Generations of Asian and Pacific Islander immigrants have made an indelible impact on American culture and history, but their stories have not always been given the attention they deserve. Today, Asian and Pacific Islander heritage is gaining stronger representation in television, film, music, art and media. Macy’s is proud to celebrate comedians, writers and actors who bring their unique voices and experiences to a vast audience.
Find out what your favorite Macy’s store is up to for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month!
Thursday, May 9
Join our host Ji Suk Yi from The Chicago Sun Times for a conversation and Q&A with comedian Joel Kim Booster as they discuss the importance of comedy in celebrating heritage and addressing issues of representation. After the discussion, stick around for a meet and greet* with the star himself. Plus, enjoy sweet treats by Eli's Ark Chicago, cold brew teas by Easthill Tea Co., an interactive station by Japanese Culture Center, music by acclaimed Chicago saxophonist Mai Sugimoto and more!**
Seating is limited and ﬁrst come, ﬁrst served. *First 150 customers to check-in at the event will receive a wristband to meet Joel Kim Booster. Event seating and event check-in table to receive designated wristband will open at 5pm on 5/9/19. One photo per person, while time permits. No selﬁes. Pictures will be taken with customer's phone/camera by Macy's personnel. **One per person. While supplies last and time permits.
Monday, May 13
Join us at Macy's Herald Square as we celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with a tribute to the art of comedy featuring a performance from Asian AF and a conversation with The Daily Show's Senior Correspondent, Ronny Chieng, hosted by Late Night with Seth Myers writer, Karen Chee! Stick around after the discussion to meet Ronny!
Saturday, May 18
Head to Macy's Downtown LA Plaza as we celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with a tribute to the art of comedy featuring special guests from Asian AF. Plus, with a qualifying purchase, you'll receive a special APAHM journal! Don't miss out on your chance to be part of this special conversation and Q&A!
Plus, enjoy refreshing boba tea samples from Toastea Cafe! Bringing artisanal tea to the neighborhood and changing the world one cup at a time.
Unfortunately, things happen; events change or may be canceled, and supplies may run out!