Dunwoody to celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander heritage

Officials from city of Dunwoody’s Economic Development Department will host an Asian American and Pacific Islander heritage celebration on April 30 from 1 to 4 p.m. in the greenspace at Ashford Lane (1230 Ashford Crossing).

A news release states that this free event is open to all and will showcase cultural performances and art. In case of inclement weather, the celebration will move to an indoor space at Ashford Lane.

According to the news release, the event will feature performances by Atlanta Chinese Dance Company; FASCA Yo-Yo and Lion Dance; Korean Dance Academy; Shaolin Institute; Jathiswara School of Dance and Music; Vietnamese TaiChi 132 Forms; Laotian Dance – LAS Dancers; Joyful Dancers; Natyam Arts Academy; and Phoenix Sisters and Dragon Brothers Drum Team. A detailed performance schedule is available at www.dunwoodyga.gov/government/arts-and-culture/cultural-heritage-events.

“We’re adding something new this year by including interactive performances that will involve audience members and provide some explanation and instruction,” said Business and Cultural Development Manager Rosemary Watts. “This is a great way to celebrate Dunwoody’s diversity. We’re excited to bring this celebration to the outdoor lawn at Ashford Lane, which is a beautiful new community gathering place.”

The celebration is also scheduled to include a demonstration of Japanese floral arrangements.

The following countries will be represented with information tables: Thailand, China, Laos, Japan, Taiwan, and India.

This is the third annual Asian American and Pacific Islander heritage celebration held by city of Dunwoody.

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