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Congratulating the Taiwanese American Association of New York upon the occasion of celebrating the 2013 Passport to Taiwan Festival

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  • 17 / May / 2013
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 21 / May / 2013
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 21 / May / 2013
    • ADOPTED

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating the Taiwanese American Association
of New York upon the occasion of celebrating the 2013 Passport to Taiwan
Festival

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize that the
quality and character of life in the communities across New York State
are reflective of the concerned and dedicated efforts of those organiza-
tions and individuals that are devoted to the welfare of the community
and its citizenry; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to congratu-
late the Taiwanese American Association of New York upon the occasion of
celebrating the 2013 Passport to Taiwan Festival; this auspicious occa-
sion will be celebrated on Sunday, May 26, 2013, at Union Square Park in
New York City; and
WHEREAS, The Passport to Taiwan Festival began in May of 2002 as a
celebration of Taiwanese-American Heritage Week and Asian/Pacific Ameri-
can Heritage Month; and
WHEREAS, Now in its 12th year, the Passport to Taiwan Festival has
become the largest celebration of Taiwanese heritage in the United
States, drawing 30,000 visitors from throughout the New York metropol-
itan area; and
WHEREAS, At the Passport to Taiwan Festival each year, participants
can sample local delicacies from Taiwan, observe dough figurine makers
and calligraphy masters at work in the arts and crafts area, learn about
various organizations and agencies, play children's games, learn about
traditional Taiwanese toys in the interactive area, fold cranes in the
kids workshop area, and learn more about Taiwan and Taiwanese Americans
in the exhibition area; and
WHEREAS, Taiwanese culture has become integrated into the fabric of
life in New York City; and
WHEREAS, The Taiwanese-American community has also made an impact
locally by its outstanding efforts in response to the destruction caused
by Hurricane Sandy; and
WHEREAS, In 1992, President Bush signed legislation which named May as
Asian Pacific American Heritage Month; in 1999, Congress designated the
second week in May as Taiwanese American Heritage Week to recognize the
contributions of Taiwanese Americans; in addition, President Clinton
later issued a proclamation to congratulate the Taiwanese American
community; and
WHEREAS, This auspicious occasion presents a unique opportunity for
this Legislative Body to recognize and pay tribute to the Taiwanese
American Association of New York and to the Passport to Taiwan Festival;
and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that when an organ-
ization and events of such noble aims and accomplishments are brought to
our attention, they should be recognized and applauded by all the citi-
zens of this great Empire State; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
congratulate the Taiwanese American Association of New York upon the
occasion of celebrating the 2013 Passport to Taiwan Festival; and be it
further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the Taiwanese American Association of New York.

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