Asian American Pacific Islander Festival to Be Held in Chinatown Sunday
Coming up on Sunday, it’s the 40th Annual Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Festival in Chinatown. More from the organizers:
The 40th Annual Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Festival is the largest and longest continuously running Pan-Asian street festival on the East Coast. Bring family and friends to enjoy live music and dance performances, explore children’s activities, discover arts and crafts, refresh with health and wellness activities, and learn about the many participating community groups. Emcees for the performances include ABC 7 News’ CeFaan Kim, CUNY TV’s Minnie Roh, NY County Supreme Court Justice Doris Ling-Cohan, and Edwin Wong. In addition, performing at the festival is noted Japanese drumming group Soh Daiko. The event is free for the public to enjoy. The festival will take place on Sunday, May 19, 2019, from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm along Mott Street (south of Canal Street) in Manhattan Chinatown, one of the oldest and growing immigrant communities in the U.S. There are 1.23 million Asian American Pacific Islanders (AAPI) living in New York City, making up 15% of the population and the city’s fastest growing ethnic group. The festival is organized by the Coalition of Asian Pacific Americans (CAPA) in collaboration with diverse organizations representing the rich diversity of the AAPI community. This year, the theme of the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Festival is AAPI Heroes, and the festival will honor three outstanding AAPI Heroes: Suki Terada Ports, Aiyoung Choi, and Nepali social justice organization Adhikaar.