Posts by Frankie

Picnic with the Partnership

Posted on Jun 27, 2018 in #auroraasian, Family Fun, Food | 0 comments

It’s the lazy days of summer!  Join the Partnership Steering Committee for a picnic/potluck at Utah Park (east side) on July 24th, 5:00 – 7:30PM — Under the shelter – next to a refreshing pond.  Plenty of parking. Read all the details here… (no RSVP necessary) It’s not a picnic without...

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Cherry Blossom Festival – Sakura Square

Posted on Jun 12, 2018 in #coloradoasian, APA, Arts & Culture, Japan | 0 comments

  Japanese American Resource Center of Colorado 46th Annual Cherry Blossom Festival at Sakura Square Saturday & Sunday, June 23rd – 11AM – 6PM | June 24th – 11AM – 4PM | Free Admission Fans of taiko, teriyaki chicken, sake and Japanese artwork and wares won’t want to miss this year’s Cherry Blossom Festival – “Sakura Matsuri” in Japanese.  The Cherry Blossom Festival celebrates Japanese heritage and culture through live entertainment, food and drink, a marketplace and informative exhibits and demonstrations. If you have questions about any of the activities, please email:...

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Farewell Mayor Hogan

Posted on May 22, 2018 in Community Service | 0 comments

We are saddened by the loss of Aurora’s Mayor Steve Hogan who passed away on May 13, 2018, at the age of 69. A community-wide memorial service was held on May 19th to honor and celebrate his life.  For more details on Mayor Hogan’s public service, please visit https://shar.es/anb1t7   As a strong supporter of the diverse Aurora community, Mayor Hogan initiated the Office of International and Immigrant Affairs in 2015 and is shown here attending a meeting of the Partnership on October 27, 2015 (Nancy Tan was Co-Chair at the time.)  He will be greatly missed! “I would ask that you take any concern or any angst and turn it to service – go do something great for Aurora!” – Aurora Mayor Steve Hogan, March...

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Nominate an Honorary Chair for the 2018 CDBF

Posted on Apr 24, 2018 in #coloradoasian, APA, Community Service, Leaders | 0 comments

You are invited to nominate an important individual in the community to be the 2018 Honorary Chair of the July Colorado Dragon Boat Festival. We strive to truly educate the general public on the amazing contributions from the APA communities and the amazing individuals that make them up. Please share this information with anyone else you think would want the opportunity to nominate a worthy member within the Asian Pacific American communities: Information: http://www.cdbf.org/about/honorary-chair Nomination form: Honorary Chair Nominations Deadline: May...

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Mask Dances of Bali, Indonesia

Posted on Apr 18, 2018 in #coloradoasian, APA, Arts & Culture, Dance, Indonesia, Music | 0 comments

Fabled kings, heroes and myths come to life! Gamelan Tunas Mekar under the direction of I Made Lasmawan, Artist-In-Residence presents “Sketches of Bali in Music and Dance” with special guest I Gusti Ngurah Kertayuda Friday, May 11th | 7:30 PM Denver School of the Arts | 7111 Montview Blvd. | Denver 80220 Tickets at the door:  $15/general admission | $10/students, seniors, children 12 and under To purchase tickets in advance, click here. www.tunasmekar.org  | Questions? (720) 504-3655 Combining the power of ancient dance forms with the exotic sounds of the Balinese gamelan, Tunas Mekar will perform a variety of instrumental and dance pieces including the Colorado premiere of Belibis, a stunning contemporary dance depicting an Indonesian grouse, with professional Balinese dancer Ni Ketut Marni. Also on the program is a new arrangement of Pak Lasmawan’s piece Tirta Bhuana, the popular Condong Legong dance, and Sekar Gendot, a composition for the courtly instrumental “love gamelan.” The second half of the concert will feature guest Balinese dancer I Gusti Ngurah Kertayuda performing numerous Topeng (mask) dances. Topeng features an ornately costumed, mask-wearing performer who interprets traditional narratives including Bondres (Common Man), Dalem (King), Tua (Old Man), Penasar (Narrator) and Keras (Prime Minister) culminating with Joged (Social Dance). Both humorous and exquisitely enacted, Topeng invites the audience to play an interactive part in this traditional Balinese...

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