2017 Japanese Summer Festival
Aug
5
11:00 am11:00

2017 Japanese Summer Festival

  • Lucy Cuddy Hall

The Japan Alaska Association and the Consular Office of Japan in Anchorage proudly present this year's Summer Festival.  Come celebrate Japanese food and culture with games, martial arts demonstrations, a tea ceremony, Taiko drumming, Ikebana, crafts, and a cosplay contest by Senshi Con!

Admission to this event is free though cash for purchases with vendors is recommended

 

Bridge Builders of Anchorage Unity Gala 2017
Aug
19
5:15 pm17:15

Bridge Builders of Anchorage Unity Gala 2017

  • Hotel Captain Cook

Join Bridge Builders of Anchorage for the 2017 Unity Gala, our annual gala celebrating and honoring excellence in community service.  In addition to a program with cultural performances and recognition for our "Community Stars," there will be a silent auction, a scrumptious dinner and delightful dancing.

Tickets are $70 and can be purchased online below or by calling 907.250.6706

Purchase Unity Gala 2017 Tickets Here

Samoan Luau Cooking Class & Dinner
Jul
15
11:30 am11:30

Samoan Luau Cooking Class & Dinner

  • Cuddy Family Midtown Park

Keys to Life and the Polynesian Association of Alaska proudly present this season's last Community Engagement Through Cooking event, featuring a Samoan Luau.  Lucy Hansen will be instructing the cooking class portion of the day as well as sharing and celebrating Samoan dancing, music, rugby, and culture.  

The cooking class begins at 11:30 am and costs $25 per person (includes dinner)

For dinner only, the meal starts at 2 pm adn costs $20 per person or $50 per family of 4, children under 12 are $6

Limited spots are available, make your reservation online at http://keystolifealaska.com

 

Media & Community Stakeholder Roundtable
Jul
10
11:00 am11:00

Media & Community Stakeholder Roundtable

  • BP Energy Center

New America Media, the Federal Trade Commission, Bridge Builders of Anchorage, and the Polynesian Association of Alaska invite you to learn how to spot and avoid scams targeting the diverse communities of Anchorage.

Bringing together FTC officials, representatives from the Alaska Attorney General's Office, local police officers, legal aid attorneys, community advocates, and victims of fraud, this discussion will highlight what the media and civic leaders can do to protect themselves and better inform people in their community.

Please RSVP to:

Anthony Advincula at aadvincula@newamericamedia.org

Shikha Singh at ssingh@newamericamedia.org

or by calling (415) 503-4170 

 

2017 Fourth of July Parade
Jul
4
10:00 am10:00

2017 Fourth of July Parade

  • Delaney Park Strip

Join Bridge Builders of Anchorage and over 100 participants from more than 25 cultures as we celebrate diversity and our theme of "A Great American Melting Pot" in this year's Fourth of July Parade.  We were the Grand Champion's of the 2016 Fourth of July Parade, so let's try to do a repeat!

Meet us in front of the ConocoPhillips building at 700 G Street beginning at 10 am for preparation and staging in time for the 11 am parade start time.

APD Recruitment Info Session
Jun
29
3:00 pm15:00

APD Recruitment Info Session

  • APD Training Center

Mayor Berkowitz has spoken many times on his desire to see the Anchorage Police Department (APD) continue to diversify and reflect our community.  In an effort to understand the process and requirements of applying to become a police officer, as well as answering any questions, APD is hosting an Information Session

Space is limited so please register at:  https://MOA_OnLineForms.formstack.com/forms/apd_recruitmentinfosession

This is a great opportunity to explore a career with the Department. Keep in mind there are many options within APD outside of a sworn officer.  Please share this information widely within your communities. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact:

Amy Coffman at 343-7112, Coffmanaj@muni.org  

Sgt. Mike Jensen at 786-2481, mjensen@muni.org.

Nanta
Jun
26
7:00 pm19:00

Nanta

  • Alaska Center for the Performing Arts

Join us for a wonderful celebration of Korea Alaska Friendship during a free performance of "Nanta," an award winning Korean musical, presented in part by the Consular Office of the Republic of Korea, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Korean American Community of Anchorage.

Free tickets are available at https://tickets.centertix.com/eventperformances

 

 

Jun
24
11:00 am11:00

Anchorage Pride Fest

  • Delaney Park Strip

Culmination celebration of Pride week, including a parade, activities, entertainment, and vendors.

Jun
24
11:00 am11:00

Korea Alaska Friendship Festival

  • South High School

The Korean American Community of Anchorage proudly presents an afternoon of food and traditional Korean performances including music, dance, martial arts, and more.

Camp Kaleidoscope, Youth Day Camp from June 19th - June 23rd
Jun
19
Jun 23

Camp Kaleidoscope, Youth Day Camp from June 19th - June 23rd

  • Central Lutheran Church

Camp Kaleidoscope is a fun day camp for youth between the ages of 8 to 14, that celebrates music, dance, art, stories, and ethnic cooking that can be found around the world and around Anchorage.  Each day includes 4 classes and lunch will be provided.

For more information or to register visit www.keystolifealaska.com  

Early bird registration rate is $275 until April 15th; $300 afterwards

Alaska Highway 75th Anniversary Celebration
Jun
5
11:00 am11:00

Alaska Highway 75th Anniversary Celebration

  • 333 West 4th Avenue Anchorage, AK, 99501 United States

Please join the Alaska Highway Project at the celebration of the 75th Anniversary of the completion of the Alaska Highway.  The historic meeting in 1942 of the bulldozer from the 97th Engineers (an African-American unit) with the bulldozer from the 18th Engineers (a Caucasian unit), signified the completion of the Alaska Highway.  The success of African-American engineers in building a large portion of the Alaska Highway is an important piece of Alaskan history.

The Alaska Highway Project has been working to recognize the contribution of these African American soldiers.  After many years of dedicated work by the Alaska Highway Project, on April 30th, 2017 Governor Walker signed SB46 into law, which adds this important history into the Alaska Studies curriculum.  And now October 25th is forever established as "African American Soldiers Contribution to Building the Alaska Highway Day."

We will also be honoring Mr. Larkins, currently 96 years young, who is one of the members of the African American regiment.  Come join us in welcoming Mr. Larkins back to Alaska as we celebrate this remarkable milestone in our state history.

Parking is on 3rd Avenue, and the event is taking place on the 2nd floor

Pista Sa Nayon
Jun
3
1:30 pm13:30

Pista Sa Nayon

  • Delaney Park Strip

The Filipino-American Community invites you to the Delaney Park Strip for a fiesta celebration complete with cultural entertainment, Filipino food, and traditional parlor games.  This event is free and welcome to all!

Jun
3
1:00 pm13:00

Anchorage Tlingit and Haida Annual Picnic

  • Goose Lake

Please join the Anchorage community of Tlingit and Haida for their annual picnic at Goose Lake.  There will be burgers and hot dogs and guests can bring their own sides and beverages to share.

The Portraits Project by MK MacNaughton
Jun
2
5:00 pm17:00

The Portraits Project by MK MacNaughton

  • Dos Manos Gallery

MK MacNaughton, an artist from Juneau who owns Sketch Studio, is sharing her work celebrating cross cultural understanding, respect, and honors immigrants in Alaska.  These large scale charcoal portraits feature local Alaskans from Anchorage and Juneau.

This First Friday event is free and open to the public.    

Free Community Outreach - Know Your Rights!
May
31
6:00 pm18:00

Free Community Outreach - Know Your Rights!

  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints

Please join Welcoming Anchorage, the Anchorage Equal Rights Commission, Bridge Builders of Anchorage, the Polynesian Association of Alaska, and the Alaska Federation of Filipino Americans, in a public forum about your rights.

Do you know what to do if stopped by the police of state troopers?

What questions can police or state troopers legally ask you?

Who can legally ask you about your immigration status?

Guest speakers include Robin Bronen (human rights attorney and Co-Founder of the Alaska Institute for Justice) and Barbara Brink (criminal defense attorney).

This event is free and will be in the Culture Hall of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints. 

Alaska Highway 75th Anniversary Celebration
May
26
6:00 pm18:00

Alaska Highway 75th Anniversary Celebration

  • BP Energy Center

The Alaska Highway Celebration Committee is marking the 75th Anniversary of the historic meeting in 1942 of the bulldozer from the 97th Engineers (an African-American unit) with the bulldozer from the 18th Engineers (a Caucasian unit) which signified the completion of the Alaska Highway.  The success of African-American engineers in building a large portion of the Alaska Highway is a little known piece of Alaskan history that we would love to share with a wider audience.

Come learn more about Alaskan history on the 26th in preparation for the 75th Anniversary event on Monday, June 5th.  The celebration starts at 11 am on the first floor of the Sunshine Mall at 333 W 4th Avenue.  

 

 

World Flavors Potluck 2017
May
13
3:30 pm15:30

World Flavors Potluck 2017

  • Mat-Su Career and Tech High School

Bridge Builders of Mat-Su Valley invite you to join in a celebration of the diverse cultures in the Valley.  Please being a dish from your cultural traditions to share while we meet and learn about our cultures.  There will be traditional cultural performances as well as door prizes, so please bring the whole family to this wonderful event.

Asian Culture Night 2017
May
4
7:00 pm19:00

Asian Culture Night 2017

  • Alaska Center for the Performing Arts

Please join the Asian Alaskan Cultural Center as they present Toronto's very own, Folklorico Filipino Canada of Toronto, during Asian Culture Night 2017.

The celebration is in the Atwood theatre at the PAC.  Tickets are $20 for general admission and $25 for reserved seats, and are available online at centertix.net

Perseverance Theatre Book Club: To Kill A Mockingbird
Apr
29
3:00 pm15:00

Perseverance Theatre Book Club: To Kill A Mockingbird

  • Z.J. Loussac Public Library

Join the discussion, hosted by the Perseverance Theatre Book Club, on Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird.  The book club will meet in the Ann Stevens room, where they hope to continue  "expanding your mind beyond the stage" and dig deep into the text of this Pulitzer Prize winning book.  You could also enter a drawing to win tickets to Perseverance Theatre's upcoming production of this American classic. 

Music Without Borders
Apr
23
4:00 pm16:00

Music Without Borders

  • Wendy Williamson Auditorium

The Russian American Colony Singers present a musical journey into the cultural heritage of Alaska.  Special guests include Trio Moscow Nights.  The tour includes performances in Juneau, Sitka, Fairbanks, and Anchorage.

Tickets are available from centertix.net or by calling 907.263.ARTS

Persian Cooking Class
Apr
15
5:00 pm17:00

Persian Cooking Class

  • Central Lutheran Church

Join Keys to Life as they present the next community engagement through cooking class, featuring the Rahmanian family.  Come learn about Persian culture and its people, all while enjoying a deliciously prepared Persian meal.

To participate in the class which includes dinner, its $25 per person

To join for dinner only, it is $15 per adult, $6 for children under 12

Register at keystolifealaska.com  

Norwegian Fish Dinner
Apr
8
5:30 pm17:30

Norwegian Fish Dinner

  • Viking Hall

Organized by the Sons of Norway, Bernt Balchen Lodge, this Norwegian Fish Dinner is a festive occasion sharing traditional homemade dishes with music by Bootleg Brown.  

Please call Viking Hall at 349.1613 for reservations by Friday, April 7th

Adults are $30; Teens 12-18 are $15; Children 6-11 are $5; and Children under 5 are free

Mother-Daughter Victorian Tea
Apr
8
2:00 pm14:00

Mother-Daughter Victorian Tea

  • Anchorage Senior Activity Center

Featuring guest speaker, Margy Johnson, Vice President of ADN

Tickets are $10 for children (4-12) and $20 for adults, children under 4 are free; call 907.770.2004 for reservations.

Good Shepherd Orphanage Project Fundraiser
Mar
25
5:00 pm17:00

Good Shepherd Orphanage Project Fundraiser

  • First Presbyterian Church

Please join Anchorage's Southern Sudanese community for a fundraiser in support of the Good Shepherd Orphanage Project, a 501 C3 organization serving the community of Jikow, South Sudan.  

The organization is trying to raise funds to establish an orphanage and feeding center for children who have lost their families due to the war as well as the HIV/AIDS epidemic in South Sudan. 

Alaska Highway Celebration Committee work session
Mar
24
6:00 pm18:00

Alaska Highway Celebration Committee work session

  • BP Energy Center

The Alaska Highway Project is forming an Alaska Highway Celebration Committee in preparation of the 75th Anniversary of the historic meeting in 1942 of the bulldozer from the 97th Engineers (an African-American unit) with the bulldozer from the 18th Engineers (a Caucasian unit) which signified the completion of the Alaska Highway.  The success of African-American engineers in building a large portion of the Alaska Highway is a little known piece of Alaskan history that we would love to share with a wider audience.  

Volunteers are needed in the areas of veterans, fundraising, grant writing, media, advertising, documenting, and others to be decided.

Community Cafe at WHS
Mar
23
6:00 pm18:00

Community Cafe at WHS

  • West Anchorage High School

Please join the Polynesian Association of Anchorage and Bridge Builders of Anchorage for a community cafe, an opportunity to get together to discuss concerns, brainstorm ideas, and come up with an action plan to help make our community strong.  

There will also be information from community leaders regarding immigrant rights and resources.

This event is free and will be in the WHS cafeteria  

Know Your Rights
Mar
18
12:30 pm12:30

Know Your Rights

  • Spenard Recreation Center

Please join Welcoming Anchorage, the Anchorage Equal Rights Commission, Bridge Builders of Anchorage, the Polynesian Association of Alaska, and the Alaska Federation of Filipino Americans, in a public forum about your rights.

Do you know what to do if stopped by the police of state troopers?

What questions can police or state troopers legally ask you?

Who can legally ask you about your immigration status?

Guest speakers including our Anchorage Mayor, Ethan Berkowitz, Walt Monegan (the Alaska Department of Public Safety Commissioner), Mara Kimmel (Anchorage's First Lady and Co-Founder of the Alaska Institute for Justice), Robin Bronen (human rights attorney and Co-Founder of the Alaska Institute for Justice), Barbara Brink (criminal defense attorney), Katie Bisson (teacher specialist and parent liaison for ELL program with the ASD), and a representative from the APD will all help share information on these important topics.

This event is free