Assemblymember Yuh-Line Niou Hosts Asian American Heritage Month Event at Seward Park

Niou honors individuals and groups that have contributed to lower Manhattan's Asian American community
Dozens of kids, families and seniors plant flowers and beautify park in celebration of Asian American Heritage Month
May 22, 2017

New York, NY – On Saturday, May 20, Assemblymember Yuh-Line Niou hosted her Asian American Heritage Month event at Seward Park, on the Lower East Side. To celebrate, dozens of children, families and seniors helped beautify the park by planting flowers. Niou also honored several community members that have contributed to the advancement of the Asian American community.

"Asian American Heritage Month is a time to reflect on the contributions of Asian Americans throughout our city and state, which is why I was thrilled to celebrate this important month with so many neighbors at Seward Park," said Assemblymember Yuh-Line Niou. "We honored several leaders who have fought to advance issues critical to the Asian American community, from seniors who advocated to restore senior center funding, to public servants that continue to focus their efforts to advance our neighborhoods. I thank everyone who attended our event, and I look forward to advocating for our Asian American communities, particularly as we kick off our Asian Pacific American Legislative Task Force at the state level.”

Niou honored several community members at the event, including: Michael Lee, Executive Director at Apex for Youth; David Lin, Asian Outreach Community Coordinator at the FDNY; Wayne Ho, President and CEO at Chinese-American Planning Council; and seniors from the Visiting Nurse Service of New York Chinatown NORC and Educational Alliance NORC, who called legislators' offices to strongly advocate for senior center and NORC funding restorations.

Niou’s Asian American Heritage Month event comes days after she announced the formation of the New York State Asian Pacific American Legislative Task Force, which will focus on issues and policies impacting Asian Americans throughout New York State.