May is Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, and Fairfax County Neighborhood Services is proud to celebrate with two events on May 20.
James Lee Community Center in Falls Church will hold the Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Festival on Saturday, May 20, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. This free, family event will feature cultural performances, cultural foods, kids games and prizes, community resources and much more.
At Mott Community Center, there will be an Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Community Celebration on Saturday, May 20, 12 – 4 p.m. This free event will feature food, games, crafts, music, dance and more.
James Lee Community Center is located at 2855 Annandale Rd., Falls Church, VA. Mott Community Center is located at 1211 Braddock Rd., Fairfax, VA.
AAPI Heritage Month is a national commemorative celebration of the contributions histories of Americans of Asian and Pacific descent. According to the U.S. Census, 20 percent of Fairfax County residents are of AAPI descent. The month of May was selected to commemorate the arrival of the first Japanese immigrants to the United States (May 7, 1843) and to mark the anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad, which was built mainly by Chinese immigrants and was completed in May of 1869.