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Tuesday, May 7, 2018 - Monday, June 17, 2019: APAA Link Gallery at City Hall Exhibit celebrating National Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, highlighting the iconic "social justice" photo taken by photographer Corky Lee in celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the Golden Spike, joining of the transcontinental railroads on May 10, 1869.
- Community Cultural Contributions featuring among others
- Featuring artwork by local artists
- Mara Ahmed, Multimedia Artist/Independent Filmmaker, Neelum Films
- Rie Maywar, Japanese Washi Paper Craft, qq creations
- Jina Park, Mixed Media Artist, Moya Lazy Factory
- Enjoy art activities for children and guided tours of the collection
- Display tables hosted by cultural and community organizations
- Performances by the Eastman Gamelan Ensemble and the Chinese School of Rochester
- A finale celebration with performers including the Chinese Dance Company of Rochesteer, the Bharata School of Dance and Music, the GRAMNY Dance Team, Rochester Bhangra and more!
Wednesday, May 15, 2018: Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with APAA, 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM, Fairport Public Library Community Room, 1 Fairport Village Landing, Fairport, NY 14450
Children and their caregiver are invited to this fun, interactive storytime about Asian traditions and art! Learn about the Year of the Pig, special holidays, the art of paper folding, make and decorate your own Chinese paper lantern, and savor a snack or two. Presented by Mimi W. Lee and co-sponsored by the Asian Pacific Islander American Association. Geared for children ages 2-5 but all children are welcome. Space is limited. Please register.
Co-sponsored by TruCare Connections, Inc. and Wegmans
2018 EVENTS & ACTIVITIES
Celebrating APAA's 15th Anniversary 2003-2018
- Friday, March 16, 2018: Asian Lunar New Year Fundraising Luncheon
- Thursday, March 29, 2018: Women's History Month Film Series 2018 "Women Who Fight" at The Little Theatre MARLINA THE MURDERER IN FOUR ACTS, a film by Mouly Surya
- Monday, April 16, 2018: Geva Theatre Center presents a staged reading of PANORAMA, a play by Prince Gomolvilas
- Saturday, April 21, 2018: APAA Workshop, RCSD's 6th Annual Social Studies for Justice Conference, School of the Arts
- Saturday, April 28, 2018: Asian Pacific American Heritage Month celebration at Imagine RIT
- Sunday, May 6, 2018: Celebration Series: Asian Pacific American Heritage Month at Memorial Art Gallery
- May 8, 2018 - June 18, 2018: City Hall Link Gallery exhibit celebrating national Asian Pacific American Heritage Month and APAA's 15th Anniversary (2003-2018), featuring local artists Longze Zhang's Chinese Art of Paper Cutting, Melissa Huang Oil Painting, and Olivia Kim Figure Sculpture. Opening reception Friday, May 11, 2018, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
APAA invites you to The Little Theatre’s
WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH Film Series 2018 “WOMEN WHO FIGHT”
MARLINA THE MURDERER IN FOUR ACTS
A film by Mouly Surya 2017 (Malaysia)
Thursday, March 29, 2018, 6:30 PM
The Little Theatre (Theatre #1)
240 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14604
MARLINA tells the story of a young widow of the Indonesian’s hills of the island of Sumba. Attacked and robbed by a gang, Marlina defends herself by killing several men. The next day, she goes on a journey for justice, empowerment and redemption. But the road is long especially when the ghost of her headless victim decides to haunt her.
Panel Discussion After Movie
Wahyu S. Dilts is the President of the Board of Transformasi and a senior advisor to the Board of FIELD Indonesia, she is also the co-founder and advisor of The Dilts Foundation. Her work with farmers, local officials, street kids, and the poor in providing training, education and leadership opportunities has won her several awards, including Inspiring National Women Indonesia magazine in 2009, and Inspiring National Cosmopolitan Women in 2008. She also wrote and directed opera drama musicals with street children in Indonesia.
Christina Lee is a board member of APAA, and serves on the Advisory Committee for Memorial Art Gallery's Celebration Series: Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. She is a Unite Rochester Community Blogger for the Democrat and Chronicle, and is an adjunct assistant professor of anthropology and curriculum lead in Global Education and International Services at Monroe Community College.
Greta Niu, PhD. was a founding board member of APAA, a film and media scholar who has taught at the University of Rochester, and SUNY College at Brockport. Her research and classes encompass digital media, Chinese cinemas, Asian Pacific Islander American literature, film and gender issues. She is the Director of Grants at Planned Parenthood of Central and Western New York.
Tickets: General Admission - $9.00 Member - $6.50
Student (With ID) - $6.00 Member Student - $5.00
Military - $6.00
At the Box Office, mention you are an APAA Member for $1.00 off your ticket.
Gong Xi Fa Cai! Gung Hay Fat Choy! Happy Asian Lunar New Year of the Earth Dog! Join in the celebrations as Asian communities around the world, and Rochester, partakes in this most meaningful holiday arriving on Friday, February 16, 2018.
You are invited to APAA's Annual Asian Lunar New Year Fundraising Luncheon RESCHEDULED for Friday, March 16, 2018, 11:30-1:30 p.m. (due to the Nor'easter on March 2) at the GRAND SUPER BUFFET, 1100 Jeferson Road, Henrietta, NY 14623 (Corner of East Henrietta Road).
Featuring Full Asian Buffet, Sushi Bar & BBQ Grill. Join us in celebrating the 15th day of the Lunar New Year - the Lantern Festival with great food, fun, networking and raffle prizes donated from our community. All proceeds benefit APAA programs for the Greater Rochester community. See below for a listing of our generous donors!
Reserve your seat today!
$18/person prepaid by Wednesday, 3/14; price increases to $25 after 3/14 and at the door (cash only). Includes tax, tip, a hot or cold drink, and one regular raffle ticket. Come enjoy special Lunar New Year dishes, meet new friends and greet old friends. Open seating. PRE-REGISTRSTION EXTENDED THROUGH THURSDAY, MARCH 15TH!
Checks should be postmarked by Saturday, 3/10 payable to APA-HIP, APAA/New Year Lunch, P.O. Box 10503, Rochester, NY 14610; please include attendee names, email address and phone number (for confirmation).
To pay by credit card or PayPal, please fill in the attendee names and click on the button.
Hosted by APAAroc.org volunteers; this is an outreach to share, promote and celebrate the Asian Lunar New Year, a timeless tradition of a rich heritage and culture celebrated by the Asian communities in the U.S. and overseas for centuries. All proceeds fund APAA programs to benefit the Greater Rochester Area community.
Special thanks to our generous donors for their raffle prizes and donations:
- Mara Ahmed
- Boyland Code
- Century Liquor & Wine
- Svetlana Dauria-Tkach
- Kidney Foundation
- Betty Lee
- Christina Lee
- Mimi W. Lee
- Lee's Oriental Foods
- The Little Theatre
- Donald Lo
- Shirley Lynn
- MansaWear Boutique
- Mostly Clay
- Planned Parenthood
- Rochester Optical
- Travel Ease
- Longze Zhang
Asian Lunar New Year Luncheon Planning Committee:
- Lily Lee, Co-Chair
- Mimi W. Lee, Co-Chair
- Marilyn Ajavananda
- Mar Doromal
- Betty Lee
- Ronna Treier
Did you miss our tenth anniversary exhibit in 2013-2014?
"See Us Now...Greater Rochester's Asian American Community" premiered December 10, 2013 through Monday, January 27, 2014, Mon-Fri., 9 am - 5 pm., Rochester City Hall Link Gallery, 30 Church Street. Don't miss looking back at the APA community over the past ten years!
Available for a limited time, you can go online for the APAA OnCell Tour.
Read about it:
- Democrat and Chronicle article: Exhibit Highlights Local Pan-Asian Community
- News Release - City Hall Link Gallery to Host Photo Exhibit Celebrating Rochester’s Asian-American Community