Explore the culture, traditions, history and music of Asia and the South Pacific Islands

Enjoy the Asian-Pacific American Heritage Celebration May 13-14, 2017 at Museum of Discovery and Science

Fort Lauderdale, FL – May 1, 2017 – In honor of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, the Museum of Discovery and Science is hosting its annual Asian-Pacific American Heritage Celebration in collaboration with Polynesian Proud and sponsored by Children’s Services Council of Broward County. Visitors are invited explore the culture, traditions and history of these countries and their people. Special presentations, live music, and demonstrations will take you on a journey to the Pacific islands of Hawaii, Tahiti, New Zealand and Samoa and Asian countries including Japan, Philippines, and China.

 

May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month — a national celebration of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. In 1992, the official designation of May as Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month was signed into law. A rather broad term, Asian-Pacific encompasses all of the Asian continent and the Pacific islands of Melanesia (New Guinea, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Fiji and the Solomon Islands), Micronesia (Marianas, Guam, Wake Island, Palau, Marshall Islands, Kiribati, Nauru and the Federated States of Micronesia) and Polynesia (New Zealand, Hawaiian Islands, Rotuma, Midway Islands, Samoa, American Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu, Cook Islands, French Polynesia and Easter Island). Shows and activities are included with museum exhibits admission. For more information visit our website at mods.org.

Cultural Performances

  • Live Music from Hawaii/Tahiti/Samoa
  • Featured Performances by Polynesian Proud
  • Palm Weaving and Lei Making
  • Live Polynesian Drumming
  • Samoan Fireknife Dance
  • Poi Tasting

Special Appearances and Community Partners

  • Polynesian Proud Productions, Inc.
  • Big Kahuna Surf School
  • Natya Marga Indian Dance
  • Ronin Taiko Japanese Drums
  • Joe Keit Kung Fu/Lion Dance
  • Marie and Keefer (Japanese Calligraphy)
  • Bird Lovers Club
  • Origami Expert
  • Fort Lauderdale Orchid Society
  • Chinese Language Teachers Association FL (CLTA-FL)
  • Nritya Surabhi School of Dance                                            

Asian-Pacific American Heritage Celebration 2017

 

ABOUT CHILDREN’S SERVICES COUNCIL OF BROWARD COUNTY

The mission of the CSC is to empower Broward’s children to become responsible, productive adults capable of realizing their full potential, their hopes and their dreams. Since being created by the voters of Broward County in 2000, we have funded hundreds of programs that serve children and families in Broward.

We deliver these programs in partnership with dozens of trusted providers who are held to the highest standards of service delivery, like pre-school and afterschool programs; programs for children and youth with special needs; programs for grandparents raising their grandchildren; programs that empower young adults to become leaders and embark on a life of success, and programs that help youth who have committed minor offences back onto the right path.

The CSC works with Community Partners to help “Turn the Curve” in a positive direction on issues like: Maternal and Child Health, Family Strengthening, After-School and Out-of-School Time, Kinship Care, Youth Leadership, Advocacy and Employment, Support for Youth and Families with Special Needs.

Children’s Services Council of Broward County 6600 West Commercial Boulevard, Lauderhill, FL 33319

Call Us: (954) 377-1000 • Email: info@cscbroward.org www.cscbroward.org

ABOUT THE MUSEUM OF DISCOVERY AND SCIENCE

The mission of the Museum of Discovery and Science is to provide experiential pathways to lifelong learning in science for children and adults through exhibits, programs and films. Founded in 1976 as The Discovery Center, the nonprofit facility serves approximately 400,000 visitors annually. Major operational support for the Museum is provided through generous support by Leadership Guild members including JM Family Enterprises, Inc., Jet Blue, and Wells Fargo. 

The Museum is open seven days a week, 365 days a year; Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. Combination Ticket prices are $21 for adults; $19 for seniors 65+; $16 for active/retired military personnel; $16 for children 2 to 12. Children under 2 are free. A Combination Ticket includes admission to the Museum exhibits and one classic 45-minute IMAX documentary movie. The Museum of Discovery and Science is located downtown at 401 SW Second Street, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312. For more information about the Museum, visitors should call 954.467.MODS (6637) or visit our website at www.mods.org

 

More information here: http://www.mods.org/IMAX/Laser/4K%20Laser/4K_Laser.html

About Comunicados

Comunicados