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OACC Annual Lunar New Year Celebration

February 10 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join OACC for a free Lunar New Year Celebration to welcome the Year of the Boar! Featuring lion dance by Toi Shan Family Assoc, Ger YouthCenter Mongolian folk dance, Trace Repeat (soul & funk band), Patty Chu’s Chinese folk dance, China’s Spirit Music Ensemble (guzheng), Emeryville Taiko drumming, Burmese dance and music by Tay Than Hlaing Entertainment, poetry by OACC Artist-in-Residence Bonnie Kwong, Maya at Cal (Classical Indian fusion), tai chi demo, and more.

Workshops in qi gong (presented by US Meimen Culture Foundation) and Tui Na, an ancient Chinese therapeutic massage (presented by Wudang West Cultural Heritage Center).

Create arts and crafts to take home (paper lanterns & dragon puppets, good luck banner), and play games from Asia (Ddakji tournament, tangrams, more TBA).

Especially for young kids: Storytime and book give-away (first 75 to participate in story time will receive a new book–select 1 from nearly 30 titles of children’s books about Lunar New Year or Asian culture, presented in partnership with Eastwind Books of Berkeley with support from the Oakland Literacy Coalition). Plus music and shadow puppet making and show with Kids Go Mandarin music class. More info. http://oacc.cc/event/family-reading-celebration/

Near 12th St. BART and attached garage.

Want to VOLUNTEER? Please sign up at:
https://goo.gl/forms/EEQOoTVTJChwUoVq2

If you are interested in participating (as a PERFORMER, VISUAL ARTIST, or TABLING as vendor or providing community info.) please email VolunteerPrograms@oacc.cc or message us directly via FB.

Gung hay fat choy! Gong xi fa cai!

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Date:
February 10
Time:
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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