Our mission is to bridge communities and generations through art, culture, education and business.

Asia Pacific Cultural Center (APCC)  serves as an interactive cultural crossroads between local and international communities.

APCC is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization was formed in November 1996 from the vision of a small group of citizens representing three generations of Americans from Asian and Pacific Islanders heritage. APCC represents 47 countries and cultures, offering programs and services honoring their distinct artistry, business protocols, history and social practices.


Thursday, March 12, 2015 2:42 PM

MARK YOUR CALENDARS: June 22 - 25th - Traditional Korean Herbal Cooking Workshop at APCC - June 26th is the banquet!

From June 22 to June 25th APCC will host for the first time a "Traditional Korean Herbal Cooking Workshop." A cooking class/workshop will be offered each day from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Participants who register must commit to attending all four classes.

To register for the workshop please call Patsy S. O'Connell at (253)226-2742 or email her at psurhoc@comcast.net.Call early, space is limited.

On Friday, June 26th at 6:00 pm at APCC the public is invited to a banquet featuring traditional Korean Herbal Cooking.  Tickets are $35  |   APCC members are $30

More information and details are forthcoming.


Thursday, March 12, 2015 12:44 PM

SAVE THE DATE: JUNE 25, 2015 for the Asian American & Pacific Islander Community Roundtable at APCC

SAVE THE DATE: The White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Region 10 Interagency Working Group invites you to an Asian American & Pacific Islander Community Roundtable on Thursday, June 25, 2015 at the Asia Pacific Cultural Center, 4851 South Tacoma Way, Tacoma, WA 98409.

Learn about critical federal programs; discuss key issues facing the AAPI community in the Tacoma/Puget Sound region; and engage in a dialogue with your local federal government.

Stay tuned for more details coming soon.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 9:07 PM

APCC Kimchi Workshop Series 2015 Begins on April 10th

Korea is known for its delicious Kimchi! Did you ever wonder how to make this flavorful dish? Come and learn all about it from Kimchi Master Joyce Yoo at the Korean Kimchi Workshop. At the end of each class you will make your own jar of Kimchi to take home! Sign up early! Space is limited!

Sunday, March 1, 2015 7:16 PM

Congratulations Pakistan & Thank You for the Hard Work and Grace Serving as Host Nation for 2015 APCC Lunar New Year Celebration

Asia Pacific New Year Celebration 2015 was a happy success. There was plenty of food, all kinds of retail vendors, arts and crafts booths, henna and face painting, just to name a few. Tacoma Dome staff estimates approx,. 9,000 people came through the doors on that day.

A big shout out to the Pacific Northwest Pakistani community of Washington. We are all grateful for your acceptance to be this year’s host nation. The Pakistan presence at this year’s celebration was felt immediately upon arrival to the main stage area. Beautiful stage, well done, colorful, elegant and simple. The Pakastani cultural program was well organized and well received.

The Pakistani food booth manned by the owners of a Seattle based Pakistani restaurant, Garan Masala were able to feed all their performers and volunteers and still had plenty left for the general public to savor authentic Pakistani food.

Pakistan, you raised the bar. All future New Year celebrations now have a template of excellence to emulate.

Thank you for your leadership and  friendship.

Sunday, March 1, 2015 1:56 AM

Korean Favorite Kimbap or Gimbap is featured dish for the March 7, 2015 APCC Taste of Asia Cooking Class.

Mark your calendar for the March 7th, APCC Taste of Asia Cooking Class featuring Kimbap or Gimbap, a popular Korean dish made from steamed white rice (bap) and various other ingredients, rolled in gim (sheets of dried laver seaweed) and served in bite-size slices.
Gimbap is often eaten during picnics or outdoor events, or as a light lunch, served with danmuji or kimchi.

Asia Pacific Cultural Center
4851 South Tacoma Way | Tacoma, WA 98409
Telephone: (253)383.3900
Fax: (253)292-1551
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