BP MARKOWITZ HOSTS ASIAN-AMERICAN HERITAGE
Published Monday, May 4, 2015 Updated on Monday, May 4, 2015

BP MARKOWITZ HOSTS ASIAN-AMERICAN HERITAGE

Several distinguished members of Brooklyn’s Asian-American community were honored at the event including Jean Paul Ho

BP MARKOWITZ HOSTS ASIAN-AMERICAN HERITAGE


BP MARKOWITZ HOSTS ASIAN-AMERICAN HERITAGE

On Tuesday, May 29, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz joined with civic leaders, members of the community, and Consul Xuhui Zhong of the People’s Republic of China to celebrate Asian-American Heritage at Borough Hall.

“Brooklyn is fortunate to be home to Asian-Americans from a variety of countries, faiths, and traditions,” said Borough President Markowitz. “Each of these communities adds so much character and vitality to Brooklyn’s unrivaled diversity — and their contributions are part of what makes Brooklyn such a great American city.”

The Chinese and Korean flags flew over Borough Hall, where a lion dance and performances by the Korean American Traditional Art Department Association and the Chinese-American Planning Council’s Beacon program at IS 220 entertained the audience. Delicious food provided by Pacificana Restaurant and the Korean-American Brooklyn Association of NY completed the celebration, which was open to the public.

Several distinguished members of Brooklyn’s Asian-American community were honored at the event, including Katy Chau, Health and Human Services Director of the Brooklyn Chinese American Association; Jean Paul Ho, Vice President of Fillmore Realty; Kwang Sook Kim, dedicated member of the Korean-American Brooklyn Association of NY; Kyung Yul Kang, Vice President of the Korean Dry Cleaners Association; and the United Chinese Association of Brooklyn.