FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 26, 2022
MEDIA CONTACTS: Gordon Tepper, Rebecca Cheng and Michael Anderson | (516) 869-7794
North Hempstead to Host Asian-American Festival at the Beach
North Hempstead, NY – Town of North Hempstead Supervisor Jennifer DeSena and the Town Board are pleased to announce that the Asian-American Festival will be held on Saturday, May 14, 2022 beginning at 12 p.m. at North Hempstead Beach Park in Port Washington.
“The Town’s Asian-American Festival will be making a triumphant return for in-person festivities this year for the first time since the pandemic began,” Supervisor DeSena said. “I invite our residents to come together for a special afternoon where we can all experience the diversity of our Town firsthand through excellent cultural performances, top-notch Asian cuisines, and a celebration of Asian culture and heritage.”
Since the first Asian-American Festival in 2010, members of the North Hempstead community have celebrated the Asian cultures represented in North Hempstead yearly during Asian American and Pacific Islanders Heritage Month. The celebration includes live performances from around the world, food from local restaurants, and cultural activities.
There will be a lively market and food representing the countries of Afghanistan, China, India, Japan, Pakistan, Philippines, Korea and more.
“The Town of North Hempstead is so fortunate to have such a vibrant and engaged Asian American and Pacific American community,” said Council Member Mariann Dalimonte. “North Hempstead’s cultural landscape continues to grow each and every year, and our Asian American Festival is the perfect opportunity to celebrate the diversity that makes North Hempstead one of the best places to live in America.”
The event is free to attend; there is a $10 parking fee per vehicle if paying with cash, $7 parking fee if paying with credit or debit card. The rain date for the event is Sunday, May 15.
For more information, please call 311 or (516) 869-6311.