OACC Annual Lunar New Year Celebration

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.

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February 10, 2019 11 AM – 3 PM

The Family Reading Celebration is a special feature for kids during OACC’s Annual Lunar New Year CelebrationJoin us for storytime with Suzanne Lo and Sine Hwang Jensen (librarian at UC Berkeley Ethnic Studies Library), “Go! Mandarin” music, shadow-puppet making and show, and free books for participating children (quantity limited, select from nearly 30 titles about Asian culture or Lunar New Year curated by Eastwind Books of Berkeley, which will have books for all ages available for sale as well).

Book Launch: ‘Last Boat Out of Shanghai: The Epic Story of the Chinese Who Fled Mao’s Revolution’


Eastwind Books of Berkeley and
Oakland Asian Cultural Center welcome

Helen Zia  

‘Last Boat Out of Shanghai: The Epic Story of the Chinese Who Fled Mao’s Revolution’ Book Launch

Sunday, JANUARY 27, 2019  4:30pm


LAST BOAT OUT OF SHANGHAI is based on the dramatic, real-life stories of a generation caught up in the mass exodus of Shanghai in the wake of China’s 1949 Communist revolution—a heartrending precursor to the struggles faced by migrants today.

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