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5/21/11 SEVENTH ANNUAL ASIAN HERITAGE STREET CELEBRATION

posted Feb 2, 2011, 11:32 AM by Crystal Kung   [ updated Feb 3, 2011, 5:25 PM ]

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For More Information Contact:
Angela Pang
apang@asianweek.com
(415) 373-4002



SEVENTH ANNUAL ASIAN HERITAGE
STREET CELEBRATION

SET FOR SATURDAY, MAY 21st
-Festival to celebrate all Asian groups in the City-
  

Aerial view of the Asian Heritage Street Celebration at Civic Center. Photo by Gerry Pangilinan.

Aerial view of the Asian Heritage Street Celebration. Photo by Gerry Pangilinan.

SAN FRANCISCO (February 2, 2011) - The largest gathering of Asian Pacific Americans in the nation is back and bigger than ever, this year showcasing the new Asian Arts & Crafts Alley, an extravaganza of special and unique hand-made products and artworks.

 

The fair will also bring back popular features such as the Jazz & Wine area and the Mahjong section. Asian American artists, DJs, martial arts experts, today's Asian pop culture, j-cars, a Muay Thai kickboxing ring, scrumptious food, children's area, cultural procession, free hepatitis B screenings and more will  pack the day with fun and activities for all your family and friends.

 

The Asian Arts & Crafts Alley is the newest addition to the Asian Heritage Street Celebration and is an exclusive sectioned off area to showcase the best and most creative Asian-themed arts and crafts items. All vendors will be carefully juried and shoppers can expect to find the highest level of hand-crafted goods.

 

The 7th annual Asian Heritage Street Celebration will be held Saturday, May 21, 2011 in San Francisco, in front of the Asian Art Museum, leading up to the Little Saigon District. The event is free and open to the public.


What:    Seventh Annual Asian Heritage Street Celebration

When:   Saturday, May 21, 2011
             11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Where:   Civic Center/Little Saigon District
              Larkin and McAllister Streets
              San Francisco, CA

Information:   www.asianfairsf.com

 

OPEN CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

 

BE A VENDOR

The Asian Heritage Street Celebration (AHSC) is currently inviting arts & crafts, food, community, and corporate partners to join us as booth vendors. We will be offering free parking as well as early bird specials for arts & crafts, food and drink, and commercial vendors who register by March 31st.  If you are an Arts & Crafts vendor, be sure to ask about out new exclusive Asian Arts & Crafts Alley!

 

To be a vendor at this family friendly event for people of all ages, download a booth application at www.asianfairsf.com or contact: Carrolyn Kubota at ckubota@awfoundation.com or 415-373-4003.

 

Apl.de.ap at 4th Annual AHSC

Black Eyed Peas star apl.de.ap performs at the 4th Annual Asian Heritage Street Celebration in 2008. 

PERFORM AT THE FAIR

Musicians, vocalists, dance groups and other entertainers are encouraged to apply.

To apply, email a brief biography/resume, video and/or audio links, website/facebook/myspace or other applicable online supplementary material to: Christine Padilla at AHSC.Artists@gmail.com

 

Email subject line: Artists Submission/AHSC 2011 - Artist Name

Deadline: March 11, 2011 

 

SPONSOR THE EVENT

Support the largest pan Asian celebration nationwide. For details contact:

Sabrina Sieger at ssieger@awfoundation.com or (415) 373-4006.

 

Faces of Asia Cultural Procession 2010

Members of Au Co Vietnamese Cultural Center walk in the Faces of Asia culutral procession which kicks off the street fair. Photo by Michael Jeong.

WALK IN CULTURAL PROCESSION 

 

Dress in ethnic attire for the "Faces of Asia" cultural procession, which kicks off the street fair at 11 a.m. All ages and ethnicities wanted. Email your name, contact, and ethnic costume to: Hang Le To at hangleto@yahoo.com, by May 7, 2011. 

 

SCHOOLS: PARTICIPATE IN FUND RAISING PROGRAM

The Asian Heritage Street Celebration (AHSC) invites local schools to participate in our "Make Some Money for Your School" Raffle Program! Last year, SFUSD and Catholic schools raised over $9,000! This is a FREE program to participate in and is organized annually by the AsianWeek Foundation with the goal of helping local schools fund raise. Prizes include $500, restaurant certificates, sports memorabilia, and more! Tickets are sold for $3 and $2 goes directly back to each school, the extra $1 will go into a bonus for the top selling school in each division (elementary, middle, and high), who will be awarded an additional $500 cash prize, and each school that sells at least 20 raffle tickets will receive a $100 bonus. There will be multiple prize drawings throughout the 7th Annual Asian Heritage Street Celebration on Saturday, May 21 at Civic Center. Winners need not be present to win. To sign up your school for this fund raising opportunity, contact: Angela Pang at apang@asianweek.com

or (415) 373-4002.

 

Sunset Elementary 2010 Raffle Winner

Sunset Elementary School, winner of the 2010 Make Some Money For Your School Raffle Grand Prize - $500

DONATE PRIZES FOR THE MAKE SOME MONEY FOR YOUR SCHOOL RAFFLE PROGRAM

The San Francisco Unified School District "Make Some Money For Your School" Raffle Program, managed by the AsianWeek Foundation, is no cost fundraiser for schools. Students sell raffle tickets for a chance to win donated prizes, and ALL proceeds go straight to participating schools. Last year, 18 different schools participated, representing over 17,000 students and the program raised over $9,000.  Consider donating an item, gift certificate, product or service, and give your company exposure to an estimated 100,000 festival attendees. For more information contact: Angela Pang at apang@asianweek.com or (415) 373-4002.

 

VOLUNTEER

There are over 100 volunteer positions: event monitors, information booth, stagehands, barricade monitors, t-shirt sales, general set up and tear down, and more. Commemorative t-shirts, snacks, and refreshments provided. Sign up online today: asianfairsf.com/volunteer-signup/

 

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About the Asian Heritage Street Celebration

The Asian Heritage Street Celebration is a showcase of all Asian and Pacific Islander cultures. We promote Asian Pacific American identity by bringing together community, and encouraging the sharing of differences and appreciation of diversity. AHSC is the largest gathering of Asians in the country and is held every third Saturday of May in San Francisco, California. It is produced by the AsianWeek Foundation. AsianFairSF.com

 

 

About the AsianWeek Foundation

AsianWeek FoundationAsianWeek Foundation is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote and develop Asian Pacific American identity, community and diversity.  AWF encourages the sharing of differences and appreciation of diversity, working to strengthen relations between all Asian and Pacific Islander cultures, newer and older generations of Asian Pacific Americans, and Asians and non-Asians. AsianWeekFoundation.org