|Houston--- The annual Asian Pacific American Heritage Festival will take place on Saturday, June 16th, 2012, at Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney, Houston, TX 77010, from noon to 7 p.m. The festival will present a rousing display of the Asian/Pacific Islander (API) American spirit featuring a cultural display of signature food items and cooking demonstrations, music and dance performances, including arts and crafts for children. Visitors and attendees can experience first-hand the culture and traditions of various API cultures. There will be two major show times that will include music and dance performances. Between shows, attendees can observe cooking demonstrations of authentic cultural dishes, or participate in cultural arts and crafts e.g., making Hawaiian leis, practicing Chinese calligraphy, Indian henna painting, etc. Moreover, people can participate or observe in the trademarked "Ramen Noodle Eating Contest." The headliner is an Asian pop band called “The Lady Spade.” This free festival attracts 2-4,000 people each year. For more information, visit www.apahafest.com. |
The event sponsors include the Houston Arts Alliance, Cole Chemical, BP, CenterPoint Energy, Houston Community College, Asahi Beer, Fiesta Mart, Inc., Marathon Oil, Qatar Airways, US Capital Advisors, NASA, Silver Eagle Distributors, United Airlines, Blue Atlas Marketing, and Anime Matsuri.
The Asian/Pacific American Heritage Association (APAHA) was formed in 1992 to promote Asian/Pacific American heritage and accomplishments through education and awareness programming throughout the year. As a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization, APAHA’s main objectives include enhancing racial harmony in Houston and Fort Bend, promoting cross-cultural awareness, education and appreciation between and among Asian/Pacific Americans and other ethnic groups by outreaching to schools, businesses and other institutions. APAHA also celebrates their 20th year of service to the community in 2012.