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Sun Shined on 39th Annual Coalition of Asian Pacific Americans Festival

By Shirley Ng
AsAmNews Correspondent

The 39th annual Asian American Pacific Islander heritage festival started off under cloudy skies in Manhattan, Chinatown, but the sun came through shortly and warmed up Mott Street where the festival was taking place last Sunday.

Musical performances and food were the highlight of the festival. On stage, there was a Tai Chi demonstration, a Korean drum performance, and Chinese and Indian dancing. Children took to the fun activities which deterred them from the humid afternoon. If the temperature got too unbearable, refreshing lychee and mango drinks would have cooled you down. Hungry? What’s a festival without food? Items from fried chicken legs, noodles and dumplings starting from $1.00 would certainly have kept you satisfied.

The festival is organized by the Coalition of Asian Pacific Americans. All photos by Shirley L. Ng

Umbrella dance

 

Sword demonstration

 

Intricately carved watermelons on display.

 

Chinese food for sale during the festival.

 

Korean drum performance.

 

Women perform Chinese fan dance.

 

Children enjoying building blocks.

 

Brush painting demonstration

 

Tai Chi Demonstration

 

Mott Street was closed to enjoy the sights and sounds of the festival.

 

Traditional Indian dance.

 

Chinese dance performance.

 

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