News: Free Ellis Island Asian American Heritage Festival May 19
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The Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company, which the New York Times has compared to "endlessly proliferating forces of cosmic energy," will perform the opening Dragon Dance and the ending Lion Dance, as well as two new, contemporary works that reflect the immigrant identity of the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company. The Kalagangothri Foundation will feature Guru Akhilandeshwari .V and Chetan Hebbar performing Indian Classical Dance Nectar; Kindling Sindaw will perform Dances from Indigenous Southern Philippines; and Hālau Hula O Na Mele 'Āina O Hawaii' will perform traditional and contemporary Hula.
No admission ticket is required for the event. However, audience members must take a ferry to Ellis Island for the festival. Ferry tickets are available for purchase at Statue Cruises in Castle Clinton in Manhattan in Battery Park, and in the Liberty State Park of Jersey City, NJ or online at www.statuecruises.com.