Thai Cultural Council Dancers Perform @Claremont

May 02, 2016

Contact: Shani Leonards
Supervising Librarian
Berkeley Public Library

Thai Cultural Council Dancers Perform @Claremont

Berkeley, California.  May 2, 2016 –May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. The Berkeley Public Library invites you to a special dance performance by the master and student artists of the Thai Cultural Council. On Saturday, May 21, at 3:00pm the artists of the Thai Cultural Council (TCC) will share present traditional and folk Thai dances with the musical accompaniment of TCC’s classical band at the Claremont Branch Library. This program is part of the Berkeley Public Library’s celebration and TCC's initiative to support positive cultural exchange between audiences in the United States. Call the Claremont Branch at 510-981-6280 for more information

The Thai Cultural Council (TCC) of Berkeley’s mission is to instill pride in Thai culture among Thai-American youth, to build self-confidence, camaraderie and leadership skills through performance and to introduce Thai performing arts and music to audiences in California. TCC is located at Wat Mongkolratanaram Thai Buddhist Temple in South Berkeley. It offers music and dance lessons on weekends and more intensive classes during summer sessions. TCC instructors are volunteers who are either permanently settled in the Bay Area or visiting year-long teaching fellows from the Rajabhat Institute at Ban Somdej Chao Phraya in Bangkok. For more information about TCC visit

This free event is sponsored by the Friends of the Berkeley Public Library.

The Claremont Branch is located at 2940 Benvenue @ Ashby, Berkeley CA 94705, and is open: Monday, 10:00am-6:00pm, Tuesday and Wednesday, 10:00am-8:00pm, Thursday 12 noon-8:00pm, and Friday and Saturday, 10:00am-6:00pm

Wheelchair accessible. For questions, to request a sign language interpreter or other accommodations for this event, please call (510) 981-6195 (voice) or (510) 548-1240 (TTY); at least five working days will help ensure availability. Please refrain from wearing scented products to public programs. Visit the library’s website: