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…
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
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