Stavisky, Meng Celebrate Korean-American Heritage Day
With more than 140,000 Korean-American’s calling New York home, state Senator Toby Ann Stavisky, along with Assemblymember Grace Meng, welcomed constituents from Flushing to Albany on June 19 to celebrate Korean-American Heritage Day. Meeting with legislators to discuss issues of importance to New York’s Korean-American community, as well as showcasing Korean food and dance, the group held their celebration of Korean-American culture and heritage in the Legislative Office Building.
“Queens is already the most diverse county in the country, our lives and community enriched by that diversity,” said Stavisky. “With more Korean-Americans calling Queens home than anywhere else outside of California, the Korean-American community of New York and Queens have much to celebrate.”
“We are very fortunate to have many Korean-American organizations based in the vibrant borough of Queens as well as a large Korean-American constituency,” added Meng. “It is a great pleasure to come together and learn about Korean culture as well as take the opportunity to address issues that are most important to the community.”
The third annual Korean-American Heritage Day was sponsored by numerous organizations, including the Korean American Association of Queens, the Korean Consulate General of New York, the Korean American Tourism Organization, the Korean Cuisine Globalization Committee, and Song Hee Dance Company.