APIA Affairs celebrates Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month (APAHM) in the spring. This month was designated to commemorate the first Japanese immigration to the United States on May 7th, 1853. It also honors the Chinese immigrants who worked to complete the transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869. For the past two years, we have celebrated the occasion with an event at the Hippodrome, located in downtown Gainesville, to showcase the rich and diverse Asian American cultures within the greater Gainesville community through music, performance, and food from local businesses. Please check our calendar for a specific time and date for this event.