AsiaFest 2016

(Jeff Fantich)

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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 WrapPho-Jita Fusion, Smoosh Cookies, Tila’s Taco Truck, and Wokker TX RangerJade 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)

10:30 am
11:30 am
12:30 pm
1:30 pm
2:30 pm
3:30 pm
4:30 pm
5:30 pm

Clear Lake Iaido Martial Arts Demonstration
Viet Wave Music
Yun Hwa Lee Dance Studio
Bollywood Workshop by Dolly Goyal
Carnatic Music by Prema Bhat
Iranian Youth Dancers by Iranian Culture Foundation 
Tai Chi Demonstration by Henderson Smith
Kamishibai by Consulate-General of Japan

The Brown Foundation Performing Arts Theater (Indoors)

11:00 am
12:00 pm
1:00 pm
2:00 pm
3:00 pm
4:00 pm
4:30 pm
5:00 pm

Bharatanatyam Youth Dance by Anjali School
Ismaili Dance Ensemble by Aga Khan Council for Southwestern USA
North American Chinese Youth Orchestra
Kim Kuja Dancers
Performances provided by the Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia in Houston
Dance of Asian America
Kalaangan School of Odissi Dance
Sinulog Dances by Tropical Rhythms


  • 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
  • YingSilver


Come see our exhibitions We Chat: A Dialogue in Contemporary Chinese Art in the Louisa Stude Sarofim Gallery (2nd floor) and Yuriko Yamaguchi in the Sarofim Grand Hall (1st floor).

Parking and Access

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.

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About Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

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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If you are interested in volunteering for AsiaFest, please fill out and return this form.

Sponsorship & Support

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

Chairmen Level Sponsorship

Hospice Compassus
Teresa Ong Lee and Jeffrey Y. Lee
Quan Law Group

Presidents Level Sponsorship

Hotard Family
J.D. Joyce Investment Management Group
Bonna Kol and James Clifford
Total Home Care, Inc.
Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co. Asset Management
Cybele Woon, MD


Presenting Partners

Event Details

Sat 07 May 2016
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

1370 Southmore Blvd Houston, TX 77004 713.496.9901

Free and open to the public
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