New York celebrated the city’s Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community on Sunday with the first ever Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Parade.
Honoring the monumental contributions made by the Asian people, a parade kicked-off from 44th street and 6th Avenue. Attended by the likes of Manhattan Borough President Mark Levine and Mayor Eric Adams, the politicians underscored the importance of the affair amidst ongoing anti-Asian hate crimes.
“We must denounce hate against the Asian community. I am proud we are getting this done,” Mayor Adams said.