Heritage Celebrations

Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month Reception

May 9, 2019

“We are doing better and better and it’s not in spite of immigrants, it’s because our immigrant brothers and sisters joined us and helped us to become even better together. That’s what we celebrate tonight. So I want to thank everybody for being a part of this wonderful noble experiment that is New York City, for being a beacon to our nation in our world, for showing people the way it can be done,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio to the Asian-Pacific American community at the Reception.

The program also included remarks by First Lady Chirlane McCray and honoree Jennifer Betit Yen.

Honoree

  • Jennifer Betit Yen, Actor, Writer, Producer & Attorney

Community Engagement Partner

We would like to acknowledge and thank our Community Engagement Partner of the Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month Reception without whom this event would not be possible:

  • EmblemHealth

Sponsor

We would like to acknowledge and thank our sponsor for its generous support of the Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month Reception:

  • Diamond Hong, Inc.

Live Entertainment

  • Ohgayageum
    • Junghee Oh
    • Leekyung Kang
    • Song Eun Shin
  • Saung Budaya Indonesian Dance Group
    • Fnu Kathalizsa
    • Maria Ratnawati Curry

Photo Gallery

Media