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Monday, September 20, 2010

Bayanihan Cultural Festival

NEW YORK - 2010 September 19, Sunday. After a few days of chilly weather, most New Yorkers may have thought that summer was over. It was a warm 83 degrees. Despite the warm (hot under prolonged sun exposure) temperature there were about 1000 visitors to the 2nd annual Bayanihan Cultural Festival held at the Hart Playground in Woodside, Queens. The Hart Playground is only a block away from the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway when coming from the Triborough Bridge and the Grand Central Parkway. It is also home to thousands of Filipino families who call it home. Businesses such as Johnny Air Cargo, Krystal's Cafe, Ihawan, Renee's Kitchenette, Fil-Am Grocery, Perlas ng Silangan, and Fritzie's Bakery also call it home.

Paruparung Bukid from Richard Reyes on Vimeo.

Filipino-American Senior Citizens from the Ridgewood-Bushwick Senior Center in Brooklyn, New York participated in this year's Bayanihan Cultural Festival performing two numbers (Paruparuhang Bukid - Field Butterfly) and a Paypay (Fan) Dance.

Paypay Dance from Richard Reyes on Vimeo.

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