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Pittsburgh Chinatown Celebration

April 16, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Starting at 1pm on April 16, 2022 we will be commemorating the Chinese Americans who first came to Pittsburgh in the 1880’s and the Chinatown district they built in downtown Pittsburgh.

The Pennsylvania Governor’s Commission on Preservation and Museums’ board members as well as other elected officials throughout the state will be on hand for the unveiling of the plaque declaring the landmark.

This is a free outdoor event with cultural performances and music, cultural crafts and activities, Lion Dance teams, and an Asian marketplace. Cantonese-American Suave Pav will be on hand to bring his new wavy Soulection of afrobeat, trap, and Brazilian baile to his open format DJing for the afternoon.

Earlier in the day at 12pm there is a walking tour of historic Chinatown spaces with Shirley Yee. Folks interested in this 45minute tour should meet at 519 Court Place.
As part of the day’s celebration, we are very excited to present rappers jason chu and Alan Z who will perform Face Value, their new album centering 170+ years of Asian American history.

African American bilingual Mandarin rapper and Fulbright scholar MC Tingbudong will be performing his project Viral 001, a multimedia conversation between China and Black America.

Cultural performances from local organizations include:

-Steel Dragon Martial Arts Lion Dance Team
– OCA Performance Ensemble
– Win Win Kung Fu Cultural Center
– Zang Taekwon- Do
– Yang Jing Chinese Ensemble
– Ruby Jain Dance Academy
– YuGe Women’s Choir
– Bhutanese Community Association of Pittsburgh (BCAP)


April 16, 2022
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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