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Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

APA is coming in MAY!!!

There are many Community Events  

Asian Art Museum

This museum is beautiful and fun, it’s only walking distance from the Civic Center BART station.

Free general admission courtesy of Target  Sunday May 5 10:30 AM–4 PM

Insider’s tip: skip the line on Sunday by ordering advance tickets online!

On Sunday, May 5, the Asian Art Museum joins the City and County of San Francisco in Celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with a free, museum-wide celebration featuring poetry readings, an artist’s talk, kids’ tours, art-making and more.

Get to know the collection through Storytelling or Kids’ Tours, and make art with the museum’s high school Art Speak interns.

From <http://www.asianart.org/regular/apa-heritage-month>

Local Libraries

  • San Mateo County Libraries:  https://smcl.org/blogs/post/celebrate-asian-pacific-american-heritage-month/  – 7 events. (Henna, book discussion, Hula, Family research, Candy Lei Making, Japanese Taiko Drumming, New Zealand Taiko Drumming)
  • San Francisco Public Library has partnered with the APA Heritage Foundation and has more than 100 programs celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage, including special events, exhibits, author talks, crafts, delicious food and creative programs for all ages. View the full program guide here. 2 events of special interest are below:
    • Saturday 5/12 Chinatown Meeting Room 2:30-4pm, at the SF Public Library Chinatown Him  Mark Lai on 1135 Powell St. SF Lemon Drops: A Bittersweet Memoir, author Frances Chin describes the journey of her mother as a “picture bride” in 1935, going to San Francisco from China. (in English) LINK
    • Tuesday, 5/22 Koret Auditorium, 6-7:30 at the Main Library, 100 Larkin St. For the “My Favorite Book” series, the speaker is Vanessa Hua, the author of Deceit and Other Possibilities, winner of the Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature and a columnist at the San Francisco Chronicle.  LINK   Make sure to stop by and see the exhibition: The Unique Costumes of the 56 Ethnic Groups of China – Through June 2, Main Library, Intl’ Center.

Celebrating with your family? APA Scholastic books for Children K-12 “27 Books to Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month”

PLEASANTON: Hawaiian May Day Festival Sat/Sun May 11-12, 2019, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Alameda County Fairgrounds

4501 Pleasanton Ave.

Pleasanton, CA

kumuhulaassociation.com  (check the URL for the cost)

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