NepaleseAmericanFestival2014Jackson Heights, a section of Queens, NY, is inhabited by people from 84 countries — including 10,000 from Nepal.

Over the Fourth of July Weekend a festival was held in Jackson Heights for people from Nepal, sponsored by a man from Pakistan who is hoping to “Americanize” the Nepalese.

SupermanNYCWoman (2)Nepal is where the Sherpas are from. The U.S. is a place of (“I Am King”) pathology. Hopefully the Sherpas do not become Americanized. Americans should be more like the Sherpas.

Photographs: Stephen Wise