AANHPI Heritage Month

In May, we celebrate Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Heritage Month. In a city as diverse as Houston, we enjoy the ability to explore a variety of cultures from basically our backyard. Houston's Asian community has been a huge influence on how the city has developed into what it is today - a cultural mecca. We invite you to celebrate AANHPI Heritage Month with us! Learn something new, try a new dish, or visit Asian-Pacific American heritage sites. Also, take a few moments to learn more about these three Asian American artists in the heart of our city.

The Asia Society Calendar of Events

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The Asia Society has oodles of events going on to celebrate. Check out their 31 Ways to Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month calendar featuring daily ways to learn about, celebrate, and uplift our AAPI communities. 

APAH - 31 Ways to Celebrate

APAH - 31 Ways to Celebrate

Activities include FREE exhibition access all month long, live programs, curated selections of FREE on-demand family activities, staff recommendations, and more. A few highlights:

  • Each Thursday, enjoy free exhibition admission presented by Regions Bank. 
  • May 4: Celebrate underrepresented voices at BIPOC Book Fest’s showcase of literary works, panels, and workshops highlighting Black, Indigenous, people of color, and other creatives!
  • May 9: Join a thought-provoking discussion on building inclusivity in the workplace, as part of our Bank of America Women’s Leadership Series.
  • May 17: Enjoy “All Asian, No Fusion” at our Homegrown Houston tasting tour curated by Street to Kitchen’s Chef G and Graham Painter! 
  • May 31: Hear from iconic author Kevin Kwan (Crazy Rich Asians) as he shares his extraordinary career, including his new book Lies and Weddings, working in Hollywood, and growing up in the Houston suburbs. 

On-Demand Highlights: 

  • Each Sunday, refresh and reset with Staff Picks for music, books, and what to watch next.
  • On Mondays, take a Deep Dive and get nerdy with our staff about throwback Bollywood movies, travel writing, and more. 
  • Tuesdays offer opportunities to explore our Adventures of Asia webcomics, complete with fun activities!
  • Each Wednesday, learn about some of our most dedicated partners and volunteers through our Spotlights, sponsored by Comcast. 
  • Finally, dig into our Foodie Friday feature to explore tea traditions, find your next favorite restaurant, and more!

Cultural Sights

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Sri Meenakshi Temple view

Houston is home to more diverse cultures than many major cities, so make sure to allow a few days to explore some of the areas religious sites. Here is just a sample of the many sites in Houston. Read more...

Les Noodle Pho

If you're like us, you know the best way to learn about someone's culture is by trying their food. One of the best things about visiting Houston is experiencing the diverse cultures that make up the city’s population of 2.3 million people. Similar to other major U.S. cities, Houston has an area dominated by delicious Asian restaurants, exotic shopping and fun cultural experiences. Eat more...

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