Throughout the year, Macy’s is known for celebrating heritage and engaging customers in unique events resulting in memorable experiences that transcend the average shopping trip. Some of the famous iconic events include the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, the Holiday Tree Lighting ceremony and the Macy’s Passport presents Glamorama fashion extravaganza. During the month of May, Macy’s Union Square in San Francisco has shown their support for the community by hosting numerous events in celebration of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month.
May is a national delegated month to celebrate people of Asian and Pacific Island descent within the United States. Asian Pacific American Heritage month was signed into law in 1992 by President George H.W. Bush. The month of May was chosen because it commemorates when the first Japanese immigrated to the U.S. on May 7, 1843 and the anniversary of the completion transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869, which was primarily built by Chinese immigrants.
To celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage month, Macy’s Union Square hosted special in-store celebrations. They featured popular Asian chefs, such as Azalina Eusope of Malaysian descent, who showcased their culinary skills with cooking demos and tastings. Macy’s also featured cultural performances by local groups and appearances by famous people of Asian Pacific descent.
In continuation of the month-long festivities, this Wednesday, May 25th, the Union Square store will host a discussion and customer reception with Nigel Barker, an internationally celebrated photographer and creative presence within the fashion, beauty and entertainment industries. Macy’s has partnered with Barker, who is of Sri Lankan descent, to share his stories and expertise with their customers.
Barker recently released the book “Models of Influence: 50 Women Who Reset the Course of Fashion,” profiling 50 women who have influenced the modeling and fashion industries and have challenged the perception of beauty. Attendees who purchase his New York Times bestselling book at the event will have the opportunity to get it signed by Nigel himself. During the discussion, find out how he became one of the most influential personalities of fashion and entertainment and how he was first introduced to modeling by his mother, a former Miss Sri Lanka who was one of the first Sri Lankan models to work internationally.
Join Macy’s as they celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage through influential people who are making an impact in their industries and community.
WHAT: Nigel Barker will be at Macy’s Union Square for his next stop in a special tour hosted by Macy’s in honor of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month. Barker will tour Macy’s stores across the country to discuss fashion, photography, and his heritage.
After the discussion, Barker and will sign copies of his NY Times Best Selling Book, Models of Influence, with qualifying book purchase.
WHEN: Wednesday, May 27 at 6:00PM
WHERE: Macy’s Union Square, 3rd Floor, Impulse department, 170 O’Farrell Street, San Francisco