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Love & Unity Series & Concerts

“Love and Unity” Series & Concerts

Each May, Glow Cultural Center hosts our yearly ‘Love and Unity’ event as part of AAPI Heritage Month festivities, which celebrates the contributions of Asian American and Pacific Islanders to the United States. Through a diverse program of audio-visual performances on our stage and a community resource fair in our lobby and atrium, we celebrate the diverse AAPI cultures found in Flushing and Queens. We continue to expand the scope of this event each year as we bring to light the various diversity, equity, and inclusion challenges impacting our community.

Glow Cultural Center’s first “Love & Unity” concert was held during the COVID pandemic and at the height of anti-Asian violence in our community, and it was inspired by the idea that music can heal and bring people together from different cultures. For more details on how our ‘Love and Unity’ Concert series has evolved over the years, please check out our “Love & Unity Series and Concerts” on YouTube!

Learn more about GCC’s 2024 “Love & Unity in May” concert!

“Love and Unity in May,” 2021 / “Stop Asian Hate” Benefit Concert

In the year 2021, GCC launched our “Stop Asian Hate” campaign – a move for solidarity against the rise of racially motivated hate crimes, especially in the Flushing community. As part of the campaign, we held our first “Love & Unity” benefit concert, which was instrumental in raising awareness on the issue and fundraised the much needed funds, supplies and PPE donations for frontline healthcare workers battling the pandemic in NYC, Long Island, and states outside NY.
With the resilience and determination of musicians and dancers to cross unspoken boundaries and bring people’s hearts together, find the healing power that music holds in this emotional first concert of the Love & Unity series with performances from Lulu Chen, Judy Yeh, Grant Zhuang, Ashley Liang, Andy Lin, Wen-Ting Wu, Reliant Tom, CJ, Vivi Hu, and Man Wai Che.

Special thanks to our guest speakers:
Internal Medicine Resident at NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens, Dr. Michael Baek
US Congresswoman for the 6th District of New York, Grace Meng
New York City Council Member, District 20, Peter Koo
Founder and Head Muay Thai Coach at Cornerstone Thai Boxing, Youyung Cho

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“Love & Unity” 2022 / May AAPI Concert

For our 2nd “Love & Unity in May” concert, Glow joined forces with independent indie label “So Am I-Worthy” to produce a vibrant show highlighting diversity, equity and inclusion specifically pertaining to women of color. Featuring many dancers and performers from across the Asian continent and from the Pacific islands of Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia, the concert sought to empower all cultures through music and performance, and included a traditional Chinese tea ceremony presented by ASA College & CAFC.

Enjoy Afro-Brazilian music and dance, R&B, hip-hop, pop, soul, neo-soul, indie pop, gospel, jazz, Latin and Brazilian music, as well as striking performances ranging from Diabolo/Chinese yo-yo and Chinese martial arts to traditional performances of Mindanao, presented by Opal Rose, Isadora Benitez, Ayaka (Mossan), Annie Nirschel, Batalá New York, Linda Quach, Jameelah Rose Lineses, Lily Yang, and Angir Ngai.

Check out our photos, and watch the performance playback here!
Special thanks to our guest speakers:
Deputy Queens Borough President, Ebony Young
Director of Public Relations at CAIPA (Coalition of Asian-American IPA), Shirley Huang
New York City Organizer at NAPAWF (National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum), Lily Liang

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“Love & Unity in May,” 2023 / Healing Through Music

In our 3rd annual “Love & Unity in May” concert, we broadened the event to include an easily accessible community resource fair (“Building a Stronger Community”) on 41st Ave that offered information and support for mental health, domestic abuse, and hate crime awareness, as well as a “Free Fruit For All” artist project presenting lesser-known Asian fruits such as loquat, mangosteen, rambutan and other exotic fruits.

With a focus on AAPI Heritage and Mental Health Awareness, our 3rd “Love & Unity” concert celebrated the diversity and resiliency of underrepresented cultural groups living and working in NYC. Experience the healing power of music through performances by Sol Sharp Music School, Sarah-Anjali, Dr. Neela Zareen, Vivian Fan Liu, iamChelseaiam, Master Long Fei Yang, Jenise La Vonne, Hyewon Park, Brad Kang, Linda Quach, Lily Han, and Glow Foundation’s New York Chinese Chorus. Watch the video playback here!

Special thanks to our keynote speakers:
Director of the Mayor’s Office of Community Mental Health, Eva Wong
Executive Director of the NYC Office for the Prevention of Hate Crimes, Hassan Naveed

Concert PhotosResource Fair PhotosWrap-up Post