Saturday, June 22 | 6:30 - 8:30 PM
662 Mission Street San Francisco
Unwind after the Kalayaan SF Festival, celebrate Philippine Independence Day with YFPA at Novela!
Novela is a short walk from the festival, join us from 6:30-8:30 PM! Come by and say hello!
For those looking for East Bay events that mix multiculturalism and wellness activity, this is the event for you.
Saturday, May 11, 9 AM - 12 PM
Register for FREE online by May 8
Please join Samuel Merritt University's Ethnic Health Institute and East Bay Regional Park District for a Community Multicultural Wellness walk along the Martin Luther King Jr. Regional Shorline in Oakland.
Our intention is for the walk to serve as motivation to continue the promotion of cardiovascular health, physical activity and overall wellness throughout the year. It is our hope that the walk will encourage people of all ages, and representative of our diverse communities, to exercise and connect with nature-- generating physical and mental health benefits for individuals, families and entire communities.
We hope you are able to join us in our effort to walk for health!
Healthy snacks, community resources and a 90 minute guided walk will be provided.
What to Bring: Comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen, hat, and plenty of water.
To reach Martin Luther King Jr. Regional Shoreline
From I-880 in Oakland, exit at Hegenberger Road and proceed west.
Turn right onto Doolittle Drive (Hwy. 61)
Turn right onto Swan Way.
Then turn left into the park for access to trails (you will see a large
grassy play area, picnic table areas and a boardwalk out to the Arrowhead Marsh).
or contact Leslie Brown, email@example.com, 5108-79-9200 ext, 7335
WHAT: SF Giants Filipino Heritage Night 1
WHEN: Tuesday, May 21 | 6:45 pm
WHERE: Oracle Park
The Giants invite all members of the Bay Area's Filipino community to 2019's first installment of Filipino Heritage Night! Join the Giants in celebrating the Bay Area's strong Filipino culture as the Giants host the Atlanta Braves.
Your Special Event ticket package includes a ticket to the Tuesday evening game, as well as a limited edition Giants Filipino Heritage Night Expandable Backpack! Cultural entertainment will take place at the pre-game in our plaza spaces, and on-field prior to the start of the game, so be sure to arrive early!
A portion of proceeds from all Filipino Heritage Night Special Event ticket sales benefit cultural non-profit organizations in the community. We hope you join us at Oracle Park to celebrate your Filipino and Giants pride!
Have you been looking for a way to get more involved with YFPA this year beyond our events? We have plenty of opportunities to engage in a way that suits your calendar and schedule. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
We're continuing to collect financial donations to be used for scholarship awards in 2020. Please support our scholarship program and make a financial gift today.
To give, please visit:
YFPA Scholarship Fund
San Francisco Mayor London N. Breed
Cordially invites you to attend
THE 2018 FILIPINO AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH
"Celebrating our History, Creating our Legacy"
Friday, October 19, 2018
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Seating is limited and will be begin at 5:00pm
City Hall Rotunda
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
Program includes a special Proclamation presented by Mayor London N. Breed.
~~~ Featuring ~~~
Students from Bessie Carmichael Elementary School
Westbay Pilipino Multiservice Center
Likha Pilipino Folk Ensemble
Attire: Traditional Filipino / Business Casual
The Oakland Athletics held its annual Filipino Heritage Night at the Oakland Coliseum Friday, August 3. Filipino pride was recognized with dance performances, food trucks serving traditional Filipino cuisine, cultural activities and community engagement in Champions Plaza.
"The Filipino community is such an important part of the Bay Area," said Troy Smith, Vice President of the Oakland Athletics. "It's important to celebrate heritage, we just want the ballpark to be a welcoming place for everybody."
Long time A's fan and filmmaker Dante Basco threw out the first pitch and the celebration included a bobblehead giveaway of the A's mascot Stomper wearing a Barong Tagalog.
The A's beat the Seattle Mariners 7-5 with 17, 942 in attendance. Go A's!
A list of the featured food trucks:
– Antonik’s BBQ
– Carinderia Food Truck
– Frozen Kushterd
– It’s All Gravy
– Magnolia Ice Cream
– maSarap Truck
– Yummy BBQ
On Saturday, August 11th, 2018, YFPA hosted a panel discussion with two of our past scholarship award winners as part of the Leadership Pavilion at Pistahan 2018 Parade and Festival, held at the Yerba Buena Gardens in San Francisco.
Joining the YFPA panel were 2016 & 2017 scholarship award winners, Krystal and Alyanna. Krystal is now a third-year sociology major with a minor in race and resistance at San Francisco State University. She is from the East Bay and graduated from Encinal High School in Alameda, CA. Alyanna is now a second-year physiology science major at UCLA. She is from the East Bay and graduated from Hercules High School in Hercules, CA.
Panelists shared their experiences on selecting colleges, majors, first year college life and their favorite college experiences to date.
Below is a short excerpt from the panel discussion:
YFPA Host: How did you select the college you wanted to attend? And what were the factors you were considering in making this choice?
Krystal: So, for me, I currently attend San Francisco State University. My process for selecting a school is considering how good a program is. I’m a sociology major and heard the sociology program at SFSU is really good. I also took into consideration that SFSU is the first and only college with ethnic studies in the nation.
Alyanna: I lived in the Bay Area my whole life. I really wanted to go to college somewhere different and a little bit further away from home, so I decided on UCLA. It’s a pretty great school and it’s close enough to home where I can drive or just a plane ride away. I also visited UCLA before I applied to colleges and I really liked the majors offered. They also have a pretty large Filipino community there, so it feels like a home away from home.
Thank you to both Krystal and Alyanna for coming back to share their college experiences with us. We are so proud of our scholarship winners and are looking forward to hearing more on their progress through college and beyond.
The Pistahan Parade and Festival celebrated its 25th year in San Francisco August 11 -12 in the Yerba Buena Center in the South of Market district. Pistahan SF is every second weekend of August, thousands of people get to celebrate, learn, eat and experience Filipino culture.
The South of Market District has been officially commissioned as the Pilipinas Cultural District by the city of San Francisco.
If you are interested in learning about the YFPA scholarship, eligibility requirements and application, please visit our website at www.YFPASF.com/scholarship.