New York, NY, Sep 2012 - AsianInNY, New York’s premier online destination for multicultural networking and entertainment, is hosting its 4th Annual Moon Festival celebration on September 22, 2012 from 6:30-9:30pm at the Chinese Community Center on 62 Mott Street, Chinatown.
The Moon Festival is an important and joyous occasion in Asian culture that’s celebrated with music, food, and good company. As such, guests at the event will enjoy an exciting line-up of comedy, music, fashion, dance, and food. “Moon cakes”, a traditional hallmark of the festival, will be served.
The event will be MC’ed by comedian Brian Jian, who performs regularly at venues such as Governors Comedy Club, The Laugh Lounge, Stand Up NY, and Comic Strip Live. J4 will lend his turntable skills as DJ for the evening. The talented recording artist has released four rap albums with The Rock Music Production Company in Taiwan.
Just in time for the New York Fashion Week, outstanding Asian designers will be presenting their new collections in runway fashion shows. This year, the spotlight will fall on Angela Gao’s women’s collection, ANGG New York, and Gilbert Chen’s menswear line, BARQUE. Kallisti Designs and Shan Shui Gallery will provide jewelry. Asian models will also sport handbags by ModaRévisé and hair and makeup design by Haruo Noro Salon. Hair and makeup styling will be led by Haruo Noro and Wenya Chang, respectively.
Featured performers will include the following:
• The New York Crimson Kings – Drum, Fife, & Bugle Corps
o Established in the 1950s, The Crimson Kings are the oldest and most honored Asian-American drum corps in the east coast. They are dedicated to youth development through music and performing arts education.
• The New York Chinese Cultural Center – Traditional Dance
o Founded in 1974, NYCCC is dedicated to fostering understanding and appreciation of Chinese culture in global and local communities.
• Eric G. – Singer
o Eric is Philippine-American singer, songwriter, and producer. The Young Gifted Entertainment Awards Committee nominated his debut gospel album “MOVE” as “Best R&B/Gospel Album of the Year” in 2010 and he was named “Top 10 Independent Artists of 2010″ by Tate Music Group. Eric has appeared on shows such as “Open” and “The Rhythms of NY” and was recognized as an “Artist on the Rise” by Kapuso Abroad Magazine.
• Triangle Offense – Band
o Specializing in electrohop music, the Filipino-American trio of Sci, Bry, and Pwol has performed at Irving Plaza, Club Amnesia, Public Assembly, and Mets Stadium. Their clever lyrics carry themes of life, love, and celebration.
• Setsuko – Singer
o Setsuko is a Japanese pop singer and songwriter who also has a passion for R&B, jazz, musical theater, and classical music.
• Austin & Izzy – Singers
o Born and raised in Dubai, Izzy’s many accolades include Kollaboration New York 2012 finalist, Virgin Radio Dubai Talented Teens Competition finalist, and “Showtime Dubai” semi-finalist.
o Austin is a Chinese-American young talented singer-songwriter who was a featured performer at the 2010 Haiti Benefit Concert, 2011 DECA fashion show, and 2010 and 2011 Bethel Relay for Life.
• Ayano & Rie – Belly Dance
o Japanese duo Ayano and Rie have been performing belly dance throughout New York City. As talented as they are beautiful, they are known for their passion, dynamic movements, and artistry.
Sponsors of AsianInNY’s Lunar New Year Celebration and fashion shows include Bruce Cost Ginger Ale, China Lion Entertainment, Haruo Noro Salon, IZZE, JOA Production, Kallisti Fashion, Well Luck Co., Mika Japanese Cuisine and Bar, McDonald’s, Music Industry News Network, New York Mets, ModaRévisé, Nom Wah Tea Parlor, NTDTV, Shan Shui Gallery, Taiwan Tourism, Uminoie, VIVALOE, and 247Feature.com.
$10 online pre-event purchase* before Sep 15 midnight
$15 online pre-event purchase* before Sep 21 midnight
$20 at the door
*The first 100 people to pre-purchase tickets will receive free gifts. The first 50 people to arrive at the event will receive free raffle tickets. For more information, please visit www.AsianInNY.com .