Time: 6:30PM to 10PM
Program will begin promptly at 7PM!

Place: Jing Fong Restaurant
20 Elizabeth Street, New York, NY 10013

AAARI's Annual Gala is attended by 400+ Asian and non-Asian academic, business, civic and community leaders, faculty, staff and students. As of Fall 2009, the Asian American representation in CUNY is over 47,000, with more than 4,000 faculty and staff, 4,100 graduate students and 38,900 undergraduates of Asian heritage. There are tens of thousands of Asian American CUNY alumni working and living throughout New York and the country. AAARI engages the Asian American community within CUNY, New York City and beyond.

Press Coverage
Sing Tao | World Journal

Individual Ticket

Non-Member: $150
Complimentary AAARI '11 Membership

Member/Senior (65+): $80 | Student: $50

Table of Ten

Diamond - $5,000

Free Full Page Advertisement

Ruby - $3,000 Free Half Page Advertisement
Pearl - $2,000

Free Quarter Page Advertisement

Jade - $1,500

Free 1/8 Page Advertisement


2010 Banquet Honorees

Leadership Award
Joseph Crowley

- Congressman, New York (7th District)


CUNY Asian American
Distinguished Alumni Award

Kam Wong

- President/CEO, Municipal Credit Union

CUNY Thomas Tam Scholarship
Zhong Yang
Undergraduate, Baruch College/CUNY

Honorable Mention
Sum Ming Yu
Undergraduate, Queensborough Community College/CUNY

Dat Huynh
Undergraduate, Queensborough Community College/CUNY

2010 Banquet Emcee
Vivian Lee
Anchor/Reporter - NY1 News

Benefits of Supporting the AAARI Annual Gala

1. Exposure to 400+ attendees at the Gala - printed program acknowledgements distributed to attendees who represent not just themselves but many other organizations. Additional programs will also be distributed at upcoming AAARI events throughout the Spring semester.


2. Table sponsors are listed on AAARI’s website which reaches thousands of faculty, staff and students within CUNY, and academic, business, civic and community leaders and organizations outside of CUNY.


3. The Gala receives extensive coverage in the Asian American ethnic press.




Search AAARI.info



2010 Annual Banquet


Banquet Program


Silent Auction / Raffle

Table Sponsor

Wen-Parker Logistics

City University of New York
CUNY Citizenship Now!
Municipal Credit Union (5)
NYC College of Technology

Baruch College
Betty Lee Sung
Borough of Manhattan CC
Brian Cohen
Brian Schwartz
Brooklyn College
City College
LaGuardia CC
Law Office of Albert Chan
Lehman College
May Ying Chen
Medgar Evers College
Pearl Tam
Queensborough CC
Rebecca Moy
York College

Baruch College-SEEK
CUNY School of Law



American Museum
of Natural History

Antony Wong
Astor Center NYC
B Spa Bar
Betty Lee Sung
Blueman Group
Chelsea Piers NYC
Chinatown Ice Cream Factory
David Blau

Drama Fever
Gotham Comedy Club
Japan Society
Joyce Moy
Kathy's Unlimited
May Ying Chen
Mr. K's Restaurant
Museum for Comic
and Cartoon Art

Museum of Chinese in America
Myriad Restaurant Group
NY Transit Museum
NY Giants
NY Jets
NY Liberty
New York City Ballet
New York City Fire Museum
Pan Asian Repertory Theatre
Rubin Museum of Art
Salon Ziba
South Street Seaport Museum
Spa Beauty & Wellness
Staten Island Museum
Statue Cruises

The Frick Collection
The Paley Center for Media
Top of the Rock
Trapeze School New York

Wildlife Conservation Society


Asian Americans for Equality
Chinatown Partnership
City University of New York

Con Edison
Crystal Windows and Doors
CUNY Research Foundation
CUNY School of Law
Drama Fever
Eileen Morrisey, DDS
Law Office of Albert Chan
Mannings Pharmacy

Municipal Credit Union
Wen-Parker Logistics
York College

Planning Committee
Carol Huang
Joyce Moy
Brian Schwartz
Antony Wong
Victoria Ying

Banquet Archive

2015 | 2014 | 2013 |
2012 | 2011 | 2010 |
2009 | 2008 | 2007 |
2006 |
2005 | 2004 |
2003 | 2002


Asian American / Asian Research Institute 2018

25 West 43rd Street, Room 1000, New York, NY 10036   
Phone: 212-869-0182 / 0187   
Fax: 212-869-0181 | E-mail: