Senator Golden Celebrates Asian Pacific Heritage Month

Martin J. Golden

May 25, 2010

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) hosted his 7th Annual Asian Pacific Heritage Festival on this past Sunday at McKinley Park. The event, which was well attended, is held each year in conjunction with the national celebration of Asian American Heritage which is the month of May.

The program included ethnic dances including the Chinese Lion Dance, demonstration of Buddhist Monk Kung Fu, Korean Taekwondo, Thai dance, Malaysian dance, Burmese dance and Chinese dance. A wide array of ethnic food, arts and crafts and prizes were available as well.

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. This annual event recognizes the many important contributions that Asian Pacific Americans have made to our community.

Photo - Senator Golden honors one of the groups of performers who entertained those who attended the Asian Pacific Heritage event.