May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the generations of Asian and Pacific Islanders who have enriched America’s history and are instrumental in its future success.
Asian Pacific American Foodways
Guest chef Patricia Tanumihardja and a Smithsonian host prepare a recipe and talk about the history and traditions behind its ingredients and culinary techniques. Born in Indonesia, raised in Singapore, and now living in the U.S., Chef Tanumihardja's cooking marries regional southeast Asian cuisine with local ingredients and a farm-to-table ethos.
(Smithsonian American History Museum)
Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Family Day
A day filled with art, performances from different regions, and a variety of crafting activities. Make a parol lantern from the Philippines, or a rubbing inspired by contemporary Korean art. Explore the galleries using a scavenger hunt to guide you to works by Asian American and Pacific Islander artists.
(Smithsonian American Art Museum)
A Sky Above: Native Hawaiian Astronomy and Navigation
The Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC, is offering a special student program: A Sky Above: Native Hawaiian Astronomy and Navigation. Rooted in STEAM principles, this immersive program will allow students to explore the intersection of science and Native Hawaiian culture.
Space is limited and advance registration is required.
(Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian)
He Lani Ko Luna (A Sky Above)
Navigation and wayfinding are the focus of this two-day festival. Activities highlighting the science of traditional Hawaiian practices include scientific and artist demonstrations, storytelling, navigation workshops, a pop-up planetarium, and creative hands-on activities. Meet the Native Hawaiian scientists from the 'Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawai'i..
(Smithsonian American Indian Museum)