New York's Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Celebration is the nation's longest running festival celebrating Asian diversity and participation in community events. It is presented in collaboration with 120+ community organizations.
Last year’s festival reached an audience of over 23,000 people and we anticipate an even larger audience due to the 40th anniversary celebration. There are 1.23 million Asian American Pacific Islanders in New York City, comprising 15% of the City’s population and is the fastest growing ethnic group. Asian American Pacific Islanders have the highest buying power of any ethnic minority groups in the U.S. according to Nielsen.
Past participating organizations included: AARP, APEX, APICHA (Asian Pacific Islanders Concerned about HIV and AIDS), ASA College, Asian American / Asian Research Institute - CUNY (AAARI-CUNY), Asian American Film Lab, Asian American Journalists Assn. (AAJA), Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF), Asian Cinevision, Asian Women's Giving Circle, Bank of America, Big Brothers Big Sisters - Asian Mentoring Group, Charles B. Wang Community Health Center, Chinamerica Hit Radio, Chinatown Partnership (CPLDC), Chinese American Planning Council, Chinese Progressive Assn. (CPA), CMP (Chinatown Manpower Project), Coalition for Asian American Children and Families (CACF), Cooley's Anemia Foundation, David J. Louie Insurance, FDNY Fire Safety Education Unit, Forest Hills Asian Assn. HSS LANtern (Lupus Asian Network), IDNYC (Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs), Korean American Family Service Center, Meditation Center and Gallery, Miller Advertising Agency, Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA), Music Dish China, National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum - NY Chapter, National Assn. of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP), New Women New Yorkers (NWNY), New York Asian Women's Center, New York Chinese Cultural Center, NYC Comptroller's Office, NYP/Lower Manhattan Hospital, NYS Office of the Governor, OCA - New York Chapter (OCA-NY), Origami Therapy Assn., Pan Asian Repertory Theatre, Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays of NYC (PFLAGNYC), Passport to Taiwan, Pearl Buck Foundation, Port Authority of NY and NJ, Project by Project, Rescuing Leftover Cuisine, UniPro.