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NAI-NI CHEN DANCE COMPANY presents the Ellis Island Asian American Heritage Festival

NAI-NI CHEN DANCE COMPANY presents the Ellis Island Asian American Heritage Festival


Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company


The Great Hallat Ellis Island
New York, NY


Sunday, May 15, 2016 - 12:00pm



Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company

in partnership with
presents the Ellis Island
Asian American Heritage Festival
Sunday, May 15, 2016 at Noon

The National Park Service in partnership with Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company presents the Ellis Island Asian American Heritage Festival on Sunday, May 15, 2016, with ceremony and performances starting at 12 noon at The Great Hallat Ellis Island, located on the second floor of the main Ellis Island building. A full schedule of performances and educational workshops given by notable speakers will celebrate the 2016 Asian American Heritage Month and the 100th Anniversary of the National Park Service with traditional and contemporary Asian American Music and Dance, involving the community in New York and New Jersey.

No admission ticket is required for the event. However, audience members must take a ferry to Ellis Island for the festival. Ferry tickets are available for purchase at www.statuecruises.com.

Sunday, May 5, 2016 at 12 Noon
Dragon Dance
VIP Speakers in the Great Hall
The Ahn Trio with Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company
Mongolian Horsehead Fiddle Music with Dancer
Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company and the New Asia Chamber Music Society
VIP Speakers in the Great Hall

1:00 Performance in the Outdoor Wall of Honor Area
NJCU Student Music Presentation: Isaac Ezekiel Del Rosario
Philippine Dance/Music
Children's Orchestra Society
Nai-Ni Chen Community Dance Workshop
Lion Dance

Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company
The Ahn Trio - Renowned Korean American Classical Trio
Jigjiddorj Natsagdorj - Mongolian Horse Head Fiddle Virtuoso
Asian American Dragon/Lion Association (Lion Dance Youth group)
Faculty and Students of NJ City University
Children's Orchestra Society (NY-based Asian Youth Orchestra)
New Asia Chamber Music Society

Invited VIP Guest Speakers
Honorable Sue Pai Yang
United State Senator Cory Booker, Robert Menedez 
Congressman Bill Pascrell, Albio Sires, Leonard Lance 
The Chinese Consulate General
Taipei Economic and Cultural Council
Consulate of Mongolia
Consulate of Vietnam

Organizing Committee
Andrew Chiang - Executive Director of Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company
Corky Lee - Artist, Historian, Photographer
Michael Amato - NPS Chief of Interpretation of Ellis Island/Statue of Liberty National Park
Douglas Treem - NPS Ranger
Regina Andriolo - Board President, Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company
Sue Pai Yang - Honorable Judge, New Jersey
Ariun Sanjaajamts - Mongolian Connections
Simone Nguyen - Member of Asian American Bar Assoc. of NY
Adina Williams - American Museum of Natural History

Advisory Committee
Virginia Ng - OCA NJ Chapter President
Min Kim - NJCU Chair of Music, Dance, Theatre Department

OCA NJ Chapter
Mongolian Connections
New Jersey City University

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