Moon Gate Plaza: Groundbreaking

Today we attended the groundbreaking ceremonies for Moon Gate Plaza, developed by MidPen Housing. This project was a long time coming, and ACE members are very happy that this day has finally arrived. As most of the speakers explained, along with MidPen, it took a community and the City of Salinas to make this all happen — a network of cooperation between individuals, organizations, and … Continue reading Moon Gate Plaza: Groundbreaking

Moon Gate Plaza, Salinas Chinatown

Sun and Moon Gate Designs

Recently, Betsy Elizabeth Wilson of MidPen informed us that MidPen is now soliciting designs for the Sun and Moon Gate gates that will eventually be placed on the two Soledad St. entrances to Moon Gate Plaza. Finalists will receive a $1000 design fee to create a proposal for the two gates. Selected artist/s will receive a $5000 commission to develop their design. We thought you … Continue reading Sun and Moon Gate Designs

Tell your story — on film!

Image above from the Henry T. Gong collection. Got a story to tell about your life or your family’s life in Salinas? Here’s a chance for you to tell that story, and get it on film! The Salinas Public Library is offering a Free Digital Storytelling Workshop through Story Center, California Listens: Salinas Stories project. The deadline to apply is June 12. Coming up soon! … Continue reading Tell your story — on film!

Salinas Chinatown Asian Festival 2018

We hope to see you at our 2018 Asian Festival! Check out the ethnic food, historical exhibits, entertainment, and the classic Chinatown car show! And while you are there, check out the site of what will be the new Moon Gate Plaza apartment complex (90 units) and artist community, corner of Lake & Soledad Sts., and the new Nihonmachi Village complex on E. Rossi and … Continue reading Salinas Chinatown Asian Festival 2018

ACE/Asian Festival Fundraiser 3/24

YOU ARE INVITED to our ACE/Asian Festival Fundraiser, featuring Aireene Espiritu & The Itch: March 24, 2 to 5 pm, at the Filipino Community Center, 250 Calle Cebu in Salinas. Mike PZ & Assoc. will open with an acoustic performance. Open to all ages: kids are free! Listen to Aireene Espiritu singing “Going Back Where I Belong” (audio): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QiCB_ZucWZg Although we offer discounts for students with ID … Continue reading ACE/Asian Festival Fundraiser 3/24

KION report: “Residents Recall Salinas Chinatown’s Thriving Past”

As the Chinese Lunar New Year 2018 arrives (the year of the Earth Dog), Linda Zhang of KION/Telemundo recently interviewed Wellington Lee about the history of Chinatown, and the Wang family about their immigrant experience and Chinese work ethics. Check out the video HERE, and happy new year to you!   Continue reading KION report: “Residents Recall Salinas Chinatown’s Thriving Past”

Aireene Espiritu: ACE/Asian Festival Fundraiser

We’re getting an early start on promoting our ACE / Asian Festival Fundraiser, featuring musician and vocalist Aireene Espiritu and the Itch, March 24, 2018, at the Filipino Community Center, on Calle Cebu St., Salinas, 2 to 5 pm. Check out the poster below for ticketing information. Your purchase of tickets will help support ACE and the Asian Festival programs to promote the history and culture … Continue reading Aireene Espiritu: ACE/Asian Festival Fundraiser