NYC set to hold 3rd annual AAPI Heritage parade

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New York City is gearing up for its third annual Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Cultural and Heritage Parade this weekend, celebrating AAPI Heritage Month this May.

Key points:

  • Hosted by Better Chinatown USA, this year’s AAPI Cultural and Heritage Parade will take place along Sixth Avenue from 44th to 55th Streets in Manhattan on Saturday.

  • The theme will be “Unity is the Foundation of Peace.”

  • An opening ceremony will kick off the event at 12:30 p.m. on 44th Street.

The details:

  • Over 70 organizations and participants are set to attend the parade, which will feature around 100 classic cars, parade co-chair Dr. Bindu Babu told 1010 WINS.

  • City officials expected to be present include Mayor Eric Adams, Gov. Kathy Hochul and Rep. Grace Meng (D, NY-6), among others.

  • The parade will also see the consulate generals of China, Bangladesh, India, Japan, Malaysia and South Korea.

  • The city held its first Asian American heritage parade on May 15, 2022, a year after it saw a 343% increase in anti-Asian incidents during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Held every May, AAPI Heritage Month celebrates the rich cultural heritage and contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the U.S.

 

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