Celebrate Our Stories: AANHPI Heritage Month

Fri - Sun, through May 29
Lan Su Chinese Garden Old Town-Chinatown (Portland)
This is an in-person event

Expect Cantonese opera costumes, a Polynesian dance troupe, mahjong, origami, and more at this celebration of AANHPI heritage. Throughout May, over 20 AANHPI organizations, performers, and artists will share their cultural traditions with garden guests through informal storytelling, a community photo board, performances, demonstrations, and more.

Fridays in May – #MyAANHPIStory

Story Sharing 

Lan Su is a welcoming platform for our AANHPI community members to share their stories – informal setting. Everyone is welcome to stop by, engage, listen and share their stories. Friday May 6, 13, 20 & 27 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m | Learn More

Community Photo Board & Activity

Bring a copy of your family photo and share it on our AANHPI Community Photo Board! We will provide thumb tacks and pens for personal love-messages. The Photo Board is a self-standing activity for visitor engagement. May 6-31.

Saturdays in May – Cultures and Traditions

We will engage in a wide variety of activities in our program including experiencing cultural performances, learning about traditional cuisines, clothing, and musical instruments. Saturday May 7, 21 & 28 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00p.m.

Cultural Talk & Demonstration 

Cantonese Opera Costume Demonstration | Saturday, May 7 at 11:00am Learn More

A Bowed Instrument with Two Strings: The Erhu & Erhu Music, Saturday, May 21 from 11:00am - 12:00pm. Learn More 

Traditions of The Kimono, Saturday, May 28 from 11:00am - 12:00pm. Learn More

Cultural Performances

Portland Chinese Dance Troupe (PCDT) | Saturday, May 7 at 1:00 pm Learn More

Teva Oriata Polynesian Dance Troupe  | Saturday, May 7 at 3:00 pm Learn More

Takohachi | Saturday, May 14 at 2:00 pm Learn More

Ka Lei Hali’a O Ka Lokelani | Saturday, May 14 at 3:00 pm Learn More

Vancouver Jasmine Dance Troupe | Saturday, May 14 at 4:00 pm Learn More

Kalabharathi School of Dance | Saturday May 21 at 1:00 pm Learn More

Cambodian Dance Troupe | Saturday May 21 at 3:00 pm Learn More

Filipino American Friendship Club of Oregon | Saturday May 28 at 1:00 pm Learn More

Team Japonesque | Saturday May 28 at 3:00 pm Learn More

Threaded Together

A special admission offer: Lan Su is offering a $2 discount on adult admission for AANHPI members who come dressed in their traditional clothing!

Sundays in May – Craft & Games

 Learn How to Play Weichi with Portland Go Club | Sunday May 1 at 1:00pm

Come and learn how to play this ancient strategy game! Weichi or Go is an abstract strategy board game for two players in which the aim is to surround more territory than the opponent. This game was invented in China more than 2,500 years ago and is believed to be the oldest board game continuously played to the present day! Learn More 

Family Craft Activity with Oregon Chinese Coalition | Sunday May 8 at 1:00pm

Enjoy family time and craft activity table at lan Su! Oregon Chinese Coalition (OCC) is a new non-profit community organization with a vision to build a connected and united Chinese community in Portland, Oregon that embraces diverse socioeconomic status, cultural backgrounds, religious and political beliefs. Learn More

Learn How to Play Mahjong | Sunday May 15 at 1:00pm

Join our program partner Nicole Rhoads and learn how to play mahjong! Learn More

Family Craft Activity with Japanese American Museum of Oregon (JAMO) | Sunday May 22 at 1:00pm

In collaboration with the Japanese American Museum of Oregon, join Carolyn Woody of Lunarcat Studios in making and decorating your very own origami tiger. Open to all ages and abilities. Learn More

Learn Origami with Carolyn Woody of Lunarcat Studios

Join Carolyn Woody of Lunarcat Studios and make your own origami to take home! Open to all ages and abilities. Learn More


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