Asian-American, Pacific Islander heritage celebration planned

City of Dunwoody Economic Development Department will host its third annual celebration of Asian-American and Pacific Islander heritage on April 28 from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Lawn at Ashford Lane, 1230 Ashford Crossing.


The event is free and open to all and will showcase cultural performances and art, according to a news release. 


“Interest in this event continues to grow, and this year’s lineup for dance, music, food and demonstrations is better than ever,” said Dunwoody Business and Cultural Development Manager Rosemary Watts. “We are thrilled to showcase the culture and heritage of these countries and look forward to a spectacular afternoon.” 


The emcees for the event are Sophia Choi of WSB-TV and Patty Pan, former television reporter who currently serves as the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office public information officer.


The event will open with Laotian dancers and a demonstration of Asian games, including hacky sack and chopsticks. Additional dance styles and performers include the Korean Traditional Dance Academy, Karenni Dance, Indian Steps and Style Dance, Nepalese Dance, and the Atlanta Chinese Dance Company.


The celebration will also feature Karate Atlanta Dunwoody and Japanese flower arranging demonstrations. Plus, many countries will be represented with information tables, including Thailand, China, Laos, Japan, Taiwan, India, and Nepal.


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