Tribute to the Dragon

Tribute to the Dragon

11/27/2017, 10:00AM
26 Wall Street, New York, New York NY 10005

From Wale Idris Ajibade

Promote ethnic contribution to the American popular culture by honoring the legacy and Influence of Bruce Lee. Our event benefits cultural harmony,Gender Equality, Anti-bullying!

Wale Idris Ajibade



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26 Wall Street, New York, New York NY 10005

Date & Time

Monday, November 27 2017

10:00 AM

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New Yorkers from various professional sectors, including Nonprofit organizations, social activists, and martial arts centers around the tristate are coming together to pay tribute to Bruce Lee on his birthday, November 27th. 

All around the world, people are becoming more aware of the influence Bruce Lee had on their society. Many will celebrate him privately and publicly on his birthday. We the people, represented by independent Nonprofit cultural organizations and martial arts practitioners from the Tristate area, have come together to organize a commemorative event to honor Bruce Jun Fan Lee (Lee Siu Loong) born on November 27, 1940 in San Francisco. We believe that Bruce Lee’s influence on the World transcends martial arts, film, race, and culture. Many individuals, among them professionals in the arts and entertainment fields, and those in the various categories of Scientific and technological fields, including political and athletic fields all over the world credit Bruce Lee as one of their biggest influences. The great Stan Lee credited him as the first to open Western eye to the remarkable Chinese martial art of Kung Fu. Bruce Lee’s impact on African American Culture was vivid when he emerged in the 1970’s as a beacon of light on the importance of cultural diversity and a role model that spoke to the struggle against bigotry and cultural homogeneity. Bruce Lee has inspired generations of people across cultures. His influence in the African worlds was successfully demonstrated in the blockbuster movie, “The Last Dragon,” while other celebrities like Chuck Norris, Jackie Chan, Jean Claude van Damme, Jim Kelly, Taimak, Kareem Abdul Jabar, the great Mohammed Ali, and several others echoed his far-reaching influence across Asia, Europe, America as well as Africa. Both Hongkong Cinema and Bollywood movies outperformed Hollywood, except for Bruce Lee and James Bond Movies in the earlier days of Cinema in Africa. Bruce Lee’s legacy opened the door for better understanding and appreciation for the invaluable Chinese martial arts in the western worlds. We believe strongly that Bruce should be recognized, appreciated, embraced, and celebrated everywhere -- in the spirit of peace, harmony, equality, and the freedom that he stood for.


Therefore, celebrating his life, influence, and legacy is a duty we take very seriously because we recognize him as one of the greatest in his own right that the world has ever seen. We celebrate him with indebted gratitude, and we invite everyone to help make this celebration of Bruce Lee on November 27, 2017 in New York City a worthy cause.


Beneficiary Causes: Cultural Diversity and Cultural Harmony, Gender Equality, Antibullying, History of Ethnic Contribution, Martial Arts Physical Fitness, Personal health, Motivation, and Self-Development, Self Defense, and so much more.


Event Schedule: 10am -6pm:  Featuring Speeches from experts, celebrities, Icons, Parallel presentations, workshops, exhibitions


Audience: prominent martial professionals, martial art schools, institutions, enterprises, enthusiasts, acting schools, actors, celebrities, prominent members of the Chinese American Communities in the US; the event is free and open to the public

Reception: 6:30pm-9:30pm (Guests by Invitation) food, drinks, Live Music, Chinese cultural (Dragon) dance performance, Kung Fu Dance, Martial arts demonstrations, Exhibitions, Recognition awards.


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New Yorkers from various professional sectors, including Nonprofit organizations, social activists, and martial arts centers around the tristate are coming together to pay tribute to Bruce Lee on his birthday, November 27th. The event has been scheduled to take place at the historic Federal Hall National Monument located at 26 Wall Street, New York. The event features speeches from experts, celebrities, cultural and social Icons, as well as presentations, workshops, exhibitions that pays tribute to Bruce Lee and those that promotes cultural harmony within the American cultural diversity. The program is designed to promote recognition of ethnic contribution in the American Popular Culture.


We hope to have an all-day event an all-day event starting from 10:00 AM in the morning with children and school programs till 12:00 PM. Various presentations and panel discussions will resume after a lunch break at 1:00pm to 6:00pm. We will start the reception program from 6:30 pm and end the program at 9:30pm.

We plan to have an all-day exhibition of the Sustainable Development Goals and tables for various martial art centers to engage the audience and public with relevant materials. Some artist will showcase paintings and pictures of Bruce Lee and we would like to show a film of Bruce Lee at the TV room parallel to the presentations in the basement. The top Balcony could be used for workshops demonstrating calligraphy and arts. We plant to have music, refreshments, and drinks during the Reception. We also plan to have dragon dance performance and various martial arts exhibition. I am familiar with the rules and regulations of the Federal Hall and will ensure that it is well kept by attendees. Food is expected to be served by Kung Fu Kitchen, a NY Chinese food franchise.


Please see further details of the Tribute to the Dragon event on the next page and do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. Thank you!