AUG 26 - "Flushing Night Out" Festivities

A craft station at a previous Flushing Night Out event this summer. 
The last one of the season is on Friday evening.
Credit Brandon Wu

From the New York Times:

Delve into New York’s diverse culture by roaming through Flushing’s community market, back for its second installment. Local entrepreneurs will keep the neighborhood buzzing with an array of food, treats, crafts, fashion and live music. 

This week’s event, the final of the four-part series, pays tribute to Queens with its “(718) LOVE” theme. 

It will also bring Asian-American hip-hop to the forefront with performances by Jaeki Cho, co-producer of the film “Bad Rap”; the underground hip-hop artist Bohan Phoenix; and others. 

At 6 p.m., Flushing High School, 35-01 Union Street, Flushing, 646-820-5163, flushingnightout.com; free.



August 6-7 Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in NY

The Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival will be celebrated in New York at Flushing Meadow-Corona Park from 9 am to 5 pm on Saturday and Sunday, August 6 and 7.



Vanity Fair publication spotlights billionaire Jack Ma


Meet Eric Cheng of DJI

Meet Eric Cheng of the drone manufacturer DJI, which is based in China.

DJI’s Eric Cheng weighs in on United States drone policy and public worries over automated flight.

DJI is known in the U.S. as the go-to choice for hobbyists and a growing number of professionals. 


Chinese and other Asians a Growing Part of Long Island's Population

Excerpts from Voices of NY website:

" ... whites still make up 75 percent of the population of 3 million, according to the 2010 Census. But the white population has dropped 4 percentage points since 2000."

" ... the Asian population – though it only makes up 5.5 percent of the whole picture – rose 54 percent in that decade, much faster than its 36 percent statewide growth. 

The Asian wave is even stronger in Nassau County, the more developed and affluent of the two counties on Long Island. Nassau attracted 40,000 more Asians between 2000 and 2010, a 62 percent jump that makes it one of the fastest growing Asian communities in New York State. The Census also found that among Asians on Long Island, 36,500 are Chinese, 39 percent more than 10 years before."

> Click here to see the full article on the "Voices of NY" website.

Real estate broker David Lin at a lot he believes would
serve well for a Chinatown in Garden City, L.I. 
(Photo by Rong Xiaoqing via Sing Tao Daily)


Asian American 2011 Student Comments from Rutgers University

“What’s Your Story?” 

Video from the 2011 White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, produced by Rutgers University students.




Huffpost online features the Rev. Christine Lee and the Rev. Winnie Varghese

An online article today in Huffpost, said "Women played an important role in the earliest days of Christianity. The Jesus of the Bible spoke directly to women and refused to treat them differently from men. The gospels portray them as disciples during Jesus’ ministry and the first witnesses of the resurrection. They’re mentioned in Paul’s letters as the leaders of house churches and missionaries in their own right."

The Rev. Christine Lee is the first Korean-American woman ordained priest in the Episcopal Church.

The Rev. Winnie Varghese is a priest at New York City’s Trinity Wall Street Church.

These two priests are also leaders of the Episcopal Asian American Ministry group in the Diocese of New York.