It has been 20 years of Asia Pacific New Year Celebrations, and this year, the Asia Pacific Cultural Center (APCC) featured the Korean culture to kick off the festivities. This day-long event on Feb. 10 honored and celebrated the vibrant cultures of Asia and the Pacific Islands. More than 8,100 people attended. The celebration opened […]
By Staff NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY The Asia Pacific Cultural Center (APCC) will get $250,000 from the state towards building its new facility in the Point Ruston neighborhood in Tacoma. Board Vice President Belinda Louie told the Northwest Asian Weekly that Gov. Jay Inslee included the money in the most recent state budget. APCC is still […]
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By Arlene Kiyomi Dennistoun NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY The Asia Pacific Cultural Center (APCC) held its 20th anniversary gala at the Tacoma Trade Center on Nov. 3. Partygoers ate, drank, and got “lei’d” as dozens of orchid leis were hung on honored guests — a Hawaiian tradition. Hundreds of people packed the room to celebrate APCC’s […]
Do you like lunar new year activities? Do you like fashion? Do you like monkeys? Do you like creating clothing ensembles featuring monkeys and lunar new year themes?
Well, you are in luck. Northwest Asian Weekly is holding a competition, Celebrate with Style! Year of the Monkey 2016 Fun Fashion Contest and Show.
By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly At one point, the stage, filled with Asia Pacific Cultural Center (APCC) members and supporters dressed in various traditional Asian and Pacific Islander dress, mirrored the packed, top-floor banquet room at China Harbor Restaurant alongside Seattle’s Lake Union. KING 5 and Northwest Cable News anchor Sula Kim, the event’s […]
By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly Asia Pacific Cultural Center (APCC) serves as an interactive cultural crossroads between local and international communities. Led by Patsy O’Connell, APCC is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization was formed in November 1996 from the vision of a small group of citizens representing three generations of Americans from Asian and Pacific Islanders heritage. […]
By Zachariah Bryan Northwest Asian Weekly As board president and founder of the Asia Pacific Cultural Center (APCC) in Tacoma, Patsy O’Connell sees diversity every day. The APCC, founded in November of 1996, is the only Asian and Pacific Islander cultural center located in Pierce County, representing an impressive 47 countries. Moreover, it’s brimming with […]
By Zachariah Bryan NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY For Patsy O’Connell, founder of the Asia Pacific Cultural Center in Tacoma, this project is a long time coming. After nearly 20 years, she is hoping for a slam-dunk development that will leave an imprint not only in Tacoma, but in the whole Puget Sound Region. A new 390,000 […]
On Feb. 11, The Asia Pacific Cultural Center (APCC), headed by Executive Director Faaluaina Pritchard, held its 14th Annual New Year Celebration, called Bula!, at the Tacoma Dome Exhibition Hall.