AAPI Community Festival

AAPI Community Festival

Celebrating AAPI stories, creativity, & communities

About this event

Join Cut Fruit Collective on May 1 as we kick off AAPI Heritage Month celebrating intergenerational AAPI storytelling, art, crafts, performances and more in Oakland Chinatown at Lincoln Square Park. All ages are welcome!

The park is a vital community space for Oakland Chinatown and to spotlight the latest campaign to rebuild the recreation center, we're sharing stories about its legacy together with Chinatown Pretty, Friends of Lincoln Square Park, the Oakland Chinatown Oral History Project, and Oakland Central.


Lincoln Square Park Stories Exhibit by Chinatown Pretty x the Oakland Chinatown Oral History Project
  • This exhibit showcases Oakland Chinatown elders sharing memories of Lincoln Square Park in Chinatown Pretty's signature sartorial portraits and storytelling.
Chinatown Pretty Portrait Day
  • Bring your elders and family to get your very own portraits taken by the Chinatown Pretty team in time for Mother's Day! Be sure to wear your Chinatown Pretty best!

Performances by

  • Ferocious Lotus, a Bay Area AAPI theater group, will perform Oakland Chinatown oral histories
  • Lower Grand Radio will be spinning tunes all day
  • More details coming soon!

About Lincoln Square Park

With a rich heritage centered in Chinatown and an open door ethos, this family-friendly park is uniquely positioned to serve the multi-generational, multi-cultural residents, students, and visitors to Oakland. The dedicated park staff have developed a network of program partners, making it one of the busiest parks in Oakland. The most distinguishing feature is the iconic junk boat play structure first constructed in 1969. Learn more about the new campaign to rebuild the recreation center here.

A big thank you to our partners!

About Cut Fruit Collective

Cut Fruit Collective is a SF Bay Area grassroots group creating art for AAPI community care. Our goals are to support AAPI artists, amplify AAPI activists, invest in vulnerable AAPI neighborhoods, and build coalitions across AAPI communities and beyond. We see a colorful future where all AAPI communities thrive and feel seen, heard, and celebrated.

Event artwork created by Shawna Chan.


Sun, May 1
11 AM - 4 PM


Lincoln Square Park
250 10th St.
Oakland Chinatown