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 28, 2013 from 11AM to 2PM for “Museum Day Live!”. The Grand Central Terminal is one of Manhattan’s most famous attractions, and is a part of the U.S Beaux Arts Wonder architectures. Recently, 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 Chang from Shin Yeh Taiwanese Restaurant, and artist PangChiu Liu will display his art mastery through calligraphy and porcelain carving work.
As entrusted by Overseas Chinese Affairs Council (OCAC), the Corporate Synergy Development Center (CSD) has invited a professional team of Taiwan Shin Yeh International Dining Group on September 28 to serve the most precious dish – “Taiwan Caviar Apple Mullet” – which can only be seen at Taiwan’s major festivals and banquets. Chef Chang of Shin Yeh Restaurant states, “This is the authentic taste of Taiwanese caviar, how does it compare? Come and taste it yourself.” In addition, Taiwanese high mountain-grown oolong tea and popular bubble milk tea are available for sampling.
Artist PangChiu Liu will make an appearance at the event and showcase his talents in the arts. He will do a live demonstration of his calligraphy and porcelain carving, which is greatly admired for his craft and artistry. For those admirers, traditional painted fans 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.
Coinciding with New York Fashion Week in September, AsianInNY (the leader in multicultural networking and entertainment platform) will present its 9th Fashion Show, featuring Taiwanese Designers Spring 2014 Collections. Well-known Taiwanese, New York-based designer Wenlan Chia has guided Shih Chien University students to design three clothing brands and launched PRAXES, a fashion incubation program that aims to nurture global fashion brands and professionals from Taiwan. Furthermore, famous Taiwan-born, American designer Malan Breton was extended an invitation to showcase his collection. 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 2014 presentation at Lincoln Center.
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. Taiwan’s National Palace Museum, a top tourist attraction, will also exhibit at Museum Day Live! Event. 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.
For more information, please visit www.facebook.com/TaiwanTourism, and for AsianInNY Presents Taiwanese Designers Fashion Show details, please visit: www.asianinny.com/?p=33213 and regarding Museum Day Live! Event details, please visit: www.grandcentralterminal.com/events