Event details: “Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month at the10th Annual Asian Heritage Street Celebration on Saturday, May 17, 2014 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. in front of the Asian Art Museum, leading up to the Little Saigon District in San Francisco. Street fair goers will have the chance to learn how to cook delicious pan Asian dishes at the AHSC cooking demonstration stage located at Ellis and Larkin Streets, by celebrity chefs including Martin Yan.
- Date and time: Saturday, May 17th, 2014.
- Location: Larkin Street, from Grove to Ellis. 11am-6pm.
The AHSC will also have a variety of scrumptious pan Asian delights with an estimated 20-30 food trucks and vendors in attendance. Shoppers will have the chance to purchase the best and most creative handmade arts and crafts items at the Arts and Crafts World Market.
For the fourth year in a row, the fair will also feature a health section entitled Healthy Living Pavilion. This area of the street fair will comprise of many community health groups and sponsor booths that will collectively promote health and wellness and include a Natural Medicine area.” 1For more info, please visit: www.asianfairsf.com (see Notes)
SEAACC is proud to host two major events at the festival:
Faces of Asia Cultural Procession
The Faces of Asia Cultural Procession is a grand element of the street celebration comprising of more than 20 bay area organizations parading through the festival dressed in cultural attire. The purpose of the procession is to expose the raw beauty and traditional significance of the Asian identities that represent the people of the SF Bay Area. Because the procession was so successful previous years, participants will be able to win cash prizes and trophies again this year in the four categories:
- Largest Contingent (based purely upon number of participants)
- Most Colorful Contingent
- Most Spirited Contingent
- Best Musical Contingent
For more information on the Faces of Asia Cultural Procession and how to participate, please visit: http://asianfairsf.com/activities/faces-of-asia/
SEAACC Cultural Showcase
Located inside the eminent Asian Art Museum, SEAACC hosts a cultural performance that showcase the traditional arts and culture of various Southeast Asian ethnicities through music, song, and dance. Different organizations from all over the SF Bay Area come together to share their cultural story with the goal of preserving and promoting their traditional heritage. Participating community organizations include:
- Au Co Vietnamese Cultural Center
- Angkor Dance Troup
- Burmese Youth Association
- International Lao New Year Festival (ILNYF)
- Khmer Angkor Dance Troupe
- Lao Seri Association
- Laotian American National Alliance (LANA)
- Samaki Project
- Thai Cultural Center at Berkeley Thai Temple
- Wat Lao Rattanaram
For more information on the Cultural Showcase inside the Asian Art Museum, please contact Hang Le To at firstname.lastname@example.org
1Notes: Social media kit, Asian Heritage Street Celebration website – http://asianfairsf.com/media/ahsc-social-media-kit/
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