Celebrate Taiwan @ Grand Central Terminal with Art, Culture, Food and Fashion

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Taiwan Tourism Bureau Office in New York partners with the Smithsonian Museum to promote Taiwan culture with a “Celebrate Taiwan @ Grand Central Terminal” event on September 27, 2014 from 11AM to 2PM for “Museum Day Live!”. Taiwan Tourism Bureau held a press conference on Sep. 24th 2014 at Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in New York to welcome all the VIP guests, designers, performers and media.

Easy House Vegetarian Cuisine Team

The Grand Central Terminal is one of Manhattan’s most famous attractions, and is a part of the U.S Beaux Arts Wonder architectures. In 2013, Taiwan Hsinchu Railway Station and Grand Central Terminal signed “Sister Stations” agreement as both stations celebrate 100 years of service. The event was a great success. Therefore, the “Celebrate Taiwan @ Grand Central Terminal” event will be celebrating the Smithsonian’s “Museum Day Live!”, the Grand Central station’s 100th anniversary and the best of what Taiwan can offer.

The “Celebrate Taiwan @ Grand Central Terminal” event will highlight Taiwan’s art, food, and fashion with exciting performances to share Taiwan’s tourism resources and develop a deep understanding of the beautiful Taiwanese culture. Some of the featured performances include live cultural demonstrations, aboriginal dance, techno Third Prince performance, and a fashion show hosted by AsianInNY, which will showcase collections from Taiwanese designers. Also, live food demonstrations will be done by Chef Shih of Easy House Restaurant, and artist PangChiu Liu will display his art mastery through calligraphy and porcelain carving work.

Coinciding with New York Fashion Week in September, AsianInNY (the leader in multicultural networking and entertainment platform) will present its 10th Fashion Show, featuring Taiwanese Designers Spring 2015 Collections. Born in the USA, Taiwan-based designer Alexander King Chen is currently one of the most volcanic young fashion designers in the Chinese speaking world. His impressive roster of notworthy Asian celebrity clients include Sandrine Pinna, Barbie Hsu, Terri Kwan, and Mavis Fan. Alexander King Chen proves himself to be a staple to the celebs and the red carpets all over Asia by designing outfits that were worn by stars at many film festivals. Furthermore, famous Taiwan-born, American designer Malan Breton was extended an invitation to showcase his collection again after last year’s success. Malan Breton is the designer of one of “the 300 most recognized luxury brands in the world” and the “24th most famous celebrity from Taiwan in the world”. His designs are filled with eastern elements of Taiwan influence, and have attracted media attention in the fashion field, especially after his New York Fashion Week Spring 2015 presentation at Lincoln Center with a title “A Journey to Taiwan, the Heart of Asia”.

In addition to having Breton and Chen display their featured designs AsianInNY has recruited the international fashion industry’s accessory experts to contribute to the runway show. Hairstyles will be done by Haruo Noro Salon; makeup by Cakra Fashion Makeup & Skincare; Jewelry by Jade Chiu and Wendy Chen; handcrafted men’s shoes by Crownhill, and women’s shoes by Schee, an innovative footwear brand that donates a percentage of every sale to charity.

Artist PangChiu Liu will make an appearance at the event and showcase his talents in the arts. During the press conference, he did a live demonstration of his calligraphy and it was absolutely amazing. For those admirers, traditional painted fans with calligraphy will be given out for free.

Other arts scheduled to be on stage include a traditional aboriginal art dance by the Yungli Dance Group and performance by the Third Prince Troupe as well as live music performance by renowned Taiwanese singer Ya Han Chang whose credits include major roles in the regional theatre circuit productions of The King and I, and Miss Saigon. The Taiwanese mascot “Oh Bear” will also perform on stage.

Jade Chiu, Diana Lee, Thomas Chang (Director of Taiwan Tourism), Hsie He-hsian (Singer 謝和弦), Yilin Hsu, Sasha Chiu

This year Taiwan Tourism Bureau and America’s largest organization Smithsonian Museum conduct a cross-industry alliance to promote “Museum Day Live,” where 1,500 museums nationwide participate. The Taiwan Tourism Bureau has promoted a number of Taiwan attractions on travel websites and magazines for the last four months, all culminating in their hosting of Museum Day Live! at Grand Central Terminal, offering potential travelers an opportunity to see everything live and experience the rich culture in person. The Grand Central Station estimates a minimum of 70,000 daily visitors. It is the perfect venue to reach out to everyone from all walks of life and introduce the essence of Taiwan through a grand, momentous affair. This historical landmark and the event guarantees its visitors an insightful and stunning look into Taiwan.

Taiwan has an abundance of beautiful landscape, delicious cuisine, and rich culture. The country has a diverse amount of cultural events all year round. In 2013, the Taiwan Tourism Bureau officially launched “Time for Celebration: Taiwan Tourism Calendar” to inform international visitors about the fun and exciting activities Taiwan has to offer. The time to travel is now, and the best place to visit is Taiwan.

After the press interviews, guests were treated with some special Taiwanese pastry and sweets, as well as ByeJoe and Sinha Beer. It was a very successful press conference and we can’t wait to see the entire show and experience what Taiwan has to offer on Sep. 27th 2014 at East Side of Vanderbilt Hall in Grand Central Terminal.

For more information about Celebrate Taiwan @ Grand Central Terminal, please visit www.facebook.com/TaiwanTourism and for details about AsianInNY Fashion Show, please visit: http://www.asianinny.com/?p=47133.



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