“Celebrate Taiwan @ Grand Central Terminal”
Taiwan Tourism Bureau Office in New York partners with the Smithsonian Museum to promote Taiwan culture with a “Celebrate Taiwan @ Grand Central Terminal” event on September 27, 2014 from 11AM to 2PM for “Museum Day Live!”.
In 2013, Taiwan Hsinchu Railway Station and Grand Central Terminal signed “Sister Stations” agreement as both stations celebrate 100 years of service. Therefore, the “Celebrate Taiwan @ Grand Central Terminal” event will be celebrating the Smithsonian’s “Museum Day Live!”, the Grand Central station’s 101th anniversary and the best of what Taiwan can offer.
The “Celebrate Taiwan @ Grand Central Terminal” event will highlight Taiwan’s art, food, and fashion with exciting performances to share Taiwan’s tourism resources and develop a deep understanding of the beautiful Taiwanese culture. Some of the featured performances include live cultural demonstrations, aboriginal dance, techno Third Prince performance, and a fashion show which will showcase collections from Taiwanese designers. Also, live food demonstrations will be done by Chef Shih of Easy House Restaurant, and artist Pang Chiu Liu will display his art mastery through calligraphy and porcelain carving work.
Taiwan-born, American designer Malan Breton was extended an invitation to showcase his collection again after last year’s success. His designs are filled with eastern elements of Taiwan influence, and have attracted media attention in the fashion field, especially after his New York Fashion Week Spring 2015 presentation at Lincoln Center with a title “A Journey to Taiwan, the Heart of Asia”.
Artist Pang Chiu Liu will make an appearance at the event and showcase his talents in the arts. He will do a live demonstration of his calligraphy and porcelain carving, which is greatly admired for his craft and artistry. Other arts scheduled to be on stage include a traditional aboriginal art dance by the Yungli Dance Group and performance by the Third Prince Troupe as well as live music performance by renowned Taiwanese singer Ya Han Chang whose credits include major roles in the regional theatre circuit productions of The King and I, and Miss Saigon. The Taiwanese mascot “Oh Bear” will also perform on stage.
The Grand Central Station estimates a minimum of 70,000 daily visitors. It is the perfect venue to reach out to everyone from all walks of life and introduce the essence of Taiwan through a grand, momentous affair. This historical landmark and the event guarantees its visitors an insightful and stunning look into Taiwan.
Taiwan has an abundance of beautiful landscape, delicious cuisine, and rich culture. The country has a diverse amount of cultural events all year round. The time to travel is now, and the best place to visit is Taiwan.