AsiaFest 2016VIEW EVENT DETAILS
Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with Asia Society's annual family event featuring community performances, fusion cuisine, creative activities, local vendors, and more!
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Mistresses/Master of Ceremonies
Serving as Mistresses of Ceremonies on the Festival Lawn Stage will be ABC Channel 13's Gina Gaston (10:30 am–12:00 pm) and Miya Shay (12:00–2:00 pm). Houston rapper Rocko Stedy will serve as Master of Ceremonies and perform between sets from 2:00-6:00 pm.
Fusion Food and Snacks
Food trucks representing the Bayou City’s culinary diversity will be lined up on Southmore Boulevard. Choose from Casian King, Churrasco Truck, D’Lish Curbside Bistro, It’s a Wrap, Pho-Jita Fusion, Smoosh Cookies, Tila’s Taco Truck, and Wokker TX Ranger. Jade Stone Café will serve light bites and beverages.
Pop Cart Handmade Ice Pops will also sell popsicles, and Asia Society will sell mochi ice cream and Asian beers.
Community Demonstrations and Performances
Festival Lawn Stage (Outdoors)
Clear Lake Iaido Martial Arts Demonstration
The Brown Foundation Performing Arts Theater (Indoors)
Bharatanatyam Youth Dance by Anjali School
- Central Asian Carpet Canvases
- Folding 1000 Paper Cranes by Consulate General of Japan in Houston
- Ikebana Display by Houston Ikebana International
- Maori Koru Art Designs
- Origami by Asian/Pacific American Heritage Association
- Persian Calligraphy by Iranian Cultural Foundation
- Pinch-Pot Game by OCA Greater Houston
- Rangoli Creation by India Culture Center
- Sari Wrapping by India Culture Center
- Taiwanese Calligraphy-Traditional Chinese by Taipei Economic and Cultural Office/Taiwan Academy
- Tanabata Wishing Tree
- Vietnamese Lanterns by Vietnamese Culture and Science Association
- Year of the Monkey Creations by SASE – Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers
- Big Creek Farms
- Chaste Foods
- Clay Flower Lady
- The Community Cloth
- Earthredz LLC
- Heirloom Treasures
- Human Nature USA
- Nefaerieous Faces
- Om Connection
- Rosehip Essentials
- Sacri Creation
- South China Seas
Paid parking for AsiaFest is available in the Asia Society Texas Center parking lot across from the building on Southmore. For additional details about accessing the Museum District including Metrorail, cabs, and more parking options, please visit the Houston Museum District website.
Asian Pacific American Heritage Month celebrates Asians and Pacific Islanders. The month of May was chosen to commemorate the immigration of the first Japanese to the United States on May 7, 1843, and to mark the anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869. The majority of the workers who laid the tracks were Chinese immigrants.
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AsiaFest is free and open to all. You can make a donation for the event here. To sponsor this program, please fill out and return this form. For questions, please contact Jordan Witherspoon, Director of Institutional Giving, at 713.496.9909 or JWitherspoon@AsiaSociety.org.
Chairmen Level Sponsorship
Teresa Ong Lee and Jeffrey Y. Lee
Quan Law Group
Presidents Level Sponsorship
J.D. Joyce Investment Management Group
Bonna Kol and James Clifford
Total Home Care, Inc.
Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co. Asset Management
Cybele Woon, MD