SF Hosts Largest Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Celebration Saturday, May 19 at Civic Center

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SAN FRANCISCO – The City is hosting the largest pan Asian street fair nationwide to celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage month on Saturday, May 19th at San Francisco’s Civic Center.

The 8th Annual Asian Heritage Street Celebration, produced by the AsianWeek Foundation, will feature a scrumptious collection of pan Asian delights and sweets, along with the Bay Area’s favorite food trucks. The public will also have a chance to learn how to cook delicious Asian dishes at the festival’s cooking demonstration stage located at Ellis and Larkin Streets! Appearing throughout the day will be celebrity chef Martin Yan, The Slanted Door’s owner and executive chef Charles Phan, co-owner of Nombe Restaurant Mari Takahashi, cookbook author Andrew Nguyen, chef Steve Cortez, and BBC America’s Chef Kayne Raymond.

As part of the nation’s first National Hepatitis Testing Day (Saturday, May 19, 2012), San Francisco Hep B Free and the San Francisco Hepatitis C Task Force are collaborating to provide free hepatitis B and C testing and education at the festival. The CDC’s Director of Viral Hepatitis, Dr. John Ward, Mayor Ed Lee, elected officials, and community leaders will discuss the viral hepatitis epidemic on the Celebration’s Fulton St. Stage at 2:30 p.m. and tour the testing and education services.

The free one day festival is co-presented by CPMC-Sutter Health and Subaru. In conjunction with the festival, admission to the Asian Art Museum will be free all day, courtesy of Target.

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What:
Eighth Annual Asian Heritage Street Celebration

When:
Saturday, May 19, 2012
11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Where:
Civic Center/Little Saigon District
Larkin and McAllister Streets
San Francisco, CA

Why:
To promote and foster Asian Pacific American identity by bringing together community and encouraging the sharing of differences and appreciation of diversity.

Information:
www.asianfairsf.com

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