Media Advisory: Taste of Asia Cultural Dinner Feb. 23, 2017

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February 09, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Feb. 9, 2017

Contact: Cheryl Knauer
410-857-2294
cknauer@mcdaniel.edu

 

MEDIA ADVISORY & PHOTO OPPORTUNITY

ASIAN COMMUNITY COALITION AT MCDANIEL COLLEGE HOSTS ANNUAL "TASTE OF ASIA" CULTURAL DINNER

Taste of Asia is Thursday, Feb. 23, at 6 p.m. in Decker Center Forum at McDaniel

Tickets are $20 and must be purchased in advance by calling 410-857-2794 or emailing acc@mcdaniel.edu


WHO/WHAT:     

The Asian Community Coalition (ACC) student organization at McDaniel College hosts the annual “Taste of Asia” cultural dinner. Guests can learn about Asian culture, enjoy performances and sample Asian cuisine. The event is open to McDaniel students, faculty and staff, as well as the general public.

The theme for this year’s dinner is “Festivals” in celebration of different festivals that take place in Asian countries. In addition to Bollywood style dances, as well as the traditional Vietnamese fan dance, other performances incorporate songs, poetry, readings, comedic sketches and others. The event also includes an interactive photo booth courtesy of 2014 alumnus Jabraan Ismail of Taneytown, Md. 

Tonae’ Hamilton, a senior from Fort Washington, Md., said, “The purpose of this event is to provide an interactive, fun, cultural experience to our guests, so that they can feel like they are celebrating an actual Asian festival…”

The menu for the dinner includes Dakgangjeong, Korean sweet crispy chicken with rice cake; Singaporean mee siam; Chinese chicken salad; Vietnamese deep fried spring rolls; and ice kacang, a Malaysian shaved ice cream.

Tickets are $20 and must be purchased in advance by calling 410-857-2794 or emailing acc@mcdaniel.edu (availability is first-come, first-served).

WHEN:     

Thursday, Feb. 23
• Buffet-style dinner is served at 6 p.m.
• Performances start at 6:30 p.m.
(Doors open at 5:30 p.m.)

WHERE:      
 
McDaniel College, Decker Center Forum  
2 College Hill, Westminster, Md. 

WHY:     

This annual event is organized by the Asian Community Coalition (ACC) at McDaniel to promote awareness of Asian cultures and takes place in February in conjunction with Chinese New Year. More information about the ACC can be found on their Facebook page. 

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Editor's Note: High-res jpeg images of a past "Taste of Asia" dinner are available for download

Additional information:  Requests for interpreters are welcome and can be made up to one week prior to the event by contacting interpretingservices@mcdaniel.edu. Other accommodation requests can be directed to Conference Services at 410-857-2212.

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