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Celebrating Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Tuesday, May 2, 2023

Celebrating Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Dear Prince Georgians:

During the month of May, the nation recognizes Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month to honor and celebrate the many contributions that Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders have made to our society and our nation. We are so proud of the rich culture and diversity of our community, and we are excited to take this opportunity to celebrate with each other.The Federal Asian Pacific American Council (FAPAC) has once again named this year’s theme for Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month as “Advancing Leaders Through Collaboration.”  This theme is a continuation of the “Advancing Leaders” theme series, which began in 2021 and will continue until 2024, in an effort to highlight FAPAC’s efforts in advancing leaders in the federal and local government.Throughout the entire month, there will be various celebrations and events in recognition of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with opportunities for the entire family to commemorate the rich culture and heritage of our Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander community. You will find more information about events happening throughout the County below, and we encourage you and your family to celebrate with us this month.

Yours in service,

Angela Alsobrooks

Prince George’s County Executive

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Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Events

In celebration of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, the Prince George’s County Memorial Library System (PGCMLS) is showcasing the beauty of hula with Halau Nohona Hawai\’i. Join them on Saturday, May 6, from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM, at the Bowie Branch Library to enjoy hula dances, listen to Hawaiian songs, and learn how to do basic hula steps and motions. Learn more or register to attend on the PGCMLS website here.

AAPI Heritage Month Concert and Reception

The Prince George’s County Department of Parks and Recreation is hosting an afternoon of celebration and education about the generations of Asian and Pacific Islanders who have enriched America\’s history and are instrumental in its future success, in recognition of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month. Join them on Saturday, May 13, at 1:00 PM, at Harmony Hall Art Center to experience a variety of cultural traditions and contributions to culinary arts, entertainment, and activities. This event is free for all ages. Featured artists will include:
Choy Wun Lion Dance Troupe
Meki\’s Tamur Polynesian Dancers 
Classical Indian Dancers – Nrityaniketan
Washington Toho Koto Society Musicians 
Japanese Calligraphy Workshop with Koto Maesaka
Bollywood Dance Workshop by SAPAN Institute
Local Artisan Shop: Kwento x Joy of Creating Good 
Learn more and register to attend the event on the M-NCPPC website here.  

Family Movie Night: Moana
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The Prince George’s County Memorial Library System (PGCMLS) is celebrating Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with family movie night, featuring the family-friendly movie, Moana! Join them on Tuesday, May 30, from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM, at the Glenarden Branch Library. Learn more or register to attend on the PGCMLS website here.

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