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May 2021

The Asian Pacific American Heritage Festival 2021

May 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

The Asian Pacific American Heritage Festival is a unique event that is held every year in New York City. The communities of Asian and Pacific Islanders celebrate a colorful festival that expresses the tradition and culture of each of the immigrant communities.

The event that is hosted by the Coalition of Asian Pacific Americans in New York City takes place in the open air. It is known as the largest outdoor celebration of its kind in the US.

The festival’s guests can enjoy diverse cultural activities such as live music, various shows, dance, traditional food, and more. The festival, which first set out in 1979, is held every year and emphasizes the diverse cultural contribution of the communities to the society, culture, and unity of America.

See link below for detail carnifest.com/the-asian-pacific-american-heritage-festival-2021.

Graduation Stole Ceremony

May 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The Graduation Stole Ceremony has been long held at Wagner College and other leading academic institutions to celebrate the invaluable contributions made by the Men of Color initiative and Women of Color Initiative to the advancement of scholarship, leadership, service, and community development.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this year's ceremony will be hybrid with attendance from graduating seniors receiving the graduation stole and an individual within the community to bestow the graduation stole on each graduate. In person, attendance is by invitation only however virtual viewing is open to the public.

Click on the link to join us virtually.

Sponsored by the Division of Campus Life.

Chai Society 2021 Community Mitzvah Awards

May 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Each year the Chai Society recognizes individuals from the community who have enhanced and promoted Jewish life on campus and within the broader community. We are delighted to have the opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments of those that embody the mission of the Chai Society and use the event to serve as a true mitzvah opportunity. This year we will honor:

Joel Cohen ‘50 - Monroe J. Klein ‘66 Humanitarian Award
Arthur Spielman - Courage Award
Efrat LaMandre, FNP-C - Spirit of Change Award
Dr. Ginny Mantello - Allan Weissglass Civic Leadership Award
Rev. Dr. Terry Troia - Allan Weissglass Civic Leadership Award
Bethany Friedman - Next Generation Award

For more information about the Chai Society or to register for this virtual event visit their website.


May 20 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Main Hall Theatre, Staten Island, 10301

Winner of three Tony Awards, three Outer Critics Circle Awards, two Lucille Lortel Awards and two Obie Awards, Urinetown is a hilarious musical satire of the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, municipal politics and musical theatre itself! Hilariously funny and touchingly honest, Urinetown provides a fresh perspective on one of America's greatest art forms.

A live audience will not be permitted however performances will be livestreamed. For more information visit facebook.com/WagnerCollegeTheatre.

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