NEW YORK (Sept. 15, 2012) — AsianInNY held a press conference Saturday at Yellowstone Showroom to announce the details of their 4th Annual AsianInNY Moon Festival and Asian Fashion Show event.
AsianInNY is New York’s premier online destination for multicultural networking and entertainment. It is hosting its 4th Annual Moon Festival celebration on Sept. 22, 2012 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Chinese Community Center on 62 Mott Street, Chinatown.
The Moon Festival is an important and joyous occasion in Asian culture that’s celebrated with music, food, and good company. As such, guests at the event will enjoy an exciting line-up of comedy, music, fashion, dance, and food. “Moon cakes”, a traditional hallmark of the festival, will be served.
The event will be MC’ed by comedian Brian Jian, who performs regularly at venues such as Governors Comedy Club, The Laugh Lounge, Stand Up NY, and Comic Strip Live. J4 will lend his turntable skills as DJ for the evening. The talented recording artist has released four rap albums with The Rock Music Production Company in Taiwan.
Just in time for the New York Fashion Week, outstanding Asian designers will be presenting their new collections in runway fashion shows. This year, the spotlight will fall on Angela Gao’s women’s collection, ANGG New York, and Gilbert Chen’s menswear line, BARQUE. Kallisti and Shan Shui Gallery will provide jewelry. Asian models will also sport handbags by ModaRévisé and hair and makeup design by Haruo Noro Salon. Hair and makeup styling will be led by Haruo Noro and Wenya Chang, respectively.
Featured performers will include The New York Crimson Kings – Drum, Fife, & Bugle Corps. Established in the 1950s, The Crimson Kings are the oldest and most honored Asian-American drum corps in the east coast. They are dedicated to youth development through music and performing arts education.
The New York Chinese Cultural Center will perform traditional dance. Founded in 1974, NYCCC is dedicated to fostering understanding and appreciation of Chinese culture in global and local communities.
Eric G., a Philippine-American singer, songwriter, and producer will also perform. The Young Gifted Entertainment Awards Committee nominated his debut gospel album “MOVE” as “Best R&B/Gospel Album of the Year” in 2010 and he was named “Top 10 Independent Artists of 2010” by Tate Music Group. Eric has appeared on shows such as “Open” and “The Rhythms of NY” and was recognized as an “Artist on the Rise” by Kapuso Abroad Magazine.
The band Triangle Offense will perform their specialized electrohop music. The Filipino-American trio of Sci, Bry, and Pwol has performed at Irving Plaza, Club Amnesia, Public Assembly, and Mets Stadium. Their clever lyrics carry themes of life, love, and celebration.
Also performing is Setsuko, a Japanese pop singer and songwriter with a passion for R&B, jazz, musical theater, and classical music.
Austin & Izzy, singers born and raised in Dubai, will perform what has brought many accolades including a Kollaboration New York 2012 finalist, Virgin Radio Dubai Talented Teens Competition finalist, and “Showtime Dubai” semi-finalist.
Austin, a Chinese-American young talented singer-songwriter who was a featured performer at the 2010 Haiti Benefit Concert, 2011 DECA fashion show, and 2010 and 2011 Bethel Relay for Life will perform.
Belly Dancers Ayano & Rie, a Japanese duo who have been performing throughout New York City, will bring their talent and beauty, and a passion for dynamic movement and artistry.
Sponsors of AsianInNY’s Lunar New Year Celebration and fashion shows include Asahi Beer, Bruce Cost Ginger Ale, China Lion Entertainment, Evélyn Claude, Haruo Noro Salon, IZZE, JOA Production, Kallisti, Lotus Hom, Manhattan Portage, Mika Japanese Cuisine and Bar, McDonald’s, MusicDish China, New York Mets, ModaRévisé, Nest Seekers, Nom Wah Tea Parlor, NTDTV, Prestigious Models,Quickly, Shan Shui Gallery, Taiwan Tourism Bureau, Uminoie, VIVALOE, Well Luck Co., Yellowstone Imports, and 247Feature.com.
Admission is $10 online pre-event purchase* before Sep 15 midnight, $15 online pre-event purchase* before Sep 21 midnight, and $20 at the door. The first 100 people to pre-purchase tickets will receive free gifts. For more information, please visit http://www.asianinny.com/?p=22266.