Visions 2017: Celebrating Asian and Pacific Island culture

Thursday, June 01, 2017 03:50PM
We're celebrating Asian and Pacific Islander history and culture with a Special Visions 2017, hosted by Nydia Han.

First up, we'll take you to Chinatown's new mecca for dining. Then, visit a Vietnamese Garden that connects seniors and high school students with each other and their roots. We meet the new assistant conductor of the Philadelphia Orchestra along with two Princeton high school students who have written a textbook on race relations that's being used across the country! Plus, we'll take you to a new fencing club in New Jersey opened by a Chinese Olympic medaling fencer and sample authentic Chinese dumplings and Vietnamese pho.

Our special Visions 2017 airs Saturday at 7:30pm on 6abc. Here are the details on people and places featured:

VISIONS Chinatown Square
Eat great, even late at Chinatown Square
Chinatown has a new mecca for food, drinks & entertainment! We check out Chinatown square for all of its good eats and late night treats.
Chinatown Square (Open until 2am on Mon-Tues, 4 a.m. on Fri-Sun)
1016-18 Race Street, Philadelphia
(267) 250-3621
https://www.facebook.com/chinatownsquare

VISIONS Elders Garden
Resilient Roots Vietnamese Elders Garden
A garden in East Camden is connecting elder Vietnamese refugees to their homeland, while teaching the younger generation about their roots through a partnership between Camden Children's Garden Program and the Camden School District.
Resilient Roots Community Farm
29th & Cramer Streets
East Camden, NJ
https://www.facebook.com/ResilientRootsFarm

Viet Lead
https://www.facebook.com/vietlead

VISIONS Laos in the House
Laos in the House
A Laotian refugee turned South Philly poet, whose work has been featured on the national stage, is now using her art to unite and heal the Laotian American community.
Laos in the House
Facebook.com/catzuella | Twitter: @laos_inthehouse | Instagram: @laos_inthehouse

Philadelphia Assembled
http://phlassembled.net

Chenrezig Tibetan Buddhist Center of Philadelphia
954 N. Marshall St. Phila. PA 19123
http://www.tibetanbuddhist.org/calendar

VISIONS Chinese Lantern Fest
Chinese Lantern Festival at Franklin Square
You can experience a Chinese tradition dating back thousands of years -- simply by traveling to Old City's Franklin Square!
Chinese Lantern Festival
Sunday-Thursday, 6-10p, Friday & Saturday, 6-11p through June 11th
6th & Race Streets, Philadelphia, PA
https://www.facebook.com/Phillylanternfestival
Win tickets to the Festival: Sweepstakes

VISIONS Kensho Watanabe
Meet Kensho Watanabe
The Philadelphia Orchestra's new assistant conductor took an unusual path to his position...and as already had some major surprises!
Kenshowatanabe.com | Philadelphia Orchestra bio

VISIONS Chinese Fencing
Chinese Fencing
An Olympic medaling fencer from China just opened a club in New Jersey, with a mission of developing elite fencers here in the US!
92 N Main Street, Windsor NJ, 08561
Wanglei Int'l Fencing Club | Facebook

VISIONS Rowan President
Rowan President's Hot Sauce
Dr. Ali Houshmand was born and raised in Iran, an upbringing that fuels his passion for education in a way you might not expect.
Office of the President

VISIONS Princeton HS Choose
Princeton HS Students Choose
A pair of Princeton High School students are working to educate the nation on the subject of racism with a textbook already being used in 22 states!
Princeton CHOOSE | Facebook | GoFundMe Page

Asian American Journalist's Association | Facebook
Annual Convention, Philadelphia, July 26-29

VISIONS Dumplings
Rebecca's Dumplings
Rebecca's dumplings are made just like her grandmother in China used to make them.
Rebecca's Dumplings
Where to buy: Artisan Exchange
208 Carter Drive; West Chester, PA
(610) 719-0282

Pete's Produce
1225 E Street Road; West Chester, PA
(610) 399-3711

VISIONS Pho Paradise
Pho Paradise in Kensington
There's a little piece of pho paradise in Kensington, and it's as authentic as you can get.
Thang Lo Pho
2536 Kensington Avenue
215-425-0078
Instagram: @thanglongphilly
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