LaGuardia Community College is Hosting its 2013 Asian Heritage Celebration on May 8

Long Island City, NY—To celebrate the wide range of Asian cultures that make up its student population, LaGuardia Community College on May 8 is hosting a festival featuring talented performers from China, Japan and the Philippines.  The events are free and open to the public.

The event will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the College’s Cobblestone Courtyard and E-Atrium at 31-10 Thomson Avenue, Long Island City.  For more information, please call (718) 482-5999 or visit .

Culinary delights from different regions of the world will be served, and faculty and students will model traditional clothing from Asian countries.             

LaGuardia, which has one of the most diverse student populations in the nation, serves students from more than 46 Asian countries and areas including China, South Korea, Japan, Bangladesh, Philippines, India, and Pakistan.  Asians comprise 21% of the College’s student population and represent the fastest growing ethnic group at LaGuardia.

The performance line-up includes:

            • Kabuki performance, a classical Japanese dance-drama

            • Rob Lok, an international variety performer and contemporary clown.  Mr. Lok was the first Chinese-American clown to work for a major American circus.

            • Iaijustsu demonstration–the fighting arts of the samurai who ruled Japan from 1603-1868

            • A student showcase featuring performances by LaGuardia students from the Chinese Club, the Filipino Club and the Japanese Club. 

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LaGuardia Community College located in Long Island City, Queens, was founded in 1971 as a bold experiment in opening the doors of higher education to all, and we proudly carry forward that legacy today. LaGuardia educates students through over 50 degree, certificate and continuing education programs, providing an inspiring place for students to achieve their dreams. Upon graduation, LaGuardia students’ lives are transformed as family income increases 17%, and students transfer to four-year colleges at three times the national average. Part of the City University of New York (CUNY), LaGuardia is a nationally recognized leader among community colleges for boundary-breaking success educating underserved students. At LaGuardia we imagine new ideas, create new curriculum and pioneer programs to make our community and our country stronger. Visit to learn more.