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Greenburgh Celebrates Asian Art and Entertainment

Asian art and culture are cause for celebration this month at Greenburgh's Theodore D. Young Community Center.

On Thursday the Center's "Evergreen Club" presents its ninth annual Asian-American gala, coinciding with 90-year-old Qian Zhi Ruo's art exhibit.

"Come and have a great time," said George Coniglio, director of the community center’s senior citizen programs. "See how talented the members of our center are. I think you're going to find something unique because, to my knowledge, there's no other Asian-American club that's part of a municipality in Westchester. It's not something you're likely to see elsewhere."

The celebration, located at Yosemite Park, will include a sword demonstration, kung Fu fighting, a choir group and authentic Asian food.

In past years, the celebration has been well-received, drawing roughly 200 attendees.

Ruo, a member of the Evergreen Club, is displaying 25 canvases, highlighting her use of landscapes and calligraphy in ink. In 1949, Ruo left China for America and worked as a United Nations technical assistant for the population statistics and international trade departments.

The art will hang on the second-floor art gallery until June 30.

The Evergreen Club hosts mahjong games, discussion groups and tai chi meetings throughout the year. Anyone, regardless of cultural background, is invited to participate.

To register or learn more information about the Asian-American celebration, please call Coniglio at 914-989-3622.

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