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Imagine Ellis Island Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Festival

Sun May 19, 2019
12:00pm to 3:00pm
No admission ticket required, Ferry Ticket required

Celebrate the 2019 AAPI Heritage Month with traditional and contemporary Asian American & Pacific Islander Music, Dance and Art.

Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company performs the opening Dragon Dance, the ending Lion Dance as well as two new, contemporary works that reflect the immigrant identity of the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company. The Kalagangothri Foundation presents Guru Akhilandeshwari .V and Chetan Hebbar performing Indian Classical Dance Nectar ; Kindling Sindaw performs Dances from Indigenous Southern Philippines; and Hālau Hula O Na Mele 'Āina O Hawaii' performs traditional and contemporary Hula.

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 Statue Cruises in Castle Clinton in Manhattan in Battery Park, and in the Liberty State Park of Jersey City, NJ or online.

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Ellis Island
Ferry from Battery Park
New York, NY
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