8th Annual Asian Heritage Street Celebration
at SF's Civic Center This Saturday, May 19
-Largest APA Heritage Month Celebration Nationwide-
SAN FRANCISCO (May 18, 2012) - The City is hosting the largest pan Asian street fair nationwide to celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage month on Saturday, May 19th at San Francisco's Civic Center.
The 8th Annual Asian Heritage Street Celebration, produced by the AsianWeek Foundation, will feature a scrumptious collection of pan Asian delights and sweets, along with the Bay Area's favorite food trucks. The public will also have a chance to learn how to cook delicious Asian dishes at the festival's cooking demonstration stage located at Ellis and Larkin Streets! Appearing throughout the day will be celebrity chef Martin Yan, The Slanted Door's owner and executive chef Charles Phan, co-owner of Nombe Restaurant Mari Takahashi, cookbook author Andrew Nguyen, chef Steve Cortez, and BBC America's Chef Kayne Raymond.
As part of the nation's first National Hepatitis Testing Day (Saturday, May 19, 2012), San Francisco Hep B Free and the San Francisco Hepatitis C Task Force are collaborating to provide free hepatitis B and C testing and education at the festival. The CDC's Director of Viral Hepatitis, Dr. John Ward, Mayor Ed Lee, elected officials, and community leaders will discuss the viral hepatitis epidemic on the Celebration's Fulton St. Stage at 2:30 p.m. and tour the testing and education services.
The free one day festival is co-presented by CPMC-Sutter Health and Subaru. In conjunction with the festival, admission to the Asian Art Museum will be free all day, courtesy of Target.
8th Annual Asian Heritage Street Celebration Map.
10 a.m. - Thai monks from the Wat Buddhapradeep Temple to perform a blessing at Fulton St. Stage
10:50 p.m. - Cooking demonstrations begin with BBC America's Chef Kayne Raymond
11 a.m. - Faces of Asia Cultural Procession (beginning at the Asian Art Museum)
11 a.m. - AHSC School Awards Ceremony honoring Bay Area Educators for promoting diversity inside the Asian Art Museum's Samsung Hall.
2 p.m. - Media meet and greet with Celebrity Chefs - Marin Yan, Charles Phan, Andrea Nguyen (Larkin and Ellis)
2:30 p.m. - Special National Viral Hepatitis Testing Day presentation with San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee, Dr. John Ward - US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Director of Viral Hepatitis, Supervisor Scott Wiener, Supervisor Eric Mar, Other elected and administrative officials, and Community leaders.
ALL DAY: Free hepatitis B and C screenings at Larkin and McAllister, live entertainment, arts and crafts, children's area, and more!
Eighth Annual Asian Heritage Street Celebration
Saturday, May 19, 2012
11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Civic Center/Little Saigon District
Larkin and McAllister Streets
San Francisco, CA
To promote and foster Asian Pacific American identity by bringing together community and encouraging the sharing of differences and appreciation of diversity.
To arrange interviews with any of the celebrity chefs before or the day of the festival, contact Angela Pang at firstname.lastname@example.org
or (415) 373-4002.
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. The festival is co-presented by CPMC-Sutter Health and Subaru. Other sponsors include Target, Brown & Toland Physicians, Kaiser Permanente, PG&E, Gilead, Xfinity, Cova Hotel, Genentech, | Bristol-Myers Squibb, Recology-Sunset Scavenger-Golden Gate, North of Market Tenderloin Community Benefit District, Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Northern California Regional Council, Grants for the Arts, Sterling Bank & Trust, SFMTA Municipal Transportation Agency, ClearChannel Outdoor, Titan, and Bart.
About the AsianWeek Foundation
AsianWeek 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