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2022 AAPI Heritage Month Events

Compilation of online and free events (updated 5 May 2022)

* New events added are marked with an asterisk since the last version.

Below is a compilation of online and free cultural events offered by various AAPI organizations and entities in celebration of AAPI Heritage Month this year. While all of the listed events are free, registration is required for some (links are provided for each event).

Accessibility to each and all of the listed events is nation-wide, so times are provided with the local time zone specific to that event. Events are listed in chronological order.


PBS AAPI Heritage Month Specials

Date: All month

On-demand content celebrating a special PBS collection of AAPI stories that explore the history, traditions, and cultures of AAPI in the United States.

Accessible here: Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (pbs.org)


National Park Services AAPI Heritage Month Features

Date: All month

On-demand content recognizing the influence and shaping of American history by the AAPI community.

Accessible here: Asian American and Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander Heritage Month - NPS Celebrates! (U.S. National Park Service)


* Asian Author Alliance Livestreams

Date: All month

Scheduled events celebrating AAPI authors (archived events also available)

Accessible here: Asian Author Alliance - YouTube


* Uplifting AAPI Voices: A TIME Summit

Date: May 6, 2022

Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm ET

Livestreamed

Register here: Uplifting AAPI Voices: A TIME Summit (splashthat.com)


* The Art of Looking: Byron Kim, Synecdoche

Sponsored by the National Gallery of Art

Date: May 6, 2022

Time: 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Virtual program

Register: Meeting Registration - Zoom (zoomgov.com)


Special Lecture: Interview Figure Skating Champion, Tiffany Chin

Sponsored by the San Diego Chinese Historical Museum, Chinese-American Heritage Foundation and the Chinese American Museum of Chicago.

Date: May 7, 2022

Time: 10:00am – 11:30am PT

Held via Zoom

Register here: Meeting Registration - Zoom


Celebrate! With Eth-Noh-Tec-Fantasia Asia

Sponsored by JFK Presidential Library and Museum

Date: May 7, 2022

Time: 11:30am – 12:30pm ET

Streamed live via a link and on the JFK Library’s YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/user/JFKLF

Register here: Celebrate! with Eth-Noh-Tec - Fantasia Asia (Virtual/Online) Registration, Sat, May 7, 2022 at 11:30 AM | Eventbrite


* Play Ball – The Japanese American Experience and the National Pastime

Sponsored by JACL National

Date: May 7, 2022

Time: 2:00pm ET

Webinar

Register here: Webinar Registration - Zoom


Chinatown Rising: AAPI Film Series

Date: May 7, 2022

Time: 6pm to 8pm PT

Viewing via Zoom

Register here: Chinatown Rising - AAPI Film Series - May 7, 2022 Tickets, Sat, May 7, 2022 at 6:00 PM | Eventbrite


* Making Scallion Pancakes with Ms. Nicole

Sponsored by the Hoboken Public Library, New Jersey

Date: May 9, 2022

Time: 11:30am ET

Via Facebook Live at www.facebook.com/hobokenplnj

or at https://bccls.libcal.com/event/9045976


APABA-DC: Virtual Reenactment: Trial of Tokyo Rose

Date: May 10, 2022

Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm ET

Register here: APABA-DC - Virtual Reenactment: Trial of Tokyo Rose


AAPI Virtual Comics Chat

Sponsored by the New York Public Library

Date: May 11, 2022

Time: 3:00pm to 4:00pm ET

Online

Register here: Virtual Comics Chat | The New York Public Library (nypl.org)


Online Book Discussion: Clark and Division

Sponsored by the New York Public Library

Date: May 12, 2022

Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm ET

Online

Register here: Online Book Discussion: Clark and Division | The New York Public Library (nypl.org)


The Myth of the Model Minority

Sponsored by Zapproved

Date: May 13, 2022

Time: 12:00pm – 12:45pm ET

Register here: The Myth of the Model Mintority Registration, Fri, May 13, 2022 at 9:00 AM | Eventbrite


* “Be BRAVE” Asian Creative Festival 2022

Sponsored by the Asian Creative Foundation

Dates: May 13 and 14, 2022

Time: 12noon to 5pm ET

Register here: Asian Creative Festival 2022, Over 30 AAPI Speakers, NFTs Art Auction Tickets, Multiple Dates | Eventbrite


* Yoshitomo Nara’s Midnight Truth: Sketchbook Club

Sponsored by the National Gallery of Art

Date: May 16, 2022

Time: 5:00pm to 5:30pm ET

Register: Meeting Registration - Zoom (zoomgov.com)


* The Filipino Kitchen

Sponsored by AARP OR

Date: May 17, 2022

Time: 10:00am to 11:15am PT

Virtual cooking demonstration

Register: Personal Information - AARP OR, The Filipino Kitchen, Oregon, 5/17/22 (cventevents.com)


An Untold Past: Chinese Americans in Los Angeles (in-person & virtual)

Sponsored by the Chinese American Museum

Date: May 17, 2022

Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm PT

More information here: https://camla.org/aapihm22-2/


Ly Tran: House of Sticks

Date: May 18, 2022

Time: 8:00pm – 9:30pm ET

Register here: Ly Tran - House of Sticks Tickets, Wed, May 18, 2022 at 8:00 PM | Eventbrite


Gateway: Accelerate Your Career

  • Sponsored by NAAAP – San Francisco and NAAAP – Orange County
  • Date: May 18, 2022
  • Time: 5:30pm to 7:00pm PT

Register here: https://rebrand.ly/04gn8tx


* The Art of Looking: Okiie Hasimoto, Fishing boats in the Morning

Sponsored by the National Gallery of Art

Date: May 20, 2022

Time: 1:00pm ET

Virtual Program

Register: Meeting Registration - Zoom (zoomgov.com)


Kids Storytime Featuring Asian American Children’s Authors (virtual)

Sponsored by the Chinese American Museum

Date: May 24, 2022

Time: 4:00 – 4:30pm PT

More information here: https://camla.org/aapihm22-2/


* Historic Census Bureau Sources for Filipino, Guamanian and Chamorro, American Samoan, and Native Hawaiians

Sponsored by the National Archives

Date: May 25, 2022

Time: 1:00pm to 2:00pm ET

Livestreamed on YouTube at 2022 Genealogy Series: 1950 Census - YouTube


Special Event: Live Cook-Along with Celebrity Chef Martin Yan

Sponsored by DreamBank

Date: May 26, 2022

Time: 5:00pm – 6:00pm ET

Register here: SPECIAL EVENT: Live Cook-Along with Celebrity Chef Martin Yan Registration, Thu, May 26, 2022 at 4:00 PM | Eventbrite


* Virtual Tour of Lan Su Chinese Gardens in Portland Oregon

Hosted by AARP Oregon

Date: May 27, 2022

Time: 11am PT

Virtual Tour

Register here: Personal Information - AARP OR, Experience Lan Su Chinese Garden, Oregon, May 27, 2022 (cventevents.com)


APABA-DC: Speaking Up/Speaking Out: AAPI Women Storytellers

Potentially sponsored by DLA DC D&I Committee

Date: May 31, 2022

Time: 6:00pm ET

Online

Register: https://www.apaba-dc.org/event-4816104


* Read AAPI Book Club(May 2022 – Dear Memory)

Sponsored by Bel Canto Books

Date: May 31, 2022

Time: 7:00pm PT

Online

Register: Read AAPI Book Club (May 2022 - DEAR MEMORY) on AllEvents.in | Online Events


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