SAN FRANCISCO (February 8, 2011) – U.S. ASIAN WIRE – The largest gathering of Asian Pacific Americans in the nation is back and bigger than ever in celebration of all Asian groups in the City of San Francisco. The Seventh Annual Asian Heritage Street Celebration will be held Saturday, May 21, 2011, 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Civic Center in front of the Asian Art Museum, leading up to the Little Saigon District at Larkin and McAllister Streets in San Francisco.
The event is free and open to the public. Produced by the AsianWeek Foundation, it will feature a Mah Jong section, more arts and crafts selections, and Filipino American Jazz. In addition the fair also features Asian American artists, DJs, martial arts, today’s Asian pop culture, j-cars, a Muay Thai kickboxing ring, scrumptious food, children’s area, cultural procession, free hepatitis B screenings and more.
The Asian Heritage Street Celebration is currently looking for arts and crafts, food, community, and corporate booths. They are offering free parking to all vendors as well as early bird specials for arts and crafts, food and drink, and commercial vendors who register by March 31st. To be a vendor at this family friendly event for people of all ages, download a booth application at www.asianfairsf.com or contact Carrolyn Kubota at 415-373-4003.
Musicians, vocalists, dance groups and other entertainers are encouraged to apply by the March 11, 2011 deadline. To apply, email a brief biography/resume, video and/or audio links, website/facebook/myspace or other applicable online supplementary material to: Christine Padilla at [email protected]. On the email subject line enter: Artists Submission/AHSC 2011 – Artist Name.
Dress in ethnic attire for the “Faces of Asia” cultural procession, which kicks off the street fair at 11:00 a.m. All ages and Asian ethnicities wanted. Email your name, contact, and ethnic costume to: Hang Le To at [email protected].
The Asian Heritage Street Celebration invites local schools to participate in the “Make Some Money for Your School” Raffle Program! Last year, SFUSD and Catholic schools raised over $9,000! This is a free program to participate in and is organized annually by the AsianWeek Foundation with the goal of helping local schools fund raise.
Prizes include $500, restaurant certificates, sports memorabilia, and more! Tickets are sold for $3 and $2 goes directly back to each school, the extra $1 will go into a bonus for the top selling school in each division (elementary, middle, and high), who will be awarded an additional $500 cash prize, and each school that sells at least 20 raffle tickets will receive a $100 bonus.
There will be multiple prize drawings throughout the 7th Annual Asian Heritage Street Celebration on Saturday, May 21 at Civic Center. Winners need not be present to win. To sign up your school for this fund raising opportunity, contact Angela Pang at [email protected].
The San Francisco Unified School District “Make Some Money For Your School” Raffle Program, managed by the AsianWeek Foundation, is a no cost fundraiser for schools. Students sell raffle tickets for a chance to win donated prizes, and all proceeds go straight to participating schools. Last year, 18 different schools participated, representing over 17,000 students and the program raised over $9,000. Consider donating an item, gift certificate, product or service, and give your company exposure to an estimated 100,000 festival attendees. For more information contact Angela Pang at [email protected] or 415-373-4002.
There are over 100 volunteer positions: event monitors, information booth, stagehands, barricade monitors, t-shirt sales, general set up and tear down, and more. Commemorative t-shirts, snacks, and refreshments provided. Sign up online at http://asianfairsf.com/volunteer-signup/
Support the largest pan Asian celebration nationwide. For details contact Sabrina Sieger at 415-373-4006.