Tuesday, June 1, 2010


2010 Asian Fest to be held June 5 at Garfield Park

Indy Parks and Recreation and Asian American Alliance, Inc. (AAAI) are partnering to bring the sights, sounds and taste of Asia to the third annual Asian Fest on Saturday, June 5, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Garfield Park. Admission is free.

Festival highlights include:
* Entertaining cultural performances
* Bonsai Show at the Conservatory and Sunken Garden
* Interactive cultural discovery
* Anime film fest and hands-on family arts activities at the Garfield
Park Arts Center
* Food from local Asian restaurants
* Asian merchandise vendors
* Free health screenings - blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar
levels, body mass index and dental hygiene education

"Asian American Alliance, in partnership with Indy Parks, is proud to
present the Asian Fest to highlight the rich cultural heritage of Asia
found in central Indiana that makes it a more vibrant, interesting place
to live. Instead of flying 18 hours to travel to Asia, this
family-friendly event allows central Indiana residents to experience a
bit of Asia in their own backyard," said AAAI President Vince Wong.

During the festival, Asian American Alliance will also award
scholarships to deserving IPS students and Asian American leadership

The 2010 Asian Fest is a collaborative effort between AAAI, Indy Parks,
The Garfield Park Arts Center and is made possible by these generous
sponsors: IPL, Kroger, Western Union, Lumina Foundation for Education,
PNC, Bingham McHale, State Farm Insurance and WTHR-TV.

AAAI is a local, non-profit organization with a mission to inspire Asian
Americans to lead and serve. Visit www.aaalliance.org to learn more.

For more information contact:
Young-Hee Yedinak, Asian American Alliance, Inc.
(317) 258-0468 yedinak@sbcglobal.net

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