Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month 2021

May is Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month! Throughout the month of May, journey with us through Asian and Pacific Islander culture. Enjoy virtual dance and music performances that highlight the diverse traditions of South Asia, China, the Pacific Islands, and more! 

Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month Opening Reception (Virtual)
Friday, April 30, 2021. Free for all ages.

5–7 pm

Drive-thru Asian-style meal and art kit pick-up at the Prince George’s Ballroom
Register to reserve your delicious Asian-style meal prepared by B. Lin Caterers, as well as a free themed art activity kit for children. Then, arrive at the Prince George’s Ballroom at your reserved time to drive-through pick-up your kits and meals to take home and enjoy while watching the kick-off performance online.

Limited quantities are available. Registration required. 
Register to pick up catering and art supply kits here

Pick up location
Prince Georges Ballroom
2411 Pinebrook Ave.
Landover, MD 20785

8–9 pmLive Kick-Off Performance on Facebook Live @ArtsPGParks
The celebration continues at home with Chinese dances and music by Ling Tang, Thai dances by Somapa Thai Dancers, and Bollywood dances by the Teen World Dance Company of Seber Method Academy. Close the evening’s festivities by learning Polynesian and Hawaiian dances with Kinikia! Log in to watch on Facebook on the @ArtsPGParks page.


Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Lunchtime Live Streams from the Fulfilled Series
Streaming Fridays at noon on Facebook live @ArtsPGParks. Free for all ages.

FULL-FILLED returns May 2021 to celebrate Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month. Tune into lunchtime live streams Fridays in May, featuring three diverse, and talented artists who celebrate the traditions and culture of Asia and South Pacific Island communities through music and dance.

Judy Huilan Chen and Liming Huang, Traditional Chinese Strings

Friday, May 7, 2021, at 12 pm. Free for all ages.
Be transported to East Asia during your lunch hour with traditional Chinese string instruments. Join Judy Chen on the guzheng and Liming Huang on the erhu as they play expressive and beautiful melodies. A transformative and elegant performance for all to enjoy.

Alif Laila, Classical Indian Sitar Music

Friday, May 14, 2021, at 12 pm. Free for all ages.
Travel to South Asia with this mystical musical performance of traditional Indian music. Join Alif Laila, an internationally renowned Indian sitar player and founder of the music school Sitar Niketan. Accompanied by Haroon Alam on the tabla and Jeff Byers on the Tanpura, don’t miss your chance to experience the mesmerizing resonance of classical Indian music.

Meki's Tamure Polynesian Arts Group

Friday, May 21, 2021, at 12 pm. Free for all ages.
Experience the excitement and energy of native Polynesian music, dance, and arts with Meki’s Tamure Polynesian Arts Group. Centuries-old traditions are honored in every performance. Audience participation encouraged at home. Be a part of the fun and get ready to dance along to this vibrant Polynesian performance.