Senator Golden Hosts Celebration Of Asian Pacific Heritage Month

Martin J. Golden

May 13, 2008


Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) this week hosted his 6th Annual Asian Pacific Heritage Festival at McKinley Park in conjunction with the national celebration of Asian American Heritage each May.

The program included ethnic dances including the Chinese Lion Dance, demonstration of Buddhist Monk Kung Fu, Japanese sword, Thai dance, Malaysian dance, Tahitian Dance, Burma dance and Chinese dance. A wide array of ethnic food, arts and crafts and prizes were available as well for those in attendance.

This year, the event highlights included representatives from Tourism Malaysia, the Malaysian Consulate General and United Nations staff and their families wearing traditional clothing.

Senator Marty Golden stated, "Millions of Americans trace their origins to nations in the Asian/Pacific region and they enrich Brooklyn, New York and our Nation. Each year, we celebrate the month of May as Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month and we celebrate the achievements and the success of this culture. I am proud to host this annual event that recognizes the many important contributions that Asian/Pacific Americans have made to our community."