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Inaugural Chicago film series features Hong Kong movies
The inaugural Asian Pop-Up Cinema Series in Chicago, featuring two Hong Kong movies, was listed as one of the top film events this fall by Crains's Chicago. Speaking at the opening night reception, Deputy Director of Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in New York Michael Kwan said the Hong Kong government is committed to supporting the territory’s film industry. Details here.

  Inaugural Chicago film series features Hong Kong movies
     

Fashion Guerilla New York, Presented by Fashion Farm Foundation, Showcases Creativity of 10 Emerging Hong Kong Labels at New York Fashion Week
Four Hong Kong fashion labels DAYDREAM NATION, METHODOLOGY, PLACED by GIDEON and INJURY, showcased their womenswear and menswear collections on the runway on September 15, 2015 at Pop 14, one of the most popular areas in New York City. Organized by the Fashion Farm Foundation (FFF), the fashion show was part of Fashion Guerilla New York, an overseas project fully sponsored by the Hong Kong government, to promote Hong Kong-based designer brands to the overseas market. Details here.

  Fashion Guerilla New York, Presented by Fashion Farm Foundation, Showcases Creativity of 10 Emerging Hong Kong Labels at New York Fashion Week
   

Atlanta dragon boat festival celebrates 20 year anniversary
The Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in Atlanta celebrated its 20th anniversary at the Lake Lanier Olympic Venue on September 12, with more than 8,000 athletes and visitors enjoying a fun-filled Saturday. More than 70 teams, from Georgia as well as the neighboring states of South Carolina, Florida and Alabama, took part in the races. Details here.

  Atlanta dragon boat festival celebrates 20 year anniversary
     

HK Dragon Boat Festival radiates from New York on its 25th Anniversary
The silver jubilee of the Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in New York is celebrated with the opening bell ringing at the New York Stock Exchange and the dragon boat awakening ceremony in Times Square in July, followed by festive color lighting at the Empire State Building in Manhattan on August 8. Sponsored by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, New York (HKETONY), the annual festival registered a record number of 206 teams competing for various trophies in Flushing Meadows Corona Park on August 8 and 9. Details here.

  HK Dragon Boat Festival radiates from New York on its 25th Anniversary
   

Asian American International Film Festival Opens with “My Voice, My Life”
The 38th Asian American International Film Festival (AAIFF) kicked off on July 23 to a packed house with the opening night screening of "opening night screening of Oscar-winning filmmaker Ruby Yang's latest documentary “My Voice, My Life”, which chronicles the lives of a group of misfit high school students from Hong Kong cast together for a musical theater performance. Ms. Yang and two of the film’s cast members, Coby Wong and Sio Fan Lam attended the opening gala and screening. Details here.

Asian American International Film Festival Opens with “My Voice, My Life”
   

Trio of Hong Kong musicians make Carnegie Hall debut
Hong Kong pianists Yue Zhang and Shing Lee and violinist Jeremy Hao made their debut at New York City’s Carnegie Hall on July 11. Mr. Zhang and Mr. Hao were the two grand-prize winners of the Hong Kong Generation Next Arts (HKGNA) 2014 Music Competition. Mr. Lee was presented with HKGNA’s Musical Angel award. They performed a repertoire ranging from Brahms and Schubert to Piazzolla and Marc-Andre Hamlin at the Weill Recital Hall. Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, New York (HKETONY) hosted a welcome reception for the three musicians and HKGNA founder Michelle Kim on July 9. Details here.

Trio of Hong Kong musicians make Carnegie Hall debut
     

Hong Kong Films Shine in New York
The 2015 New York Asian Film Festival (NYAFF) features 11 eclectic and outstanding Hong Kong films, many of which are US premieres. The prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award and Star Asia Award will be presented to multiple-award winning director Ringo Lam and superstar Aaron Kwok respectively to recognize their predominant influence and contribution. Sponsored by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in New York (HKETONY), the Festival will showcase Hong Kong’s new releases and classics under the banner “Hong Kong Panorama” at the Lincoln Center and SVA Theatre till July 11. The Festival will include one world premiere “Robbery” (2015), three North American premieres “Insanity” (2014), “Port of Call” (2015), and “Two Thumbs Up” (2015), one US Premiere “Full Strike” (2015), and one New York premiere “It's Already Tomorrow in Hong Kong” (2015). Details here.

  Hong Kong Films Shine in New York
     

Record Dragon Boat Teams Compete on Scenic Charles River
A record 64 teams from Massachusetts, Rhode Island, South Carolina, New York and Canada competed in the 36th Boston Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival on the Charles River over June 13-14 weekend. Details here.

  Record Dragon Boat Teams Compete on Scenic Charles River
     

Hong Kong strengthens cultural ties in Kentucky
Hong Kong further strengthened and promoted cultural ties in Kentucky in mid-March with the visit of two Hong Kong artists - Mr. Parry Ling, a relational artist, and Mr. Hao Yang, a choreographer-dancer, to attend the Humana Festival in Louisville, Kentucky on March 20-22. Both are recipients of the inaugural HKETO-NY Yale-China Arts Fellowship and are currently on a 6-month residency at Yale University. The program, which brings promising Hong Kong artists to Yale for cultural exchange, is administered by the Yale-China Association (YCA) and sponsored by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in New York (HKETONY).
Details here.

  Hong Kong strengthens cultural ties in Kentucky
     

Hong Kong arts and culture brought to New York
Hong Kong's rich repertoire of arts and culture has been brought to New York in the "Spotlight Hong Kong" exhibition organised by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in New York (HKETONY).

Held for the first time in the Time Warner Center at the epicenter of New York City, from February 25 to March 3, the exhibition features themes of Hong Kong's heritage in festivals, the film industry, the street markets through an American artist's impression, and performing arts with dance costumes display.

Details here.

  Hong Kong arts and culture brought to New York
     

Director promotes Hong Kong’s arts and culture at Cheongsam Ball
Director of Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, New York (HKETONY), Steve Barclay, attended the Yale-China Association’s Annual Cheongsam Ball on February 13, 2015. Speaking at the gala, Mr. Barclay helped usher in The Year of the Ram and highlighted Hong Kong’s many arts and culture initiatives.
Details here.

  Director promotes Hong Kong’s arts and culture at Cheongsam Ball
     

HKU alumni in NY ushered in Year of Ram in ETO!
Director of Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in New York (HKETONY) Steve Barclay joined the Chinese New Year celebration organised by the New York Chapter of Hong Kong University (HKU) Alumni and called on young professionals to consider working and staying in Hong Kong, which is geared to implement a number of immigration measures to facilitate talents and professionals from overseas to work in the cosmopolitan city to meet the demands for growing economy and professional expertise. Details here.

  HKU alumni in NY ushered in Year of Ram in ETO!
     


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