Grand Rapids Asian Festival

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Have some kalbi (Korean barbecued beef short ribs) to warm you up on this cold day! ... See MoreSee Less

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Eat Pho' (Vietnamese soup) and be a Karaoke Star!

Mai and our friends at Bangkok Taste Cuisine are raising funds for the Grand Rapids Asian Festival 2018.

$10 gets you a bowl of Pho' and Thai Iced Tea

Take on the Pho' Challenge @ $30 - Winner gets a t-shirt and bragging rights! + GRAF Love!

$1 to sing your song.

Random Singer - You pick anyone to sing (friend or stranger) and if they do you pay $5 or more!

Karaoke Hosts - Ace Marasigan DJ Entertainment and Zahara Avalon.

Bankok Taste Cuisine
15 Jefferson Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Family-friendly - Bring your money haha!
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Pho-Raoke. Karaoke Fun.

November 19, 2017, 5:00pm - November 19, 2017, 7:00pm

Eat Pho' (Vietnamese soup) and be a Karaoke Star! Mai and our friends at Bangkok Taste Cuisine are raising funds for the Grand Rapids Asian Festival 2018. $10 gets you a bowl of Pho' and Thai Iced Tea Take on the Pho' Challenge @ $30 - Winner gets a t-shirt and bragging rights! + GRAF Love! $1 to sing your song. Random Singer - You pick anyone to sing (friend or stranger) and if they do you pay $5 or more! Karaoke Hosts - Ace Marasigan DJ Entertainment and Zahara Avalon. Bankok Taste Cuisine 15 Jefferson Ave SE Grand Rapids, MI 49503 Family-friendly - Bring your money haha!

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Thank you Grand Rapids Area Chamber for supporting the Asian Festival. We now have the perfect place for official #GRAF18 meetings.

Just another perk of the many benefits of belonging to the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce.
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Sorry, the event is CANCELLED due to the weather.

Thank you once more to the groups and leaders that were willing to help out.

Trizzy Tran, Yili Bonarski, Sonal Patel Dave Mata

Again congrats to Rosa Parks Circle and to the city of GR.
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Celebrate Rosa Parks Circle

October 28, 2017, 8:30am

We have decided to cancel the remainder of the event due to weather. We apologize for any inconvenience. Thank you to those of you who came out and supported us today! —�—�—�— Rosa Parks Circle has been named one of 5 Great Public Spaces in America! With exceptional design by internationally-acclaimed artist Maya Lin, support by the Frey Foundation, and the dedication of countless other community members, this cherished place in the heart of our city has contributed greatly to the vibrancy of Grand Rapids. To celebrate this exciting national recognition, we are showcasing everything you love about Rosa Parks Circle in one day including live music, food trucks, free fitness, swing dancing, and more! Join us in celebrating all of the people and events that make Rosa Parks Circle a Great Place. Schedule of Events* MORNING: FREE FITNESS ∙ 8:30 - Yoga ∙ 9:30 - POUND ∙ 10:30 - Urban Moves RELAX AT ROSA: 11:00 – 2:00 ∙ Live music by Serita's Black Rose ∙ Food trucks ∙ Live pumpkin carving by Randy Finch ∙ Kids crafts ∙ Yard games AFTERNOON ∙ 2:00 - Proclamation from Mayor Rosalynn Bliss ∙ 2:30 - Gaga ball with Grand Rapids Sport & Social Club (GRSSC) ∙ 4:00 - Swing dancing with Grand Rapids Original Swing Society - GROSS ∙ 5:00 - Salsa dancing and World dance with Armentality Movement Arts Center ∙ 6:00 - Asian dance performances including Indian Classical Fusion, Fan Dance, Martial Arts Demo, and Lion dancers ∙ Food trucks EVENING ∙ 7:00 - Kids Monster Mash dance party with Ace Marasigan DJ Entertainment ∙ 8:00 - Live music by Avalon Cutts-Jones Music *Activity times subject to change. Stay tuned for event updates. Learn more about the story of Rosa Parks Circle: indd.adobe.com/view/3940eb96-3922-4026-83ea-fbac38ca1c23 Learn more about the 2017 Great Places designation from the American Planning Association: planning.org/greatplaces/

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Nigiri sushi is a type of sushi comprising of a slice of fresh fish pressed onto a mound of vinegar rice and has a little wasabi between the layers.

DID YOU KNOW this type of sushi is meant to be eaten with your fingers? It’s an easier way to dip it into the soy sauce without spilling rice into it! Purists also recommend not mixing wasabi into your soy sauce.
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