Island is a non-profit, non-partisan, advocacy
organization representing Asian Americans on Long Island. There
are over 80 OCA chapters and affiliates across the United States with
national headquarters based in Washington, D.C.
2012 Gold Sponsor
National Center for Suburban Studies at Hofstra University
New York Racing Association, Inc.
Starside Drugs & Surgicals
Queens County Savings Bank
OCA-LI thanks all our
Anna Ng Chan, VP Membership
PO Box 2052
Garden City, NY 11531
SAVE THE DATE
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2013
OCA-LI'S 32ND ANNIVERSARY
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Asian-American Festival in
Town of North
Saturday, May 18
12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
North Hempstead Beach Park
West Shore Rd, Port Washington
Enjoy folk art and performances from the cultures of China, Japan,
India, Korea and Pakistan! Experience the special puppet show
to you from the China Committee under the tent.
Stroll the boardwalk to vist cultural vendors and sample food from all
We hope to see you there!!!
You are cordially invited to
SAVE THIS DATE
October 11, 2013
- Cocktail Reception (Hot & Cold Buffet)
8 PM - Dinner (Kobe Beef &
Open Bar, Ballroom Dancing, Free Parking
Black Tie Preferred
Dae Dong Manor
150-24 Northern Boulevard, Flushing, NY
Free Parking in Rear
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Tai Chi Tao Ying
Traditional Dance & Wellness
On Saturday afternoon of March 16, 2013, OCA-LI collaborated with the
Asian American Cultural Circle of Unity (AACCU) to provide a program
featuring Shu-Gi Cheng, a renowned dancer and cheoregrapher from
Taiwan. Held at the Alumni House at Adelphi University, Ms. Cheng
presented the group with video clips of performances where tai chi tao ying was displayed, and
provided an overview of the development of this artistic dance
movement. One of the highlights of the event was her
demonstration of some simple movements with group participation.
Members enjoyed exercising her techniques and learning how it promotes
wellness and health in the body. There was also an exquisite
performance by one of the tai chi
tao ying dancers.
Birthday Salute for Pvt.
OCA-LI was one of the
co-sponsors of a birthday salute for Pvt. Danny Chen who would have
turned 20 on May 24, 2012. The event, hosted by OCA-NY, was held
at the Pace High School auditorium in NY's Chinatown where Danny grew
up. Birthday cards for Danny were sent in from his supporters.
The purpose of this fundraiser is to mobilize the family and community
to attend the court martial hearing as well as to to raise awareness on
Danny Chen's case.
OCA-LI Held General Meeting
On Friday, May 4th,
OCA-LI held a general meeting at the University Center of Adelphi
University. The keynote speaker, Daphne Kwok, is the Chair of the
President's Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific
Islanders. Attended by nearly 80 members, friends and family, the
event was informative, social and an opportunity for networking.
It was a huge success.
Adventureland Images Removed
In February 2011, Executive VP, Dr. Frank Shih,
contacted the owners of the Adventureland Amusement Park in
Island in an attempt to have racist caricatures of coolies removed from
newly-installed ride. The “Ghost Rickshaw”
thrill-ride consisted of carriages with terror-provoking “coolies” and
Asian themes including a large statue of Buddha. Dr.
culture. In March, he and Co-VP for
Education, Dr. Gary Mar, met with the management of the Park who
sensitivity to these concerns. After several meetings all of the
images were either removed or painted over.
Winners of the 2011
Scholarship Awards are Allison Yang, a senior
at Manhasset HS, and Angela Lee, a current freshman at Barnard College
(Columbia University). Scholarships were sponsored by Amber Chow
and Karen Sauter of State Farm Insurance.
Winner of the 2012 Scholarship Award was Caroline Juang, a senior at
Manhasset HS, who will be attending Harvard University in the Fall of