During May, honor the many contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders* to America and the world -- by learning together, having meaningful conversations, and examining mindsets to ensure diversity, equity, and inclusion for all.
This month offers an opportunity to encourage children to be curious and open to the histories and cultures of others in our community and beyond.
- Attend the AAPI Heritage Festival in Chinatown San Francisco
- Explore the Asian Art Museum (in-person or at home)
- Visit the Japanese Tea Garden in San Francisco or enjoy a tea ceremony at home
- Get creative and have fun with a family activity at the Asian Art Museum
- Listen to an AAPI-led podcast
2023 Heritage Celebration Guide San Francisco
Our Heritage 5K Walk/run for all ages
Honor Asian American and Pacific Islander voices all year long with books for kids in Preschool-Grade 7!
Wonderful stories to celebrate AAPI Heritage Month for early readers!
Wonderful books to celebrate AAPI Heritage Month for independent readers.
Explore the AAPI experience through these YA titles
San Francisco Public Library Weaving Stories
All ages BookDragon: Books for the Diverse Reader from the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center
APA Heritage Foundation San Francisco
*Asian Pacific is a broad term that includes all of the Asian continent and the Pacific islands of Melanesia (New Guinea, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Fiji and the Solomon Islands), Micronesia (Marianas, Guam, Wake Island, Palau, Marshall Islands, Kiribati, Nauru and the Federated States of Micronesia) and Polynesia (New Zealand, Hawaiian Islands, Rotuma, Midway Islands, Samoa, American Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu, Cook Islands, French Polynesia and Easter Island).