Seattle Center Festál presents Asian Pacific Islander (API) Heritage Month Celebration in partnership with the Asian Pacific Directors Coalition.
The event, from 12–2 p.m on May 2, will be broadcast online at facebook.com/apiheritage.
It seeks to preserve and promote the culture, heritage, and contributions of APIs in the Pacific Northwest region.
This streaming event is free and open to the public.
Organizers have packed the two-hour celebration with traditional music, dance, and interactive activities reflective of the 26 ethnic cultures that comprise the API community. The Filipino Youth Activities Drill Team will perform, along with the International Lion Dance Team.
The stream also features Huraiti Mana, a Polynesian Dance Troupe based in Seattle; a Laotian traditional dance troupe called Kinnaly; Northwest Wushu, the Chinese art of fighting; Te Fare O Tamatoa, showcasing music dance and culture of Tahiti; and Hālau Hula Ka Lei Mokihana I Ka Ua Noe, perpetuating Hawaiian culture through Hula. University of Washington student-based groups Sayaw Filipino Folk Dance and K-pop dance group The Kompany will also join in the celebration.
The day offers community conversations addressing #StopAAPIHate and COVID-19 vaccinations. The celebration will also include the ever popular Alan Sugiyama Hum Bow Eating Contest, along with an API food demonstration.
View the program details at seattlecenter.com/events/featured-events/festal/api-heritage-month-celebration.