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DATE May 14-15, 2022

TIME 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

PRICE Included in general admission

AGES All ages

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Asian American and Pacific Islander+ Festival

In celebration of Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month, Denver Zoo is proud to partner with the Filipino-American Community of Colorado to host the first-ever Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI+) Festival at the Zoo. Together, we will celebrate the diversity of Colorado’s Asian community through multicultural dance, music, art, workshop and community engagement; and the Zoo’s unique connection to Asian cultures and countries through our animals and conservation programs. Guests are welcome to dress up in the traditional culture they identify with.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Saturday, May 14

Time

Event

Performing Group/Participant

Location

11:00 a.m.

Festival Welcome

FACC Organizer (TBD)

Giraffe Meadow

11:15 a.m.

Performance: Philippine Folk Dance

Filipino American Community of Colorado

Giraffe Meadow

12:00 p.m.

Workshop: Healing Sound

Christina Irfurung

TEP Amphitheater

12:00 p.m.

Performance: Lion Dance

Nguyen Thieu Buddhist Youth Association

Main Entry Plaza

12:20 p.m.

Performance: Vietnamese Traditional Dance

Nguyen Thieu Buddhist Youth Association

Giraffe Meadow

1:00 p.m.

Workshop: Origami & Kendama

Yoshiko Dolbear

TEP Amphitheater

1:30 p.m.

Performance: K-Pop Dance and Gayageum Strings

Korean Academy of CO

Giraffe Meadow

2:00 p.m.

Workshop: Jewelry Making

Audrey Arnick

TEP Amphitheater

2:00 p.m.

Performance: Hula Halau

Halau Na 'Olapa Mamao E Malama Hula

Giraffe Meadow

3:00 p.m.

Workshop: Henna Art

Latha Kumarswamy

TEP Amphitheater

3:00 p.m.

Performance: Tai Chi

Tai Chi Project

Giraffe Meadow

4:00 p.m.

Workshop: Kite Making

FACC – Domingo Belen

TEP Amphitheater

4:00 p.m.

Performance: Cambodian Traditional Dance

Spirit of Cambodia

Giraffe Meadow

Sunday, May 15

Time

Event

Performing Group/Participant

Location

11:00 a.m.

Workshop: Healing Art

Grace Gee

TEP Amphitheater

11:00 a.m.

Performance: Lion Dance

Nguyen Thieu Buddhist Youth Association

Main Entry Plaza

11:15 a.m.

Festival Welcome

FACC Organizer (TBD)

Giraffe Meadow

11:30 a.m.

Performance: Vietnamese Traditional Dance

Nguyen Thieu Buddhist Youth Association

Giraffe Meadow

12:00 p.m.

Workshop: Healing Sound

Christina Irfurung

TEP Amphitheater

12:30 p.m.

Performance: Cambodian Traditional Dance

Spirit of Cambodia

Giraffe Meadow

1:00 p.m.

Workshop: Origami & Kendama

Yoshiko Dolbear

TEP Amphitheater

1:45 p.m.

Performance: Hula Halau

Halau Na 'Olapa Mamao E Malama Hula

Giraffe Meadow

2:00 p.m.

Workshop: Henna Art

Latha Kumarswamy

TEP Amphitheater

3:00 p.m.

Workshop: Kite Making

Domingo Belen

TEP Amphitheater

3:00 p.m.

Performance: Tai Chi

Tai Chi Project

Giraffe Meadow

4:00 p.m.

Performance: Philippine Folk Dance 

Filipino American Community of Colorado

Giraffe Meadow

4:00 p.m.

Performance: Cambodian Traditional Dance

Spirit of Cambodia

Giraffe Meadow

Contributing Organizations:

  • National Federation of Filipino American Associations (NaFFAA)
  • Filipino-American Community of Colorado (FACC) *Festival Partner
  • Thai Chi Project at Living Younger Longer Institute
  • Spirit of Cambodia
  • Aurora Asian/Pacific Partners
  • Outdoor Asian Colorado
  • Piilani Hawaiian Civic Club of Colorado
  • Colorado Asian Pacific United
  • Denver Asian American Pacific Islander Commission (DAAPIC)
  • Asian Girls Ignite
  • Japanese Art Network
  • Asian Chamber of Commerce
  • Lois the Little Art and The Ice Coop
  • Denver Zoological Foundation – Mongolian Conservation Program
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