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Asian Cultural Expo at Disney Downtown

From dragon boat racing to Asian dancing, visitors could see and try it all at the 4th Annual Asian Cultural Expo. The Asian festival and the 2-day Walgreens Orlando International Dragon Boat Races were held at Village Lake and Downtown Disney’s West Side in Lake Buena Vista, Florida during the weekend of October 19th. “Once again we had a great day for the Walgreens Dragon Boat Festival at Downtown Disney. The combination...

Celebrating Asian Heritage Month in Hillsborough County, Florida

Celebrating Asian Heritage Month in Hillsborough County, Florida
On June 15, Hillsborough County Commissioner Sandy Murman, on behalf of the Board of County Commissioners, declared with a Proclamation to delcare June 2016 as Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in Hillsborough County, celebrating the Tampa Asian American community. Asian Americans have been rooted Tampa Bay/Hillsborough County for over 30 years. From Chinese New Year Festivals, PhilFest, Temple Festivals, Vietnamese Markets...

“Picturing Main Street” Call for Artists

Mills 50
“Picturing Main Street” showcases Orlando’s artists and the city’s eight Main Street districts: Audubon Garden District, Church Street, College Park Partnership, Downtown South, Ivanhoe Village, Mills50, Semoran Business Partnership, and Thornton Park. Participating artist must produce one or more works depicting their vision of one or more of Orlando’s Main Street districts. Participating artists need not live or work in...

YESS Center free monthly seminar for the community

Youth Enrichment and Senior Services hosted the monthly free seminar for the Asian community on Jun 28. Speakers included David Yermak, licensed sales agent from Humana about Medicare and Stephen Lau, Healthcare Reform Certified Agent from Laus Consulting Services, LLC about Long Term Care and Annuities. More than 50 people attended the seminar and learned valuable information about different plans and tips to choose the right plan.   Photos: C.K....

Japanese culture, food, and excitement at the Orlando Japan Festival

Orlando Japan Festival 2015
The Orlando Japan Festival is an annual event put on by the Japan Association of Orlando, the local Orlando Japanese community, and is one of my favorite events of the year – where you can have a taste of the street food from Japan like takoyaki octopus balls to gyu don beef rice bowls, and of course sushi, all...

2nd Annual Walgreens Space Coast Dragon Boat Festival Presented by PepsiCo

This is the 2nd annual dragon boat festival in Space Coast and it has grown bigger and bigger with more than twenty teams competing in three different divisions. Part of this annual event includes a great festival on-land for colleagues, friends and family to take part in. With free admission for spectators, they will be able to enjoy a variety...

First White House Initiative Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Roundtable in North Miami

White House Initiative on Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI)
Increase local AAPI voices and Get Engaged In partnership with the White House Initiative on Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI) – Southern Region, the Asian American Federation of Florida (AAFF) hosted the first WHIAAPI Roundtable on Saturday, October 24 at the NANAY Community Center in North Miami. The purpose of the WHIAAPI Roundtable is to bridge the gap between...

Atlanta JapanFest 2014

Matsuriza Taiko
Atlanta JapanFest 2014 was held at Gwinnett Center in Duluth GA on September 20 and Sep 21. This two-day festival drew over 18,500 attendees, one of the largest attendance figures in the festival’s 28 year history. Atlanta JapanFest has become the largest Japanese festival in the Southeast, and one of the largest in the United States. Photos: Kikuko Moribe & Candy Miyuki JapanFest featured the famous Candy artist Candy...

REACH continues reaching out to the community

R.E.A.C.H. of Central Florida
June is the month that not only marks the start of summer break but also the start of a new term for the board of the non-profit organization, REACH of Central Florida. This organization, whose acronym stands for "Recognizing, Experiencing, Asian Cultural Heritage", was founded in 2010 by three high school students who had a desire to promote Asian...

There She Is, Miss America!

Miss New York Nina Davuluri
Our talk with the second Asian-American to take the Miss America crown Last year’s Miss America pageant set history in the Asian-American community. The last two standing were Miss California Crystal Lee of Chinese descent and Miss New York Nina Davuluri of Indian descent. Nina Davuluri won the national crown and became the first Indian Miss America. Asia Trend was able to take part in her...
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