The First Asian American Day in the Nation to Be Celebrated in Boston Common on Sept. 10

By Xinming Li,

Boston, Sept. 7, 2016, — In just a couple days, the Sixth Asian American Day Festival will be held in Boston Common on Sept. 10. Boston City Council has issued an official resolution signed by Council President Michelle Wu declaring Sept. 10, 2016 the Asian American Day in Boston. This is the first such proclamation by a major US city to recognize the significant contributions by Asian Americans in all aspects of our society.

This day long event will start with the opening ceremony around 10 AM, and feature performances by more than 20 art groups. There will be 30 food venders and 80 cultural and business booths in the Northwest part of Boston Common. The main stage will be near Charles Street the separates Boston Common and Boston Public Garden.
Organizers of the Sixth Asian American Day Festival visited Boston City Hall to have a meeting with city officials.

“We have worked very hard to put this event together over the past six months. The event is free and open to public. Please stop by Boston Common on Sept. 10 with your family and friend to enjoy music, dance and food from many different cultures,” said David Bai, executive board member of Asian American Association of Boston.

Sixth AA Day’s opening ceremony Performances
Emcees: Joe Li、Liwen wang、Bob Gao、Haozhuan Li、Angel Wei、Liyuan Guo

Performing Groups

1. Boston Chinese Folk Dance Group
2. Chinese Culture Connection’s Multi-arts performance troupe
3. Boston Qipao Association
4. New England KungFu Dance Association
5. Wangju Chen group
6. Wah Lum Lion Dance Group
7. Wong Lion Dance Group
8. Oriental fusion band
9. Seed Music & Art Center
10. Greater Boston Asian American Youth Symphony Orchestra
11. Boston XiYangYang Music Ensemble
12. Boston Star Band
13. Sun Beatzz Band
14. Liu family cell Group
15. Sunshine Men’s Vocal Quartet
16. Yan Lan Children’s Chorus
17. Korean Dance and Drum Group
18. Genki Spark Japanese Drums Group
19. Wah Lum Kung Fu and Tai Chi Academy
20. Boston Chinese Kungfu Research Institute
21. Harvard GSAS AnLin TaiChi Budo Association
22. Boston Chinese Drum troupe
23. Greater Boston Chinese Seniors Center ThaiChi Classes
24. North East Rhythmics Group

Notable performers

Vanessa Salvucci
Vanessa Salvucci is an entertaining vocalist, songwriter, DJ and music video producer. After graduating Boston University, she spent several years as an intern and cast member for the Walt Disney Company. Recognized for her versatility and ability to appeal to audiences of all ages, one can find Vanessa performing the Star Spangled Banner at Celtics games, Bruins face offs and DJing at Fenway Park for Red Sox Nation. Vanessa has been requested as the musical act for a wide variety of corporate special events, weddings, charities, churches and political ceremonies throughout New England.

Chung Robert

Chung Robert is an artist with the ability to make or perform one of the officially designated important intangible cultural properties of Korea. She is one of the disciple of Ingan-munhwage who is designated by the South Korean government. Chung has her degree on Study of Minsok, Korean traditional culture from Hanjung University in Donghae Korea. She is also a professional player of Korean traditional instrument Jango and Gayageum, and also an artist of Korean traditional folk music Minyo and Korean traditional dance Salpuli.

Two concerts of the Sixth Asian American Day Festival will be held at Cary Hall in Lexington on Sunday, Sept. 11.