May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, which means it’s a good time to celebrate the cultures of Asian-Americans and Pacific Islander Americans. Whether it’s your background or not, participate in some of the following events to have a great month (If you know of any events not listed here, let us know!):
Go to the Reception for the opening of the Japanese Friendship Garden’s Handcrafted Journeys: Japanese American Woodworkers in San Diego.
See the great exhibition starting at the Japanese Friendship Garden on May 3rd: Handcrafted Journeys: Japanese American Woodworkers in San Diego.
Go to the 9th Annual Dragon Boat Festival at Mission Bay Park on May 4th.
Celebrate Children’s Day with the Japanese Friendship Garden on May 4th.
Join the San Diego North County Hawaiian Club (Hui Lima Hana Elua) for their Hawaiian Festival and Youth Canoe Regatta (Ho’olaule’a/Keiki Heihei Wa’a) on May 4th and 5th.
See the Sherry Chen: Self, Nature & Choices exhibition at the San Diego Chinese Historical Museum starting May 5th.
Go on a Museum and Garden Tour of the San Diego Chinese Historical Museum on May 6th.
See the free showing of “Farewell to Manzanar” presented by the Friends of the Chula Vista Library on May 8th.
Get cultured at the Asian Cultural Festival San Diego at NTC Park at Liberty Station on May 11th.
Take a Kapa workshop through the San Diego North County Hawaiian Club (Hui Lima Hana Elua) on May 11th.
Go on an Asian Pacific Historic District Walking Tour with the San Diego Chinese Historical Museum on May 11th.
See the Koto and Shakuhachi Performance at the Japanese Friendship Garden on May 11th.
Join the bus trip to the Japanese American National Museum on May 15th with the Japanese American Historical Society of San Diego.
Go to the Golden Treasures Banquet benefiting Three Treasures Cultural Arts Society on May 17th.
Eat at the 3rd Annual Luau organized by U.T.O.P.I.A. San Diego at the San Diego LGBT Community Center on May 18th.
Go to the 33rd Annual Ethic Food Fair in Balboa Park on May 26th.
See Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo at the San Diego Natural History Museum on May 30th.
- See the Chinese Treasures From American Families Exhibition at the San Diego Chinese Historical Museum on exhibit now.
- Take a Sunday Filipino Folk Dance Class through the Filipino American Performing Arts and Education Center.
- Take an Ikebana Class at the Japanese Friendship Garden happening every Tuesday.
- Stop by the Japanese Friendship Garden any Wednesday afternoon to play Go, Japan’s national game and the oldest board game in the world.