Asian Pacific American Heritage Month – Diverse Communities In Pictures

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PHILADELPHIANS of all description flocked to Franklin Square to behold nocturnal marvels of Chinese Lantern Festival. Photo by Nguyen Ho

PHILADELPHIANS of all description flocked to Franklin Square to behold nocturnal marvels of Chinese Lantern Festival. Photo by Nguyen Ho

DR. JAMES SHIEH greets Mayor Jim Kenney at Asian Pacific American Heritage Month celebration. Events commemorating this heritage will take place throughout May.  Photo by Nguyen Ho

DR. JAMES SHIEH greets Mayor Jim Kenney at Asian Pacific American Heritage Month celebration. Events commemorating this heritage will take place throughout May.
Photo by Nguyen Ho

DESTOLFO’S Premier Martial Arts is one example of how Asian traditions are being introduced to other Americans.  Photo by Nguyen Ho

DESTOLFO’S Premier Martial Arts is one example of how Asian traditions are being introduced to other Americans.
Photo by Nguyen Ho

SEAMAAC's Hip Hop Heritage Break Dancers performed at celebration in Franklin Square: from left, Omar Williams, Sander Hing, Tsunkit Lam, Darius Thai and Quinten Chanthavong.         Photo by Nguyen Ho

SEAMAAC’s Hip Hop Heritage Break Dancers performed at celebration in Franklin Square: from left, Omar Williams, Sander Hing, Tsunkit Lam, Darius Thai and Quinten Chanthavong. Photo by Nguyen Ho

DASOM Korean Academy in N.E. Phila. maintains cultural tradition for young Korean Americans.        Photo by Nguyen Ho

DASOM Korean Academy in N.E. Phila. maintains cultural tradition for young Korean Americans. Photo by Nguyen Ho

ASIAN AMERICAN leaders joined Mayor Jim Kenney to salute their diverse and expanding communities; from left, Andy Toy, Drake Nakaishi, Nick Shenoy, Kenney, John Chin, Rob Buscher, Glenn Hing and Carol Wong.           Photo by Nguyen Ho

ASIAN AMERICAN leaders joined Mayor Jim Kenney to salute their diverse and expanding communities; from left, Andy Toy, Drake Nakaishi, Nick Shenoy, Kenney, John Chin, Rob Buscher, Glenn Hing and Carol Wong. Photo by Nguyen Ho

DEPUTY MAYOR Nina Ahmad and host of other civic dignitaries welcomed to town Cambodian Ambassador Chum Bun Rong and Deputy Foreign Minister Ouch Borit as Phila.’s Cambodian community celebrated its New Year at Wokano by Italian Market.

DEPUTY MAYOR Nina Ahmad and host of other civic dignitaries welcomed to town Cambodian Ambassador Chum Bun Rong and Deputy Foreign Minister Ouch Borit as Phila.’s Cambodian community celebrated its New Year at Wokano by Italian Market.

FALUN DAFA held its international celebration beside Liberty Bell on Sunday. School of meditation seeks to bring peace to world.

FALUN DAFA held its international celebration beside Liberty Bell on Sunday. School of meditation seeks to bring peace to world.

CHINATOWN would not be the vibrant, growing community it is today without Phila. Chinatown Development Corp., said Mayor Jim Kenney at gala honoring its 50 years of service.  Photo by Nguyen Ho

CHINATOWN would not be the vibrant, growing community it is today without Phila. Chinatown Development Corp., said Mayor Jim Kenney at gala honoring its 50 years of service.
Photo by Nguyen Ho

VETERAN crusader for Chinatown, Ceilia Yep, introduced Councilman Mark Squilla.  Photo by Nguyen Ho

VETERAN crusader for Chinatown, Cecilia Yep, introduced Councilman Mark Squilla.
Photo by Nguyen Ho

FROM SEAMAAC, which serves diverse Asian immigrant communities, came Thoai Nguyen and Andy Toy.   Photo by Nguyen Ho

FROM SEAMAAC, which serves diverse Asian immigrant communities, came Thoai Nguyen and Andy Toy. Photo by Nguyen Ho

FROM LEFT, Councilman Mark Squilla, Rev. Thomas Betz, Sister Mary Scullion, Margaret Chin and Comcast VP David Cohen note PCDC’s many accomplishments. Photo by Nguyen Ho  Photo by Nguyen Ho

FROM LEFT, Councilman Mark Squilla, Rev. Thomas Betz, Sister Mary Scullion, Margaret Chin and Comcast VP David Cohen note PCDC’s many accomplishments. Photo by Nguyen Ho
Photo by Nguyen Ho

PENN ASIAN Senior Services in Olney hosted workshop to address needs of growing population.  Photo by Wendell Douglas

PENN ASIAN Senior Services in Olney hosted workshop to address needs of growing population.
Photo by Wendell Douglas

PENNA. Aging Secretary Teresa Osborne and others addressed Asian seniors. Inja Choi of Penn Asian Senior Services, center, welcomed particiaption of State Reps. Tonyelle Cook-Artis and    Stephen Kinsey.      Photo by Wendell Douglas

PENNA. Aging Secretary Teresa Osborne and others addressed Asian seniors. Inja Choi of Pennn Asian Senior Services, center, welcomed particiaption of State Reps. Tonyelle Cook-Artis and Stephen Kinsey. Photo by Wendell Douglas

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