Visions 2017: Celebrating Asian and Pacific Island culture

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Thursday, June 1, 2017

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:

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

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

Viet Lead

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 | Twitter: @laos_inthehouse | Instagram: @laos_inthehouse

Philadelphia Assembled

Chenrezig Tibetan Buddhist Center of Philadelphia

954 N. Marshall St. Phila. PA 19123

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

Win tickets to the Festival: Sweepstakes

Meet Kensho Watanabe

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

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

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

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

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

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


Instagram: @thanglongphilly

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