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Korean Cultural Fanfare to Greet Over 1,500 New Students at Queens College's Annual Welcome Day Event

-- Reflecting the College’s Year of Korea Initiative, 15 Traditionally Costumed Dancer/Musicians Will Lead a Campus Procession of Students and College Administrators to Begin Festivities --

For Wednesday, August 24, at 9 am
Annual event to welcome freshmen and new transfer students. Performers include dancers and musicians from the New York Korean Traditional Marching Band and stilt walkers who will lead students and administrators through the main campus gate on Kissena Boulevard (10 am). Also planned are a welcome address to students by President Félix V. Matos Rodríguez (10:20 am) and a confetti cannon salute (10:25 am); the large-scale interactive game Playfair,” designed to break the ice and encourage friendships among the students (10:45 am); and lunchtime musical performances by Afro-pop fusion artist Ayo Jay and British contemporary R&B artist Jay Sean (11:30). All times are estimates. Not open to the   public.
Each year’s theme is inspired by the college’s “Year of” initiative, which examines the history, art, and culture of a different country. This fall launches the Year of Korea. Past years have focused on China, Turkey, India, Brazil, South Africa, and the Silk Roads.
The Queens College Quad, 9 am, 65-30 Kissena Boulevard, Flushing.
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