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Rugby Sevens action on Thanksgiving Day
New York 7s Tournament serves up some great rugby seven games on Randall's Island on November 26. HKETONY is once again a sponsor and was on site providing hot drinks and free gifts. The ever-popular Hong Kong Sevens photo panel was also on display for fans to get a chance to experience the festive atmosphere of the famed annual tournament in Hong Kong. Details here.

  Rugby Sevens action on Thanksgiving Day
     

HKETONY Supports Warren Lee’s Debut in Carnegie Hall
The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, New York (HKETONY) has continued to promote Hong Kong’s music talents by supporting the debut recital of acclaimed pianist Warren Lee at the prestigious Carnegie Hall on November 17. Speaking at a press conference on November 9, the Director of HKETONY, Steve Barclay, welcomed the pianist to New York. Lee studied at the Royal Academy of Music and later at the Yale School of Music in the 1990s. Details here.

  HKETONY Supports Warren Lee’s Debut in Carnegie Hall
     

Hong Kong documentary “In Search of Perfect Consonance” premieres in New York
Ruby Yang, an Oscar-winning Hong Kong filmmaker, premiered her short documentary “In Search of Perfect Consonance” (2016) at the Chelsea Film Festival in New York on October 14. Details here.

  Hong Kong documentary “In Search of Perfect Consonance” premieres in New York
     

NY dragon boat festival raises funds for local charities
Participants in the 2016 Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in New York charity race raised US$12,500 to benefit five local New York nonprofits. Details here.

  NY dragon boat festival raises funds for local charities
   

Hong Kong baseball film premieres in Chicago
Hong Kong baseball film “Weeds on Fire” had its Chicago premiere on September 21 as part of the Asian Pop-Up Cinema series. Details here.

  Hong Kong baseball film premieres in Chicago
     

Record turnout seen at Atlanta dragon boat races
The 21st annual Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in Atlanta saw a record turnout of more than 8,000 spectators and participants, who came to cheer on the record 80 teams from Georgia and beyond on September 10. Details here.

  Record turnout seen at Atlanta dragon boat races
     

HKETONY Announces Arts Fellowship Program in Yale
Two emerging Hong Kong artists will have the chance to embark on a residency and study program at Yale University next year, under the HKETO-NY Arts Fellows of the Yale-China Arts Fellowship program. Sponsored by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in New York (HKETONY) for the third year, the program and recruitment are administered by the Yale-China Association. Details here.

  HKETONY Announces Arts Fellowship Program in Yale
     

Rugby fans celebrate sevens in Rio Olympics
Rugby enthusiasts gathered on August 9 to celebrate the national teams competing at the 2016 Rio Olympics, at a special New York viewing event sponsored by Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in New York, in partnership with a number of rugby organizations. Details here.

  Rugby fans celebrate sevens in Rio Olympics
     

New York dragon boat festival draws big crowds
The 26th annual Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in New York, held on August 6-7 in Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Queens, drew in a massive crowd, eager to partake in the festivities of an ancient Chinese tradition. This year’s festival featured more than 200 teams and 2,500-plus participants from across the U.S. and Canada. Details here.

  New York dragon boat festival draws big crowds
     

Dragons awakened for New York festival
Director of Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in New York (HKETONY) Steve Barclay and guests officiated at a dragon boat eye-dotting ceremony in Central Park on July 14 and rang the New York Stock Exchange closing bell on July 28 to usher in the Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in New York. Details here.

  Dragons awakened for New York festival
     

Mabel Cheung and Alex Law in New York on Film Based on True Story
Multi-award winning director and screenwriter duo Mabel Cheung and Alex Law were in New York to attend a special screening of “A Tale of Three Cities” (2015). Sponsored by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in New York, the screening at Village Cinema East on July 23 was the centerpiece presentation of the 2016 Asian American International Film Festival. Based on the story of the parents of Jackie Chan, the film features Sean Lau and Tang Wei in the leading roles set against the war-torn years from the 1930s to the 1940s. Screenwriter Alex Law said that one of the themes of the film is the pursuit of love at times of turbulence, adversity and vagrantness, which echoes with the recent refugee crisis in Europe. Details here.

  Mabel Cheung and Alex Law in New York on Film Based on True Story
     

New York Hosts Preview Screening of “Happiness” to Honour Kara Wai
Multiple Best Actress awardee Kara Wai received the Asian CineVision (ACV) 2016 Asian Media Humanitarian Award in New York on July 19 for her efforts in promoting elderly care and raising public awareness of it. The award was given before a screening of her film “Happiness” (2016) at the Asia Society. She and co-star Carlos Chan also met the audience after the preview screening, hosted by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in New York, in partnership with ACV. ACV is the organizer of the 39th Asian American International Film Festival. This is the first time the two film talents have attended a New York film festival. Details here.

  New York Hosts Preview Screening of “Happiness” to Honour Kara Wai
     

HKETONY's rugby tourney hits record numbers
Presented by Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in New York (HKETONY) for the first time, the 2016 Hell Gate Sevens Rugby Tournament drew to a successful close at Randall’s Island on July 9, with a record 60 teams participating from cities on the East Coast. Details here.

  HKETONY's rugby tourney hits record numbers
     

'Real Yip Man' explained at New York museum lecture
New York’s Museum of the Moving Image’s ongoing “Fist and Sword” series presented a talk titled “Ip Man (also known as Yip Man) Fact & Fiction: Creating the Legend of Bruce Lee’s Teacher” on July 8. Details here.

  'Real Yip Man' explained at New York museum lecture
     

Filmmaker Wong recalls journey from Hong Kong to Iowa and back
Hong Kong film director Adam Wong was the guest speaker at a workshop held at the New York Film Academy on June 30, where he told young aspiring filmmakers to hold onto their dreams, recounting what had inspired him to land “Best New Director” awards in 2014. Mr. Wong was visiting New York at the invitation of Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in New York. The office had screened Mr. Wong’s breakthrough film, “The Way We Dance,” in New York and Boston in 2013. His film "She Remembers, He Forgets" was screened at the New York Asian Film Festival. Details here.

  Filmmaker Wong recalls journey from Hong Kong to Iowa and back
     

Actress Yeung wins "Star Asia Award" at New York festival
Hong Kong actress Miriam Yeung received the prestigious New York Asian Film Festival "Star Asia Award" before the screening of her film “She Remembers, He Forgets” on June 29. The award was presented to Ms. Yeung in recognition of her charismatic girl-next-door persona that epitomizes the anything-is-possible spirit of Hong Kong. “She Remembers, He Forgets” was screened as part of Hong Kong Panorama, a showcase of nine distinguished Hong Kong films in New York sponsored by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, New York. Details here.

  Actress Yeung wins "Star Asia Award" at New York festival
     

HKETONY arts fellows showcase talent
Director of Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in New York Steve Barclay congratulated the HKETONY Arts Fellows, visual artist Parry Ling and contemporary dancer Hao Yang, on their respective showcase events at the International Festival of Arts & Ideas in New Haven in June. The exhibition and dance performance were the culmination of an arts fellowship that started in 2014. Details here.

  HKETONY arts fellows showcase talent
     

Philadelphia, Boston, Chicago celebrate dragon boat festivals
Paddlers, in synchronized fashion, raced toward the finishing line at dragon boat races held in Philadelphia, Boston and Chicago in June to celebrate the traditional dragon boat festival. The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, New York was the sponsor of the three races. Details here.

  Philadelphia, Boston, Chicago celebrate dragon boat festivals
     

HKETONY sponsors highly visible college rugby championship
The Collegiate Rugby Championship in Philadelphia on June 4-5 culminated in the fourth straight victory for the CAL Golden Bears from California, led by their captain, Hong Kong-born Russell Webb. On the women’s side, Life U overtook Lindenwood 19-10. The 2016 Collegiate Rugby Championship at Talen Energy Stadium drew a record 27,000 athletes, fans and spectators from across the US and aired nationally on NBC and NBCSN. This marks the first time Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in New York (HKETONY) sponsored the event. Earlier, on June 2, HKETONY hosted an evening reception for more than 180 rugby players hailing from 24 colleges and more than 20 states. Details here.

  HKETONY sponsors highly visible college rugby championship
     

Chicago gala pays tribute to Yau's film career
Award-winning Hong Kong director Herman Yau received Asian Pop-Up Cinema’s inaugural Pinnacle Award on May 20 in the Windy City, in recognition of an impressive career that has spanned three decades. The award ceremony was followed by a screening of his film “Ip Man: The Final Fight”. Details here.

  Chicago gala pays tribute to Yau's film career
     

Old Master Q, Fung Wan piqué interest in Hong Kong comics
Both speakers at a comics discussion on May 24 agreed that Hong Kong comics unleashed the artists’ creativity as far as it could get, tracing classic creations from the 1960s, “Old Master Q” by Alfonso Wong and “13 dots” by Lee Wai Chun, to the ’90s popular kung fu comic “Fung Wan” by Ma Wing-shing, a painter by training. The guest speakers were Connie Lam, HKETONY-Asian Cultural Council fellow and Executive Director of the Hong Kong Arts Centre, and Professor John Lent of Temple University, founder of the International Journal of Comic Art and author of a four-volume bibliography of comic art and books. Details here.

  Old Master Q, Fung Wan piqué interest in Hong Kong comics
     

NYC festival shines light on Hong Kong's emerging filmmakers
New York City’s first Hong Kong Contemporary Film Festival was held from April 22-24 with the aim of engaging overseas audiences in rediscovering Hong Kong through the works of a younger generation of filmmakers. Details here.

  NYC festival shines light on Hong Kong's emerging filmmakers
     

Hong Kong classics featured at Kung Fu Fest in New York City
The sixth annual Old School Kung Fu Fest, organized by Subway Cinema and held on April 8-10, featured eight films produced by Hong Kong’s Golden Harvest studio, the first time the three-day festival exclusively featured Hong Kong kung fu classics. Details here.

  Hong Kong classics featured at Kung Fu Fest in New York City
     

Hong Kong Ballet debuts to packed house in NYC
The Hong Kong Ballet made its debut at New York’s Joyce Theater to a full house on March 15. The opening-night performance featured works of esteemed choreographers: “A Room of Her Own” by Fei Bo, resident choreographer of the National Ballet of China; “Castrati” by world-renowned Spanish choreographer Nacho Duato; and “In Light and Shadow” by Krzysztof Pastor, director of the National Polish Ballet. Details here.

  Hong Kong Ballet debuts to packed house in NYC
     

'Reunification' documentary makes East Coast premiere
Hong Kong-born filmmaker Alvin Tsang introduced his autobiographical documentary "Reunification" to the media at the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in New York on March 10. The documentary had its East Coast premiere at the Queens World Film Festival on March 17. Mr. Tsang’s first feature-length documentary, "Reunification" gives an insider’s view of the contemporary Asian immigrant experience. Details here.

  'Reunification' documentary makes East Coast premiere
     

HKETONY arts fellows start exchange at Yale
Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, New York (HKETONY) hosted a reception on February 17 to welcome two outstanding Hong Kong artists, Phoebe Hui and Ying Cai, who are recipients of this year’s "HKETONY Arts Fellows of the Yale-China Arts Fellowship" program. Hui, an interdisciplinary artist, and Cai, a dancer, will join a six-month residency program in New Haven, Conn. They will have the opportunity to learn from practicing artists and professors at Yale University and in the greater New Haven area, and develop their own projects to be premiered at the 2017 International Festival of Arts & Ideas. Details here.

  HKETONY arts fellows start exchange at Yale
     

Hong Kong designers, brands hit New York Fashion Week
Three leading Hong Kong fashion designers took part in New York Fashion Week in February, showcasing the city’s fashion creativity to the New York and global audience. Harrison Wong, Hidy Ng and Polly Ho launched their Fall/Winter 2016 collections to a packed audience of industry representatives, buyers, media and fashion followers at the catwalk show at Moynihan Station in New York City. This marks the first time in 12 years that the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) has sent local designers to take part in New York Fashion Week. Details here.

  Hong Kong designers, brands hit New York Fashion Week

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