Friday, July 14, 2017

Celebrate Summer, Asian Style!

The events of the International District promise fun in the sun. With so much going on, you could be here every weekend and still come back for more. See you at Momo!

Discover the Delights of Dragon Fest
Saturday, July 15 from 12-8
Sunday, July 16 from 12-6
International District

King Street comes alive with cultural activities, family fun, food and festivities. Take a day trip to foreign destinations through experiencing martial arts demonstrations. lion dances, the Chinese Girls Drill Team, and traditional Korean drumming while munching Japanese sweets, Filipino noodles,  Chinese dumplings and Hawaiian shave ice. Mmmm, when you need a break, stroll to Momo and say hello! More info on Dragon Fest.

Dance Away the Evening at Bon Odori Festival
Saturday, July 15 from 4-10
Sunday, July 16 from 3-8
Seattle Buddhist Temple at 1427 South Main Street

The Japanese celebration of honoring the dead is alive and well at Bon Odori, just a few blocks east of Dragon Fest. Don your kimono and line up with the young, old, gay and happy to perform age-old dances. You’ll also find Japanese snacks, craft booths, and a beer garden for the over 21-set. Details at Seattle Betsuin

Shop Summer AAPI Arts & Crafts Fair
Thursday, July 20 from 6-9
Hing Hay Co-works at 409 B Maynard Avenue South

Enlightened self-interest! Support the API community while you browse a unique array of goods created by hand. Jewelry, stationery, clothing, and yes, cupcakes! are among the offerings. Held within the cool offices of the CID’s best-kept secret: Hing Hay Co-works. More info at Hing Hay Co-Works.

Be Jammin’ at The Wing Luke JamFest
Thursday, July 20 from 5:30- 9
Around the CID

It starts at The Wing, then follow the fun around the ID. Discover live music and performances — like our favorite, Shanghai Pearl —  tucked away in interesting nooks and crannies, a great way to spend a summer’s eve into night. More info at The Wing

Save the Date: Hai! Japantown
Saturday, August 26 from 2-10
Jackson Street, Hing Hay Park and Nagomi Teahouse

Nihonmachi is coming into its own with a summer celebration highlighting the joys of Japantown. Connect the cultural dots between Nihonmach Alley, Cultural Heritage Walks, Mahouto Market and Hing Hay performances and Movies in the Park. More info to come, check out FB: Japantown Seattle. 

Mark Your Calendar: Kimono Mania
Saturday, August 26 from 3:30-5
Momo in Japantown




As our part of Hai! Japantown, Momo has invited two local lovelies to share their wears: Rian from Tuesday Scarves and Jancy from Saltaire Life. Come try us on.



But wait, there’s more ... Thursday Happy Hour Food Walks, Asian-American films in the park ... too much to include here. So, check it out yourself on our neighborhood Facebook page: I Heart ID. Get set for a hot summer of frolic — and remember who loves you! xo Momo





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