The Alameda API Cultural Festival is an annual event that celebrates Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month. It draws attention and increases awareness of the numerous and diverse cultures that make up the Asian Pacific Islander community by presenting a variety of on-stage performances, activities, food and displays.
In conjunction with the upcoming Memorial Day holiday, the Coca-Cola Company, Honorary Chairperson Assemblymember Rob Bonta, D-Alameda, Comcast, Alameda Hospital, Chinese American Heroes organization, Bay Area Rapid Transit, and the Alameda Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Festival will be honoring five API veterans who have distinguished themselves through their exemplary military services for our country. It will be the first public event of its kind throughout the Bay Area to recognize these veterans -- all who have a connection to the Alameda community.
WHEN: Sunday, May 19th 2013
TIME: 12:00pm - 5:00pm
WHERE: Alameda's South Shore Center
Cultural performances will demonstrate the diversity that is representative of Alameda and will include a Vietnamese Lion dance, Thai dance, Korean drumming, and Filipino martial arts.