2017 Fiesta Asia Registration is Open!

 

2017 Fiesta Asia Applications are live online!We Want YOU with us!  You can showcase your talent, pedal your ware, cook up a storm, help plan the fest, share your crafty skills; whatever that tickles your fancy! Go straight to the www.fiestaasia.org or check it out directly below!

Fiesta Asia Participation Application Links
2017 FA Street Fair Exhibitor Application
2017 FA Food Vendor Application
2017 FA Cultural Cluster Application
2017 FA Silver Spring All Purpose Exhibitor Application
2017 FA Volunteer Sign Up Sheet
Fiesta Asia Performance Application Links
2017 Cultural Heritage Performance Application
2017 Contemporary Asian Talent Showcase Application
2017 Martial Arts Demonstration Application
2017 Middle Eastern Raqs Fiesta Asia Application
2017 Cultural Parade Competition Application

TOP 10 THINGS TO DO AT #FIESTAASIA STREET FAIR THIS SUNDAY!

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10:00am-7:00pm

 Pennsylvania Avenue NW between 3rd & 6th St

FREE ADMISSION!

  • Do the Punjabi Style Bollywood Dance with a mob of people in front of the Capitol Hill

  • Learn to cook “Albaloo Polo – Persian Sour Cherry Rice” at the MPOC cooking tent

  • Experience the different Indian Classical Style of Dancing (There is more than 7!) at the McDonalds Stars Stage

  • Try unique dishes like Sisig (Filipino Sizzling Pork) & Iga Sapi Bali (Bali Beef Ribs)

  • Partake in the sights and sounds of a luscious Kimono Fashion Show

  • Be part of the MGM National Harbor Cultural Parade by wearing your favorite cosplay costume

  • Enjoy Summer beverages – fresh Sugar Cane, Coconut Juice, Cendol & Halo Halo

  • Get a Henna Tattoo on your face

  • Take a picture with Ati-Atihan Carnival Style Headpieces

 

  • Catch as many performances as possible happening across 6 stages whether is cultural, music, martial arts, belly dance, cooking or talent show!

Omg! The FOOD at #FiestaAsia! Yummmm!

2016 Food Blog PicsCan you name all the dishes above? Hint, hint,  they are all from the same continent!  You can taste all of it in one day at #FiestaAsia on June 5th!

#FiestaAsia Music will Rock Your World on June 5th!

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Come enjoy the diverse sounds by our fabulous line up at the West Stage!

#AlexisTrobat

#AlicePark

#AlvinTan

#APro

#AtomsApart

#CeciliaGrace

#ClarissaAbelende

#JesaandJazelleMartinez

#PullengTwins

#EdBugas

#IanaKozelsky

#JamesAlleva

#JamielynQuinto

#RadioRahim

#RockByBabies

#ShakilaStevensen

#ShreyaNavile

#SNRG

#SpecialMoves

#TheTaboorakEnsemble

#Wandering Lies

HAPPENING: $500 Grand Prize for MGM National Harbor Best In Show Parade at #FiestaAsia!

Blog post 26Yes,This is still happening! Have you sign up yet?  You need to get on board in parading for a chance to win the MGM National Harbor Best in Show Grand Prize of $500 at #FiestaAsia.  Showcase your team, your pride, your culture, your tradition. Be a part of the #FiestaAsia Parade on June 5th 1pm. Sign up NOW to make a splash in front of the Capitol Hill!

More Time to learn #AsiaMoves!

thumbnail shot 2We are very sure the rain that happened past Saturday was an intervention to give everyone MORE time to learn  the Bollywood routine from “#AsiaMoves: Party Punjabi Style!” So what are you waiting for?  Go online and do the bale, bale, bale! See you on June 5th! #FiestaAsia #Doonya #Spotlightstudio

#FiestaAsia Street Fair This Saturday Postponed to June 5th

Please be advised that due to the threat of inclement weather this coming Saturday May 21st, Fiesta Asia Street Fair has been postponed to Sunday June 5th. The Signature celebration of the 11th annual National Asian Heritage Festival will happen on June 5th from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM along Pennsylvania Avenue NW between 3rd & 6th Streets in the District of Columbia. The great news is that we will still be celebrating Fiesta Asia all through June! Stayed tuned for more updates on our social media channels!

Are You Ready for Some Serious Hip Shimmies at Raqs #FiestaAsia?

2016 Raqs Blog Post picNot only will you get to see some fantastic moves by these outstanding dancers, you’ll actually get to interact and learn a few shoulder shimmies and hip circles yourself!  What is not to like?!  See you on June 5th at Raqs #FiestaAsia stage!

#ArabesqueDanceTheatre

#Asala

#BrenaBellyDance

#JadeOrchidFiala

#JessicaRoman

#Kinikia

#LazuliBellyDanceEnsemble

#LeilaMoon

#Nimeera

#SaharaDanceCaravan

#Shavei

#ShimmyMob

#TaboorakEnsemble

#Zhywa

Free Step by Step #AsiaMoves Lesson this Sunday!

thumbnail shot 2We are sure by now you have mastered the moves for #AsiaMoves: “Party Punjabi Style” through our online video.   Yet it is always so much more fun to practice with a whole bunch of people  – you get to do that this coming Sunday May 15, 1pm at Spotlight Studio in Gaithersburg, MD.  Both our #AsiaMoves Ambassadors from Doonya & Spotlight Studio will be right there moving with you, plus #FiestaAsia director too.   Be sure to bring a friend or two & hone your moves before May 21st!

$500 Grand Prize for MGM National Harbor Best In Show Parade at #FiestaAsia!

blog post 22Have you sign up yet?  You need to get on board in parading for a chance to win the MGM National Harbor Best in Show Grand Prize of $500 at #FiestaAsia.  Showcase your team, your pride, your culture, your tradition. Be a part of the #FiestaAsia Parade on May 21st 1pm. Sign up NOW to make a splash in front of the Capitol Hill!

Be a volunteer & join us at #FiestaAsia Summer Rooftop Party!

Blog Post 21We need muscles; we need chops; we need brains; we need smiles; WE NEED YOU! Join us as a volunteer (yes, babies are welcome too!) on May 21st to help create a memorable #FiestaAsia experience and then come out to hang with us at our summer #FiestaAsia Rooftop Party overseeing the Washington Monument and the Capitol Hill.  Food, drinks,  sun, fun & company, doesn’t get better than that. It’s all simply being a part of #FiestaAsia Family.  Sign up right here right now!

#FiestaAsia at #Passport DC this Saturday!

Blog Post 20Come meet us at Whittemore House at Dupont Circle this Saturday during #PassportDC Around the World Embassy Open House between 10am to 4pm.  Be the first ones to check out our exclusive #FiestaAsia line of chocolate & tea and take a wefie with our costumed performers. Get a sneak peak before our big party on May 21st!

Rambutan will be present at #FiestaAsia

Blog post 18Is this your favorite fruit?  Have you tried it before?  It is so YUMMY.  Native to most countries in Southeast Asia,  it grows in bunches on trees and is a seasonal tropical fruit.  Rambutan can be consumed either fresh as fruit or sweet as dessert.  You’ll get to do some free sample tasting on May 21 right at #FiestaAsia Street Fair  on Pennsylvania Avenue. Make sure you get there early!

#HuffPost Picked #FiestaAsia & #AsiaMoves for May Celebrations!

Blog 18Big shoutout to @JamieDavisSmith of #HuffPost for selecting #FiestaAsia and #AsiaMoves as a great way to celebrate Asian Heritage Month in May.  What are you waiting for?  Learn the #AsiaMoves NOW and make a date with us on may 21st at #FiestaAsia Street Fair!

#FiestaAsia Silver Spring Postponed to June 26

2016 FASS Breezeway Poster 2 cropThe good news is Fiesta Asia Celebration will be extended to June! Instead of getting soaking wet this Sunday and be a potential target for a moving storm, we are postponing #FiestaAsia Silver Spring from May 1st to June 26th. We expect you to be with us under the glorious Summer Sunshine!

Meet #FiestaAsia’s Beloved Photographers

blog post 16#FiestaAsia create unique experiences and beautiful impressions.  We can’t do it without our friends in the #FiestaAsia Photographer Circle. We are very grateful to have #JeffMalet, #NadiaAdona, #GeorgeNewcomb, #PaulLagoy, #SheilaGuevin and #WallaceJohnson always going above and beyond to make #FiestaAsia shine. Thank you for choosing to be a part of the #FiestaAsia Family!

Get the #FiestaAsia Ginger & Peach Green Tea

GingerPlease welcome our 3rd local partner: The Social Tea House. Following the ginger theme,  we will have limited edition ginger & peach green tea available for purchase at all our house events in May. Make sure you get a set of the #FiestaAsia marketplace trifecta – ginger chocolate, ginger tea & hand painted candle holders. Great way to support us and our local artisan partners!

Meet our #AsiaMoves Ambassadors!

 

Jeannie Doonya                     Mourien

Ladies & gentlemen, allow us to introduce two of our outstanding #AsiaMoves Ambassadors that is teaching the “Party Punjabi Style” choreo for May 21st! Jeannie Baumann from Doonya and Mourien Supartha from Spotlight Studio are both high energy master instructors and  incredible people we love at #FiestaAsia. In addition to learning “#AsiaMoves: Party Punjabi Style” online, you can also attend their classes to get a first hand experience.  You’ll will not regret it. Let’s #balebalebale #PunjabiStyle together with our partners!

We Have #FiestaAsia Candle Holders

Hasta Blog picIt’s time to debut our second local artisan partner: Hasta -The Creative Hand. Artist Deepti Mukund founded Hasta after spending countless hours in the bazaars &  markets in India discovering the brilliant hues and creative designs of handmade crafts. Lucky for us at Fiesta Asia,  Deepti has agreed to produced a special line of candle holders for Fiesta Asia 2016.  Make sure you get one of these little beauties that was painted with love! www.fiestaasia.org

#FiestaAsia Deadline Extended

blog post 5Hooray for you! We decided since the IRS extended the tax deadline to Monday, we would do better. Fiesta Asia application deadlines have been extended to April 24 with NO penalty or late fee. Please take advantage of our generosity. If you have not register, it is the time to do so right now!

Learn to Party Punjabi Style!

Behold the long awaited arrival of 2016 #AsiaMoves: Party Punjabi Style!  No need for more words.  Get up;  Get Going;  Move it;  Learn it, Shake it & Bring Your A Game on May 21st! Get all the details right here! #FiestaAsia #Doonya #Spotlightstudio

 

Iranian Culture & Art at #FiestaAsia

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A historical painting from Hasht Behesht palace, Isfahan, Iran, from 1669

We are so happy to announce that Iranshahr will be joining us for the first time in #FiestaAsia.  They promise to showcase the best of Iranian Culture and Art. From  Santoor, Setar, Persian percussion, calligraphy, traditional dance shows to Persian chai and delicious giveaways,  the Iranian American community will present a tour de force at #FiestaAsia.  Be there to experience Persian Heritage!

 

Register for #FiestaAsia before Deadline This Week!

Blog Post 13Last Call! Have you registered yet? Come, come, Fiesta Asia is fast approaching. There are so many ways to be a part of the funnest cultural celebration this side of town.  You can showcase your talent, pedal your ware, cook up a storm, help plan the fest, share your crafty skills; whatever that tickles your fancy! Go straight to www.fiestaasia.org or check it out directly below!

Fiesta Asia Participation Application Links
2016 FA Street Fair Exhibitor Application
2016 FA Food Vendor Application
2016 FA Cultural Cluster Application
2016 FA Silver Spring All Purpose Exhibitor Application
2016 FA Volunteer Sign Up Sheet
Fiesta Asia Performance Application Links
2016 Cultural Heritage Performance Application
2016 Contemporary Asian Talent Showcase Application
2016 Martial Arts Demonstration Application
2016 Middle Eastern Raqs Fiesta Asia Application
2016 Cultural Parade Competition Application

We Have #FiestaAsia Chocolate Again!

ChocolateHooray! Thanks to our local partner Virginia Chocolate Company, the ginger dark chocolate is making a come back this year. Yes, ginger is our choice of spice, warm and fuzzy, just like us. Hold on to your seat, there’s more.  We will be debuting 2 more local sources that will supply exclusive #FiestaAsia products.  Stay tuned for updates next week.  Let the rush lines for chocolate begin! #FiestaAsia #Weloveourchocolate #Gingeristhespice

#TBT First #AsiaMoves on Penn Ave

#ThrowBackThursdays -Remember this from 2010? So fabulous and fun!  We “Discowale Khisko” our way on Pennsylvania Avenue and never look back! Every year since we’ve come up with a new song & new moves. Get ready to learn the 2016 routine: “Punjabi Wedding Song” – releasing right here next week.  Keep an eye out for it and let’s Bale, Bale, Bale! #FiestaAsia #AsiaMoves #TBT

Sign Up to Participate in #FiestaAsia!

hi res leap dancerHave you registered yet? Come, come, Fiesta Asia is fast approaching. There are so many ways to be a part of the funnest cultural celebration this side of town.  You can showcase your talent, pedal your ware, cook up a storm, help plan the fest, share your crafty skills; whatever that tickles your fancy! Go straight to www.fiestaasia.org or check it out directly below!

Fiesta Asia Participation Application Links
2016 FA Street Fair Exhibitor Application
2016 FA Food Vendor Application
2016 FA Cultural Cluster Application
2016 FA Silver Spring All Purpose Exhibitor Application
2016 FA Volunteer Sign Up Sheet
Fiesta Asia Performance Application Links
2016 Cultural Heritage Performance Application
2016 Contemporary Asian Talent Showcase Application
2016 Martial Arts Demonstration Application
2016 Middle Eastern Raqs Fiesta Asia Application
2016 Cultural Parade Competition Application

Media Alert: Save the Dates for #FiestaAsia!

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April 5, 2016

Fiesta Asia is Happening May 2016

Music, Song, Dance, Parade, Crafts, Talent, Food, Fashion, Culture.

SAVE THE DATES! We have it all!

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In celebration of Asian Heritage Month, Asia Heritage Foundation once again brings Asian flair to the Nation’s Capital with its 11th annual National Asian Heritage Festival–Fiesta Asia. Our Signature Celebration Fiesta Asia Street Fair is a Key Partner Event of Passport DC 2016.  Save the dates for all our house events!

May 1st
Fiesta Asia @ Silver Spring Kick Off Launch 10:00 AM-6:00PM
 
May 7th
Fiesta Asia @ Passport DC 10:00AM – 4:00PM
 
May 21st
SIGNATURE CELEBRATION: Fiesta Asia Street Fair @ DC 10:00AM – 7:00PM
Pennsylvania Avenue NW between 3rd St & 6th St

 

Admission to events above is FREE and ALL are open to the public. We are featuring international performers from Taiwan and Philippines.  For more information about participation as a partner, sponsor, exhibitor, volunteer, or about our month long activities, please visit www.fiestaasia.org or email info@fiestaasia.org

McDonalds is Fiesta Asia 2016’s Premier Sponsor. Our programming and event partners include Cultural Tourism DC and Downtown Silver Spring.

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Volunteer with #FiestaAsia!

Fiesta Asia Celebration by George Newcomb So as magical as #Fiestaasia always is, it requires a village to make it happen.  The behind the scene of any festivals is a marvel in itself,  you got to be in it to believe it.  From planning to execution,  every step requires bodies and minds  to actualize the vision. We are looking for volunteers to help us.  Whether you have every waking moment or just 4 hours to share, we welcome you to join in the #FiestaAsia Family.  Please reach out via FB or Twitter, email,  or sign up HERE for day of volunteering, we love to have you with us! info@fiestaasia.org

2016 AsiaMoves Bollywood Song Preview

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It is going to be another awesome year with #AsiaMoves 2016!  Our annual spontaneous dance is always a hit with the crowd, just look at those happy faces!  Our co-presenting partners this year is #Doonya & #Spotlightstudio. We just want to give you a taste of the song in advance, the dance choreo will be debuting first thing next week on our website.  Enjoy “The Punjabi Wedding Song” for now – Involve, Immerse, Indulge! www.fiestaasia.org

Get Ready for Fiesta Asia Silver Spring Next Sunday!

2016 FASS Breezeway Poster More #Fiestaasia Happening in June! See you next Sunday at Downtown Silver Spring!

#Volunteers We Need You on June 5th!

Blog post 27STILL HAPPENING!  We need muscles; we need chops; we need brains; we need smiles; WE NEED YOU! Join us as a volunteer  on June 5th to help create a memorable #FiestaAsia experience and then come out to hang with us at our summer #FiestaAsia Rooftop Party overseeing the Washington Monument and the Capitol Hill.  Food, drinks,  sun, fun & company, doesn’t get better than that. It’s all simply being a part of #FiestaAsia Family.  Sign up right here right now!

#FiestaAsia & Hapmundo on NewsChannel8 at 10am

Blog post 24Check out #FiestaAsia & #Hapmundo on Lets Talk Live today on NewsChannel 8 at 10am to 11am.  Master Michael Lee will show the hosts how to break some boards like they always do in #FiestaAsia!