News: 37th Anniversary & 2017 Dynamic Achiever Awards Gala


Double Tree Hotel @ 455 South Broadway, Tarrytown, NY 10591


OCA Westchester & Hudson Valley Chapter is one of oldest and most successful advocacy and cultural organizations in the Hudson Valley. The award-winning chapter is a vital part of OCA- Advocate, the national advocacy organization embracing the hopes and aspirations of the 19 million Asian Pacific Islander Americans in the United States. The Dynamic Achiever Awards Gala is the opportunity for us to recognize outstanding Asian Pacific Americans for their leadership and contributions in their professions and communities. The winners of the Student Leadership Award, the Jeannette Wang Award, the Avon Xiaochun Luo Award and the Phi Lambda Westchester Award will also be recognized. 

Baayork Lee, NAAP Executive Artistic Director, Theater Director, Choreographer, Author and the recipient of the 2017 Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award will be the mistress of ceremony.

We cordially invite you to the Gala, our major fundraising event. New York Life and TD Bank are among this year’s Gala sponsors. Sponsorships and donations will help fund our advocacy work towards a more equitable society where Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are uplifted and empowered and to support our extensive programs and events for the community at large.


Embracing the Hopes and Aspirations of Asian Pacific Americans Founded in 1973, the OCA-Asian Pacific American Advocates is a national 501(c)(3) non-profit, non-partisan, membership-driven advocacy organization based in Washington, D.C. We are dedicated to securing the rightother Asian Americans.

OCA seeks to:

* Advocate for social justice, equal opportunity and fair treatment;

* Promote civic participation, education, and leadership;

* Advance coalition and community building; and

* Foster cultural heritage

OCA-Westchester & Hudson Valley Advocates (OCA-WHV) is one of its most actively involved chapters among the 100 chapters and affiliates across the United States. We strive to develop leadership, community involvement, and civil participation for all APIAs.

Visit OCA headquarter for more information.

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In The Press

The Westchester-Hudson Valley chapter of OCA is one of the leading social advocacy and cultural organizations in the county. Our talented and committed membership sponsors a full calendar of events and projects, all of which celebrate the growing presence of Asian Americans in the Hudson Valley area and raise awareness of our needs and concerns. A description of our mission and an outline of our most important activities follow below.

2016 Asian Heritage Festival on Fios 1 News

2016 Asian Heritage Festival on The Journal News