations of achievement, we are committed and striving to be the best and be the safeguard for the tradition. Please support NYCCC’s mission by making a fully tax-deductible gift and we look forward to seeing you at our 40th anniversary gala. Click to purchase ticket(s)!  

Ink Art: Past as Present in Contemporary China

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Thomas P. Campbell, Director, Emily K. Rafferty, President
Donna Williams, Chief Audience Development Officer & The Multicultural Audience Development Initiative invite you to attend a private viewing of

Ink Art: Past as Present in Contemporary China
Monday, February 10, 2014
6:30–8:30 p.m.
Reception in honor of Lunar New Year

Metropolitan Museum of Art

RSVP required no later than February 5, 2014. Card enclosed or e-mail audience.development@metmuseum.org

Business Attire

Please present this invitation, which admits two, at the Museum’s Main Entrance at Fifth Avenue and Eighty-second Street, or the Parking Garage Entrance.

With Special Thanks to:
Yvonne Y. F. Chan, Wayne Ho,
Joann Lee, Henry Tang,
Alexander Tsui, and Bonnie Wong
Monday, February 10, 2014
6:30–8:30 p.m.

FAM (FILIPINO AMERICAN MUSEUM) TO LAUNCH ITS THIRD TYPHOON HAIYAN RELIEF FUNDRAISER

Reception and Exhibition: January 10, 2014, 6-9 pm at
Eleven Rivington, 195 Chrystie St., New York City

(New York, NY – December 20, 2013) FAM (Filipino American Museum) is pleased to present the third installment in a series of fundraisers for Typhoon Haiyan relief. Beginning on January 1, 2014, a benefit art auction organized by FAM and hosted on Paddle8 will launch, featuring works donated by over 30 artists. The auction will close on January 11 at 6 pm EST.

As relief efforts following the typhoon enter a second month, FAM continues to rally support for much-needed long-term recovery plans in the affected areas of the Philippines. The beneficiary of the auction will be the Women’s Refugee Commission (WRC), a global organization committed to short-term and long-term planning and relief for women and children affected by Typhoon Haiyan. The WRC is working to identify the most effective ways to help survivors of Typhoon Haiyan reclaim their livelihoods and establish stable lives in the aftermath of the disaster. FAM supports WRC’s hands-on approach and long-range strategy and looks forward to working with this committed and inspiring organization. 

The organizing committee, brought together by FAM, is comprised of Filipino Americans in the arts: gallerist Augusto Arbizo; artists Avena Gallagher, Josh Kline, Paul Pfeiffer, Carissa Rodriguez and Jon Santos; and photographer Christelle de Castro.  

FAM is thankful to the diverse group of emerging and established American and international artists who swiftly responded to the benefit committee’s call to action by donating their artworks to support the survivors of the devastating typhoon. The artist list (in formation) includes: Becca Albee, Ei Arakawa, Anthony Castro, Paul Chan, Matt Connors, TM Davy, Michael DeLucia, Cheryl Donegan, Anne Eastman, Keltie Ferris, Nik Gambaroff, Josh Kline, Ajay Kurian, Margaret Lee, Jason Loebs, Michelle Lopez, Charles Mayton, Nick Mauss, Jessica Mein, Ken Okiishi, Virginia Overton, Andre Razo, Athena Robles, Carissa Rodriguez, Miljohn Ruperto, Jon Santos, Leanne Shapton, Mika Tajima, Grace Villamil, Amy Yao, Anicka Yi, Amy Lien & Enzo Camacho, Tobias Madison & Emanuel Rosetti.

FAM’s first benefit for Typhoon Haiyan relief, ‘Bayanihan Spirit’, took place at the Galapagos Art Space in November. It raised $11,000 for National Alliance for Filipino Concerns (NAFCON). The second benefit, an online holiday shop featuring items from today’s leading designers, is an ongoing campaign and will benefit LIFESAVER systems fund for the Philippines.

About Women’s Refugee Commission
The Women’s Refugee Commission has conducted extensive research on the positive long-term impacts of supporting livelihood activities in emergencies. Getting people back on their feet and linked to regular income is one of the most urgently needed and effective strategies towards lasting recovery. At the same time, having access to a safe livelihood reduces vulnerabilities and the risk of sexual violence and exploitation of women and older girls in particular.

With your donations, the Women’s Refugee Commission will focus on restoring livelihoods in a heavily damaged area of Samar. These activities will be centered on artisans whose production of woven and embroidered goods is purchased by a small company. Assistance to resume production would support the livelihood of 500+ families, help the local economy rebound and reduce the vulnerabilities and risks of trafficking, sexual violence and exploitation of hundreds of women and young girls.  

About FAM
FAM (Filipino American Museum) is the first museum focused on examining the connection between contemporary Filipino American arts and the roots and traditions of the Philippine diaspora. A startup committed to presenting cultural programs in stimulating and unprecedented ways, FAM is dedicated to seeking out what it is to be Filipino in America. In the spirit of a diverse people, FAM’s roving programs serve as a fluid, user-generated, inquiry-based space. An untold American story, FAM presents its findings through live performances, exhibits, installations, community forums, online content and otherwise.

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On Friday, August 23, AABANY held its End of Summer Happy Hour at K2 Lounge at the Rubin Museum of Art. Members and friends got to mix and mingle while enjoying 2-for-1 drinks during the first hour and munching on tasty hors d’oeuvres. A live DJ played music and the museum was open for everyone to enjoy exhibits and performances throughout the night, until 10 pm. Brochures about the NE Regional/Fall Conference were distributed. Thanks to everyone who came out. We hope everyone had a great summer and we wish you all a happy, safe and enjoyable Labor Day weekend.