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New Meetup: 5/20/09, Sat -- Asian Fest -- Philly

From: George
Sent on: Tuesday, May 26, 2009 5:10 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for NAAAP Philadelphia - Natl Assoc Asian American Professionals!

What: 5/20/09, Sat -- Asian Fest -- Philly

When: June 20,[masked]:00 PM

Where: Click the link below to find out!

Meetup Description: COLORFUL CULTURAL ENTERTAINMENT, UNIQUE CRAFTS & GAMES?
ASIAN FESTIVAL
PECO ENERGY MULTICULTURAL SERIES,
AT THE GREAT PLAZA AT PENN?S LANDING

Philadelphia, June 20th, 2009
As a part of the PECO Energy Multicultural Series, the Asian Festival will be premiering its 7th Annual Celebration. It will be a celebration of the Asian heritage through entertainment, activities and food - the only event of its kind in the area that premieres the diversity in the Asian-American culture. This FREE event will take place on the Great Plaza at Penn?s Landing, Columbus Boulevard and Chestnut Street. The event will run on Saturday, June 20th, 2009 from 12 Noon to 6pm. Independence Blue Cross is the presenting sponsor of the 2009 Summer Season at Penn?s Landing.

The Asian Festival will highlight & celebrate the many contributions the diverse Pan-Asian-American cultures have to offer with a day packed with authentic entertainment on stage, activities throughout the Great Plaza and ethnic food vendors. In addition to the traditional and folk dances, the evolution of the Asian-American culture will intrigue the audience with contemporary pop culture. The Asian Festival is a platform for local and professional talent from the Greater Philadelphia region to come together to celebrate the Asian-American culture. Our motto is ?Come for the food and stay for the entertainment or come for the entertainment and have some food. Whatever your reason for coming, the rich colors, sounds, and sights of multiple Asian cultures are a unique experience not to be missed. AsianFest ? Celebrating us, celebrating YOU!?
There will be a number of demonstrations to interest all in attendance. Something will be offered for everyone in the family?.discover ancient practices in the Far East still in use today. Learn origami, shuttlecock, ancient measurement, the significance of rice, Chinese painting, listen to folk tales, and much more. All activities celebrate the heritage and diversity of the Asian-American community and span cultural practices from Cambodia, China, Hmong, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.

See www.asianfest.org for additional details and photos from prior festivals.

Admission is FREE for all PECO Energy Multicultural Series events. PECO Energy presents a series of free Multicultural festivals throughout the summer season at the Great Plaza at Penn?s Landing.

Learn more here:
http://www.meetup.com/naaapphilly/calendar/10497804/

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