Spotlight On Eastern Culture – Night of Asia

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It’s a feast for the senses with stunning visual displays of dance, food, and elements of Asian culture. Night of Asia brings the city’s Asian community together at the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts on December 12th. Events will include Chinese folk dancing, martial arts demonstrations, acrobatics, traditional costumes, music, and dance.

Night of Asia Typhoon Sendong, Philippines FundraiserNight of Asia was established to empower our unified Asian-American community to enrich the diversity and quality of life by building awareness of Asian culture, providing support, and fostering strong relationships within Northeast Florida. As the largest Asian festival in Jacksonville, Night of Asia was organized by leaders and volunteers from local corporate Asian Employee Resource Groups and Asian community organizations to build the community. The night includes meeting and mingling with community leaders, bidding on silent auction items, watching Asian cultural performances, enjoying dinner from an amazing selection of international restaurants, and dancing to the music of a great DJ.

Founded in 2012, Night of Asia was created by local Asian volunteers and community organizations as a fundraiser for victims of Typhoon Sendong in the Philippines. Night of Asia was a one-night festival that showcased Asian cultures, entertainment, food, and dance, raising over $45,000 in 30 days. In 2013, Night of Asia was a sold-out event, more than doubling the attendance of the previous year.

Now in its third year, that amazing one-night festival is an established nonprofit 501(c)(3) community organization, transforming its structure to reflect a renewed dedication to helping the community. Once again, the Night of Asia team plans to more than double attendance to over 2,400 as they continue to build awareness of Asian culture, provide community support, and foster strong relationships across Northeast Florida.

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to local charities. Traditional attire is encouraged. Visit or call 571-4459 for ticket information.

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