AHSC E-Newsletter: Issue 6  ? Recap of AHSC 2015!
June 2, 2015
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Festival Highlights
On Saturday, May 16th, the  Asian Heritage Street Celebration  commenced it's eleventh year showcasing Asian and Pacific Islander cultures at San Francisco's Civic Center Plaza. As the largest gathering of Asians in the nation, AHSC was filled with delicious Asian food & refreshments, Asian-themed arts & crafts vendors, and performances by Asian & Pacific Inslander artists, singers, and dancers. 
Oakland Asian Cultural Center is proud to have organized the 11th Annual Asian Heritage Street Celebration. Here's a recap of some highlights from the festival weekend! 
Ted Fang received the Teddy Legacy Award for his 
dedication to creating and sustaining the Asian Heritage 
Street Celebration for the past 10 years!
Photo Credit: Frank Jang
The Healthy Living Area included sponsor and community health organization booths like Dignity Health St. Mary's Medical Center, which offered free giveaways and expert advice from physicians!
Photo Credit: Calvin Jeng



The infamous Ramen Burger by Nombe.
Photo Credit: Angela Pang

Foodie Heaven at AHSC!
Photo Credit: Joicee Lu


Art & Crafts vendors brought amazing and beautiful items for sale. There was even live painting at the Dragon Motif booth! 
Photo Credit: Frank Jang
Thousands came to AHSC, enjoying the food, shopping, 
and of course, the entertainment! 
Photo Credit: Tamiko Wong


Emeryville Taiko had a blast on the main stage, also bringing up people from the crowd to beat drums together. 
Photo Credit: Calvin Jeng


Cynthia Lin and the Blue Moon All Stars jammed 
and crooned with their sultry sound.
 Photo Credit: Calvin Jeng
  Ger Youth Center showcased traditional dances.
Photo Credit Calvin Jeng



This is just a taste of the festivities from the 11th Annual Asian Heritage Street Celebration! If you would like to see more photos from AHSC 2015, go to our Facebook page. We will be uploading more photos in the coming days!


You can also find AHSC photos from some of our great photographers below:

Calvin Jeng, click here 

Frank Jang, click here 

Paul Eng, click here


Lastly, we hope you had an terrific time this year, devoured scrumptious treats, found fantastic keepsakes, enjoyed wonderful entertainment, and had a whole lot of fun! Attendees were able to learn more about the many different cultures and traditions of Asians & Pacific Islanders. As one fairgoer, Krila Kennedy, shared with us:


The Asian Heritage Street Celebration was the most culturally diverse event I have ever attended. There were dances from Indonesia, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Burma/Myanmar, China, the Hula and Swing movements, Taiko Drummers, Cosplayers, various bands and singers, "No Diggity" performed on the ukulele and, Only In San Francisco, Stunt Hula Hooping Kitty Kats! Seriously, you do not want to miss this event next year! #AsianFairSF

Certificates of Recognition Presented to AHSC & OACC

This weekend, the Oakland Asian Cultural Center and Asian Heritage Street Celebration were honored with many certificates of recognition from government officials. We are so thankful for the support and acknowledgment of the importance in celebrating Asian & Pacific Islander heritage. Below is a list of government officials that presented such awards. 
  • Congressmember Michael M. Honda
  • Congressmember Anna Eshoo
  • California State Controller Betty T. Yee
  • California State Board of Equalization Member Fiona Ma (District 2)
  • Assemblymember Philip Y. Ting (District 19)
  • Assemblymember Rob Bonta (District 18)
  • Assemblymember Evan Low (District 28)
  • Mayor Edwin M. Lee (City of San Francisco)
  • Assessor-Recorder Carmen Chu (City of San Francisco)
  • Supervisor Scott Wiener (City of San Francisco)
  • Supervisor Katy Tang (City of San Francisco)
  • Supervisor Norman Yee (City of San Francisco)
  • Councilmember Benny Lee (City of San Leandro)
  • Councilmember Gilbert Wong (City of Cupertino)
  • Chairperson Phong La (California Commission on Asian and Pacific Islander American Affairs)

To have a closer look at the certificates of recognition, check out our Facebook album here

Featured In-Kind Donor: Mission Picnic
Thank you Mission Picnic for your in-kind donation of food! Your salads were delicious and fed our hungry, hungry volunteers. Look how happy their faces are!

Be sure to visit Mission Picnic if you are looking for fresh and quick sandwiches and salads in San Francisco's Mission district!
Teddy Legacy Award to be Presented to CPMC

At the 11th Annual Asian Heritage Street Celebration the first ever Teddy Legacy Awards were presented to  distinguished individuals and organizations who have shown outstanding leadership, service, and commitment  to the Asian Pacific American community. 

Paying homage to Teddy Fang, founder and creator of the Asian Heritage Street Celebration, the Teddy Legacy Award uses Ted's name as an acronym to reflect commendable core values - "T" for tenacious, "E" for exemplary, and "D" for dedicated. 

AHSC hopes the presentation of Teddy Legacy Awards will become a long-standing tradition to appreciate community members and organizations that have invested greatly in supporting, building, and helping the API community thrive.

Recipients of the 2015 Teddy Legacy Award include:  Teddy Fang,  Angela Pang,  Thanh Huynh,  Christine Padilla,  Tamiko Wong,  Al Perez,  Carrolyn Kubota Tom Trent,  James Fang,  Jesus Coronel,  Bill Picture,  Stephanie Pellegrine,  Fiona Ma Janet Zola,  Steve Nakajo,  Tony Ng,  Bob Manalo, and CPMC. 

Since the Asian Heritage Street Celebration's inception eleven years ago, Sutter Health  California Pacific Medical Center  has been a charter sponsor of the festival. In recognition and appreciation of their continued support throughout the years, AHSC will present them with a 2015 Teddy Legacy Award. We hope to continue this journey with CPMC and our other generous sponsors for future AHSCs to come! Thank you all for your significant investment in the Asian Pacific American community!

sutter health cpmc we plus you
Asian Heritage Street Celebration Sponsors
Gilead Updated Logo  
sutter health cpmc we plus you 
Corporate Sponsors
Cova Hotel
Cricket Wireless
Oracle Arena

Media Sponsors
106 KMEL
Crossings TV
Korea Times
Myx TV
Nichi Bei Weekly
Star 101.3
Titan 360
WiLD 94.9
WomenNow TV
World Journal

In-Kind Donors
Pacific Media Expo
Mission Picnic
Sugar Bowl Bakery
The Asian Heritage Street Celebration was created by Teddy Fang and AsianWeek Foundation. Oakland Asian Cultural Center is proud to present AHSC 2015. 

OACC builds vibrant communities through Asian and Pacific Islander American arts and culture programs that foster intergenerational and cross-cultural dialogue, cultural identity, collaborations, and social justice.

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