Take BART to the 10th Annual Asian Heritage Street Celebration


Take BART to the 10th Annual Asian Heritage Street Celebration

Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month at the Annual Asian Heritage Street Celebration on Saturday, May 17th from 11a.m. to 6 p.m. in San Francisco's Civic Center. The event is free and open to the public.

Enjoy the sounds of the SF Pinoy Jazz Revue in the Arts and Crafts World Market. The Revue includes the music of tenor saxophonist Jonathan Bautista Quintet featuring Winston Raval on piano and the sounds of Kulintronica with guitarist and kulintang player Ron Quesada.

Learn how to cook delicious Asian dishes at the cooking demonstration stage located at Ellis and Larkin Streets. As part of the 10th year anniversary, event organizers are introducing an annual theme for this year’s event. The first theme chosen by event producer AsianWeek Foundation is “Tastes of Asia.” It will showcase Asian food – everything from ingredients, to preparation, to eating and enjoying, and any way food interacts with Asian culture.

Luckily the food isn’t just for watching – the Celebration boasts a scrumptious collection of pan Asian delights and sweets to eat, along with some of the Bay Area’s most popular food trucks.

Watch colorful Asian ethnic attire parade through the streets in the Faces of Asia cultural procession at 11 a.m. Different ethnic groups come together to wear their cultural attire and share it with the public. In previous years, participants represented all types of Asian ethnic groups, including Burmese, Cambodian, Chinese, Filipino, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Laotian, Singaporean, Thai and Vietnamese.

The Asian Art Museum has partnered with Target to offer free general admission to the museum on Saturday. In addition to the Asian Art Museum’s regular exhibits, there will be special programming taking place in the Samsung Hall, including the AHSC Cinema Showcase from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Watch a collection of short films and music videos as a nod to the vibrant Asian American media arts scene here in the Bay Area.

You can also enjoy a vibrant the Arts and Crafts section with vendors specializing in Asian and Asian-influenced items, a Healthy Living Pavilion with free screenings, giveaways and health consultations, a Natural Medicine section where internationally renowned Qigong/Traditional Chinese Medicine and Natural Healing experts are available for consultation, and a children’s area with family-friendly carnival rides, community services, and games for children.

For more info visit: www.asianfairsf.com

Take BART to the Asian Heritage Street Celebration!

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