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AAPI Heritage Month Celebrations at Children's Fairyland

AAPI Heritage Month Celebrations at Children's Fairyland

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Fairyland is proud to celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage this May!

We’re excited to affirm and uplift an eclectic array of traditions from the Asian and Pacific Islander diaspora, ranging from traditional folklore and dance to contemporary storytelling. We invite you and your family to experience a variety of ways children in Asia and Pacific Island Nations learn through games and crafts. We welcome you to enjoy lively performances and immerse yourself in the music, rhythm, language, and storytelling within the vibrant cultures of AAPI communities.

Join us for 4 wonderful weekends of community, culture, beauty, tradition, and joy:

Saturday, May 4  

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM: Siapo - the Traditional Fabric of the Samoa Islands arts and crafts activity

11:30 AM: Book Celebration: Noodles, Please! by Cheryl Yau Chepusova

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM: Cold Noodle Tasting: Japanese Soba and Sunbutter Rice Noodle (while supplies last)

1:30 PM & 2:30 PM: Halau Makana Polynesian Dancers

Sunday, May 5

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM: Siapo - the Traditional Fabric of the Samoa Islands arts and crafts activity

1:30 PM & 2:30 PM: Oliver Chin Storyteller. Join Oliver Chin for a read aloud and get your own copy of his beautiful self-published books!

Saturday, May 11

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM: Children’s Games from China and Taiwan

11:30 AM: Book Celebration: Roar Choo! By Charlotte Cheng, illustrated by Dan Santat

1:30 PM & 2:30 PM: Storyteller Oliver Chin

Sunday, May 12

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM: Children’s Games from China and Taiwan

1:30 PM & 2:30 PM: Storyteller Oliver Chin

Saturday, May 18

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM: Children’s Games from China and Taiwan 

11:30 AM: Book Celebration: Simone by Viet Thanh Nguyen, illustrated by Minnie Phan

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM: Self portrait activity inspired by Simone

1:30 & 2:30 p.m.   Vita Hsieh. Join Miss V from “Kids Go Mandarin” for a special music and movement performance.

Sunday, May 19

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM: Children’s Games from China and Taiwan 

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM: Mochi Donut Demo & Decoration by Third Culture Bakery. Chef Sam hosts a donut making demo. Your kids will get to decorate their own mochi donuts!

1:30 PM & 2:30 PM:   Vita Hsieh. Join Miss V from “Kids Go Mandarin” for a special music and movement performance. 

Saturday, May 25

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM: Kite Flying and Kite Making - experience flying Bali style kites and making your own Japanese Koinobori kite.

1:30 AM & 2:30 PM:  Kularts Performance

Sunday, May 26

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM: Kite Flying and Kite Making - experience flying Bali style kites and making your own Japanese Koinobori kite.

1:30 PM & 2:30 PM:  Oakland Taiko Performance

Monday, May 27 (Open on Memorial Day)

1:30 PM & 2:30 PM: Magician/Balloon Wizard Perry Yen Performance

Event Info

  • Dates: 5/18/2024, 5/19/2024, 5/25/2024, 5/26/2024
  • Location: Children's Fairyland
  • Address: 699 Bellevue, Oakland, CA 94610
  • Time: Time varies per day
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