Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

May 9, 2022 /

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Join ASLA-NY as we celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month! Stop by this page throughout the month as we add content every week including new additions to our Member Spotlight Series.


The Asian / Pacific American Heritage Web portal is a collaborative project of the Library of Congress and the National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum – NYC


Jeff Hou – Design as Activism, hosted by the Landscape Architecture Foundation

PBS Asian American Docu-series:


Let’s Destroy the Myth of Asian Americans as the Model Minority, by Ernie Wong, FASLA

Find New Resilience by Telling Your Story, By Masako Ikegami, ASLA

Asian Hate Didn’t Start with the Pandemic; It Will Not End with It Either Unless Everyone Acts, By Yujia Wang, ASLA

Asian Reflections on the American Landscape Identifying and Interpreting Asian Heritage, National Park Service, National Center for Cultural Resources


NYC Parks has events scheduled all month to celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage. Check out the list with details here:


Chinatown and Little Italy Historic District New York

The Chinatown neighborhood was formed from the mid-19th to the early 20th century, a dynamic period in American history when waves of immigrants from all corners of the world came to New York seeking opportunity. Learn more about the history of Chinatown HERE

Sakura Park Riverside Dr., Claremont Ave. To W. 122 St., Manhattan

Sakura Park owes its name to the more than 2,000 cherry trees delivered to parks in New York City from Japan in 1912. The word sakura means “cherry blossom” in Japanese. The cherry trees were to be presented as a gift from the Committee of Japanese Residents of New York as part of the Hudson-Fulton Celebration in 1909.

Asian American Landscape Architecture Pioneers

Asa Hanamoto, FASLA

Masao Kinoshita, FASLA  

Robert Murase, FASLA

Kenichi Nakano, FASLA

Satoru Nishita, FASLA

Hideo Sasaki, FASLA

Takeo Uesugi, FASLA

Member Spotlight

Sandra Nam Cioffi
Founding Principal, Ink Landscape Architects, PLLC

Learn more about Sandra

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