The 10th Annual Hill Physicians Asian Heritage Street Celebration took place Saturday, May 17th at San Francisco’s Civic Center. The Hill Physicians Asian Heritage Street Celebration is a showcase of allAsian and Pacific Islander cultures. Hill Physicians AHSC is the largest gathering of Asians in the country and is held every third Saturday of May in San Francisco, California. It is produced by the AsianWeek Foundation.
Here’s a look at the event in photos:
Hundreds stopped by the Hill Physicians booth for free health screenings. Photo by Jong Arcega.
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Subaru has been a proud sponsor of the Asian Heritage Street Celebration since 2008 and this year provided festival photos to fairgoers courtesy of TagKast. Pictured: SF Hep B Free’s Genevieve Jopanda, Chinese Hospital’s Stuart Fong, and Subaru’s Abana Jacob with the #SubaruHybrid #HepBMobile.
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Community leaders were on hand to celebrate National Hepatitis Day at the Hill Physicians Asian Heritage Street Celebration, including: Senator Mark Leno, Supervisor David Chiu, Assessor-Recorder Carmen Chu, Supervisor Eric Mar, and actor Dante Basco. Photo by Michael Jeong.
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Thai monks bless festival goers at 10:30 a.m. Photo by Sandra Siharath.
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The Faces of Asia Cultural Procession drew hundreds of participants from many ethnicities including: Burmese, Cambodian, Chinese, Filipino, Korean, Indonesian, Laotian, and Vietnamese. Photos courtesy of Calvin Jeng, Gar Yeung, and Jong Arcega.
2014 Faces of Asia Contest Winners received $200 and trophies. Here are the results:
(1) Most Spirited Contingent: Au Co Vietnamese Cultural Center
(2) Best Musical Contingent: China Dangshan
(3) Most Colorful Contingent: Silicon Valley Korean School Performance Group + Il Hyun Kim Korean Dance Company
(4) Largest Contingent: Samaki Project + Khmer Angkor Dance Troupe
Contest was judged by: Margaret Reid, Vice President, Visa Inc. Ray Chan, Senior Director, Visa Inc., Maureen Glennon, Legal Analyst, Chevron Services Company, Elita Chang, Litigation Consultant, Chevron Corporation, and Amanda Lee, former Miss Asian California.
Bay Area faculty were honored for their ideas and strategies in bringing together the community to celebrate and promote cross cultural diversity and awareness in an awards ceremony inside the Asian Art Museum, sponsored by Target. From left to right: Former SFUSD Interim Superintendent Gwen Chan, SFUSD Board of Education Member Emily Murase, 2014 AHSC School Award winners: Larry Yee of George Washington High School, Judy Chow of Sunset Elementary and son, Mark Huynh, Galileo High School Jiun Chou Youn of Chinese American International School, School Board Member Kim-Shree Maufus and AsianWeek Foundation’s Angela Pang. Photos by Frank Jang.
The festival’s Make Some Money for Your School raffle fundraising program sponsored by Sterling Bank and Trust and organized by the AsianWeek Foundation, has helped San Francisco schools raise over $100,000 in 10 years! This year, schools raised over $12,000! To see if your raffle ticket was a winner, visit: www.asianfairsf.com/raffle.
Karinto Krisps are a handcrafted snack. Taking caramel sauce and adding a hint of soy sauce, they slowly bake it onto black sesame Krisps creating a toffee-like coating. It’s the Asian inspiration of salted caramel. This was one of the over 20 food vendors at the festival. Photo by Allen Sun Lin.
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Fairgoers had a chance to learn how to cook from the Bay Area’s top chefs. Top left to right: Tim Archuleta of ICHI Sushi + NI Bar and Fred Tang and Wilfred Pacio from Spice Kit. Bottom from left to right: Sharon Nahm of E & O Asian Kitchen, Thomas Weibull from the Clift Hotel, and Yong Dong “Tony” Wu of M.Y. China.
Tai Chi Exhibition at the 10th Annual Hill Physicians Asian Heritage Street Celebration.
Fairgoers had fun painting at the ArtIsMobilUs art wall courtesy of Hill Physicians.
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The free rock climbing wall was a favorite in the Children’s Area managed by Public Allies. Photo by Francis Ng.
Attendees enjoyed stopping by The Angelas Paint booth to pose with the koi and boba cutout painted by Angela Lee and Angela Pang. Photo by Angela Lee.
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Additional photos by Beppe Sabatini can be viewed here: