10th Anniversary Asian Festival – April 29!

This year’s Salinas Chinatown Asian Festival is going to be special, because we are celebrating our 10th anniversary. Come and join us on Saturday, April 29. The festivities begin with opening introductions and the Lion Dance at 11 a.m. There will be lots of food, produce for sale, entertainment, walking tours, presentations, and a bigger & better car show. MIG, planning consultants for the Chinatown … Continue reading 10th Anniversary Asian Festival – April 29!

Support ACE with a Yummy Take-out Tri-tip Meal

Support ACE by purchasing a yummy Tri-Tip take-out dinner with meat from our local Star Market, cooked and served by members of the Buddhist Temple of Salinas! Besides its reputation for being delicious, the Tri-tip dinner serves 4 to 6 people, and comes with salad and rolls! Supporting ACE helps us develop programs to preserve, promote, and enrich the history and multicultural identity of Salinas Chinatown—historically the … Continue reading Support ACE with a Yummy Take-out Tri-tip Meal

Support ACE: Purchase a Tri-Tip Dinner

It’s that time again. Support ACE by purchasing a yummy Tri-Tip take-out dinner from the Salinas Buddhist Temple. Besides being delicious, the Tri-tip dinner serves 4 to 6 people, and comes with salad and rolls! Contact any of the three people below for tickets, and pick up your dinner at the Buddhist Temple, 14 California St., on November 12. Continue reading Support ACE: Purchase a Tri-Tip Dinner

Salinas Chinatown Inside Out

Yesterday, Virginia Becker photographed the people of Salinas Chinatown for the Inside Out Project, set up by CSUMB’s Service Learning Institute. Inside Out is the world’s largest participatory art project. Many these photographs will be blown up large and posted as a temporary art on a wall of one of the buildings on Soledad St. You can see some of the photos in the Chinatown/Salinas – … Continue reading Salinas Chinatown Inside Out

ACE Seeks Volunteers

Asian Cultural Experience (ACE) of Salinas is working with the Salinas Downtown Community Board and other organizations on the revitalization of Salinas Chinatown — a neighborhood that was founded in 1893. We are seeking volunteers with ideas and a passion for historic preservation and community development. You do not have to be Asian to join ACE. Our mission is to preserve, promote, and enrich the … Continue reading ACE Seeks Volunteers

The Chinese Digest and Chinatowns in the U.S.

  One of the best sources of historical information about Asian communities in the U.S. can be found in their newspapers. The Chinese Digest, or “CD,” as their all-volunteer staff called it, was published at 868 Washington St. in San Francisco by the China Cultural Society of America. A quick check on Google Maps locates their office at the corner of Old Chinatown Lane (Cameron Alley), … Continue reading The Chinese Digest and Chinatowns in the U.S.