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Did you know May is Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month?

Find out more about the music and culture of the Pacific Islands with a celebration Tuesday at Russell Sage Junior High School, at 68-17 Austin St.

The festivities will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will be hosted by City Councilwoman Karen Koslowitz (D-Forest Hills).

“Queens is the most diverse county in the United States and celebrating the cultures that create this wonderful diversity is very important,” Koslowitz said.

Joining the councilwoman will be city Comptroller John Liu and organizations like the South Asian Youth Action, Asian Americans for Equality and the Coalition for Asian American Children and Families.

In addition, spelling bee champ Arvind Mahankali and Madhulika Khandelwal, director of the Asian American Center at Queens College, will be on hand to receive honors from Koslowitz.

Please RSVP with name and number of guests by e-mail at koslowitz@council.nyc.gov or by phone at 718-544-8800.

— Joe Anuta

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