NEW YORK (AP) — New York City will hold its first-ever Asian American and Pacific Islander Cultural and Heritage Parade in Manhattan this weekend. Mayor Eric Adams and event organizers announced Wednesday that the parade is set for Sunday at 10:45 a.m. on Sixth Avenue from West 44th Street to West 55th Street. It is being held during Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, and comes amid activism following a wave of anti-Asian attacks during the coronavirus pandemic. It also comes a day after the city’s first-ever Japan Day parade to celebrate Japanese Americans and their heritage. That parade is scheduled for Saturday at 1 p.m. on Manhattan’s Central Park West.
Photo: FILE – Times Square on March 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)