Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month 2022 Events and activities around New York!

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Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month 2022 Events and activities around New York!

Join in the 2022 Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month celebrations! Whether you’re looking for a small ceremony or a bigger party with dancing and music, there are a ton of events and activities around New York that the whole family will love.

Looking for a good book for your kids to read this month? Discover the best children’s books to read during the United States of America and the Pacific Islands Heritage Month

manhattan

Little New Yorkers: Drawn Together
New York Historical Society, 170 Central Park W., Upper West Side
May 20, 3:30 p.m.
$22; $17 seniors; $13 students; $6 children 5-13; Free for children under 5

Sometimes it can be difficult to talk to someone who doesn’t speak the same language as you. In closer, written by Minh Lê and illustrated by Dan Santat, a little boy and his grandfather struggle to connect – the boy speaks English and the grandfather speaks Thai. But as the two begin to bond, they discover that they share a love for storytelling and art! After the book, create your own artwork using two different styles, just like the boy and his grandpa!

Sunday Story Time: The Great Race: The Chinese Zodiac Story
New York Historical Society, 170 Central Park W., Upper West Side
May 22, 11:30 a.m.
$22; $17 seniors; $13 students; $6 children 5-13; Free for children under 5

In this bilingual book, The Great Race: The Story of the Chinese Zodiac, written by Ling and Eric Lee and illustrated by Rachel Foo, the Jade Emperor invites all the animals of his kingdom to a great race across the river. The first 12 animals to complete the challenge will be part of the Chinese zodiac – they will receive a year named after them! After the story, create a paper puppet of your favorite animal from the book!

brooklyn

Asia-Pacific American Heritage Month: Haiku as Nature Art
Audubon Center at the Boathouse in Prospect Park, near the Lincoln Road and Ocean Avenue entrance, Prospect Lefferts Gardens
May 8, 1-2 p.m.
Free

Haiku are considered the oldest form of Japanese writing dating back to the 1600s. They can be serious, thoughtful, moodless, playful and fun! Let nature inspire you to write your own creative 17-syllable poem.

Asia-Pacific American Heritage Month: Nature Oru-Kami
Fort Greene Park Visitor Center, Myrtle Avenue and Washington Park, Fort Greene
May 29, 11am-12pm
Free

Origami has great importance in Asian culture. Be creative while engaging in this historic art form of paper folding.

queens

Asia-Pacific American Heritage Month: Asian Pavilions from the 1964 World’s Fair
Unisphere at Flushing Meadows Corona Park, 111th Street in Van Wyck, Flushing-Corona
May 8, 10-11:30 a.m.
Free

Urban Park Rangers will discuss some of the Asian nations that participated in the 1964 World’s Fair. This walking tour will include stories from inside the pavilions and enduring gifts from Asia that are still present in the park today. today.

Celebrate AAPI Heritage Month with Korean Culture and Music
Queen’s Public Library, In line
May 19, 5-6 p.m.
Free

Founded in 1987, the New York Korean Traditional Music and Dance Center (KTMDC) is the oldest Korean performing arts organization established in New York. Please join the library in celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Traditional programming will include: 1) Sitting Janggu & Samulnori 2) Korean Fan Dance 3) Gayagum Byung-Chang & Sanjo 4) Janggu Chum 5) Nobleman Dance 6) Standing Five Drums Dance.

AAPI Heritage Month: Mahiwaga: Magical Stories, Kulintang Dance and Music
Queen’s Public Library, In line
May 26, 6-7 p.m.
Free

Kinding Sindaw Melayu Heritage stages the incredible magical stories of legends and myths which are transmitted through dances with musical accompaniment of kulingtang gong music from the Philippines.

Bronx

Fun Film Fridays: AAPI Heritage Month
Throg’s Neck Library, 3025 Cross Bronx Expy., Bronx
May 13, 2:30-4:30 p.m.
Free

Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month through a showcase of AAPI characters, creators and actors in film!

Basics of Japanese
City Island Library, 320 City Island Ave., Bronx
May 20, 3-4 p.m.
Free

Explore the basic Japanese alphabet (hiragana) during Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month!

Dream in STEAM: AAPI Heritage Month
Throg’s Neck Library, 3025 Cross Bronx Expy., Bronx
May 25, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Free

Celebrate AAPI Heritage Month with the staff of Throgs Neck Children’s in an educational and interactive program focused on AAPI pioneers in STEAM!

Asia-Pacific American Heritage Month: Contributions to Science and the Environment
Van Cortlandt Nature Center in Van Cortlandt Park, 246th Street and Broadway, Bronx
May 29, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Free

Urban Park Rangers will connect you with the significant contributions of Asian and Pacific Islander American scientists and conservationists.

Westchester

Asian American Heritage Festival 2022
Kenisco Dam Plaza, 1 Bronx River Parkway, Valhalla
June 4, 12 p.m.-6 p.m.
Free

Bring your family and friends for an afternoon of fun featuring traditional Asian dancing and singing experts and martial arts masters, including lion dancers. Professional performers share the stage with dance troupes of children dressed in beautiful traditional costumes. There will be many activities for children such as face painting, calligraphy, Chinese paper cutting, origami and games. It’s also a favorite showcase for small businesses and nonprofits, with vendors selling cultural artifacts and Asian-themed handmade goods, local chefs preparing a wide range of dishes Asians, and more.

Bergen County

ARIS Dance Celebration
Gazebo at Church Square Park, Willow Avenue between 4th and 5th Streets, Hoboken
May 7, 3-4 p.m.
Free

Celebrate Asian and American Pacific Islander Heritage Month with an afternoon of music, poetry and dance.

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