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Summer 2012 Festivals

August 7, 2012

Origami Heaven Festival 2012: Stories from Paperorigami heaven

The Stories Through Paper exhibition complements our annual Origami Heaven Festival on August 7, 2012. This day-long participatory festival enthralls visitors of all ages with its celebration of origami and other aspects of Japanese culture. Whether you're a newcomer to the world of origami, or a seasoned folder yourself, you'll be engaged and impressed by the festival's live performances, storigami, workshops and teaching tables, demonstrations, and cultural displays. origami aficionados and newcomers alike.


New this year - Oversized folding!


Origami Heaven is presented by the Charles B. Wang Center and the Long Island Folding Enthusiasts (L.I.F.E.) . Now in its eighth year, this exhibition and festival are among the Wang Center's most popular programs, attracting visitors of all ages.


Co Sponsored with the Japan Center at Stony Brook.


Recommended admission fee: $5.




Special thanks to SET SHOP for their donation of supplies for our oversized folding demonstation!

Not sure what to expect from the festival and exhibition? Take a look at this video from Origami Heaven 2009!

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Spring 2012 Festivals

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Sakura Matsuri: Long Island's 12th Annual Cherry Blossom Festival

Join us for a day filled with exciting activities for children and adults, including exhibitions of bonsai and sumi-e (ink paintings); an interactive demonstration of ikebana (flower arrangements); a traditional tea ceremony; a kimono fashion show; raku-yaki (pottery); manga; origami; martial arts; and much more!

This year's festival also marks Kodomo no Hi (Children's Day) and the Centennial Celebration of the Gift of Cherry Blossoms from Japan to the United States.

Featured performers:

Kaoru Watanabe: Taiko ensemble
Masayo Ishigure and Miyabi: Koto and Shamisen
10tecomai Dance Company: modern choreography with rock music
Ichifuji Kai: traditional & classical Japanese Dance.
Junko Fisher: Okinawan folk song and dance

Festival: Saturday, May 5, 2012, 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Charles B. Wang Center
Kodomo No Hi (Children's Day) Performance: 1:30 PM, Charles B. Wang Center Theatre
Traditional/Contemporary Performance: 4:00 PM, Charles B. Wang Center Theatre

Tickets for each performance are $10 (general)/ $8 (students and seniors) / $6 (children 5-12)
Tickets for both performances: $15 (general) / $12 (students and seniors) / $9 (children 5-12)
Festival admission is free.

For more information, or to reserve/purchase tickets, please contact Ryu Shu Kan at (631) 698-2467 or online through

Long Island's 12th Annual Cherry Blossom Festival is sponsored by the Japan Center at Stony Brook & The Charles B. Wang Center, with additional support from Bi-Lo Industries, Andrew & Carolyn Malenda Real Estate, and

Produced by the Ryu Shu Kan in partnership with the Japan Center at Stony Brook.

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Saturday, May 12, 2012

Fourth Annual Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Celebration

Join us for the Fourth Annual Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Celebration: One World, Many Cultures on Saturday, May 12, 2012 from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM at Stony Brook University’s Charles B. Wang Center. This celebration promotes cultural awareness of the Asian Pacific American communities and celebrate the diversity of Long Island’s population, will be held at Stony Brook's Charles B. Wang Center.

APAHMC dancers

Featured will be multi-cultural booth display, arts and crafts, costumes, dance, featured presentations, photo exhibit, tea ceremony, vendor and corporate displays and workshops. There will be multi-cultural dance and musical performance, open theater, Presentation of Awards for Distinguished Asian Americans individuals and Awarding Ceremonies for the Social Harmony contest.
FREE admission from 1-6 PM at the main lobby and open theater starts at 2 PM. At 1:30 pm, we will be featuring the AAAB Youth Orchestra who will explore the world of music from Renaissance to the 21st Century and our main featured multi‐cultural performance is at 4:30 pm ($10) and is on a first come, first served. The Wang Center Theater seating is limited at the 4:30 PM show.

APAHM Celebration in the Wang Center lobbies (FREE ADMISSION): 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Music and Dance Performance, featuring the AAAB Youth Orchestra (FREE ADMISSION): 1:30 PM, Wang Center Theatre
Open Theatre (Free Admission): 2:00 PM, Wang Center Main Lobby
Feature Performance by Asian Artists ($10): 4:30 PM, Wang Center Theatre

Multi‐cultural performance tickets are sold on-line and at the entrance. Tickets for the feature performance are first come, first served. Please reserve online at

For additional information call (631) 913-8321 (Jim Young) or  (631) 742-3479  (Ramon Villongco).

The Fourth Annual Asian Pacific American Heritage Celebration is organized by Suffolk County Asian American Advisory Board; Suffolk County Office of Minority Affairs; Wellbrook Foundation, Inc.; and the Charles B. Wang Center, Stony Brook University; and is co‐sponsored by Bethpage Federal Credit Union, Holiday Inn Express Stony Brook, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Suffolk Community College Asian Cultural Club & Mathematics Club, and the Center of Chinese Learning at Stony Brook.

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