Press Conference to Announce the 8th Hello Taiwan Charity Event

Photo credit Alice Wu

Organizers including AsianInNY, TAANY, and New York Taiwan Center held a press conference on Oct 30th at Taiwan Center in Flushing New York to announce the 8th Hello Taiwan Charity Event and Family Day. Involving and participating groups and performers all attended today’s press conference including President of New York Taiwan Center (紐約臺灣會館理事長) 方秀蓉 , American Red Cross Director Long Island Chapter (紅十字長島分會董事) 江明信 , 北美洲台灣婦女會紐約分會會長: 蔡宜芳, HAKKANY大紐約客家會副會長黃開榮, 台灣會館老人中心會長林淑滿, TAANY大紐約台灣同鄉會現任理事林雅玲, AsianInNY President and Co-Founder Diana Lee 李孟璇, TWNY新約克人的音樂創辦人 Daniel Tsai 蔡榮昭 and ATV Miss Asia East Coast 2014 Valerina Young 夢瑤.

Last few years, many local Taiwanese communities held the annual Hello Taiwan charity concert and raised over $30,000 to support Breezy Point firemen whose houses burned down in Hurricane Sandy, domestic violence victims in Queens and Brooklyn, typhoon victims in the Philippines, concert fire burn victims in Taiwan and Hurricane Matthew aftermath in Haiti. Also through the event, the “Hello Taiwan” charity concert is able to showcase top Taiwanese and New York local musical talent to the community.

This year, Hello Taiwan organizers will dedicate the charity event to the kids in Puerto Rico who have lost their homes due to the disaster caused by Hurricane Maria.

Therefore, this year’s event, organizers would like to make it a family day so kids are encouraged to join the event to understand the meaning of “giving” and help to support the great cause to raise money to help rebuild Puerto Rico. Also, Hello Taiwan has partnered with “The Little People Party” to bring kids with lots of games and toys to enjoy and celebrate Halloween together!

Even better, the Taiwanese Food Bazaar will feature delectable and authentic Taiwanese dishes that you can’t find anywhere else.


What can adults and kids do together?

- Entertainment
* Cabaret Performance by Taiwanese Musical Theatre Artists and Ginger Rice
* Dance Performance by Recipient of the 9th Cloud Gate Wanderers’ Project Eric Liu
* Singing Performance by ATV Miss Asia East Coast 2014 Valerina Young

- Activities
* Kids “Music and Me” time, Interactive Dance and Movement by MandarinLab
* Face Painting
* Hakka Lei Cha Making
* Kids Slides/Push Cars and more.

- Food/Drink
* Bubble Teas
* Taiwanese Burgers
* Taiwanese Sausage
* Kulu Desserts
* Intestine Vermicelli and more.

All proceeds from the event will go to support the Hurricane Maria Aftermath in Puerto Rico. So with good food, good music, and a good cause – what else could you ask for?

Participating groups: North America Taiwanese Women’s Association of New York, Taiwanese American Association of Greater New York, Taiwanese American Council of Greater New York, Taiwanese American Professionals of New York, Formosan Association for Public Affairs Young Professionals Group, Federation of Taiwanese Student Associations in New York, NYC Taiwanese & Taiwanese Friends Network, Association of Taiwanese Alumni in Greater New York and Taiwan Center.

Sponsors: Amerasia Bank, Anthem-Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Casual Home Worldwide, Crystal Window & Door Systems, Engross Inc., Essentia Water, Goode Realty, Happy Lemon, North America Taiwanese Women’s Association of New York, Queens Crossing, Taipei Culture Center of TECO in New York, ROC (Taiwan) Overseas Community Affairs Council, Taiwan Center, Taiwanese American Council of Greater New York, Taiwanese American Association of Greater New York, The Fan Family, and Wanjashan International.

Admission is only $5 and kids who dress in costumes are free. Anyone who is interested in donation, you can send a check to TAC-GNY and donation is text deductible. (Mailing address is TAC-GNY,120 E. 36 Street, #1A, New York, NY 10016). For more information and all the past events, please visit: HelloTaiwan.us。

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