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Annual Asian-American festival takes place Saturday

Wen-Tao Lee and Jun Dai of the New

Wen-Tao Lee and Jun Dai of the New York Chinese Opera perform "Crossroad Inn" at the Asian American Cultural Festival of Long Island in Farmingdale. (2009) Photo Credit: Frank Fumelli

Drumming by Korean performers. Music from a Japanese jazz band and a rock and roll Taiwanese band. Performances from Japanese and Indian classical dancers. Workshops for children on dragon and lantern making. A martial arts show and a karaoke singing competition.

All will be part of a daylong program of activities for the 6th annual Asian-American Cultural Festival of Long Island, taking place Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Roosevelt Hall in Farmingdale State College.

The event has been growing in popularity, diversity and variety of offerings and performances as it seeks to showcase the diversity of Long Island’s Asian-American community, said event spokeswoman Karen Bomzer.

“It should be an enchanting and educational day,” Bomzer said. “It’s a multicultural gathering and we want to attract people from outside the Asian community to come and be part of the celebration.”

Admission to the booth exhibits and some of the presentations is free, but there will be a $5 charge for adults and $3 for children who want to see performances in the theater. For more information, visit aacfli.org.

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