AAPI Heritage Month Celebration

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Schedule of Events

  • 3:00 PM - Event Kick Off

  • 3:00 PM - Hawaiian Luau Performance

  • 3:30 PM - Bollywood Performance from the Summit YMCA

  • 4:00 PM - Kung Fu

  • 4:10 PM - Chinese Jazz Dance

  • 4:15 PM - Peking Opera

  • 4:25 PM - Qi Pao Zumba

  • 4:45 PM - Fashion Show

  • 5:00 PM - Ceremony and Keynote Speaker Ronald Chen with Remarks by Mayor Nora Radest

  • 5:30 PM - Indian Dance Group

  • 5:50 PM - Bhangra Performance

  • 6:20 PM - Korean Drum and Dance

  • 6:50 PM - Holi Celebration

Tables/Activities

  • Art Displays
  • Summit Free Public Library
  • Murray Hill Chinese School
  • Dragon Boat Culture
  • Zong Zi
  • Calligraphy
  • Crafts
  • Lion Dance Demo
  • Taste of China
  • Zodiac Game Display
  • Kneading Chinese Clay
  • Circle throwing
  • Tug of Wat
  • Badminton
  • Japanese Origami and Storytelling 

If you would like to set up a display, please contact David Guida at dguidajr@cityofsummit.org.

 

Food Vendors

  • Sushi Hana
  • Neelam
  • Krazy Chef
  • Moon Tea Creperie
  • Mrs. Duck
     

The City of Summit is announcing the first annual Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month event will be held on Saturday, May 21, 2022. The free event will take place from 3PM to 7PM on the Village Green, located at 356 Broad Street. All citizens are invited to attend to celebrate and learn about AAPI culture. The entertainment stage will feature performances from groups in different Asian communities, including Bollywood dance, Kung Fu, Bhangra, Indian dance, and more. The event will also include a Holi celebration and a ceremony to honor accomplishments of the AAPI community. Food will be available for purchase from Sushi Hana, Neelam, Krazy Chef, Moon Tea Creperie, and Mrs. Duck. Several community organizations will set up displays highlighting different aspects of AAPI culture, with heritage showcases, outdoor games, and other activities. The Summit Chinese Club will celebrate the Dragon Boat festival as part of this event.  The planning committee for this event includes members from the City of Summit, Summit Free Public Library Chinese Club, Summit Area YMCA, Berkeley Heights Diversity Council, New Providence Diversity Committee, Springfield Unity Project, and the Summit Chinese American Association.