AHSC 2011 Photo Highlights

By Megan Kung and Angela Pang

Thai Monk Blessing

Wonder why it didn’t rain during the festival? It’s because monks from the San Bruno Thai Temple performed a blessing to kick off festivities in the morning. Photo by Jong Arcega. 

AHSC 2011 Photos by Jong Arcega

AHSC 2011 Crowd

We don’t mean to brag, but thousands of people filled the streets all day at the fair. Photo by Zaide J Pakingan. 

AHSC 2011 Photos by Zaide J Pakingan

AsianWeek's Ted Fang, Mayor Ed Lee, and ABC 7's Alan Wang

AsianWeek Foundation’s Ted Fang, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and ABC 7′s Alan Wang are smiling for a good reason. Mayor Lee proclaimed May 21st, 2011 as Asian Heritage Street Celebration Day in San Francisco! Photo by Michael Jeong. 

AHSC 2011 Photos by Michael Jeong.

 

ABC 7 featured the street fair on their May 21st 11 p.m. news:

http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/video?id=8149854

Kung Fu Panda greets fairgoers
Hey, did Po just eat my bun? Photo by Jong Arcega.
Arts and Crafts at AHSC photo by Francis Ng

Looking for a perfect gift?  Creative and high end arts and crafts at the Asian Arts and Crafts Alley hits the spot. 

Photo by Francis Ng.

AHSC 2011 School Awards

Six Bay Area educators were honored by the Asian Heritage Street Celebration for their commitment to the future generation of Asian Pacific Americans. Thank you to our School Awards sponsors Target and Sterling Bank. The honorees include: Ellen Chu, Educator, Jefferson Early Education; Sophie Lee, Principal, Sunset Elementary School; Irene Collier, Educator, Presidio Middle School; Koichi Charles Sano, Educator, Abraham Lincoln High School;May Choi, Counselor, Lowell High School; Hang Le To, Director, Vietnamese Cultural Center. Photo by Frank Jang.

School Awards photos by Frank Jang

 

 

School Awards draws full crowd.

The school awards ceremony took place inside the Asian Art Museum and drew a full house. Photo by Nick Terry. 

AHSC 2011 Photos by Nick Terry

 

Wine at AHSC

Fairgoers were able to enjoy tastings of five different wines and take home a classy souvenir wine glass for $10. Now if they only stuck out their pinkies, they would have looked like a million bucks. Wine glasses can still be purchased by contacting Carrolyn Kubota at ckubota@awfoundation.com. Photo by Michael Jeong

 

Balut Contestst
Ten contestants chowed down to see who could eat four baluts the fastest. Sounds like dinner with the relatives. Chikara Omine (second from right) was crowned the winner and won $50, courtesy of Mama Sita, and a Manny Pacquiao T-shirt, courtesy of GMA Pinoy TV. Photo by Michael Jeong.

 

Food at AHSC

A couple eagerly waits to try food from the Chairman Bao truck, one of 30 food vendors at this year’s street fair. Photo by Jennifer Davis

AHSC 2011 Photos by Jennifer Davis

Kick boxing by Arnold Freidling

Hi-ya! Bouts by amateur and professional Muay Thai fighters took place all afternoon. Photo by Arnold Freidling. 

AHSC 2011 Photos by Arnold Freidling

MMA Demo photo by Vue-Hao Ngoy

Mixed martial arts demos organized by World Team USA were also a crowd pleaser. Photo by Vue-Hao Ngoy. 

AHSC 2011 Photos by Vue-Hao Ngoy

 

Mah Jong at AHSC. Photo by David Yu.

Pong! The S.F. Chinese Club hosted the mah jong tent for festival-goers to play. Thanks to the Japanese Community and Cultural Center of Northern California for lending the AHSC their tiles for the day! Photo by David Yu. 

AHSC 2011 Photos by David Yu

Ask Your Doctor

Got health questions? Ask Your Chinese Hospital Doctor and they will have answers. This free forum was part of the street celebration’s Healthy Living Pavilion, which offered free hepatitis B screenings, blood pressure screenings hosted by Kaiser Permanente, lupus education hosted by the San Francisco Lupus Support Group, eye screenings hosted by Newman Lasik Rapid, HIV Tests hosted by the Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center, glucose tests hosted by North East Medical Services and whooping cough vaccinations hosted by CVS.

Photo by Jennifer Davies.

Hep B Team at AHSC. Photo by Calvin Wong

The Hep B Free team walked around the fair to raise awareness for hepatitis B. One in 10 Asian Americans is chronically infected with HBV versus one in 1,000 of the general population. 

 

In honor of May, Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, OCA and Nordstrom have partnered with Hep B Free to raise awareness about hepatitis B (HBV), the leading cause of liver cancer among APAs. Take a short survey and help raise money for Hep B  Free:  nordstrom.com/APAHM. Help us reach our goal of 10,000 surveys by May 31. We’re halfway there! Photo by Calvin Wong.

 

AHSC 2011 Photos by Calvin Wong

 

Subaru Hep B Mobile at AHSC 2011

Holy B-Mobile! Saving lives differently from the Batmobile, the Subaru Hep B Mobile has appeared at more than 100 community events since October 2009. Photo by Erica Tu.

AHSC 2011 Photos by Erica Tu

 

Fairgoers had a chance to fill out a health survey and win a free iPad. Congratulations to David Dawei Hu! Official iPAD sponsor, Subaru thanks all participants for visiting the Subaru and Healthy Living Pavilion display at the 7th Annual Asian Heritage Street Celebration.

 

AHSC Hep B Screening. Photo by Jennifer Hsu

When free hepatitis B screenings are available, there is such a thing as good pain. Photo by Jennifer Hsu. 

2011 AHSC Photos by Jennifer Hsu.