Family Programs

AsiaFest | Night Market | Family Days| Food Workshops | Creation Stations | Asia Society Kids


This free family-friendly event in May celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage Month through Asian and fusion cuisine, movement and fitness demonstrations, community performances, creative activities, local vendors, and visual art displays. Please stay tuned for details about our next AsiaFest in May 2018!

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Night Market

This festive, family-friendly night of tasty treats, local vendors, and crafts also features a free look at the fall exhibition. The next Night Market will take place on Friday, October 13.

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Family Days

Held at Asia Society Texas Center throughout the year, Family Days give audiences of all ages the chance to learn more about Asian culture through demonstrations, exhibits, performances, and storytelling. Families may create crafts together, learn about Asian games and holidays, or have their faces painted with Asian-themed decorations.

Family Day: Diwali, The Festival of LIghts
Saturday, October 21, 12:00-4:00 pm

Join us in celebrating the Festival of Lights with art-making, games, and a look at the new exhibition, Wondrous Worlds: Art & Islam Through Time & Place.

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Food Workshops

Learn about the different cuisines of Asia! Families with children, adults, and lifelong learners are invited to participate in these hands-on food workshops that will explore the history and traditions behind some of the most loved dishes across the continent. At the end, you’ll leave with a new set of cooking skills to try out at home. All supplies and ingredients will be provided.

Indian Street Food Workshop
with Chef Anita Jaisinghani of Pondicheri 

Saturday, August 5, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Pondicheri chef Anita Jaisighani will explain the history of Indian street food while teaching you how to make pani poori, mango lassi, and Indian tomato salad. A tasting will follow the demonstration.

Education and outreach programs at Asia Society Texas Center are made possible through generous funding from Karen Chang and the George and Mary Josephine Hamman Foundation. Additional support provided by Friends of Education & Outreach at Asia Society Texas Center.


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