Filipino American History Month

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.


Community Awards

During our opening ceremonies for Filipino American History month, we take the time to acknowledge and honor community members for their efforts to better New York’s Filipino Community. Awardees are considered by community nomination and are then reviewed by FANHS MNY Board of Directors, and then scored as dictated by scoring rubric. Requirements for nominees is that they be a resident of the Metropolitan New York area, and have displayed a commitment to preserving, sharing and educating Filipino American History.

Awardees can be found here.


The nominations for this year are closed.