Asian and Pacific American Heritage Related - Events


Asian Pacific American Presidential Appointments in the Clinton Administration

Asian Pacific Heritage Month Activities
MAY 2000

Metropolitan Washington D.C. Events

May 1 Event with Deepak Chopra: “The Merging of Science and Humanity and the Future of Leadership”
11am – 1 pm
Ronald Reagan Building
Concourse Level
1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Sponsored by the White House Initiative on AAPIs, HHS, EPA, DOI, USDA, FAPAC, NCD, APAFFAC and the Smithsonian Institute on Asian Pacific American Studies Program
Contact: Angela Comeau (301) 443-2492

May 1-3 National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development Inaugural Conference (National CAPACD)
Renaissance Washington D.C. Hotel
999 Ninth Street NW
Contact: Aleyamma Mathew, National Coordinator
212-979-1108 x103
May 3 EPA-Commerce Event
10 am to 1 pm
Department of Commerce downtown
14th Street and Constitution
Contact- Marla Hendriksson- 202.564.1897
May 4 EPA Cultural Event
(Filipino performance troupe)
11 am to 12:30 pm
Department of Commerce
Contact- Marla Hendriksson- 202.564.1897
May 5 D.C. Asian Pacific American Heritage Council Annual Awards Banquet
6:30 pm
China Garden Restaurant
1100 Wilson Blvd.
Rosslyn, VA Contact: Mary Au (301)983-1845 or Ruth Wong (703) 354-5036
May 6 Hawaiian Night at Fort Myer Community Center
Quezonian's of Metropolitan Washington DC
Arlington, VA
6:30 pm to Midnight
Contact Marilyn Perez (703) 730-1589.
May 8 National Science Foundation event
11 am to 12 pm
4201 Wilson Boulevard Alexandria, VA
Room 110 (lobby level)
Contact- Andrea McIntyre- 703.306.1020
May 9 FCC Event
10 am to 11am
Contact- Alex Chan- 202.418.0842
May 10 Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Event
11:30 am to 1 pm
1801 L St, NW
Contact- Emma Thornton- 202.663.4179
May 10 -
Federal Asian Pacific American Council National Leadership Training conference
Doubletree Hotel
300 Army Navy Drive
Arlington, VA
Contact- Mike Maroof- 301.286.4358
May 12 NIH Asian Pacific American Organization luncheon
NIH Campus
NIH Bldg. 31
Contact Prahlad Mathur- 301.435.4618
May 12-
Phillipine American Bar Association Inaugural Ball
6:30 pm reception, 7:30 dinner
Ritz Carlton Hotel, Pentagon City. 6:30 and cash bar
Contact Rod Garcia at or 301-292-6808.
May 13 US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce
12th Annual Excellence 2000 Awards Dinner
6 pm to 9 pm
Renaissance Washington D.C. Hotel
999 Ninth Street, NW
Contact (202) 296-5221
May 16 Department of Justice event
10 am to 11 am

Department of Education event
10 am to 12 pm
Contact Veena Bhatia- 202.708.9279
May 17 Department of Energy event
Contact- Jeremy Wu- 202.586.2234

Veterans Affairs event
12 pm to 1:15 pm
810 Vermont Avenue
Contact- Carolyn Wong- 202.273.8924

U.S. Postal Service Event
11 am to 12 pm
475 L’Enfant
Contact- Rupert Warner- 202.268.6731

Reception for Irene Hirano, Director of the Japanese American National Museum
6-8 pm
Congressional Country Club
Contact: Gerald Yamada at
May 18 Southwest Complex event
(Department of Health and Human Services, USIA, Small Business Administration, Department of Education)
10 am 12 pm
Department of Health and Human Services
Great Hall
200 Independence Avenue, SW
Contact: Carol Duggins at
or Lisa Hasegawa at (301)443-2492
May 20 DC APA Marrow Network/NIH Marrow Center donor drive
10 am to 2 pm
NIH Marrow Center
9000 Rockville Pike
Building 10 Room 1C-711
Bethesda, MD

Kontemporaryong Gamelan Pilipino (Kontra-Gapi), Philippine contemporary ethnic music and dance ensemble performance
6:30 pm
World Bank Auditorium.
Contact Marcia at

Fifth Annual Asian Pacific American Spring Benefit “United We Stand”
Omni Shoreham Hotel
2500 Calvert Street, NW
Contact: William Lee (202)986-4598
or Thanh-Thuy Nguyen (202)872-8699
May 23 Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Event
11 to 12 pm
Contact- Eva Barrion- 202.205.7918
May 24 Department of Energy event (Germantown)
Contact- Jeremy Wu- 202.586.2234

Veterans Affairs event 12-1:15PM
810 Vermont Avenue
Contact- Carolyn Wong- 202.273.8924

State Department Event
10 am to 2 pm
Contact- Margarite- 202.712.5663
May 25 Department of Health and Human Services Asian Pacific American Network event
10:30 am to 12 pm
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, MD
Parklawn Building
Conference Room D & E
Contact- Gloria Sundaresan- 301.594.5427

Social Security Administration event
11:30-1:00 PM
6401 Security Boulevard
Baltimore, MD
Contact- Linda Claramo- 410.966.5192
May 25 –
Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APIACS) Gala and National Conference
Capitol Hilton
Washington DC
Contact (202)547-9100

May 26 National Institutes of Health cultural program
7 pm
NIH Campus and Clinical Center
Masur Auditorium
Contact Prahlad Mathur- 301.435.4618

out May
Smithsonian Institution Asian Pacific Heritage Month Events

June 1 D.C. Mayor’s Town Hall Meeting with the API Community
5:30 pm Reception
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Martin Luther King Library
901 G Street, NW
RSVP Call (202) 727-3120

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Activities in Other States

April 30 Montgomery County Asian Pacific Heritage Month Celebration11am – 2 pm
Wheaton MallSilver Spring, MD
TBA (May) Fairfax County Council Asian Pacific American Heritage Month event
New York
May 7 21st Annual Asian Pacific American Heritage Festival
12 pm – 6 pm
Union Square Park North
12th Street and Broadway
May TBA Pacific Islander Festival
Harbor Regional Park
Harbor City
Contact: Pacific Islander Community Council (714)968-1785
May 3 Los Angeles APA Heritage Month Opening Ceremony
“Spirit of Discovery”
6 pm
Los Angeles Union Station
Main Ticket Concourse
800 North Alameda Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

For full Los Angeles Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Calendar, Contact the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Heritage Committee at (213) 847-2724
May 18-
Los Angeles Asian Pacific American Film Festival
(213) 680-4462 x68
May 20 -
Children’s Day Festival
10 am to 4 pm
Japanese American Cultural and Community Center Plaza
244 S. San Pedro
Little Tokyo, Los Angeles
Contact: (213)268-2725
New York
May 13 Asian American Youth Speak Out 2000
Flushing YWCA Youth Center Essay Contest Awards Ceremony
42-07 Parsons Blvd.
Flushing, NY
Contact: Jenn Choi (718) 353-4553 x23
May Cultural Walking Tours of APA communities in Houston for public officials, media and general public
Asian Pacific American Heritage Association of Houston
Contact: (713) 784-1112
May 13 2nd Annual Asian Pacific American Heritage Parade and Festival
10 am – 6 pm
Houston City Hall
Contact: (713) 784-1112

See website for additional events:
May TBA 10th Annual Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Celebration
Snohomish County, WA
Naval Station Everett
May 5 Asian American Unity Dinner Gala
“Achievements of the 20th Century – Leadership in the New Millenium”
Boston Park Plaza Hotel
64 Arlington Street
Boston, MA
Contact: (617)630-9822
May 1 Asian Pacific Heritage Month Kick Off Event
12 pm – 1 pm
State Capitol Rotunda
Contact: State Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans

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