Here is the round up of the Asian Arts Initiative 25th Anniversary party happening in and around the neighborhood:


Poet Sueyeun Juliette Lee has created a multi-media installation, Peace Light  inspired by the conflict between North and South Korea and greater hopes for peace, on view until June 3rd at Arts & Crafts Holdings’ 448 N. 10th Street, with two brief performances in collaboration with movement artist Jungwoong Kim this weekend Thursday 5/3 at 7 p.m. and Sunday 5/6 at 12 p.m.
The “Then and Now” opening reception at Asian Arts Initiative (1219 Vine Street) on Friday 5/4 from 5 to 8 p.m. featuring a stunning group show of artists and work that celebrates a multitude of approaches to working with and defining community, with a short program and toast celebrating our organization’s history at 6:30 p.m.
New York’s Chinatown Art Brigade, working in partnership with Asian Americans United’s Chinatown Youth Organizing Project and The Illuminator collective to create a series of projections on the themes of housing rights, displacement, and immigration, which will be shared on the wall of the parking lot at 1013 Arch Street on Friday 5/4 starting at 8:30 p.m.
Ananya Dance Theatre will perform their newest piece, SHYAMALI: Sprouting Words honoring the struggles of women activists from around the world, at 8 p.m. on Friday 5/4 and Saturday 5/5 at the Painted Bride Art Center (230 Vine Street) in Old City. We’ll have a free shuttle bus, with pop-up performances of the Activist Songbook project, going from Asian Arts Initiative to the Painted Bride on Friday night. We’d be glad to offer you comp tickets if you are interested in attending Ananya’s show!
Asian Arts Initiative 25th Anniversary Party!