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Cville’s 2nd Annual VeryAsian Celebration

In celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Saturday, May 13, 2023, 2-5PM

@ Chimm / The Yard – 365 Merchant Walk Sq. Suite 400, Charlottesville, VA

VeryAsian VA is a new community organization focused on representing and uplifting Asian American voices and stories. This year VeryAsian VA will present the 2nd Annual VeryAsian Celebration on Saturday, May 13th from 2PM-5PM inside at Chimm and outside at The Yard (adjacent communal outdoor space) located at 5th St. Station. The event will include music, art, food, a culturally competent book giveaway, and a VA wine tasting (presented by Oenoverse) with Charlottesville Asian American representatives.

Many thanks to our media sponsor: WTJU (91.1FM)! Check out Very Asian VA co-chairs Sylvia Chong and Jay Pun on “Folk and Beyond” on Thursday, May 11, from 4-5:30pm…

 

 

TICKETS, T-SHIRTS AND MORE

Free Registration helps us with a headcount estimate, but you can also pre-purchase wine tasting tickets, food, T-shirts and posters to help support our event! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/veryasian-celebration-2023-tickets-586343728877

 

SCHEDULE of EVENTS

  • Virginia Wine Tasting @ The Yard (2-5pm)

    Demonstrations @ Chimm (2-5pm)

    • Henna with Zaree Ahmedzay
    • Tai Chi and Tea Ceremony with Hiromi Johnson

    Art Show @ the old Basil space (2-5pm)

    Performances @ Basil Patio

    • 2:00PM – Laughing Dragon Kung Fu (Lion Dance)
    • 2:20PM – I-Jen Fang (Intrepid Percussionist)
    • 2:40PM – Sylvia Chong (Asian American Folk-Rock)
    • 3:00PM – Victor Lee w/Peter Markush (Chinese Uyghur Dotar Music)
    • 3:30PM – Meesha Goldberg (Spoken Word)
    • 3:45PM – Jay Pun’s Afro Asia (Thai American Funk)
    • 4:15PM – Prabir (Richmond Indian Rock)

    Community Partners @ The Yard

    • Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association @ UVA and the All of Us Research Program
    • Gil B. Gallardo, Realtor
    • Culturally Competent Book Giveaway provided by Mack’s Corner
    • Asian Pacific American Studies Program @ UVA with Prof. Sylvia Chong

    For artist profiles and more local businesses, check out our Facebook page! https://www.facebook.com/veryasianva

 

 

 

The Yard @ 5th Street Station

 

Dragon and Lion Dance performance by Laughing Dragon Kung Fu – photo courtesy of Lewis Nelson

     

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