Celebrate and learn about the customs and traditions of Asian-Americans with entertaining, educational events for the entire family as Tulsa City-County Library presents its 17th annual Asian-American Festival from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 22 at the Martin Regional Library, 2601 S. Garnett Road. The festival is sponsored and funded by the Tulsa Library Trust. Admission is free.
The festival features martial arts demonstrations; traditional dance presentations; authentic arts and crafts booths; interactive educational booths featuring hands-on crafts and activities; an exhibition of children’s artwork from Kyoto, Japan, courtesy of the Office of the Oklahoma Secretary of State; plus, a food concession with traditional Asian cuisine provided by KAI Burmese Cuisine, Cha Bubble Tea and Sushi Train.
Scheduled presentations and performances include: Lion dance by Tulsa Kung Fu; Chinese dance by Chinese American Association of Tulsa; Kendo demonstration by Shin Sou Fu Kan, Tulsa Kendo Club; Hmong dance by Niam Laus Niam Hluas; Japanese sword demonstration by Iaido Tulsa; Korean dance by the Korean Angels of Tulsa; Tai Chi with Thomas Academy of Tai Chi/Kung Fu; and a traditional Japanese tea ceremony with Yumie Farringer.
Booths include: AEP/PSO Asian-American Employee Partnership; Asian Antiques Association; Chinese American Association of Tulsa; Confucius Institute at the University of Oklahoma; Disaster Resilience Cross-Cultural Council; Sandy Hall (Asian furniture, etc.); India Association of Greater Tulsa; Niam Laus Niam Hluas; Oklahoma Mahjong; La Petite Camionnette Origami; Philbrook Museum; Philippine American Association; Tam Bao Buddhist Temple; Tokyo in Tulsa; Tulsa Japanese Friendship Club; Tulsa Sister City-Beihai, China; Tulsa Sister City-Utsunomiya, Japan; and YWCA Tulsa
Visit www.TulsaLibrary.org/asianfestival for a complete schedule of presentations and booths, or call 918-549-7323 for more information about the Asian-American Festival.