Travel the World in a Day at SPIFFS 41st Annual International Folk Fair

From October 29 to November 1, 2015, St. Petersburg International Folk Fair Society, Inc. (SPIFFS) and its ethnic member groups will present the 41st Annual International Festival at Vinoy Park on St. Petersburg’s beautiful waterfront, transforming it into a microcosm of the world. In addition to ethnic foods and cultural displays, Folk Fair offers a multitude of special entertainment in...

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...

4Ever40 GALA-SEA Event in Tampa

Rocky and Emma Barrido and Drs. Jose and Maria Raffinan.
“GALASEA” an event organized by a Fil-Am organization called 4EVER40’s from Tampa, Florida. Proceeds of the event go to the projects of the organization primarily helping underprivileged women to learn entrepreneurship, computer, business, etc. to be able to be independent women in the future with dignity and pride. The evening that was attended by more than 300 guests was...

Dragon boat races heat up Turkey Lake in Orlando

GWN Orlando International Dragon Boa Festivalt
About 1,200 paddlers and spectators gathered at Bill Frederick Park At Turkey Lake in Orlando on October 13 Saturday for the 11th Annual Orlando International Dragon Boat Festival, hosted by GWN Dragon Boat.  The festival drew participants of all ages and experience for the races.  63 teams raced in different categories: primarily club, community businesses, and breast cancer survivor teams...

Asia Trend Magazine Goes Green

Shally Wong
Asia Trend Magazine is putting the past behind it. Starting September, you won’t see its magazine rack beside Asian language newspapers and local newspapers at Asian restaurants and stores in Florida. “We started the magazine 10 years ago. Can’t believe it was like yesterday. In 2005, we started a new magazine called Asia Trend Magazine, reporting on Asian-related news, lifestyles,...

Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with Mayor Demings and Orange County

During the month of May, Orange County comes together to celebrate National Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.  As part of the celebration, Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings and the Board of County Commissioners (BCC) held an event celebrating the cultural heritage of the Asian-Pacific region and joyously recognizing the many contributions — historically and in present-day...

MASSIVE 45TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL FOLK FAIR SET FOR OCT 24 – 27, 2019

August 20, 2019, St. Petersburg, FL - A 45-year tradition has been revitalized. In an immigrant nation facing an identity crisis, we have a new purpose. This year, the St. Petersburg International Folk Fair Society (SPIFFS) Annual Folk Fair reminds us who we are: a fabric of cultures woven into a United States.

Opening of New Center at Orlando Fashion Square Marks Milestone for Orlando’s Asian Community

Y.E.S.S. Center Grand Opening
Asia Trend Inc. is proud to announce the grand opening on Wednesday, November 5 of the Asia Trend Community Learning Center, a new resource facility located at Orlando Fashion Square, a founding sponsor of the center. “Our primary goal is to be a resource for the fast-growing and evolving Asian community in Greater Orlando, in particular working with youth to offer cultural, service-learning and civic programs to develop...

APAICS Leadership Weekend in Orlando, Florida

Orlando, Florida - Feb. 3-5, 2017 - The Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS) is hosting its 2017 Leadership Weekend in Orlando, Florida, to politically engage AAPIs in the state. On Feb. 3 , APAICS will be hosting a Young Leaders Summit from 8:30 a.m to 7 p.m. The 2017 Young Leaders Summit is a one-day conference designed to engage...

Desi Dhammal, Talents of South Asia

Desi Dhammal
On Friday November 3, the Pakistani Student Association at the University of Central Florida hosted their first ever Desi Dhammal, a talent show dedicated towards showcasing the talent of the South Asian community at the University of Central Florida. Acts for the evening ranged from traditional song and dance to more contemporary stylings, all of which were a pleasure...
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