Lunar New Year Celebration 2019


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, & lion dance by Cal Vietnamese Student Association.

Food by Good-To-Eat Dumplings.

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). For More information, Click Here

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

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). Also bilingual storytime (English and Spanish), music and shadow puppet making and show with Kids Go Mandarin music class. More info.

Shop Toasty Time, Eastwind Books of Berkeley, & art fundraiser for Peace Project at San Quentin (paintings, cards, & origami), and get
henna tattoo by Where is Zara.

Program subject to change.

Near 12th St. BART and attached garage.

Gung hay fat choy! Gong xi fa cai!

Thank you to our event donors: Active Sports Clubs Oakland City Center, Dragon Gate Bar & Grille 龍門客棧, & Aburaya Japanese Fried Chicken