Cleveland Asian Festival People and Scenes May 20-21, 2017
Despite persistent rain on Sunday, a crowd of about 34,000 people attended the 8th annual Cleveland Asian Festival on the weekend of May 20 and 21 in Cleveland's AsiaTown neighborhood on Payne Avenue.
Enjoy these images from the colorful festival.
Mayor Jackson, Councilman Dow and CAF Exec Board
Mayor Ron Falconi and Gia Hoa Ryan
Oanh Loi-Powell and Dan Hanson
Johnny Wu and Valarie McCall
Representative Bill Patmon and Mayor Frank Jackson
Siu-yan and Dorjan Scott
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Jennifer Auh and Jennifer Luu
Melody Lindquist and Raymond Elkin
Aaron Schweizer and David Huang
Loresa Novy, Aaron Baker, Alissa Berman and Johnny Wu
Joe Meissner, Pierre Bejjani, Gi Hoa Ryan and Mary Bejjani
Mayor Jackson with Kwan Family Lion Dancers
Martial Arts demo
Johnny Wu on TV20
Cleveland Chinese Christian Church
Wayne Wong and Asim Datta
Posing with Hula Fusion dancers
Oanh Loi-Powell and Jedediah Fabian
Sumo Wrestling fun
Michael Powell and kids activities
Taiwanese American Association
Asian Catholic Ministry
Cleveland Dragon Boat Association
MotivAsians for Cleveland
Chinese Chamber of Commerce
Friendship Foundation booth
Posing with Hula Fusion
Asim Datta, Jennifer Luu and Jennifer Auh from WEWS Ch. 5
Here are a few videos from CAF of interest.
Gary Baney and Renae Dabney from the Cleveland Dragon Boat Association told about dragon boat racing, the organization and how to get involved at the 2017 Cleveland Asian Festival.
Steve Zilber is the president of the Cleveland Go Club. He explained the ancient game of Go at their booth at the 2017 Cleveland Asian Festival. Steve said the game of Go requires both sides of the brain whereas Chess may use the left side primarily. Steve also told about the Cleveland Go Club and their free weekly meetings which include lessons and games.
Lt. Colonel Joseph Meissner served with the Green Berets in Vietnam. He connected with Miss Gia Hoa Ryan who came from Vietnam in 1971 and formed the Friendship Foundation. Joe tells some of the history of the Vietnamese people (like the Trung Sisters) and Miss Ryan explains the plans for the Vietnamese Cultural Garden which will be part of the Cleveland Cultural Gardens.
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