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Fall 2011 Community Events

October 26, 2011

Diwali Festivities at Jasmine

Join us as we light up the Indian New Year at Jasmine! Celebrate the Festival of Lights with fine Indian cuisine, henna tattoo artists, a DJ, and a performance from the SBU Thillana dance troupe. With every meal purchase, visitors will receive a free small soda and will be entered into a raffle to win an iPad!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011, 5:00PM to 9:00PM, Jasmine



Reducing Prejudice: A Matter of Education


The mission of the Council for Prejudice Reduction is to advance equity and reduce prejudice in collaboration with public schools. Their 19th annual conference, "Reducing Prejudice: A Matter of Education" welcomes people from all groups, including:

  • Education:Administrators, Teachers, Support Staff, Counselors, Security officers, Parents; Community Leaders, Board Members
  • Other Leaders: Businss, Law, Social Sciences, Human Resources, Health, Mental Health, Policy, Government
  • College/Graduate Students: Education, Law, Social Work, Sociology, History, Policy, Political Science

The conference includes speakers from multiple fields, as well as hands-on workshops addressing issues such as bullying, classroom diversity, faith/religion and education, and mentoring strategies. For further details, click on the program and flier below.

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Monday, November 7, 2011, 8:00AM to 3:00PM, Charles B. Wang Center

Wang Center's Asian and Asian American Programming Office highly recommends

Saturday, November 19, 3pm, SAC Auditorium

For the first time, Stony Brook H.E.A.L.S brings  AVARTAN,  a musical journey,  to you to enjoy with your family and friends.
This program is a celebration of Indian Classical music and dance with noted artists:

This concert is being organized to help build a school for war affected children in Sierra Leone. All heartfelt donations will go towards this noble cause.

For tickets, please contact Priti Joshi at 631-813-6765

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Saturday, November 19, 3pm, SAC Auditorium



Summer 2011 Workshops

July 30, 2011 -August 5, 2011

Origami Heaven 2011: Origami, the Wang Way!Origami Heaven

Come celebrate the ultimate Long Island Origami experience at the Charles B. Wang Center. Origami Heaven 2011 interprets Long Island’s largest Asian American cultural center,through the intricate art of creating sculptures through folded paper. Inspired by spaces of the building, from the bamboo garden to the interdenominational chapel to the gift shop to the Chinese Zodiac fountains, origami artists from throughout the world will recreate the Wang Center aesthetic through their one of a kind sculptures. This day-long participatory festival features storigami, workshops, teaching tables, a kimono dressing performance and other live performances. Celebrate the beautiful art of origami with the whole family.

Can’t make it to the festival? Origami, the Wang Way! Exhibition  will be open all week and will feature a  daily origami lesson with an origami expert from 12PM-1PM except on the day of the festival.

See You Tube Video about Origami Heaven 2009. For more information, visit Exhibition curated by Shrikant Iyer. Co-sponsored with Long Island Folding Enthusiasts and Japan Center at Stony Brook.

Exhibition: Saturday July 30 – Friday August 5 – Wang Center, Room 201 

Exhibition Hours:
10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Saturday: 10:00 am to 7:00 pm

Sunday: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Come fold with a folder from 12:00 to 1:00 pm everyday at the exhibition area.

Festival: Wednesday, August 3, 11:00 am–4:00 pm, Wang Center

Suggested Donation of $5.00.

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Spring 2011 Workshops

February 19, 2011

blessingBuddhist Tzu Chi Foundation Candlelight Blessing Ceremony

Please come join us for the Candlelight Ceremony, Tzu Chi Around the World, Sign Language Performance, Da Ai Technology Fashion Show, Master Cheng Yen’s New Year Blessing, Candlelight Prayer, Red Envelop of Blessing and Wisdom, Bamboo Bank Adoptions, Poster Exhibition, Jing Si Books, and more.

The world will be blessed when we protect our Mother Earth. The land will be peaceful when our minds are purified. Flier »

February 19, Saturday, 2:00 pm, Wang Center

April 8, 2011

Memorial Service for the Late Dr. Donny George Youkhanna
The Department of Asian & Asian-American Studies wishes to announce a Memorial Service for their late colleague, Dr. Donny George Youkhanna, Visiting Professor in the Department and a world-renowned authority on the preservation of antiquities, who passed away in Toronto, Canada on Friday, March 11, 2011. Donny George's colleagues in the Department of Anthropology and the Department of Asian & Asian-American Studies at Stony Brook will pay homage to the memory, and tribute to the invaluable work, of the great scholar that Donny George truly was.

Anyone wishing to send flowers may kindly do so addressed to the Youkhanna family with delivery to the Wang Center Chapel, Stony Brook University, New York, 11794-4040 on April 8th only from 2 pm to 6 pm.

April 8, Friday, 4:00PM, Wang Center Chapel


May 5, 2011
9/11 10

Remembering the Defining Crisis of Current U.S. History Ten Years After and Responding to the Health Care Crisis in Japan Today

What is the role of the hero in tragedy? Were the 9/11 responders ordinary persons or extraordinary heroes? How do 9/11 responders process the trauma they went through? What is the cost of helping, and not helping, in curcumstances of extreme hardship? What are the purposes and pitfalls of memorializing history? How does 9/11 connect with other events we face today such as the catastrophes in Japan, the energy crisis, and the Spring pro-democracy movements in the Middle East?

Act I: Remembering the 9/11 Responders

Dr. Benjamin Luft will introduce the testimonies of 9/11 responders and talk about the work of Stony Brook University’s Medical Center’s World Trade Center Medical Monitoring and Treatment Program, a federally funded Center of Excellence and the only program on Long Island dedicated to caring for 9/11 first responders

Act II: Artistic Reflections

For the remembrance of forgotten communities of Chinatown, during the time of crisis, and the recovery efforts after 9/11, and of the targeted members of the West and South Asian American communities, the photographs of Corky Lee “the photographer laureate of the Asian American experience” will be set to music of Professor Peter Winkler’s tribute to 9/11.

Artist Nobuko Miyamoto, a Ford Foundation Leader for the 21st century, and the founding artistic director of the multicultural arts organization “Leaps of Faith” based in Los Angeles, working with Stony Brook students will reflect artistically on the 9/11 responders connecting them to the first responders in Japan facing the current catastrophe caused by the tsunami earthwquakes and the nuclear disaster.

Act III: Reflecting on Remembrances of 9/11, Responding to the Current Crisis in Japan

An update from Ambassador Ichiro Fujisaki on the relief efforts in Japan and connecting 9/11 responders to the first responders in Japan.


May 5, Thursday, 7:00PM, Wang Center Theatre


May 7, 2011

Long Island's Sakura Matsuri: Cherry Blossom Festival
Welcome Spring to Long Island the Japanese way, with exciting sounds of the Taiko Drums, performances of Japanese dance and music and a wondrous array of Japanese crafts, tea ceremony, and cultural events. Sponsored by the Ryu Shu Kan with the Japan Center at Stony Brook in collaboration with Asian and Asian American Programming at the Charles B. Wang Center. Free admission to exhibits. 

There will be two separate Theater Performances:

1:30PM - Classical & Traditional

4:00PM - Modern & Contemporary

Admission for EITHER SHOW: $10 Adults, $8 Seniors & Students, $6 Ages 5-12, Children under 4 are FREE

Admission for BOTH SHOWS: $15 Adults, $12 Seniors & Students, $9 Ages 5-12

For information please call 631-698-2467


May 7, Saturday, 12:00PM-5:30PM, Wang Center


May 14, 2011

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Celebration

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• Asian cultural, vendor, and corporation displays
• Food court introducing delicious Asian recipes
• Health Spa Expo: Reiki, massage, Chinese medicine
• Health & Wealth Lecture: Suffolk County Offices for aging, housing, etc.
  Corporation (banking, real estate, financing information)
  Police Department, Social Security Lawyers
• Asian snack bar introducing Asian beverages, snacks and sweets
• Consignment auction (Kimonos, Indian dress, and more)
• Artists Corner

Ticketed Events
Afternoon Performance  
1:00PM, Wang Center Theatre
Tickets: $5

Nine Asian Countries Professional Performing Art Show
Bangladesh, China, India, Japan, Korea, Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam

4:30 pm, Wang Center Theatre
Tickets: $10

   Purchase your tickets online »

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Or make checks payable to Wellbrook Foundation and mail to:
Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
PO Box 693
Eastport NY 11941


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