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Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Festival delights

The Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Festival, held May 4 at the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History, once again dazzled eventgoers while sharing colorful cultures and traditions. Hosted by the Sandia Asian Leadership and Outreach Committee, the event drew hundreds of spectators from Sandia and the local community.

In addition to morning and afternoon live performances, the festival featured exhibits of regional origami, calligraphy and artwork, and within the museum itself, while wafts of delectable dishes from the Far East floated through the event. Sponsors included Talin Market, Kairos Power and New Mexico Operations/Honeywell Federal Manufacturing & Technologies LLC.

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HIGH PERFORMANCE — Members of the Albuquerque Chinese Folk Dance Ensemble capture the attention of spectators during their festival performance. (Photo by Craig Fritz)
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VISUALLY COMPELLING — Labs Director James Peery, seated left, and Chief Information Officer John Zepper enjoy the enchanting and graceful Happy Dancer Group at this year’s festival. (Photo by Craig Fritz)
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ENCHANTING ELEGANCE — Chinese American Citizens Alliance Youth Group members invigorate imaginations with colorful costumes and elegant movements at the festival. (Photo by Craig Fritz)

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