Macy’s invites local tastemakers to share stories at eight stores
nationwide, including the multitalented chef, best-selling author, and
TV host, Eddie Huang in New York City on May 16
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 30, 2018--
This May, Macy’s (NYSE:M) is proud to celebrate Asian Pacific American
Heritage Month with a host of events honoring the rich traditions and
cultural impact of the Asian-Pacific community. Joining the celebrations
at select Macy’s stores nationwide will be chef, best-selling author,
and TV host Eddie Huang, beauty and style icon Jenn Im, YouTube star
Stephanie Villa, chef Bill Kim, and more.
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Macy’s Asian Pacific American Heritage Month celebrations will include
special performances, food and other cultural elements with a primary
focus on moderated conversations covering beauty, media and food. For
these multifaceted conversations, an array of nationally recognized
influencers, as well as local cultural tastemakers will join the
festivities as featured guests, discussing the impact, legacy and
traditions that have helped them succeed in their fields.
“Macy’s is thrilled to host this talented array of special guests for
our upcoming celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month,” said
Jose Gamio, Macy’s vice president of Diversity & Inclusion Strategies.
“They are important, fresh voices who bring unique and relevant
perspectives to these discussions and celebrations. We are honored to
share their important stories, foods and expertise in conversations
about Asian and Pacific American culture with our customers and
Multi-hyphenate Eddie Huang will join the Macy’s Herald Square event in
New York City for a discussion about Asian representation in the media.
Huang, a successful chef, restaurateur, author, food personality,
producer and attorney, is also the man behind two successful television
ventures that highlight the Asian-Pacific experience and representation
in popular culture. His memoir, Fresh Off the Boat, was adapted
by ABC-TV for their hit primetime television show of the same name, and
he currently stars in Viceland’s Huang’s World, a travel and food
television show exploring food, race, identity and multiculturalism.
Food from Baohaus, Huang’s Taiwanese restaurant in New York City, will
also be served at the event.
“Asian Pacific American Heritage Month is an important moment of
reflection, and I am excited to join Macy’s in honoring both the
heritage of the past and the innovation of the future,” said Eddie Huang.
From a traditional Polynesian luau and a cooking demonstration on the
evolution of Korean food with chef Bill Kim to beauty sessions with
leading influencers Stephanie Villa of Soothing Sista, Morgan Stewart of
The Beauty Breakdown, and Jenn Im, Macy’s Asian Pacific Heritage events
will showcase a spectrum of traditions and modern cultural influence
brought forth by the next generation of tastemakers in beauty and food.
For additional information on Macy’s Asian Pacific American Heritage
Month festivities and special guests, please visit macys.com/celebrate.
Macy’s Asian Pacific American Heritage Month events will be held at the
Macy’s Memorial City (Houston) – Sunday, May 6 at 2 p.m. with The Beauty
Macy’s Union Square (San Francisco) – Thursday, May 10 at
6 p.m. with Bill Kim
Macy’s Santa Anita (Santa Ana) – Saturday, May
12 at 2 p.m. with Jenn Im
Macy’s Downtown Boston – Saturday, May 12
at 5 p.m. with Joy Lim Nakrin
Macy’s Herald Square (New York City)
– Wednesday, May 16 at 6:30 p.m. with Eddie Huang
Street (Chicago) – Thursday, May 17 at 5:30 p.m.
Macy’s Ala Moana
(Honolulu) – Saturday, May 19 at 2 p.m.
Macy’s Valley Fair (Santa
Clara) – Saturday, May 19 at 2 p.m. with Soothing Sista
Macy's, the largest retail brand of Macy's, Inc. delivers fashion and
affordable luxury to customers at approximately 650 locations in 44
states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam, as well as to
customers in the U.S. and more than 100 international destinations
through its leading online store at macys.com. Via its stores,
e-commerce site, mobile and social platforms, Macy's offers distinctive
assortments including the most desired family of exclusive and fashion
brands for him, her and home. Macy's is known for such epic events
as Macy's 4th of July Fireworks and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade,
as well as spectacular fashion shows, culinary events, flower shows and
celebrity appearances. Macy's flagship stores – including Herald
Square in New York City, Union Square in San Francisco, State
Street in Chicago, Dadeland in Miami and South Coast Plaza in
southern California – are known internationally and are leading
destinations for visitors. Building on a more than 150-year tradition,
and with the collective support of customers and employees, Macy's helps
strengthen communities by supporting local and national charities giving
more than $52 million each year, plus 153,000 hours of volunteer
service, to help make a difference in the lives of our customers.
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our online pressroom at macys.com/pressroom.
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