Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month! Join us in celebrating the culture, traditions, and history of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States and our vibrant community. 

Where To Dine 

Asian and Pacific Islander inspired cuisine is found all over Downtown West Palm Beach. Transport yourself to a different part of the world with every dish you order! 

Chopsticks 
501 Olive Avenue 
Order classic Chinese dishes for delivery, carryout or dine in! 

Inch and Ounces 
400 Clematis Street 103 
Stop in this chic Vietnamese spot for a delightful banh-mi or bowl of pho. 

Kabuki  
308 Clematis Street 
Indulge in your favorite sushi rolls and Thai-inspired appetizers.  
Pro-tip: Enjoy a delicious selection of dishes and cocktails during a daily happy hour from 3 – 6:30 p.m. 

Kapow Noodle Bar 
519 Clematis Street 
Kapow Noodle Bar takes on a contemporary Southeast Asian cuisine with a unique and colorful twist. 

Pipeline Poke 
310 S. Dixie Highway # 300 
Pipeline Poké serves real, fresh, quality Hawaiian cuisine. Imagine sushi, but in a bowl!  
Pro-tip: Stop in on a Saturday to buy one, get one half-off salmon bowls.  

Sushi Yama 
330 Clematis Street # 107 
Watch the as the chefs create your savory sushi roll as you dine at Sushi Yama which offers a wide variety of delicious, traditional Japanese cuisine. 

Happenings 

Aloha Islanders Hawaiian Entertainment Performance
Friday, April 30 at 6 p.m.

To kick off Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month, join us on the Downtown West Palm Beach Waterfront for a special evening performance. Enjoy an action-packed show filled with traditional dances from Hawaii, Tahiti, Samoa, and New Zealand!

City of West Palm Beach Proclamation  
Monday, May 3 at 5 p.m.
At the City Commission meeting, West Pam Bech Mayor Keith A. James will issue a special proclamation declaring the month of May as Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, and the City will host a series of events in celebration in May. 

Mandel Public Library

The Mandel Public Library will observe the month with a series of FREE events for adults and children. The events celebrate the culture, heritage, histories, cultural diversity and contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, and offers educational opportunities surrounding the challenges they face.  

Korean-English Bilingual Storytime 
Saturday, May 15 from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. 
Partake in a family-fun Korean-English Bilingual Storytime for families with children up to 5 years old. Join the Children’s Librarian, Ms. Jin, for music and movement, songs, rhymes, art, and of course, great books in Korean and English in the library courtyard. Children will receive a take-home arts and crafts kit. Registration is required and limited to 15 families. For your comfort, please bring a blanket for seating during storytime. To register call (561) 868-7703. 

KidSpace Book Club: “Front Desk” by Kelly Yang 
Saturday, May 22 from 2 – 3 p.m. 
In honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, kids in grades 3-5 are invited to read and discuss the book “Front Desk” by Kelly Yang, winner of the Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature. Yang’s own childhood experiences of life as a Chinese immigrant to America are woven into the unforgettably resilient character of Mia Tang. Registration is required and is limited to 6 children. To register call (561) 868-7703. 

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Bingo 
Thursday, May 27 from 4 – 5 p.m. 
Kids in grades K-5 are invited to play a game of Bingo while learning about the Asian and Pacific Islander history, culture, and achievements that have shaped the history of the United States. Registration is required and is limited to 15 children. To register call (561) 868-7703.