Martin J. Golden

May 22, 2017

Brooklyn- New York State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District) today is announcing his 15th Annual Asian Pacific Heritage Festival to take place on Sunday, May 28, 2017, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., at McKinley Park located at Bay Ridge Parkway and Fort Hamilton Parkway. The entire community is invited to participate in this special event held in conjunction with the national celebration of Asian American Heritage, which takes place during the month of May.

The program will feature the distribution of a special golden charm that represents joy and peace to all those in attendance. During the event, there will be many exciting acts that reflect proudly on Asian culture. The performances will feature cultural dress and costumes, and present demonstrations of Korean martial arts and Kungfu, Lion, Burmese and Chinese dances. Additionally, those in attendance will be treated to various delicious ethnic foods, arts and crafts, and the chance to win raffle prizes. There will also be a voter registration drive to encourage participation in the election process and empower the community. 

Senator Marty Golden stated, "The number of Asian Americans living and working here in Brooklyn continues to grow. Each year, we celebrate the month of May as Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month and we do so, in order to recognize the achievements and the successes of the Asian community. I once again look forward to hosting this annual event that honors the many important contributions that Asian/Pacific Americans have made to our community."

For further information regarding this event, or to set up an arts and craft table, please contact Katie Wong at Senator Golden's office at (718) 238-6044.