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Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Maggie Bach May 2, 2023

Happy Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month! May marks the start of this celebration and during this time, we honor and recognize the many contributions and achievements of AANHPI individuals throughout history. Did you know that the oldest Chinatown in North America is located in San Francisco? Let’s celebrate AANHPI Heritage Month by exploring the rich history and diverse cultures in The City!

Support AANHPI-owned businesses

SAMS Eatery

Founded by Jeannie Kim, SAMS Eatery is named after the initials of her three children, Samuel, Abigail, and Micah. SAMS’ menu includes breakfast/lunch classics like French toast and omelets as well as specialties like kimchi fried rice and loco moco. Luckily for our residents at 1177 Market, 33 8th, 1190 Mission, and 1188 Mission, SAMS’ is only a short walk away.

Abacus Row 

 

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Thoughtfully detailed and meticulously crafted, Abacus Row is a jewelry brand founded by Christine Trac in 2012. Their jewelry is locally crafted in-house and each piece is designed for an effortless sense of style. Our residents at Crystal Tower and 350 Union are a quick 15-minute walk or a 5-minute drive away from their lovely brick-and-mortar store!

Liholiho Yacht Club 

It all started in Hawaii in the 1980s. Selling plate lunches at concerts on Maui and calling their fun business venture as Liholiho Yacht Club. This was the inspiration story behind Chef Ravi’s restaurant in Lower Nob Hill. Tuna poke, swordfish katsu, and mom’s butter mochi are a few unique dishes offered on their menu. Our apartments at Trinity Towers are only a 10-minute walk or MUNI ride away from this celebration restaurant!

Learn and Celebrate around The City

Weaving Stories 

Special speakers, artists spotlights, origami, and Chinese brush painting workshops. These are a handful of events hosted by the SF Public Library in honor of this special month. Learn about the rich history and contemporary issues that impact the AANHPI community through visual arts, crafting programs, dance performances, and more. The SFPL main branch is right by Trinity Place, and there are locations in the Marina, Mission, North Beach, and Richmond!

Asian Art Museum

In celebration of AANHPI month, the Asian Art Museum is hosting a free event focused on music and dance on May 7th. Performance, history, and culturally rich storytelling will move audience members to embrace traditions and experience how AANHPI culture thrives around us every day. The Asian Art Museum is within walking distance from Trinity Towers and Trinity Place so our residents can take part in these festivities at their convenience.

Makers Market

 

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A curated makers market celebrating all things Philippines. Through May 5-7, shop handcrafted and sustainably made products from Filipino and Filipino-American makers and small business owners. Art, home décor, candles, pastries, bread and more. Merkado Kultura is only a 10-minute MUNI ride for our residents at 1177 Market and 33 8th!

Japantown Children’s Day Festival¬†

 

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Come out and enjoy this annual festival offering fun games and prizes, craft activities, face painting, bounce houses, and cultural stage performances in the Japantown Peace Plaza. A short 15-minute MUNI ride from our apartments at 2000 Broadway and Clay Park Towers, admission is free and open to the public.

CAAMFest

 

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CAAMFest is the world’s largest showcase for new Asian American and Asian films, showcasing over 100 works in San Francisco and Oakland. Hosted by the Center for Asian American Media, this festival aims to highlight the rich and diverse Asian American experience to engage the local community and the public. Films and food are being presented all month long at spaces in¬†North Beach,¬†Mission/Castro, SoMa,¬†and¬†more!

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