AHSC E-Newsletter: Issue 5  ยท Tomorrow is AHSC! Are You Ready?
May 14, 2015
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The Asian Heritage Street Celebration is a project of the Oakland Asian Cultural Center. www.asianfairsf.com

Download your vendor application here!
 (Sorry, no more food vendors please.)
Looking for a stage to share your talents? Sign up here! (all full but you can be considered for standby or perform between sets)
Please register with our online form to be a volunteer at this year's AHSC. (still need help especially for the 4:30-8:30pm shift)
For booths & sponsorship information, contact:
Susie Kagami 

For media & advertising information, contact:
Aleta Lee

For administrative information, contact:
Tamiko Wong

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Thank you to CVS for supporting the 11th Annual Asian Heritage Street Celebration!
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Live Healthy with AHSC's Passport to Health!

Look out for Passport to Health flyers during AHSC! You will be able to win cool prizes by collecting stamps from these health booths in the Healthy Living Area. Just visit these booths and speak to one of their representatives to get a stamp on your flyer.

Get 6 stamps to earn a small gift ... and an entry into the hourly drawings!  The more stamps you get, the better your chances to win one of the prizes. Prizes include Japanese ceramics, AHSC swag (t-shirts, bags, necklaces, etc.), MYX TV swag (water bottles, notebooks, earphones), wine, and more!   

Pick up your Passport to Health at the Oakland Asian Cultural Center information booth on the Civic Center Plaza near Larkin & Fulton. 


In addition, the Healthy Living Area will include the following programs:


Chinese Hospital will be offering Hepatitis B screenings from 10am - 2pm.


North East Medical Services will be offering blood glucose screenings.


Asian American Donor Program will be swabbing for donor matches. 


Dignity Heath St. Mary's Medical Center will be offering a "Ask the Doctor" booth all day, allowing anyone to come speak to our physicians about any health concerns they may have. In addition to this, they will be conducting a Diabetes Questionnaire and an Eye Chart Reading Test for a few hours as well.


Kaiser Permanente will be sponsoring healthy living activities on stage, including Tai Chi and Taiko.

More Yummy Food Vendors Added to AHSC   
Moffle Waffle - makers of moffles, mochi waffles made from scratch to have a
 crunchy exterior and chewy mochi interior to provide a unique food experience.
Akash and Rana Kapoor started Curry Up Now with a mission to bring the Indian 
street foods from their childhood to the Bay Area. With no formal training and a huge 
appetite they were able to turn one food truck into three restaurant  locations

Jade Chocolates creates a sophisticated and luxurious tasting experience by 
blending  teas and spices from Asia and the Pacific Islands into their line of chocolates.  

Featured Entertainment: Reno Anoa'i

It's confirmed! Reno Anoa'i will be performing at the 11th Annual Asian Heritage Street Celebration! A Bay Area Native, Reno Anoa'i  recently made his singing debut on 
American Idol Season 14. Though just a high schooler, his talent and recognition from the show has booked him gigs in several cities, including San Francisco, Las Vegas, and Hawaii. We look forward to him taking the AHSC stage this weekend!

See him on the Larkin Stage at 4pm! 

For the rest of the schedule, please check out:
Asian Art Museum 

Asian Heritage Street Celebration at Asian Art Museum 

Saturday, May 16, 11 AM-3:30 PM (art activities: 11 AM-3 PM; Southeast Asian Cultural Showcase: 12:30-1:30 pm; CAAM cinema showcase: 2:30-3:30 PM)

Museum-wide, free admission courtesy of Target  


Explore the museum for free as a part of this annual program held during the Asian Heritage Street Celebration. We are also celebrating International Museum Day. This year's theme, Museums for a Sustainable Society, recognizes the role of museums as important locations of cultural exchange and mutual understanding, enriching the lives of community members.

In conjunction with the Asian Heritage Street Celebration and International Museum Day, the Tenderloin community's Southeast Asian Arts & Culture Coalition (SEAACC) presents music and dance from Burma, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam. The SEAACC is an organization dedicated to the diverse cultures of the Tenderloin neighborhood. Other activities include the Center for Asian American Media's cinema showcase, docent tours and hands-on art making that will bring the museum's masterpieces to light.

Let's Shop!    
The Arts and Crafts Marketplace showcases the best and most creative Asian & Pacific Islander-themed arts and crafts items. Shoppers can expect unique goods from artists in a wide variety of mediums. Below is just a selection of highlighted vendors, you can view the entire list at http://asianfairsf.com/arts-and-crafts-world-market/.

Baybayin LLC


Dynamic Filipino calligraphy art presented on multiple mediums such as hats, canvas, paper and tattoos. 




Beefy & Co.


Prepare to be blown away by Beefy & Co's adorable designer art, toys, apparel and plush merchandise inspired by comic superheroes, animation, and popculture. 




Beksan Designs


Original creations and a curated collection of authentic Turkish pieces, one-of-a-kind jewelry, scarves, purses and other treasures. 




Dragon Motif

Hand-painted Chinese Art wood panels, and a collection vintage antiques.




Ecosystems of Hawaii










Mini Hawaiian ecosystems that incorporate the Aloha spirit into each container. They are made of black sea fan corals, lava rocks,  faux flowers , white corals, shells, sand and gravel.




Lix Perle Accessories & Apparel


Lix Perle brand is a mother and daughter design duo. All accessories are handmade, versatile, reversible, and unisex. Find them on Etsy Shop!











Stunning T-shirts with Japanese-themed designs as well as custom designing service for posters, portraits, logos, and more.


Free Arts & Crafts at the AHSC Children's Area

If you are planning to bring children to the Asian Heritage Street Celebration this Saturday, make sure you drop by the Children's Area, located on the central walkway of Civic Center Plaza near the Asian Art Museum. There will be free Asian and Pacific Islander-themed arts & crafts available for youth, provided by the Oakland Asian Cultural Center and San Francisco State University volunteers.

Activities include making paper fans, ribbon sticks, kabuki masks, tangrams (did you know these originated in China?), and more! 

AHSC Celebration MCs



Michelle Chang is a recent graduate of UC Berkeley with an Environmental Sciences degree. Trained in classical ballet and piano, Michelle has always enjoyed the stage. She is excited to be an MC on the AHSC stage as local titleholder Miss Gavilan Hills 2013 of the Miss America Organization. 








A cross-cultural ambassador between India and USA who tries to bring the best of each world to the other, Roke Noir is a Public Speaker, Educator and Community Organizer. Herself a theater director and spoken work performance artist, her passion lies is using Creativity in Community as a tool for personal growth, professional development, and playful living. You can find more about her work at www.cardamomaffair.com and www.sirenproject.org. 





With degrees from San Francisco in Dance and Spanish, Diana Weng is currently a dance coach and choreographer.  Besides being a participant in the 2012 Miss Asian Global/Miss Asian America Pageant, and winning the title of 2012 Miss Sing Tao, Diana was the 2014 Miss Redwood City/San Mateo County.  







Stephen Chun's hosting, reporting, and narration accomplishments include being a CBS News reporter in San Francisco, a Documentary film narrator, a Health and Fitness Radio Talk Show host, a Casino Game Show host, a Fitness Commentator, and an International Festival Emcee. He is currently a licensed officiant, a promotions reporter for KBCW 44 Cable 12, and a personal trainer. 



Jayplus - With over 20+ years experience behind the  turntables, he continues to rock parties and events all around the Bay Area and beyond. Over the years, he has opened up for the likes of Ludacris, Baby Bash, Krs-One, Fabulous, DJ Clue, and more! 

Transportation and Parking

Bike Parking will be available onsite.
For  parking :

The Civic Center Garage (enter on McAllister near Polk) will offer 
special event flat rate  parking  at $12 between 10a-8pm.  If you enter the  garage between 8a-10am, regular rates apply (hourly rates, up to $29 daily max.  For more info., see  http://www.sfmta.com/getting-around/parking/parking-garages/civic-center-garage ).

A few blocks away, the UC Hastings Parking Garage (376 Larkin St b/w Mcallister St & Golden Gate Ave) is open at 7am, and will offer special event parking for $9 all day. (415) 355-9618 
(Thank you for your support of AHSC, UC Hastings!) 

Additional garages in the area:
- Performing Arts Garage at Grove and
- Fox Plaza - entrance on Hayes, between Larkin and Polk
- Opera
Plaza Garage - entrance on Golden Gate at Van Ness.
Last Call for Volunteers!
You still have a chance to sign-up and volunteer for the Asian Heritage Street Celebration!  Come volunteer, have fun, and meet new friends!  Commemorative t-shirts & refreshments  provided.

*** New for this year: Prizes for Volunteers!

1st prize: iPad mini (winner does not need to be present at drawing to win)
Other prizes available on volunteer appreciation night (must be present to win)

All volunteers will receive one chance to win. Additionally, for each hour volunteered before 9am and between 5pm - 9pm, volunteers will receive additional chances to win.  
Currently, we have most need for people who can work between 4:30p-830p (may be until 9pm but hoping to be done by 8pm) - Those volunteering until closing will be invited to  dinner  after at a  nearby  restaurant and have more chances to win an iPad Mini!
Sign up online at:

If you have any questions about volunteering, please contact Albert Chan at albech5@gmail.com.
A Few Words from Our Sponsors

 has always been a part of California's Asian community, delivering gas and electric services for more than a century. We're honored to support this year's Asian Heritage Street Celebration. At  PG&E , diversity and inclusion isn't just a core value, it's a way of life. We serve some of the nation's most diverse communities. In 2014, our total spending on Asian-owned business enterprises reached an all-time high of $355 million, an increase of $20 million over 2013. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion helps us and our customers as we work together in building a better California."

Gun Shim, Vice President of Supply Chain Management and sponsoring officer of PG&E's Asian Employee Resource Group
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency is honored to sponsor the Asian Heritage Street Celebration once again. Cultural events like this one enrich our city and bring our communities closer together. We thank AsianWeek Foundation and the Oakland Asian Cultural Center for partnering with us to encourage using Muni, walking, and bicycling to the event, and for providing more safe space for us all to enjoy.

Edward D. Reiskin
Director of Transportation, SFMTA
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
Other Notes
In addition to standard City of San Francisco ADA parking and public  transportation facilities, this event will make available seating and portable  restrooms for people with disabilities.  To request additional accommodations,  please call  415-320-7025.

AHSC is a smoke-free event
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.

Oakland Asian Cultural Center 
388 Ninth Street, Suite 290
Pacific Renaissance Plaza, 2nd Floor