Senator Golden to Host Celebration of Asian Pacific Heritage Month

Martin J. Golden

April 30, 2012

Brooklyn-  State  Senator  Marty  Golden  (R-C,  Brooklyn)  today is announcing that he will be hosting his 9th Annual Asian Pacific Heritage Festival at McKinley Park on Sunday, May 6, 2012, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at McKinley Park, located at Bay Ridge Parkway and Fort Hamilton Parkway, and is inviting the community to join in this special event held in conjunction with the national celebration of Asian American Heritage which is the month of May.

The  program  will  include ethnic dances including demonstration of Buddhist Monk Kung Fu, Korean dance, Malaysian dance, Burmese dance and Chinese dance. A wide variety of ethnic food, arts and crafts, and prizes will be available as well.

Senator Marty Golden stated, "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. Millions of Americans trace their origins to nations in the Asian Pacific region and they enrich Brooklyn, New York and our nation. I look forward to hosting this annual event that recognizes the many important contributions that Asian Pacific Americans have made to our community."

For more information on the event or set up art and craft table, contact Senator Golden’s office at (718) 238-6044.