Filipino American History Month (FAHM) has been in celebration since 1982, when it was first declared by the Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS) to commemorate the first Filipinos that landed in Morro Bay, California on October 18, 1587. In 2009, the U.S. Senate passed U.S. House Resolution 780, which recognized October as Filipino American History Month across the United States. In 2010, the governor of New York and the mayor of New York City also proclaimed FAHM in the month of October. In 2015 and 2016, President Obama hosted FAHM Celebrations in the White House.

For 2018, FANHS Metro New York will be hosting or supporting multiple events throughout New York City.


October 5, 2018
Hip Hop Dance Class
Liga Filipina at Columbia University
Lerner Multipurpose, Room 477
2920 Broadway
New York, NY 10027

October 6, 2018
Halo Halo Arts & Music Exhibition
Bliss on Bliss Arts Projects
4149 45th St
Sunnyside, NY 1140

October 11, 2018
“Call Her Ganda”
Anniversary Film Screening & Forum
Hosted by Gabriela NY
131 West 33rd St, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10001

October 12, 2018
“Come You Back to Maynila Bay”:
A Filipino Mahjong Workshop and Art Exhibit
by Karl Orozco
Liga Filipina at Columbia University
Lerner Satow Room
2920 Broadway
New York, NY 10027

October 13, 2018
FIND Regional Conference
University of Connecticut
1501 Storrs Rd
Storrs, CT 06268

October 14, 2018
BrunchEvent – TBD
Organizers: Alexis Convento & Bennyroyce Royon
Time – TBD
JEEPNEY Filipino Gastropub
201 1st Avenue
New York, NY 10003

October 17, 2018
Filipino American History Month Celebration
FANHS Metro New York &
NYU International Filipino Association
60 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012

October 20, 2018
Tagalog Sing Along and Storytime
Time and Location – TBD
Organizers: Mateo Billones & Karmela Herrera Billones

October 21, 2018
“LUMIPAD: A Pinoy Night of Dance”
Broadway Barkada
Door opens at 7:30pm (cocktail hour)
Show starts at 8:00pm
The Ailey Studios
405 W. 55th Street, 5th Floor, Studio 5D
New York, NY

October 22, 2018
Screening of Delano Manongs and
Discussion of the Legacy of Dr. Dawn Mabalon
featuring Marissa Aroy and Dr. Kevin Nadal
FANHS Metro New York &
Liga Filipina at Columbia University
Lerner Hall, Diana 504
2920 Broadway
New York, NY 10027

October 24, 2018
Honoring Jose Garcia Villa
The Philippine Consulate General in New York
With resource speakers
Professor Luis H. Garcia & Ms. Elda Rotor
Philippine Center
556 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10036

October 26, 2018
Healing Through Dialogue: Love Abounding
featuring Sarah Gambito
Sponsored by UniPro
20 Jay St #740
Brooklyn, NY 11201

October 30, 2018
Filipino American History Month Closing Ceremonies
Dawn Mabalon is the Heart
John Jay College
524 W. 59th Street
New York, NY 10019