Asian in America

Conversations, performances, and celebrations exploring the Asian and Asian American experience in the United States

Asian in American at Asia Society, Spring 2019

Asia Society presents Asian in America — a series of public events, performances, conversations, and celebrations of the remarkably diverse experiences of Asians and Asian Americans in the United States.

From assessing representation in politics and in the media, to engaging with the work of writers, performers, chefs, entrepreneurs, and business leaders, Asia Society spotlights the Asian American experience.

Asia Society has long been a home for programs and conversations about the Asian American experience. Asian in America offers a deeper dive and wide-ranging look at a group that continues to grow in both size and influence.

Upcoming Events

AsiaStore Event
22 May 2019
12 - 3 p.m.
Designer Disha Karale's fascination with intricate henna designs and love of jewelry making create a collection inspired by traditional Indian henna designs.
Special Event
23 May 2019
6:30 - 10 p.m.
Asia Society's party celebrating Asian American excellence returns! Join us as we recognize the accomplishments of Asian and Asian American individuals in the social, cultural, and creative fields.
Performance
30 May 2019
7:30 - 9 p.m.
Asian-American dancers and choreographers share personal stories told though dance in short vignettes that share multiple perspectives.
AsiaStore Event
31 May 2019
12 - 3 p.m.
Award-winning artist and jewelry designer Melissa Lew attributes much of her design influence to her Chinese heritage. Join us as we showcase her latest pendant and notecard collections.
07 Jun 2019
6 - 9 p.m.
In celebration of Pride Month, join a special edition of Asia Society's monthly First Friday Leo Bar happy hour with special guests Tobin Low and Kathy Tu, hosts of WNYC's critically acclaimed podcast Nancy.
Special Event
07 Jun 2019
7 - 8:15 p.m.
Join a live show of WNYC's critically acclaimed podcast Nancy, with hosts Tobin Low and Kathy Tu.

Past Events

Conference
15 May 2019
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Asia Society's signature conference explores innovation and market opportunities through powering Asian talent, consumers, and investors in the U.S. and Asia.
AsiaStore Event
11 May 2019
2 - 3 p.m.
Join us in AsiaStore for storytime with author Raakhee Mirchandani reading her book 'Super Satya Saves the Day' along with a few of her favorite stories. A discussion and activity will follow — what's your story?
AsiaStore Event
08 May 2019
12 - 3 p.m.
Shana Gulati is a designer of artisanal jewelry. Her designs are an exquisite balance between traditional and modern philosophies. Shana's jewelry reflects her influences as a modern designer while at the same time steeped in tradition.

Related Video

Current Affairs
A discussion on the future for women and girls in STEM fields from Girls Who Code CEO Reshma Saujani and businesswoman and advocate Nina Davuluri.
Current Affairs
A nuanced discussion on the role of Asian Americans in the high-profile affirmative action lawsuit brought against Harvard University.
Current Affairs
Maritime historian Steven Ujifusa chronicles the clipper ship’s invention and how it propelled a golden age of trade and commerce, forever changing the economies and societies of the U.S. and China.

Spring Arts Party

  • Special Event
    Thursday 23 May 2019
    6:30 - 10 p.m.
    Asia Society's party celebrating Asian American excellence returns! Join us as we recognize the accomplishments of Asian and Asian American individuals in the social, cultural, and creative fields.

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