Monday, May 22 at 6pm at Queens Borough Hall

(May 19, 2023 at 10am)

QUEENS, NY – To honor the unrivaled strength and energy of Queens’ vibrant Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities, Queens Borough President Donovan Richards Jr. will host his annual AAPI Heritage Month Celebration on Monday, May 22 at 6pm at Queens Borough Hall.

“From Flushing to Richmond Hill and all across Queens, our Asian American and Pacific Islander communities embody everything that makes The World’s Borough great — diversity, strength, innovation, resolve and pride in who we are as a people,” said Borough President RICHARDS. “I can’t wait to honor Queens’ AAPI heritage at the People’s House as we salute those upon whose shoulders we stand, applaud those leading our communities forward and look ahead to a future where our AAPI communities are as celebrated nationwide as they are here in The World’s Borough.”

Held in the Helen Marshall Cultural Center, the celebration will include multiple musical and dance performances by local cultural organizations, food and remarks by Borough President Richards and other officials. The Borough President will also present citations of honor to various Asian American leaders and community-based organizations in recognition of their dedicated service to The World’s Borough.

Members of the public who wish to attend Borough President Richards’ AAPI Heritage Month Celebration can RSVP at www.queensbp.org/RSVP.

Members of the media who would like to attend are asked to RSVP via email at [email protected] or via phone at 718-286-2640.

WHAT:         AAPI Heritage Month Celebration hosted by Borough President Richards

WHEN:         Monday, May 22, 2023 at 6pm

WHERE:       Helen Marshall Cultural Center at Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd. in Kew Gardens

WHO:            DONOVAN RICHARDS JR., Queens Borough President

                        Elected officials and community leaders

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