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Nuclear Museum to host 27th Annual Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Festival

Lion Dancers, traditional arts activities, and martial arts will celebrate the rich history of Asian and Pacific Islanders.

[Albuquerque, NM] – Join the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History for a day of fun celebrating the culture and influence of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. Hosted at the Nuclear Museum on Saturday, May 4, the annual Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Festival will allow guests to explore the museum and enjoy cultural performances, music, exquisite Japanese floral arrangements, and intricate Chinese art activities from 10 am-3 pm.

The event is hosted in partnership with the Sandia National Laboratories Asian Leadership Outreach Committee. It is sponsored by Kairos Power, New Mexico Operations of Kansas City National Security, and Talin Market.

“We are delighted to host this inspirational day,” said Jennifer Hayden, President and CEO of the Nuclear Museum. “We believe that engaging with the rich history and culture of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in various activities at this event can educate, connect people, and ultimately provide a day of fun.”

Through the continuing support of the Albuquerque Chinese Happy Dance Group, Albuquerque Chinese Folk Dance Ensemble, BK Taiko, Chinese American Citizens Alliance Youth Dance Troup, Chinese Cultural Center, Ha’Aheo O Hawaii, Hindu Temple Society of NM, Ichiyo School of Ikebana, Albuquerque Chapter, Ikebana International, Chapter 41, Wayne Itokazu, Japan America Society of New Mexico Lin Martial Arts, NM Chinese School of Arts and Language, and Lili Xiao, visitors will be treated to performances including traditional dance performances, Chinese martial arts, origami, Chinese calligraphy and paper cutting, Japanese Taiko drumming and much more.

Visitors can taste traditional Asian food samples provided by Talin Market. Umami Moto Food Truck will have Asian-inspired cuisine for purchase.

The event is included with paid Museum admission. For more information about this event, please call 505-245-2137, extension 105, or visit nuclearmuseum.org