Lunar New Year 2020

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Lunar New Year 2020

February 2, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

OACC is celebrating the Year of the Rat with live performances and fun activities for the whole family in the heart of Oakland Chinatown! Enjoy our Youth Showcase featuring students performing guzheng (Chinese zither), various Chinese dances and more. Join interactive workshops on Japanese taiko drumming, relaxing Taichi exercises, and children’s story time with a free book giveaway!
Our celebration also features a special appearance by Emmy Award-winning Vietnamese artist, Vanessa Van-Anh Vo.

EVENT SCHEDULE (updated as of 1/16/20):

Main Stage Program (Auditorium)

10:45AM                     Lion Dance Performance by Toi Shan Family Association
11:10AM~12:30PM      OACC Youth Showcase
1:30PM~2:00PM         Vanessa Van-Anh Vo Recital
2:00PM~2:30PM         Vietnamese Music & Dance Workshop with Vanessa

Activities for All Ages (Location: see Room #)

10:30AM~2:30PM     Arts & Crafts Corner (Room 2)
11:15AM~12:15PM    Taiko Drumming Workshop with Emeryville Taiko (Room 4)

Limited space; RSVP recommended. No experience necessary.

12:15PM~12:45PM     Kids Storytime with Oliver Chin [English] (Room 3)

Limited space; RSVP recommended. **Signups are FULL! Please note that space is not guaranteed.**

12:15PM~2:45PM       Children’s Book Station & Giveaway* with Eastwind Books (Room 3)

*Sponsored by Oakland Literacy Coalition Reading Celebration.

Books available on first come-first serve basis. 1 voucher per child.

12:45PM~1:45PM       Qi Gong with Sifu Liu (Room 4 & 5)

Limited space; RSVP recommended. No experience necessary.

1:30PM~2:00PM         Kids Storytime with Kids Go! Mandarin [Mandarin] (Room 6)

Limited space; RSVP recommended.

2:00PM~2:30PM         Kids Storytime with Kids Go! Mandarin [Mandarin] (Room 6)

Limited space; RSVP recommended.

2:00PM~3:00PM         Taichi Session with Sifu Dere (Room 4 & 5)

Limited space; RSVP recommended. No experience necessary.

Community Resources Vendor Showcase (Lobby)
(due to limited lobby space, we are no longer taking vendor/table requests)

Amtrak San Joaquins
Alameda County CASA
Alameda Health Alliance
Anthem, Inc. Medicare
Clean Vehicle Rebate Project
Diversity in Healthcare Training Institute
Oakland Public Works

OACC Raffle Drawing Prizes

Grand prize: Instant Pot – 6 Quart 9-in-1 Multi-Use Pressure Cooker with Easy Seal Lid and Sous Vide Program (valued at $120)

Small prizes:
One PIER 39 Fun Pack
California’s Great Adventure Two Single Day Pass
Oakland Zoo Family Day Pass
Namaste Yoga Class Pass Gift Card & Facial Mask
Lululemon Gift Card
Food Scale & Rapid Egg Cooker
Ceramic tea pot + Year of the Rat Paintings

Enter to win!
Raffle prices: $2 for 1; $5 for 3; $10 for 6; $15 for 10; $20 for 20

Lunar New Year Event Sponsors


Amtrak San Joaquins


February 2, 2020
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Oakland Asian Cultural Center


Oakland Asian Cultural Center
388 9th St. #290
Oakland, CA 94607 United States
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