Heritage Month

AAPI LA Heritage Month

Join us for a month-long celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month this May 2022!

Check back often to see
the latest updates on the events!

626 Golden

Sunday, May 1

626 Golden Streets – Mission to Mission

AAPI LA will be at North Alhambra Park!


Tuesday, May 3

AAPI LA Day Commemoration

On May 3 at 10:00 AM – Press Conference (by invitation only)

Hosted by the Los Angeles Mayor’s Office, Office of Councilmember John Lee, and Office of Councilmember Nithya Raman

LA Mayor's Office

John Lee

Nythia Raman

Supported by Wok Star Catering by Chef Katie Chin


John Lee
Young Chang

Tuesday, May 3

Interview with
LA City Councilmember John Lee.
Followed by an interview with A-Sha CEO Young Chang.

Listen to the Podcast here

Hosted by Kalika Yap

West Valley

Saturday, May 7

Valley Asian Cultural Festival

10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Pierce College Woodland Hills, Rocky Young Park

Food, music, dance, art, performances, children activities, shopping!


Thursday, May 12

Opening Ceremony

The program will begin promptly at 3:00 PM
Virtual event to stream live on Facebook @LACityView35

Join Councilmember John Lee and Commissioner Dora Quach for a virtual reception to kick-off and celebrate Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month and AAPI LA.

We will also recognize inspiring leaders who elevate the AAPI community through their work and activism.

Holy Basil

Saturday, May 14

Pop Up at Holy Basil DTLA

Pre- Order ONLY

2 Seatings

5:00 PM and 8:00 PM

718 S Los Angeles St.,  Space A



the base

Holy Basil


Saturday, May 14

AAPI Mahjong Night:
RiceBox x Vervet x GoCakes

For one night only, RiceBox is hosting a mahjong gathering to embrace our Asian heritage and culture. Join us on Saturday May 14th and enjoy a night of mahjong (each table will be playing with our RiceBox custom personalized mahjong sets), new RiceBox dishes, amazing @drinkvervet cocktails (must be +21), and delicious @go_cakes fruit tea and desserts. Book your seats here.

Proceeds from the event will be supporting Off Their Plate.

Rice Box

Sunday, May 15

AAPI Heritage Month Community Celebration

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Griffith Park Visitor Center

4730 Crystal Springs Dr.,

Los Angeles, CA 90027

In honor of AAPI Heritage Month, join A+ and the Office of Councilmember Nithya Raman for an afternoon outdoors full of community, music from DJ Cynthia Strahan, food, a #dropchallenge with Atsuko Okatsuka, and an energizing and an empowering free outdoor self-protection class. Together, we’ll move with one another, celebrate our strength, and finally enjoy being in person after a challenging and isolating two years. This event is open to all

RSVP: bit.ly/selfdefense-cd4

Thursday, May 19

Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month Movie Screening

6:00 – 9:00 PM
TCL Chinese Theatre

Join us for Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month Movie Screening! This year we will screen the Asian featured movie named ‘The Farewell’. This uplifting film is written and directed by Lulu Wang, the story of a Chinese family discovering their grandmother has only a short while left to live and decides to keep her in the dark, scheduling a wedding to gather before she dies.

We will host a Q & A discussing ‘Diversity in Hollywood: AAPI Representation, Behind-the-Scenes’ followed by the screening. There will be a one-hour reception before the screening, and food & beverage will be served. RSVP here

The Farewell

Sunday, May 22

AAPI LA Market

10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Smorgasburg, Row DTLA

Presenting a one-day-only AAPI LA Market at Smorgasburg featuring baked goods, savory bites, packaged foods and merchandise all prepared by local AAPI chefs and makers:

Featuring  A-Sha Dry Noodle, Brio Brio Bakery & Cafe, Dai Pie Dong, Domi, Flouring, Ganchic, Gold House (Sanzo, Health-Ade, One Stripe Chai, Alaya Tea, munchrooms, and Partake Foods), Kye’s, Ms. Chi Cafe/Dumpling Mafia, Mochi Dochi, Only Crack Sauce, RiceBox, The Brothers Sushi, The Joint, Valerie Confections, Wok Star Catering by Chef Katie Chin, Rooted Fare

And the A-Sha Dry Noodle food truck!

Plus a special collaboration from Saucy Chick Rotisserie and 626 Hospitality Group

The following local organizations will be promoting civic engagement and a voter registration drive:


AAPI LA Market Day is Sponsored by: A-Sha Foods USA


and Partake Collective


Additionally Gold House and Coalition for Asian Pacific Entertainment (CAPE) have curated a line-up of live performances by AAPI artists!

  • 12:00 – 12:30 PM – CaliStar
  • 12:45 – 1:15 PM – Katherine Ho
  • 1:30 – 2:00 PM – Hollis
  • 2:15 – 2:45 PM – DANakaDAN

Live entertainment brought to you by: Gold House

Gold House

And Coalition for Asian Pacific Entertainment


Sunday, May 22, 2022

“Flavors of India” by Chef Shahzad Bhathena at Melisse



$175 per person ($50 per person will be donated to Off Their Plate)
$125 wine pairing

Purchased through our tock page – http://exploretock.com/melisse

Thursday, May 25, 2022

Virtual Chat: Diverse Partnerships in Content Creations



Join PGA for a chat moderated by Dino-Ray Ramos. Guests will include stars from the movie “Everything Everywhere All At Once” and also from the show “The Cleaning Lady”.

Register here – bit.ly/399kl39


Asian Pacific Community Fund (APCF) is honored to be AAPI-LA’s fiscal partner to support our joint vision of providing a greater voice for the L.A. Area AAPI Community.

Together we can build a healthier and stronger AAPI community.

To donate, please make a check payable to “APCF” with memo “AAPI-LA”.

Asian Pacific Community Fund
1145 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 105
Los Angeles, CA 90017

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