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. AsiaFest is scheduled for Saturday, May 13, 2017.
This festive, family-friendly night of tasty treats, local vendors, and crafts also features a free look at the fall exhibition. Please check back for the fall 2017 date.
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: Lunar New Year Celebration
Celebrate the Year of the Rooster with performances, art activities, games, and storytelling!
Join us in welcoming spring by participating in come-and-go arts and crafts during the week of March 13-17! A different themed activity will be featured each day.
Monday: Cherry Blossoms
Create a hanging scroll featuring a blooming cherry blossom tree.
Make a faux clay tea light holder shaped like a lotus.
Wednesday: Nowruz (Persian New Year)
Decorate egg ornaments to celebrate Nowruz.
Celebrate Holi, the festival of colors, by drawing traditional Rangoli with bright chalk.
Friday: Koi Fish
Try your hand at making origami koi and create a paper pond for them to live in.
Drop in at Asia Society Texas Center each month for an art-making activity as you learn about the rich and varied cultures of Asia. Explore such traditions as folk art from the Indian state of Bihar, architectural designs from the ancient Near East, and aboriginal patterns from the Pacific. Families and children of all ages are welcome to stop by and participate in these free events.
Education and outreach programs at Asia Society Texas Center are made possible through generous funding from the George and Mary Josephine Hamman Foundation. Additional support provided by Friends of Education & Outreach at Asia Society Texas Center.