5 Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Events

May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. Established in 1992, the month is aimed at recognizing the achievements of and commemorating the history of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States.

Get ready to get your celebrating on at these events around the country:


Fresh Off The Boat Day in Los Angeles

"Fresh Off The Boat" (Bob D'Amico/ABC/Kore file)
“Fresh Off The Boat” (Bob D’Amico/ABC/Kore file)

Los Angeles Councilman David Ryu and the city will declare May 2, 2017, Fresh Off The Boat Day in honor of the ABC series about the Huang family living in 1990s-era Orlando. Find more information here.


Teen Takeover in Washington, D.C.

This event is exclusively for those who are 13 to 18 years old. Taking place at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery on May 19 from 6 to 9 p.m., teens will have the opportunity to fold origami inspired by Korean American artist Michael Joo, participate in scavenger hunts and watch films. To learn about other activities, visit the event’s website here.


Identity LA

(Identity LA)
(Identity LA)

This free music festival will feature live performances by APA artists and entertainers — headlined by K-pop star Dean — and food trucks May 6 from 5 to 10 p.m. This concert will also highlight APA history and showcase APA contributions in shaping the social, cultural, and economic future in Los Angeles. For more information, visit the event’s website here.


38th Annual Asian American and Pacific Islander Celebration New York

Presented in collaboration with more than 120 community organizations, attendees at this free event can enjoy main stage performances, ethnic cuisine, community outreach and support, martial arts and dance demonstrations, and artisan demonstrations. This event will occur on May 21 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Click here to learn more.

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