New Orleans,
24
March
2017
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10:00 PM
America/Chicago

Audubon Zoo Hosts Asian Pacific American Society Festival

Saturday, April 1, 2017, 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Summary

Audubon Zoo guests will enjoy live entertainment, authentic Asian dishes and hand-made crafts from Asian countries at the Asian Pacific American Society Festival on Saturday April 1 from 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The Asian Pacific American Society Festival at Audubon Zoo offers visitors of all ages an opportunity to take part in a colorful celebration of Asian pride, partnership and progress on Saturday, April 1, from 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

“Festivals of Asia’’ is the theme of the 2017 event, where guests will enjoy live cultural performances, entertainment, authentic Asian dishes, hand-made crafts, an information and resource center and a children’s tent.

Audubon Nature Institute President and CEO Ron Forman
"We are pleased at Audubon Zoo to once again host this celebration of our Asian community. We invite everyone to visit and enjoy a fun-filled day of cultural and musical performances and delicious Asian cuisine.''
 
Audubon Nature Institute President and CEO Ron Forman

The Capital One Stage will feature performances throughout the day, including Chinese, Filipino, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Laotian, Tahitian, Thai and Taiwanese dances as well as hula, zumba and salsa. In addition, there will be a martial arts demonstration.

Food booths will include dishes from Korea, Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam and other Asian countries.

Visitors will be able to experience Audubon Zoo's Asia exhibit, which includes an expansive habitat for the Asian elephants, orangutan and barasingha deer exhibits and Bambu Village Asian Discovery Trail. 

Asian Pacific American Society Festival activities are included with Audubon membership or with Zoo admission. No outside food or beverage is allowed at Audubon Zoo for special events and festivals.

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Audubon Nature Institute operates a family of museums, parks and research facilities dedicated to celebrating the wonders of nature. Through innovative live animal exhibits, education programs, and scientific discovery, Audubon makes a meaningful contribution to preserving wildlife for the future. Audubon Nature Institute flagships include Audubon Park, Audubon Zoo, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, Entergy Giant Screen Theater, Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, Audubon Louisiana Nature Center, Freeport-McMoRan Audubon Special Survival Center, Woldenberg Riverfront Park and Audubon Wilderness Park. Ron Forman is President and CEO of Audubon Nature Institute

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