The “Asian Pacific American Heritage Month”, hosted by the New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli office, was celebrated at Essex Market on May 30th, 2019. The theme of the event revolved around the New York State Asian Pacific American immigrants, to demonstrate the charm of Asian culture. TJ Bindra, founder & President of the Sikh Art and Film Foundation; Gemma DeLeon Lopresti, commissioner of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, and Maf Misbah Uddin, treasurer of the District Council 37, were honored during the event. Kinding Sindaw from Malaysia presented a wonderful performance.
DiNapoli said that Asian Pacific Americans have a high rate of employment and work in a wide range of occupations. Immigrants fill more than a quarter of all positions in various fields, including nursing and home health aides, registered nurses, construction laborers, accountants and auditors, and childcare workers.
He pointed out that in New York, immigrants stimulate economic activity in communities within every region, as well as advancing their social and cultural vitality. The continuing inflow of immigrants from around the globe should be a lasting source of pride for all New Yorkers.